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Stagecoach steps in to save under threat Preston to Skipton bus route

A Stagecoach bus service at the Bus Station Pic: Ian Simpson A key bus service which links Preston, Clitheroe and Skipton has been saved.  The 280 bus service was under threat as the current operator, Rotala Preston Bus advised it could […]

1 week ago
Amended Preston tram plans for test Deepdale line lodged

One of the trams which could come to Preston, and an artist impression of the Deepdale station Preston’s pilot tram line has seen a new planning application lodged. Part of the former Longridge to Preston railway line is due to be brought back into use for by […]

1 week ago
Demolition of former Preston Market Hall and car park moving onto ramp stage

The former Indoor Market building and car park are cordoned off while demolition work continues Pic: Blog Preston Demolition of Preston’s former Market Hall and car park remains on track – despite a wrangle over demolishing a ramp. Preston City Council is working to take down the building […]

2 weeks ago
Opinion: Simon Rigby’s Preston Guild Hall venture had warning signs written all over it – but does this now present an opportunity for the city?

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall Warning signs have been there regarding Preston Guild Hall for a long time. Simon Rigby is not a subtle man. I want to be a landlord, he said, and refocus […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement UCLan is making ‘contingency plans’ for graduation ceremonies due to Preston Guild Hall closure

The crowds outside the Guild Hall during the graduation ceremonies Pic: Russell Hogarth Preston’s university is making contingency plans for its summer graduation ceremonies. It comes after the closure of the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre as a venue. Blog Preston broke the […]

3 weeks ago
New website launched to assist people in Preston to find help

The website brings together information from all different charities and organisations in the city Pic: janeb13 A website has launched aiming to showcase what a helpful and caring city Preston is. Help in Preston brings together information for those needing help in the city. Covering benefits, […]

3 weeks ago
Preston Council’s financial position is improving

Preston's Town Hall - could it govern its own independent state? Pic: Tony Worrall The financial position at Preston City Council is showing healthy signs. Councillors are to be told in the latest outturn report the city council is able to put additional funds […]

3 weeks ago
European election results for Preston and the North West

The Preston election count in West View Leisure Centre Pic: Preston Council European Parliament election results have come in for Preston and the North West. The vote works on proportional representation so each voter had one vote and voted for a party. […]

3 weeks ago
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