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Businesses in Preston warned about hiking up prices amid coronavirus outbreak

A woman shopping for food in a face mask Suppliers and retailers in Preston are being urged not to increase prices during the coronavirus outbreak. The warning follows reports of some companies setting excessively-high prices for protective items such […]

3 days ago
Government reimburses £1.28m towards cost of policing Preston New Road fracking protests

Protesters line the road near the fracking site in Preston New Road Pic: Helen Rimmer Government is reimbursing Lancashire Constabulary £1.28 million towards the cost of policing the Preston New Road fracking site. Last year Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, made a Special […]

1 week ago
New directory aims to connect Preston and South Ribble businesses with people in self-isolation

Peter Booth Opticians Pic: Google Maps A new online directory is aiming to connect businesses who have adapted their models due to coronavirus with people who are self-isolating. The website – helppenwortham.com – was set up […]

1 week ago
Labour calls for Lancashire private healthcare beds to be given to NHS during Coronavirus crisis

Hospital patient Pic: Parentingupstream from Pixabay The Lancashire Labour Group is calling on the Government to increase its response to the Coronavirus crisis, including requisitioning all private healthcare beds in the county. Cllr John Fillis, Lancashire […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Funding secured for new parkway rail station at Cottam

Fylde railway line viewed from Sidgreaves Lane Pic: Google Maps The Preston area is set to receive £40m in funding to improve transport infrastructure, including the creation of a new parkway rail station at Cottam. The money granted from the […]

3 weeks ago
Ashton residents plagued by weekend road racers

Car Park on Mariners Way where locals hope to have CCTV installed Residents of Ashton say they are fed up of being woken by car enthusiasts using their roads as a race track into the early hours of the morning. Local residents […]

2 months ago
Council announces traffic calming plans for Hoyles Lane in Cottam

Hoyles-Lane Road humps and a 20mph speed limit have been agreed for Hoyles Lane, Cottam, on the west side of Preston aimed at at reducing vehicle speed.  The proposals were agreed […]

2 months ago
Have your say on how to improve quality of life in Preston and South Ribble

A view of Preston's skyline from Vernon Carus mill Pic: scrappyNW The deadline is approaching on your chance to have a say about how quality of life could be improved in Preston and South Ribble. A consultation has been running since […]

2 months ago
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