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County budget: Carer mum says future’s glum

One of the major casualties of the county cuts is care for those with learning disabilities. ANDREW SNELL speaks to a mother who will be affected by the slashed services. […]

11 years ago
LIVE: Preston City Council’s budget

Join us live from City Hall as council chiefs make decision on the budget and council tax. The council has announced £3.5m in cuts, and Preston is one of the […]

11 years ago
North West gears up for Alternative Vote referendum

The campaign urging Preston to vote “yes” in the Alternative Vote (AV) referendum received a boost at the weekend, when the Yes to Fairer Votes group visited St George’s Shopping […]

11 years ago
Cuts ‘cyclone’ could blow university away

Preston’s future as a university city is at risk as funding cuts have put the University of Central Lancashire in danger of closure, its chief Malcolm McVicar has warned. In […]

11 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

11 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, […]

11 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 […]

11 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 […]

11 years ago
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