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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.

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.

12 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.

12 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 […]

12 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.

12 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston Tringe Update

The Preston Tringe is swiftly approaching and the clock is now ticking for groups to apply and be part of it, with the deadline being May 10th. So, what are […]

12 years ago
Dawn Chorus

The Fishwick Bottoms nature reserve will play host to the magical experience of the dawn chorus this Saturday 24th April and Preston’s park rangers are encouraging people to come along […]

12 years ago
Birds, Bees & Black Leopards

In my last article I gave ideas as to how to create a wildlife oasis in ones very own back garden and I was pleased to hear some of the […]

12 years ago
Environmental Survey – Blackpool

Blog Preston contributor John Vale (of Creepy Crawly Roadshow fame) is looking for help this Thursday (15th April) in Blackpool for an environmental survey connected to some Great Crested Newts […]

12 years ago
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