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Cost of living: Preston, Wyre and South Ribble residents to receive £324 payments from today

Nearly 34,000 residents eligible for means-tested benefits across Preston, Wyre and South Ribble will receive a £324 cost of living payment from today. From 8 November, the payments will start […]

2 years ago
Missing Fishwick rapist who fled to Thailand receives eight-year sentence

A Preston rapist who failed to attend court after fleeing to Thailand to escape justice received an eight-year sentence yesterday. Michael Foster, 35, formerly of Fishwick Parade, Preston, raped his […]

2 years ago
Hoghton Tower’s Halloween ghost tours return

The ‘UK’s third most haunted property’ Hoghton Tower has invited brave visitors to experience one of its annual Halloween ghost tours. Hoghton Tower, a 16th-century house near Preston, has offered visitors […]

2 years ago
Preston residents urged to access Cost of Living information hub

The city centre holds the key to Preston's economic future according to the council report A new council hub will offer residents financial, benefits and energy support as part of an ongoing initiative that targets the cost of living crisis. Lancashire County Council’s information hub […]

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Elswick lands gold in RHS Britain in Bloom finals

Elswick has secured the gold award for best North West village in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom finals. The 45 UK finalists landed nominations after impressing the judges in […]

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Leyland Town Deal’s ‘ambitious’ plans secure full £25 million

Leyland town centre is to see ‘radical’ changes, thanks to a successful Town Deal bid to Central Government, with the board securing the full £25 million available. The project has […]

2 years ago
Creativity Works Preston secures £45k in National Lottery funding

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded £45,474 to Creativity Works Preston for a ‘reminiscence’ project known as ‘Musical Express’. The project will involve a core group of young people […]

2 years ago
Cost of living: 10,700 residents to receive Preston City Council energy rebate

Looking up Friargate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Over 10,700 Preston residents will receive a council tax energy rebate as part of a city council discretionary fund created to target the cost of living. In a Facebook post, Preston City […]

2 years ago
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