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Preston for Palestine solidarity march sees 3,000 people take to city streets

Crowds on the Flag Market for the solidarity march Pic: Michael Lavalette There were demands for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza as the rally made its way around the city centre route starting and ending on the Flag Market.

1 month ago
Police give update on increased Preston city centre patrols to curb anti-social behaviour

Police and crime commissioner Andrew Snowden accompanies two officers on the beat in Preston Funding for the additional patrols - secured by Lancashire's police and crime commissioner - has seen additional policing hours poured into the city centre to combat issues with anti-social behaviour.

1 month ago
‘Preston for Palestine’ solidarity march to begin at Flag Market

The Flag Market in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall The rally on Sunday will begin on the Flag Market and then proceed around the city centre taking in Friargate and Fishergate before returning to the Flag Market.

1 month ago
Ashton Park Sports Hub plan could be rethought after pressure from local community

The proposed sports hub at Ashton Park The councillor overseeing controversial plans for a radical revamp of Preston’s Ashton Park says he has not ruled out a rethink of the project. It comes after locals accused Preston […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lancashire devolution – what it means and what it could change

County Hall on Fishergate Hill in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall With Lancashire seemingly closer than ever to doing a devolution deal with the government – after a minister declared in the Commons this week that a proposal could emerge before […]

1 month ago
Stanley Arms aims to continue under new landlord but closing weekend party scrapped

The Stanley Arms Pic: Tony Worrall A licensing hearing is set for Thursday next week and will play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of the pub - which had been due to hold a farewell party this weekend but this has now been canned. Outgoing landlord Paul Butcher said he was 'gutted' about what was happening.

1 month ago
Lancashire devolution deal could be made by end of November

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council The leaders of Lancashire’s three main councils have expressed their delight at an indication from the government that a long-awaited devolution deal for the county could be on the table […]

1 month ago
Preston Partnership secures fresh funding and relaunches with new board

Preston Partnership board Rob Binns, Beckie Joyce, John Chesworth, Karen Hirst, Rizwan Seth, Simon Turner and Adrian Phillips The Partnership - which aims to champion the city and its regeneration - has secured fresh funding and has a new line-up driving it forward.

1 month ago
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