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Outgoing Preston mayor Yakub Patel recalls King Charles’ message to city

Cllr Yakub Patel and his wife The outgoing mayor of Preston says he was “in shock” when King Charles stopped to greet him at a royal garden party – and asked him to send a message […]

6 hours ago
Preston’s new mayor takes up the role at the third time of asking

Phil Crowe becoming Preston mayor It took a little bit of persuading before Preston’s new mayor agreed to don the ceremonial chains of office. In fact, Phil Crowe turned down the offer twice – not […]

7 hours ago
Petition launched by councillor to scrap New Hall Lane bus lane

The route on New Hall Lane A councillor has urged highways bosses to ditch plans for a new bus lane on a busy route into Preston – warning that it will have “far-reaching consequences” for the […]

1 day ago
Customers driven away from 130-year-old Preston business by lorries blocking street

Granthams on Hope Street, Preston The boss of a 130-year-old Preston business says customers are being driven away – and staff driven to distraction – by lorries blocking the tiny cobbled street on which it […]

3 days ago
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Preston bus station information office to reopen and services to be given new timetables

Preston Bus Station. Credit: Blog Preston A dozen Lancashire bus services are to be given a boost with new and expanded timetables introduced on routes across the county. Bus operators and Lancashire County Council have agreed […]

4 days ago
Two new adult gambling arcades to open within 200 yards of each other in city centre

The corner of Friargate and Orchard Street Two new adult games arcades are set to open within 200 yards of each other in Preston city centre after a second outlet was given the go-ahead in the space […]

5 days ago
‘The Ferret is just one of those places – you get a real buzz’

The Ferret Pic: Tony Worrall The future of iconic Preston music venue The Ferret is no longer hanging in the balance after it was confirmed on Friday that the building in which it is based […]

1 week ago
Return of Fridays at Preston outdoor market key step for traders

Preston Outdoor Market Preston’s outdoor market welcomed customers to its first Friday of trading in more than four years this week. The move will see the popular attraction restored to all of its […]

1 week ago
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