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Protestors lobby Council before key budget meet

Angry campaigners gathered outside county hall to protest against cuts which they argue will devastate public services. Waving banners saying ‘protect the frontline’ more than 100 people made their voices […]

10 years ago
Councillor to leave role with a heavy heart after 20 years

Preston is to lose one of its most revered councillors, after Frank De Molfetta revealed he was stepping down. Councillor De Molfetta, 68, will not stand for re-election in May, […]

10 years ago
Opinion: Why I want Preston Council to be more open and accountable

John Potter was elected as councillor of the Cadley ward in the 2010 election. He is a Liberal Democrat. Thursday 3rd February saw Preston City Council (PCC) take the first […]

10 years ago
Councillors: Youth cuts are ‘disgusting’

Plans to cut the funding of a youth crime prevention programme have been met with anger by Preston councillors. The area’s Youth Inclusion Project (YIP) is to lose £82,000 in […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement NHS: ‘GPs must do more’

Lancashire medical staff have cautiously welcomed the Government’s NHS reforms, which were set out in a white paper last Thursday. The Coalition Government plans to abolish the country’s 152 regional […]

10 years ago
Traders get opportunity to ask council key questions

Preston North End’s Deepdale Stadium saw a coming together of more than 100 traders, to fire questions at some of the main players at Preston City Council. The event, organised […]

10 years ago
Lib Dems call for council to be ‘more open’

Two councillors will go before the entire council to urge it to become ‘open and accountable’. John Potter and John Bruton, both Liberal Democrat councillors in Fulwood, have put forward […]

10 years ago
Cuts campaigners defiant despite wet weather

Preston Against Cuts Despite wet and windy weather, about sixty protesters and members of the public gathered for the Preston Against Cuts event staged in the Flag Market today. Speaker after speaker emphasised what […]

10 years ago
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