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National planning award success for Preston’s City Living Strategy

Preston's Town Hall - could it govern its own independent state? Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council’s planning department has been judged to provide “an exemplary approach to identifying, unlocking and kick-starting brownfield housing sites.” The City Living Strategy has won the Planning for Increased Housing […]

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Preston cancer survivor walks miles to raise money for Rosemere

Preston mum-of-two and PR copy writer Jacqueline Ballard has been walking to raise money for charity When diagnosed with breast cancer last year, Preston mum of two and PR copywriter Jacqueline Ballard spent her month of daily radiotherapy sessions at Rosemere Cancer Centre planning her life […]

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The areas of Preston, South Ribble and Chorley to have had positive coronavirus tests in the last week

The number of positive tests for coronavirus has risen across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley. Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people to only obtain a test if they […]

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Preston’s community testing centres close early for a second day as essential workers struggle to access covid testing

coronavirus testing Preston’s community coronavirus testing centres have closed early for the second day running. Visitors to the city centre reported seeing queues of up to 100 people waiting to be tested […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Preston university experts put blood pressure under the spotlight

Experts at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have received almost £250K of funding from the National Institute for Health Research to study how people with raised blood-pressure may be able to monitor their own blood pressur Experts at the University of Central Lancashire have received almost £250K of funding from the National Institute for Health Research. The money will fund a study how people with raised blood pressure may be […]

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Over £80,000 has been awarded to help reoffenders in Lancashire

Over £80,000 of additional funding has been awarded to reducing reoffending and making communities safer by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw. Charities, organisations and partners were again able […]

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Free Preston events inviting locals to re-think their neighbourhoods

A free Expanded City book will be available for all those stopping by, and Olivia Keith's drawing of the edge of Preston In Certain Places, an artistic research project at the University of Central Lancashire, is inviting people to re-think the way their neighbourhoods are planned. A series of events called ‘Creative […]

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Community test centres close early due to increased demand for covid-19 screening

Woman finishing coronavirus test Preston’s two community testing centres will close at 3pm today (Monday September 14) following increased demand. Preston City Council has confirmed the sites at the Market and Moor Park Avenue […]

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