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Lancashire County Council blasted over suggestions of short-term ‘blobbing’ pothole repair method

County Hall in Preston. Pic: Blog Preston Lancashire County Council has been blasted over a suggestion it has reverted to the practice of “blobbing” potholes with tar, rather than carrying out more substantial repairs. The authority has […]

3 weeks ago
Report into trouble Lancashire kids highlights need to treat ‘children as children’

County Hall in Preston. Pic: Blog Preston Lancashire children who are at risk of serious youth violence and criminal exploitation are sometimes treated as though they have made “fully informed choices” about their actions – when in […]

3 weeks ago
Council bosses promise to clamp down on Friargate anti-social parking problems

Four cars illegally parked by barriers on Friargate County Council bosses have promised to step up enforcement action after parking issues on the revamped Friargate. The northern stretch of road is open after long-running works which were designed […]

3 weeks ago
New Labour leader at Lancashire County Council focused on displacing Tories

County Cllr Matthew Tomlinson A long-serving Lancashire county councillor has become the new leader of the opposition Labour group on the authority – and he says his sole focus is taking control of County […]

3 weeks ago
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All the side street changes in and around Corporation Street bus gate

Corporation Street signage going up near the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston As the new bus-only area of Corporation Street comes into force on Tuesday – known as a bus gate – we’ve taken a look at all the other road changes […]

4 weeks ago
Fulwood primary schoolboy ‘seriously injured’ during assault by fellow pupil

Longsands Community Primary School in Longsands Lane, Fulwood Pic: Google A police investigation has been launched after an assault at a primary school in Fulwood. Longsands Community Primary School has issued an update to parents after the incident on Wednesday […]

4 weeks ago
Petition launched by councillor to scrap New Hall Lane bus lane

The route on New Hall Lane A councillor has urged highways bosses to ditch plans for a new bus lane on a busy route into Preston – warning that it will have “far-reaching consequences” for the […]

4 weeks ago
Public exhibition put on display ahead of demolition of Old Tram Bridge

People looking at the exhibition in Pavilion Cafe An exhibition showing how the replacement for the Old Tram Bridge will look has gone on display. Key stakeholders met last week to announce plans to replace the historic and […]

4 weeks ago
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