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Old Post Office building, behind the Cenotaph, will be a walk-in centre

Mayor to lead Preston Cenotaph re-dedication service

Preston’s new mayor Nick Pomfret leads the re-dedication of the Preston Cenotaph on Friday. Councillor Pomfret will take on one of his first engagements since becoming mayor to lead the service. The service takes place 88 years to the day since the war memorial was originally unveiled. Councillor Pomfret said: “This is one of my first engagements as Mayor and is an honour to host […]

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Lord Heseltine will speak as part of a panel discussing the City Deal

Preston City Deal: Lord Heseltine to visit as multi-million pound scheme begins

A multi-million injection of cash into new roads and housing in Preston is due to launch on Tuesday. Lord Michael Heseltine, advisor to the Prime Minister on economic growth, leads an event which declares the City Deal officially started. More than £430 million is being ploughed into Preston and South Ribble and government officials say it will create more than 20,000 new jobs, 17,000 new […]

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Preston Armed Forces Day line-up includes battle re-enactment, wrestling and 1940s music hall performance

The full line-up for Preston’s Armed Forces Day has been revealed. Events run throughout the day on Saturday 28 June as the city is expected to turn out to show its support for the armed forces. Organised by Preston City Council’s armed forces champion councillor Drew Gale it promises a range of performances during the day. The day starts at 10.45am with a veterans parade, […]

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a family enjoy cycling the guild wheel

Free cycling tours for women and children as part of Preston City Games

Free guided cycling tours for women and children are on offer this Saturday in Preston. Despite warnings of heavy rain for the whole day from the Met Office a 16-mile ride is on offer along the Guild Wheel and taking in some of Preston’s surrounding countryside. The tours are part of the Preston City Games, and are free to take part in. It is led […]

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Preston's Cenotaph has been undergoing a facelift

Restored Preston Cenotaph to be re-dedicated 88 years since original unveiling

Preston’s restored Cenotaph is to be re-dedicated in a special service. Following work costing £835,600 the war memorial was finished in Autumn last year. Renovation work included the carving oa new dedication to the people of the city who lost their lives in service since 1945. As part of Preston’s commemorations of the start of the First World War the re-dedication service takes place on […]

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The new station, marked by a red box, is at the point where the new road would cross the rail line

Location of new train station for the west of Preston

The location of a proposed new station to serve the west of the city has been shown on council documents. Cottam Parkway is part of the Preston Local Plan which is due to be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval in the coming weeks. The Local Plan gives details of how the city council sees the city growing during the next decades, including […]

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