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Latest news for Preston, Lancashire. Covering the city and surrounding area this has the latest crime, traffic and travel, politics and other big news affecting the city of Preston.

An Amble along Lancaster Canal

Yey the sun has arrived! Its the middle of August but I’m not complaining, I fancied a day out of town so go to dust my bike down and discover […]

11 years ago
Government cutbacks end free Preston swimming

swimming pool lanes Government cutbacks have seen an end to free swimming for children and pensioners in Preston. A decision made in June to stop funding free swimming means that as of Sunday […]

11 years ago
Cinema campaign group seeking members

empty seats in the new victoria cinema The campaign group set-up to save the former New Victoria cinema has become a fully constituted group. The ‘Friends of Preston New Victoria’ is now available for people to pay […]

11 years ago
The Six Weeks of Summer

Wa-hey, the summer holidays are upon us! Here’s our Top Ten recommendations to keep the kids, and you, entertained in the city this summer…

11 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police crackdown on under-age drinking

28 pubs, clubs and off-licences have failed alcohol purchasing tests as part of an ongoing scheme by Lancashire Police. 97 premises in Preston were tested, with nearly 200 tests conducted in total, according to information obtained by Blog Preston.

11 years ago
Tithebarn decision not expected until early 2011

preston bus station A decision on Preston’s £700 million Tithebarn development will not be made until March 2011 at the earliest, according to councillors at the most recent Central Area Forum. Onlooking residents were told that the inquiry, which is costing the council nearly £1 million, will end in June and will be referred to ministers in September later this year.

11 years ago
Preston’s roads riddled with potholes

The number of potholes in Preston has almost doubled since the cold snap during the winter months. The city now has 466 road defects, with over 200 new occurrences over […]

11 years ago
Number of benefit claimants falls

The number of people in Preston and its surrounding areas claiming benefits is dropping, according to latest statistics. The Office for National Statistics have released data that shows that on the whole the number of claimants is dropping, despite the jobless total being at a 15-year-high.

11 years ago
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