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Opinion: This is an emergency as Preston Council to meet about budget cuts

Inside Preston Town Hall there is much head scratching over the way forward financially Pic: Tony Worrall I will be setting out ‘headline’ proposals for Preston Council’s budget for 2017-21. This is a job we normally do in February, so it’s certainly an ‘extraordinary’ budget…but I have […]

5 years ago
Last chance to have your say on proposed bus service cuts

Last few days to have your say on the cancellation of subsidised bus services in Preston. Lancashire County Council (LCC) are asking residents for their opinion on proposed withdrawal of […]

8 years ago
Public sector cuts hit the North hardest

Government cuts in the public sector are hitting parts of the North hardest, according to a new study by a research group. Centre for Cities said the North West, North […]

10 years ago
Disability support group sues County Council over care cuts

A disability support group is so unhappy with Lancashire County Council’s cuts they are planning to sue them. Last month the council announced their budget which included £179m worth of […]

11 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Exclusive: Public toilets will not be closed

The city’s public toilets will not be closed, Blog Preston can exclusively reveal. It was feared that Preston’s loos would be closed after nearby councils in Manchester and Sefton decided […]

11 years ago
LIVE: Preston City Council’s budget

Join us live from City Hall as council chiefs make decision on the budget and council tax. The council has announced £3.5m in cuts, and Preston is one of the […]

11 years ago
Cuts ‘cyclone’ could blow university away

Preston’s future as a university city is at risk as funding cuts have put the University of Central Lancashire in danger of closure, its chief Malcolm McVicar has warned. In […]

11 years ago
Protestors lobby Council before key budget meet

Angry campaigners gathered outside county hall to protest against cuts which they argue will devastate public services. Waving banners saying ‘protect the frontline’ more than 100 people made their voices […]

11 years ago
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