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Chorley and South Ribble won’t support ‘political stunt’ Lancashire devolution deal

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council Chorley and South Ribble councils have said they “cannot support” the provisional Lancashire devolution deal signed between the government and three of the county’s 15 fellow local authorities. The pair […]

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Lancashire Devolution deal presented to Preston businesses as district councils fire warning shot

County council leader Philippa Williamson speaking at the Chamber event Pic: North & Wester Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Nearly 200 business leaders heard about the ‘devolution journey’ this week from Lancashire County Council. Organised by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce the breakfast event heard from […]

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Weekly household food collections returning to Preston and Lancashire

Potato peelings could soon go into a food waste caddy rather than main bins Pic: Pixabay Home food waste collections are to resume in Preston more than a decade after they were halted. Lancashire County Council is taking on the role of processing household food waste […]

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Fresh plans for the future of Guild Tower in Preston city centre

An artist impression of the revamped Guild Tower Plans have been submitted for Preston’s Guild Tower office block to be converted into 115 apartments. A vacant 15-storey office block in Preston city centre is set to be transformed […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Ashton Food Aid appeals for more collection points in Preston

Ruby Abram, who runs the food bank, with volunteers at the hub. A food bank in Ashton-on-Ribble is appealing for more ambient food collection points in Preston. Ashton Food Aid are facing an increasing demand, with over 70 families and individuals using […]

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Lancashire County Council appoints new director in charge of schools in Preston and county

Paul Turner is the new director of education, skills and culture at LCC Pic: Lancashire County Council A new chief in charge of Preston and Lancashire’s schools has been appointed. Paul Turner takes on the role of director of education, skills and culture at Lancashire County Council. […]

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Disabled man left unable to shop when new Preston Tesco opened without mobility scooters

The new Tesco superstore in Blackpool Road which replaced Morrisons Pic: Blog Preston Blackpool Road’s Tesco store has now put mobility scooters in store after more than a month’s wait. The store has now confirmed that scooters are ready to use in the […]

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Idea to reopen Midge Hall Station is raised in Parliament

Midge Hall station closed in 1961 Pic: Nigel Thompson/Wikipedia The campaign to reopen Midge Hall station and the route from Preston to Liverpool without having to travel via Wigan has been raised with the Prime Minister in parliament. South […]

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