James Walsh from Starsailor performing in Action Records in March 2009 Pic: Chris Skoyles Chorley-based band Starsailor are returning after a hiatus and have a new album coming out. We […]2 years ago Opinion: Austerity all over bar the uncertainty?
Is there a brighter financial sky over the Town Hall now? Pic: Tony Worrall On the 8th of June at 10pm when the polls closed and the exit poll predicted […]2 years ago Opinion: Why Michael Sheen was looking to Preston for inspiration
Hollywood star Michael Sheen was in Preston meeting Preston councillors (far left) and the shadow chancellor Last week, me and a blood-sucking vampire joined a professor and some other bearded […]2 years ago Opinion: Here’s why council tax is going up AGAIN in Preston
Part of Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall It’s that time again. For (at least) the sixth year in a row, council tax is going up and services are going […]2 years ago Advertisement Advertisement Opinion: Some New Year’s resolutions for Prestonians
I’m making 5 new year resolutions for Preston. The future is finely balanced with much to be excited about and much to be feared – but you could help tip […]3 years ago Opinion: This is an emergency as Preston Council to meet about budget cuts
I will be setting out ‘headline’ proposals for Preston Council’s budget for 2017-21. This is a job we normally do in February, so it’s certainly an ‘extraordinary’ budget…but I have […]3 years ago What can Preston’s teenage councillor bring to politics?
In the early hours of May 6th an 18-year-old was elected to Preston Council. It was reported by many news outlets including the national BBC news website. Alongside the congratulations […]3 years ago Opinion: Explaining the financial situation at Preston City Council
You’ve probably heard this one before, Preston Council’s grants from central government from 2019 onwards will be nil, zero, zilch, but I’m afraid it’s no joke. The grants, reduced from […]3 years ago Most Discussed