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November 30 Public Sector Strikes – How they affect you

By Yewtree on Flickr Tomorrow will see teachers and other public sector workers strike on a day of action across Lancashire and the UK. Members of Unite and Unison and many others have voted […]

10 years ago
Preston prepares to shut down on November 30 for public sector strikes

Public sector workers in Preston will join nearly 3 million across the country in walking out of work on Wednesday over cuts to pensions. Unison, Unite and GMB members have […]

10 years ago
Lancashire police and council scheme to install speed cameras is “akin to fraud”

Lancashire police and council chiefs have been accused of cashing in on new road safety measures. The claims come after plans to implement 78 new speed cameras across the county […]

10 years ago
Online petition calls for referendum on future of Preston Bus Station

preston bus station Campaigners fighting to save Preston’s Bus Station have launched an epetition on the council website calling for a referendum to decide the building’s future. The petition, put forward by John […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement John Lewis pull out of Preston as Tithebarn is ‘not financially viable’

Preston’s proposed £700m city centre redevelopment has been confirmed as not going ahead in its current form, say council bosses. John Lewis’s decision not to come to Preston City Centre […]

10 years ago
BAE systems cuts: Parliament debate sees Preston MP describe “tragic” situation

  The loss of over 1,300 jobs at BAE Systems in Lancashire was discussed in the House of Commons today with a Preston MP describing the cuts as “tragic” for […]

10 years ago
Replay: BAE Job Losses Debated in Parliament

The loss of 3,000 jobs at BAE Systems is set to be discussed in the House of Commons today, at an estimated start time of 5 pm, and we’ll be […]

10 years ago
Ribble Valley MP brands idea to move Fishwick out of Preston as a “glaring anomaly”

The proposition to move Fishwick out of the Preston constituency and into the Ribble Valley is a “glaring anomaly”, according to Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans. Speaking at today’s Boundary […]

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