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Huge plumes of smoke visible across Preston as city centre building on fire

12 fire engines are on the scene in Church Street Pic: @studs_up / Twitter Images shared with Blog Preston show smoke visible from around the city as a huge fire rages in central Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We currently have 12 […]

2 days ago
Preston retains best city to live and work in North West title

Preston's skyline as viewed from Cuerdale Lane Pic: Sonia Bashir A levelling up growth index has named Preston the highest performing city in the North West. The Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index has recognised Preston as the best city […]

2 months ago
Preston political leaders unite in tribute to councillor John Browne

Councillor John Browne Preston councillors have paid their respects to Councillor John Browne, who has sadly passed away aged 71. As the longest sitting member of Preston City Council, John worked as Chair […]

2 months ago
Preston and Lancashire’s new Covid-19 guidance as government sends support

It has been announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock today that all of Lancashire apart from Blackpool will receive central government support due to rising cases in the Delta variant […]

12 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement ‘Cases have not fallen to a sufficient degree’ leader of Preston City Council on tiers decision

Councillor Matthew Brown An announcement by Matt Hancock this morning (Thursday 17 December) revealed that Preston would remain in tier-3. Due to Covid-19 cases rising in the last fortnight all of Lancashire is […]

1 year ago
Preston City Council leader says national lockdown ‘could have been avoided’

Councillor Matthew Brown Preston City Councilā€™s leader Councillor Matthew Brown has called for the government to take steps to ensure the city is equipped to stop the spread of Covid-19. Councillor Brown spoke […]

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

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

2 years ago
Preston City Council to explore ‘bold ambition’ for combined authority for Lancashire

Councillor Matthew Brown Preston City CouncilĀ 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 […]

2 years ago
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