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Remembering when Starsailor played in Action Records

James Walsh from Stairsailor performing in Action Records in March 2009 Pic: Chris Skoyles 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 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 Micheal Sheen was in Preston meeting Preston councillors (far left) and the shadow chancellor 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 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

The sun rising over Preston Pic: Tony Worrall 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 […]

2 years ago
Opinion: This is an emergency as Preston Council to meet about budget cuts

Inside Preston Town Hall there is much head scratching over the way forward financially Pic: Tony Worrall 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 […]

2 years ago
What can Preston’s teenage councillor bring to politics?

Jade with step dad Martyn 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

The sky is anything but blue at the Town Hall right now... Pic: Jason Connolly 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
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