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Preston City Council votes to back immediate ceasefire in Gaza conflict

Preston Town Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Blog Preston Preston City Council has voted to back an immediate ceasefire by all parties in the Gaza conflict. The authority resolved to make the call at an extraordinary meeting which took […]

2 weeks ago
Lancashire devolution deal signed but key questions left to be answered

Signing of the Lancashire Devolution Deal at Lancaster Castle Lancashire’s devolution deal is effectively done after the government signed over the powers to be conferred on the county during a special ceremony at Lancaster Castle. While the agreement will […]

2 weeks ago
Penwortham man says ‘warm hub’ helped him escape boredom – as well as the cold

Leslie Eastham (left), pictured with a fellow warm hub user at Kingsfold Library, Penwortham A Penwortham man who visited one of the warm hubs established across Lancashire last winter to help people struggling to heat their homes says that the experience has given him […]

2 weeks ago
Lancashire devolution deal set out with new council set to be formed

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council A proposed devolution deal for Lancashire is finally on the table – after seven years of trying. The blueprint for bringing more powers and cash under the county’s control has […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Controversial Pickering’s Farm plans for 1,100 homes forced through by government with local decision overturned

Dog walkers in Bee Lane Controversial plans to build 1,100 homes in a rural part of Penwortham have been given the green light by the government – but could now face a legal challenge. The […]

3 weeks ago
Long-serving Lancashire councillor for Preston quits Labour over Gaza stance

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council A long-serving Lancashire county councillor for Preston has quit Labour over Sir Keir Starmer’s stance on the Gaza conflict – accusing the party of racism and Islamophobia. As the Local […]

3 weeks ago
Plans to demolish Avenham tower blocks lodged for Onward Homes development

Tower blocks in Queen Street Plans to demolish three tower blocks in Queen Street in Avenham are in. Onward Homes are planning to build 380 new affordable homes on the former Horrocks Mill site. Carlisle House, Richmond […]

3 weeks ago
Preston’s £1m pot to train city residents on digital skills and employability

Preston Town Hall Pic: Tony Worrall More than £1million has been set aside by Preston City Council to help support Prestonians into employment and give them stronger digital skills. Funded through the government’s UK Shared Prosperity […]

3 weeks ago
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