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Opinion: This is a Preston council budget aimed at promoting fairness in our city

You don’t need me to tell you again just how much government grant Preston City Council has lost since the coalition took control in Westminster – almost half – from […]

10 years ago
BAE to build Typhoon fighters in Warton for Government of Oman

BAE Systems are in talks to supply the Government of Oman with Typhoon fighter aircrafts. The Typhoons would be built at BAE’s Warton site, which was the subject of a […]

10 years ago
Signature milestone reached for Save Preston Bus Station epetition as deadline nears

preston bus station A petition demanding a city-wide referendum on the future of Preston Bus Station closes tomorrow. The epetition has attracted nearly 1,500 signatures as campaigners attempt to stop the demolition of […]

10 years ago
Preston councillors blast government over solar panel pricing review

solar panel at uclan Two Preston councillors have accused the government of “strangling the solar industry at birth” by making cuts to the price of energy sold from solar panels. A motion tabled at […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 2012: What’s in Preston council’s inbox for the first few months of the New Year

The new J. B. Firth Forensic Science building, part of the University in Preston takes shape The next twelve months will be of tremendous importance for the city of Preston, with the upcoming Guild celebrations dominating proceedings. But with some of the largest budget cuts of […]

10 years ago
Preston’s councillors criticised for “embarrassing” emails

City councillors have been attacked by a colleague for “embarrassing” political debates via email. Private discussions had been had between Labour and Conservative members surrounding the proposed 20mph speed limit […]

10 years ago
Plans to give more power to local residents axed

Plans to give more power to local residents as part of the Localism Bill have been shelved by the government. A local referendum scheme was due to be employed within […]

10 years ago
Video: Preston’s public sector workers strike over pensions

Yesterday saw over 1,000 public sector workers from Preston and the surrounding area take part in the national walkout over public sector pensions. Workers from Unison, Unite, PCS and many […]

10 years ago
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