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Mapped: Where City Deal development happens across Preston

The City Deal paperwork about how and when it will be delivered goes to the city council’s cabinet for sign off on Wednesday. We’ve put together a map showing where key infrastructure developments worth hundreds of millions of pounds to the city’s economy could take place. The shape of our city could be dramatically altered by the investment of £434m which will see the Western […]

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Timeline: When the City Deal improvements will happen

Above is a timeline showing when the big projects involved in the City Deal are due to happen. You can keep an eye on the key milestones for roads like the Penwortham Bypass and the Broughton Bypass. All the timings are approximate and based on the outline plan presented to Preston City Council’s cabinet. We’ll be keeping an eye on how the City Deal progresses […]

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Deepdale man fined for not clearing up dog mess

A man who let his dog foul and failed to control it has been fined nearly £1,000. Daryl Hooper of Newton Street, Preston was due to attend court on Wednesday 26 March but did not show. In his absence he was found guilty of failing to remove dog faeces immediately, permitting his dog to be in a public pace without a collar and obstruting an […]

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Preston Boxer turns down alcohol company sponsorship left short to cover training costs

Professional boxer Suz Member fears for his future after he turned down a six-figure sponsorship deal from an alcohol company ‘as to not encourage underage drinking’, which has subsequently left him too short on funds to cover his training costs.  The talented fighter is tipped to earn a title-shot in the coming months. However, part of his fan base is below 18 years-old. Outside of […]

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City Centre betting office plans before committee

A prominent amusement arcade, facing the iconic Harris Museum and library, may be converted into a new financial and professional unit if planning consent is granted. Prestonians may be glad to see the back of the ‘out of place’ arcade. However, will they be happy to see a new betting shop? Preston planing committee will discuss the application today (31 March 2014) to turn Leisuretime […]

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Grafton Street mosque plans set to be approved

Proposals for a new mosque and community centre off Fishergate Hill are set to be approved. A former builder’s yard on Grafton Street will be demolished to house a new mosque. The Preston Muslim Cultural Centre resubmitted plans for the building in February after increasing the amount of car parking available. Planning officers have now recommended the plans for approval at the city’s planning committee […]

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