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Opinion: Nine things 2016 holds for Preston

A pot of gold could come in handy for public finances in Preston during 2016 Pic: Tony Worrall The end of the year draws near and like the Christmas Lights in Preston city centre the lights are going out one by one (gradually). It’s a good chance to […]

5 years ago
Will Preston City Council cautiously accept fracking?

Preston councillors are being asked to “cautiously accept” fracking in and around the city. A showdown has been set in the Town Hall as a report by the city’s environmental […]

6 years ago
Frack on: Government calls urging fast-track fracking incite anger from environmentalists

Environmental campaigners in Preston have reacted angrily to the suggestion from the government that fracking applications should be fast-tracked. Energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has drawn criticism after […]

6 years ago
Lancashire County Council rejects fracking application

Lancashire County Council has rejected an application from Cuadrilla to frack at two sites in Lancashire. Applause broke out in the public benches that quickly echoed onto social media to […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fracking near Preston: UK awaits decision by Lancashire County Council on Preston New Road

Preston will see a further day of anti-fracking protests as the country awaits a decision on whether the controversial process is to be restarted. Councillors are meeting in County Hall […]

6 years ago
In pictures: Hundreds gather for fracking protests in Preston

Hundreds gathered outside Lancashire County Council in Preston yesterday to protest against fracking in the area. Fracking was suspended in the UK in 2011 but the current process could see the […]

6 years ago
Fishergate bus lane closure ahead of anti-fracking protests in Preston

Anti-fracking protesters are expected to set up camp in Preston from Tuesday ahead of a decision by Lancashire County Council on Cuadrilla’s plans. Two sites near Preston are to be […]

6 years ago
Fracking near Preston: Decision days in late June announced

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire A much-delayed decision on whether to allow fracking at two sites near Preston is now due to happen in late June. Cuadrilla has tabled plans to drill for shale gas […]

6 years ago
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