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New city centre strategy in call to arms for new stores as one in four Preston shops stand empty

The city centre holds the key to Preston's economic future according to the council report A manifesto for how to revitalise Preston City Centre has been published. The 69-page dossier replaces the previous Tithebarn proposal for redevelopment of the city centre. Preston City Council has […]

9 years ago
Opinion: The season of goodwill is approaching, but Town Hall finances don’t offer much cheer

Preston Bus Station is now a listed building, but the Town Hall coffers have to support it While most people start to think about Christmas, Preston City Council’s cabinet have already begun to formulate their budget for the new year and beyond. By the time the festive […]

9 years ago
No clear winner in Lancashire County Council elections

The votes are all in for the Lancashire County Council elections held on 2 May 2013. Lancashire County Council, which has its headquarters at County Hall in Preston, has ended […]

9 years ago
Lancashire County Council elections 2013: Full list of candidates

Ballot Box The people of Preston will go to the polls once more to elect their county councillors to serve on Lancashire County Council. Voting takes place on Thursday 2 May 2013 […]

9 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Bus Station: Councillors recommended to reject Simon Rigby offer

The city council look set to reject an offer from a consortium of local businessmen led by Simon Rigby to buy and redevelop the Bus Station. Papers submitted to the […]

9 years ago
Preston Bus Station makes an appearance on the BBC Politics Show

Bus Station campaigner John Wilson Preston Bus Station received national media coverage today in a feature on BBC2’s Daily & Sunday Politics Show. The show’s ‘Soapbox’ segment was presented by long-time Preston Bus Station campaigner […]

9 years ago
Lancashire County Council set to freeze its share of council tax for fourth year in a row

The portion of council tax paid to Lancashire County Council by Preston residents looks set to be frozen for another year. If approved the county council, which takes the largest […]

9 years ago
Opinion: Tragic tale of Preston Bus Station is unlikely to result in resurection

bus station view When the BBC re-created the crucifixion on Preston Bus Station last Easter, few people realised that the venue was about to become the altar for its own sacrifice a few […]

9 years ago
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