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Ribbleton shop faces licensing battle after illegal cigarette dealings uncovered

The Cost Cutter shop stands on the corner of Ribbleton Lane and Skeffington Lane Pic: Google A Ribbleton convenience store faces being stripped of its licence over allegations of sales of contraband cigarettes. Preston Police have applied for a review of the licence held by Costcutter […]

1 month ago
Preston weather warning: Heavy rain may cause localised flooding

Surface water in Walton-le-Dale Pic: Louise Hogg Preston is set for heavy rain during Bank Holiday Monday evening and into the first working day of the week. The Met Office has issued a warning of rain sweeping […]

1 month ago
M6 northbound reopens near Preston

There are long delays on the M6 northbound between Junction 31 and 31a Pic: Sami_1880 The M6 near Preston had been shut northbound due to a police incident. The stretch of motorway between Junction 31 and Junction 31a reopened around 1.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday. […]

1 month ago
Grimsargh Wetlands new homes plan tabled to fund nature reserve

How the Grimsargh Wetlands may look once the nature reserve is created Plans for 12 homes on the edge of reservoirs in a village on the outskirts of Preston have been described as “an acceptable compromise.” United Utilities has tabled plans for […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Broadgate man avoids jail after road rage incident in Church Street

Stephan Kruger A road rage driver who mounted the pavement, knocking over two pedestrians and smashing a takeaway window reported the incident to the police – because he thought HE was the […]

1 month ago
United Utilities lift boil water warning for thousands more Preston households

Water is not safe for drinking or cleaning your teeth with Pic: Mark Lee A raft of further postcodes in the Preston area have been told they no longer need to boil their water. United Utilities have issued an update on homes which are […]

1 month ago
Preston Western Distributor: Who will construct £110 million link road?

The proposed route of the Western Distributor and Link Roads The search is on to find who will construct the Preston Western Distributor road. Cutting through farmland on a 4km route to the west of the city, it is going […]

1 month ago
Giant crane towers over Friargate Court development

crane-friargate Building work on hundreds of new flats in Friargate has reached new heights. A 45-metre crane has gone up on the Friargate Court site and now dominates the surrounding skyline. […]

1 month ago
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