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General election 2019: who are the Preston and South Ribble candidates?

Polling station in College ward The General Election takes place on Thursday December 12. Here is a list of candidates standing for MP. Because Preston is a large authority, for the General Election, some parts […]

5 days ago
Preston City Council’s Deputy Mayor is standing down

Pauline Brown is stepping down as Deputy Mayor Councillor Mrs Pauline Brown will step down as Deputy Mayor of Preston at Council on 19th December. The councillor is standing down in order to focus on her recovery and […]

1 week ago
Next stage for A582 road widening plans

The tank roundabout The next stage for the A582 road widening plans is underway. The plans would see the A582 between Broad Oak roundabout and Stanifield Lane widened to create a dual carriageway from the […]

1 week ago
Rough sleeper tells of what life was like on the streets of Preston

Out on the city streets helping those in need Pic: Tom Stables/Foxton Centre As the countdown continues to the Big PNE Sleep Out the team behind the event paid a visit to BBC Radio Lancashire’s studios. John Gillmore and Nishma Hindocha welcomed representatives […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Labour group join the Big PNE Sleep Out efforts

Cllr Brown the morning after the night before Preston’s Labour group have confirmed they will be joining the Big PNE Sleep Out. Council leader Matthew Brown and his cabinet colleagues are going to be bedding down at Deepdale […]

1 month ago
How over 3,000 people used Preston’s holiday hunger markets this summer

Food available at a Holiday Market This summer over 3,000 people visited markets across Preston aimed at helping to ease holiday hunger. The Holiday Market project was supported by Preston City Council and delivered by schools, […]

2 months ago
Preston and Leyland could get up to £25m each in new ‘Towns Fund’ jackpot

Skyline of Preston catches a golden glow Pic: Paul Melling Preston and Leyland are set to receive millions of pounds of government investment thanks to a new ‘Towns Fund’ plan. Once approved, each place could get up to £25 million […]

2 months ago
No panto at Guild Hall this Christmas due to closure

A Christmas tradition won’t be taking place in Preston this year. The demise of Preston Guild Hall means there will be no panto at the venue for the city. The […]

3 months ago
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