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Government pledge to use enterprize zone to help BAE workers

Lancashire will see the creation of a new enterprize zone to help those who are losing their jobs at BAE Systems find new employment, George Osborne said yesterday. The zone […]

10 years ago
Public sector cuts hit the North hardest

Government cuts in the public sector are hitting parts of the North hardest, according to a new study by a research group. Centre for Cities said the North West, North […]

10 years ago
Preston MP brands new constituency boundaries “gerrymandering”

The Boundary Commission plans to reduce the number of Lancashire seats from 16 to 14 as part of an overhaul of the county’s political landscape. Parts of inner city Preston […]

10 years ago
Lancashire MPs: How often is yours absent from Parliament?

The Guardian have written an interesting post on their data blog entitled “MPs and Lords attendance and voting: who’s most active?” “Polly Curtis writes today on Reality Check about The […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Opinion: Why Preston and Blackpool need local TV

caught on camera How many times have you sat down in front of BBC North West Tonight or Granada Reports and ended up watching news items about Manchester and Liverpool and assumed that […]

10 years ago
Deepdale community group manager speaks out on government cuts

With town hall’s across the county tightening their budgets it is many grass roots organisations who rely on public funding who are feeling the pinch. We spoke to Sally Sutton […]

10 years ago
Council sells just 3 copies of ‘Social Media Toolkit’ in a month

Back in June, we reported the news that Preston City Council had launched a ‘Social Media Toolkit’, priced at £199. The 168-page document is available to order on the council […]

10 years ago
Under scrutiny: Preston council accounts available to view

Snowflakes on Preston Town Hall Little known fact – you can view the accounts of Preston City Council before they are officially published in September. For nearly a month starting on Monday 25th July anyone […]

10 years ago
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