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Work to warm up Preston’s Market Hall continues

The work resumes at the Orchard Street end of the Market Hall Pic: Tony Worrall Further winter-proofing work is continuing at Preston’s Market Hall. The new porch was put in at the start of December last year and is now getting its roof. Traders and […]

1 week ago
Police challenge Hesketh Arms glassware change bid

The Hesketh Arms saw a major revamp in the last few months A Preston pub wanting to change a rule about the type of glass it uses faces objections from the police. Marston’s have applied to Preston City Council to remove a […]

2 weeks ago
Preston Conservatives appoint new female leader

Councillor Sue Whittam has been a councillor for nearly five years Preston’s Conservative group have appointed a new leader to take them into the all-out election this year. Councillor Sue Whittam is the first ever female leader of the Tory group […]

2 weeks ago
Group of former Muslims call for Preston taxi driver to be stripped of licence

Zaheer Hussain later released a video apologising for his rant A group of former Muslims in Preston have joined calls for a city taxi driver to be stripped of his licence. Councillors are due to discuss the case of Zaheer […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Shankly Hotel won’t use zero-hour contracts and will pay Living Wage

Shankly Hotel is being developed on the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall A Preston city centre hotel due to open this year has vowed to continue its pledge to not use zero-hour contracts. Signature Living said their working standards, which include paying […]

2 weeks ago
Market Hall car park closes for demolition work

Market Hall car park Work to demolish a 500-space car park in Preston city centre begins from this weekend. Market Hall car park closes to motorists from the end of Friday (4 January). No […]

3 weeks ago
Harris plans underway thanks to Lottery cash boost

The Harris will see R&B and hip hop performances Pic: Tony Worrall Ambitious plans to redevelop the Harris are now underway thanks to a successful Lottery funding bid. The Harris has been awarded a cash boost of £180,900 to begin the first […]

3 weeks ago
Prexit campaign launches for greater independence for the city

Preston's Town Hall - could it govern its own independent state? Pic: Tony Worrall A call has begun for Preston to take its political and economic destiny into its own hands. Campaigners have launched Prexit to explore the city leaving the United Kingdom amid […]

3 weeks ago
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