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Preston city council on course to becoming north’s first Living Wage employer

At the Labour conference in Manchester Rachel Reeves, Labour MP for Leeds West and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury today announced Preston was amongst eight Labour-controlled local authorities on […]

10 years ago
The World beating Deltic engine returns home

This fantastic engne is at the Ribble Steam Railway Museum in Preston. The prototype Deltic has been loaned by the NRM and will remain at the railway for the 2013 […]

10 years ago
Highlights of Preston Guild so far, in pictures

As we are half way through Preston Guild week it is a good time to have a look at the highlights so far. Photographer Gill ‘CottonGilly’ Lawson from the Preston […]

10 years ago
In pictures: Nick Park returns to Preston for Conversations in Creativity, part of the Guild 2012 festival

Preston’s own Nick ‘Wallace and Gromit’ returned to the city for a special event at the Guild. Nick took part in Conversations in Creativity, a chat about his life and […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement City council approves extra £10,000 funding for Bluestreak Arts

bluestreak arts An extra £10,000 is set to be ploughed into Preston’s arts scene by the city council. Following the collapse of arts organisation Prescap in March the council has been re-distributing […]

10 years ago
Facelift lined up for Harris Library to the tune of £500,000

harris museum The library in the centre of Preston that should be the jewel in the city’s reading crown is due for a facelift. Harris Library will receive £500,000 of a £3.2m […]

10 years ago
Councillors lobby for new bus service to Brockholes Nature Reserve

brockholes Local councillors in Fishwick are calling for a bus service to be diverted to take in the Brockholes Nature Reserve. The Reserve, just off Junction 31 of the M6, is […]

10 years ago
Council leader pledges to “kick-start” city centre redevelopment

preston city centre view The leader of Preston City Council has pledged to try and “kick-start development” in the centre of the city. Cllr Peter Rankin, answering questions on a live Q&A session with […]

10 years ago
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