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Here are this week’s offerings for the Preston Photo Digest, collecting the best photographs of Preston on a weekly basis. All of these images have been compiled from the Preston Flickr Group, but if you’ve got a photograph that you think deserves to be included, get in touch at joseph(@)blogpreston.co.uk. I’ll also be updating and including a map of Preston (you can see it at the bottom [...]505 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Preston City Council have released the details of their new budget proposal, including a proposed rise in council tax by 3.5%. Yesterday I took a look at what the council intend to spend money on over the next four years, and today I’m going to look at the areas in which they intend to save money. Click on the graph below to compare figures across [...]506 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
A fire broke out at the old spiritualist church on Moor Lane last night. Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service received a call at 11:01 pm, seven fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to the scene. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. The spiritualist church is disused and consists of 6 floors approximately 20 by 30 metres across. The fire service had [...]506 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Preston City Council have released the details of their new budget proposal, including a proposed rise in council tax by 3.5%. Ed Walker has already covered the key points in his story last week, but I’m going to take a look at the specific numbers involved in the council’s savings and spending areas. In the consultation document the council emphasise the importance on Guild year, [...]507 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
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A man responsible for organising a major drugs supply chain spanning the UK, Europe and South America has been jailed for 24 years after being extradited from Holland. Michael Williams, 42, was the 27th person to be arrested in connection with Operation Greengage the Lancashire Constabulary investigation into an organised crime group that was operating across two continents. Officers from the force’s Serious and Organised [...]510 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share