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These are the rules Preston councillors must stick to on social media

Inside the Preston City Council chamber at the Town Hall Pic: GuildMerchant Inside the Preston City Council chamber at the Town Hall Pic: GuildMerchant New social media rules have been agreed for councillors in Preston. Preston City Council’s meeting of full council […]

4 years ago
Comment: Why the voting age SHOULD be lowered to 16

The vinyls have been ordered by the city council to be stuck up outside every polling station Image taken from a previous election  Councillor John Swindells has tabled a motion calling for the city council to back lowering the voting age from 18 to 16. To say […]

5 years ago
Call for Preston voting age to be lowered to 16

Is there a brighter financial sky over the Town Hall now? Pic: Tony Worrall Councillor wants the government to test 16-year-olds voting in the city Pic: Tony Worrall A city councillor says he wants the young people of Preston to have the right to […]

5 years ago
From phone boxes to churches: How Preston’s rural heritage may be getting more protection

Lea cross in Cottam and the Lea Methodist Church spire Pics; Tony Worrall Parts of Preston’s rural heritage could get extra protection under a new planning law. Preston City Council is seeking to create a Local Heritage List with residents nominating churches, shops, […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston planning chief rebuffs claims of “secret” Town Hall decisions

Cllr Jason Jeffrey and Cllr John Swindells The man in charge of planning and development at Preston City Council has responded to criticism over a “secret meeting”. Councillor Jason Jeffrey claims the city council has u-turned on […]

7 years ago
Tang restaurant late licence: Public meeting hears how environmental health will object to later opening hours bid

More than 30 residents living close to a Chinese restaurant wanting to open until 5am have vowed to fight its plan. University ward councillors called the public meeting to discuss […]

7 years ago
Tang restaurant late licence: University area residents prepare to campaign against later opening

A Chinese restaurant’s plan to open until 5am every day of the week has created a fierce backlash from nearby residents. Those living in Steeple View and The Cloisters near […]

7 years ago
First stage of Fishergate roadworks drawing to an end

The new look Fishergate The first stage of roadworks on Fishergate is drawing to a close, revealing the new face of the main Preston shopping street. £3.4 million is being spent on the street […]

8 years ago
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