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Bhikhu Patel when he was Mayor with Andrew Flintoff

Former Preston mayor Bhikhu Patel steps down from Riversway ward seat

A Preston councillor who has served for 18 years has stood down ahead of the local elections. Bhikhu Patel has represented the Riversway ward and was Mayor of Preston from 2005 to 2006. He was the Mayor who granted the Freedom of the City to Andrew Flintoff. Mr Patel: “When I came to Preston as a child I could not speak English but I worked […]

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Preston local elections 2015: Candidates announced for 19 wards across the city

Candidates for the Preston City Council elections have been announced across 19 wards which have local elections this year. Labour currently holds control at the Town Hall, with 32 out of 57 councillors. Local elections take place across the following wards on Thursday 7 May. Ashton Luke Bosman, Lib Dems April Dwyer, Conservatives Angela Meek Milne-Picken, Greens Mark Francis Routledge, Labour Brookfield Daryl Bamber, Conservatives […]

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Taxis make their way down Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall

Taxi driver licences to be renewed less often as law changes

Changes to how long taxi licences are issued for will cost Preston City Council at least £25,000 a year. Taxi drivers in the city are set to see their costs of applying of licences reduced due to new laws. The Department for Transport has changed the duration a licence is valid for, giving Hackney cabs a three year licence and private hire operators a five […]

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harlequins A play area is shown within the Gladman Homes plans

Gladman Homes trigger planning appeal after Grimsargh new homes rejected

A six-day hearing to decide whether a major new housing development in a Preston village is due to be called. Gladman Homes has appealed a decision in early March which refused it permission to build 150 new homes in Grimsargh. The firm has lodged an appeal with the planning inspector and is asking for a six day hearing in late July. In a statement the […]

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Preston local elections 2015: Thursday deadline for councillor nominations

The deadline for anyone wanting to stand to be a councillor in Preston is this Thursday. 19 wards across the city will see an election for a new councillor. Labour currently holds control at the Town Hall, with 32 out of 57 councillors. Wards with a council seat up for an election include: Ashton Brookfield College Deepdale Garrison Greyfriars Ingol Larches Lea Moor Park Preston […]

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Changes are due to take place in how the Harris operates Pic: Tony Worrall

Harris Museum and Art Gallery receives funding boost from two arts trusts

Arts funding for Preston’s flagship museum and art gallery has been given a £25,000 boost. The Harris Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded two grants to help with the Dance First Think Later contemporary art programme and exhibitions. Council arts bosses have given permission for £15,000 to be accepted from the Foyle Foundation and £10,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation. The money is being […]

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