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Opinion: Preston Council leader calls for local powers to fight Covid-19

Councillor Matthew Brown Preston is entering a critical phase as Covid-19 cases rise to alarming levels with the additional prospect of a combination of Covid and winter flu over the next few months presenting […]

6 months ago
Preston Council leader raises concern about closure of city’s two coronavirus testing sites

Councillor Matthew Brown A call has been made for the government to give more backing to councils in the coronavirus testing process. Preston City Council’s leader councillor Matthew Brown has revealed how more […]

6 months ago
Preston hits highest infection rate since lockdown

A woman in Preston wears a face mask Pic: Joseph Gudgeon The infection rate of coronavirus in Preston is at its highest since the national lockdown earlier this year. The rate of infection is rising, with numbers reaching 59.1 (per 100,000) […]

7 months ago
Preston City Council to explore ‘bold ambition’ for combined authority for Lancashire

Councillor Matthew Brown Preston City Council has agreed with other Lancashire councils to explore the possibility of a combined authority. Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, attended a meeting of all Lancashire […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston venues react to coronavirus closures as the council steps in to help

Winedown owner Dougie Lowe Preston businesses have been reacting to the Government-enforced closures of pubs, restaurants and similar venues in the fight against coronavirus. Many eateries have switched focus to a delivery service, with […]

1 year ago
How Preston wants to be the centre of a new North West-based community bank

The former RBS bank in Fulwood stands empty Pic: Blog Preston With the continued spotlight on The Preston Model, the city council is preparing to invest £1million – in setting up a bank. Council leader councillor Matthew Brown says the city […]

2 years ago
Preston Markets scheme is making ‘good progress’

A flagship regeneration scheme for Preston city centre is making ‘good progress’, according to the council. Councillors from Labour, Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats – as well as two independents […]

2 years ago
The Preston Model in national spotlight again on the Jeremy Vine show

The new Preston Market was referenced throughout the interview Pic: Keith Heyworth The new Preston Market was referenced throughout the interview Pic: Keith Heyworth The Preston Model was once again in the national spotlight. During Friday (8 June), the leader of Preston […]

3 years ago
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