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Preston budget: Councillors to meet to discuss Preston council tax increase and cutbacks

Preston’s councillors will meet on Thursday to discuss a proposed rise in council tax. The Labour administration, led by councillor Peter Rankin, are proposing a 1.99 per cent rise in […]

8 years ago
Michael Lavalette: A reflection on ten years in Preston’s political arena

Michael Lavalette After ten years as a Preston city councillor I have had to resign due to family illness. It’s a sad moment and there is much I will miss, but sometimes […]

8 years ago
Bus service cuts: Evening and weekend bus services in and around Preston to stay

The Bus Station would have been even quieter at night if proposals had gone ahead The strength of public feeling about potential cuts to rural evening and weekend bus services in and around Preston has forced a council re-think. Lancashire County Council has been forced […]

8 years ago
Video: Preston features in London “brain drain” report

Channel 4 reporter on Friargate Preston was the centre of a Channel 4 news report on a study which showed young people are migrating to London. The video report features interviews with the city council […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement GuildMoney credit union to be bankrolled by Preston City Council

A Preston credit union is set to be bank rolled by the city council. Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Credit Union have been invited to expand their services into Preston, potentially […]

8 years ago
Preston City Council budget: Where will the axe fall?

The Citizenzone bus has been praised for helping residents Preston City Council is currently consulting on major cutbacks to its services as it seeks to save £3.6 million. As council tax goes up, there will also need to be […]

8 years ago
Preston City Council budget: Tax goes up and 80 jobs to go in next three years

Street cleaning, pest control and community support are three areas targeted in the latest round of council cutbacks. Preston City Council has revealed its budget will fall by £3.6 million […]

8 years ago
North Preston MP Ben Wallace joins Lancashire leaders in shale gas warning

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire A Preston MP is one of a number of political figures calling on the Prime Minister to ensure local communities get a pay back from any fracking. Swathes of Lancashire, […]

8 years ago
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