The block of apartments would be within the St Matthews ward

Former Tetrad factory site to be home to new affordable apartment block

Retirement flats are to be created on the site of a former Preston factory. Mulbury Homes has applied for permission to create a three-storey block of 70 apartments on land off Geoffrey Street, St Matthews. The development company wants to demolish any buildings remaining from the former Tetrad factory on the Geoffrey Street site and replace with the new block. 58 of the apartments would […]

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Crowds down Friargate for the switch on

Christmas Lights switch on sees boost for Preston retailers

Preston’s Christmas Lights switch on pulled in a bumper crowd – and has given city centre businesses a bounce according to organisers, More than 14,500 people are estimated to have crammed onto the Flag Market and down Friargate for the switch on. And Preston’s Business Improvement District, who organise the Christmas lights, said traders had reported more people through their doors on the first Saturday […]

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Rusted curves on the Bus Station car park

Preston Bus Station: Brake applied to £23 million plan as Conservatives make call-in request

Proposals for Preston Bus Station to be refurbished and part of it redeveloped as a Youth Zone have hit a speed hump. Lancashire County Council’s £23 million redevelopment of the Bus Station and car park faces serious questions from the Conservative group. Five county councillors have requested the proposals for the grade II listed building are called-in to be put before the Executive Scrutiny committee. […]

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The Penwortham roadworks are to see Golden Way closed overnight

Penwortham roadworks to see Golden Way closed overnight

Overnight closures of a major route into Preston have been announced for late November and early December. Part of Golden Way in Penwortham is to be shut between Oaks Wood roundabout (leading to the flyover) and the Broad Oak roundabout (next to Booth’s). This section of road is to be closed from 7pm to 7am from Thursday 27 November to Thursday 11 December. Resurfacing and […]

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Christmas Lights Feature Image

Preston City Christmas Lights in pictures

This year the Preston Christmas Lights were illuminated during the switch-on extravaganza on the Market Square last Saturday and they are better than ever. With over £60,000  worth of decorative lights, paid for by BID Preston, the city looks absolutely fantastic and has a really exciting feel for the festive season. Following Saturday’s switch-on we thought that we would take a tour of of the inner city and […]

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Youngsters can try their hand at climbing during the weekend festival

Climbing festival returns to West View Leisure Centre

A climbing festival for young people comes to Preston on Saturday and Sunday. The Youth Climbing Festival takes place at the West View Leisure Centre climbing wall. Children of all climbing abilities between the ages of eight and 16 can take part in different climbing skills workshops. Councillor Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “We are fortunate to have one of the […]

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