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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.

South Ribble Borough Council chief executive ‘suspended’ along with two fellow officers

South Ribble Borough Council chief executive Heather McManus Three senior officers at South Ribble Borough Council have been ‘suspended’. BBC Lancashire political reporter Mike Stevens tweeted during Thursday (23 May) the local authority had placed its chief executive […]

12 hours ago
Estate on a Plate project gives Preston communities a chance to grow and thrive

People living in five communities in Preston and South Ribble are being invited to sign up to the Estate on a Plate project – a green-fingered initiative to learn new […]

14 hours ago
New block of flats could tower down Winckley Square side street

How the new apartment block down Garden Street could look A former sports hall just off Winckley Square could be turned into flats. Garden Street has the former Cardinal Newman sports hall in it but plans in early 2018 were […]

1 day ago
Benjamin Topping jailed for life for the murder of Rosie Darbyshire in Ribbleton

Benjamin Topping A man who battered his girlfriend to death with a crowbar has been jailed for life. Benjamin Topping admitted killing Rosie Darbyshire in Ribbleton in February. The body of the […]

1 day ago
Advertisement Advertisement Graffiti on the wall of the Harris is removed

The chalk graffiti was written on the walls of the Harris facing the Flag Market Pic: PrestonPolitico Graffiti scrawled on the wall of the grade-I listed Harris Museum and Art Gallery has been condemned. Preston City Council said it had removed both of the slogans which appeared […]

1 day ago
Revival of Jazz in the Park sees event move to Winckley Square

A sunny day in Winckley Square Pic: Tony Worrall Jazz in the Park is returning to Preston after a 15 year hiatus. The event, which previously ran for five years in Avenham Park, is returning in 2019 with Winckley […]

1 day ago
Police reopen canal bridge and footpaths in Lea

Sidgreaves Lane is closed over the canal Pic: Google Police had sectioned off part of the Lancaster Canal and a road over it during Thursday in Preston. Sidgreaves Lane, where it goes over the canal, was closed to traffic […]

2 days ago
A new chapter for Penwortham community centre as library opens its doors

A community library has opened in Penwortham, marking a new chapter for the Priory Lane Community Centre. Volunteers and members of Penwortham Town Council have worked tirelessly for more than […]

2 days ago
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