A new scheme by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published all hygiene ratings for businesses that deal in food as assessed by local councils. Businesses are assessed using a five star rating system – 0 stars indicate ‘urgent improvement necessary’ while 5 stars indicate ‘very good’. The worst businesses in Preston who scored 0 stars were Curry Cottage, Drumstix, Pak Sweet Centre & Takeaway, [...]715 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Starting today, I’ll be gathering a weekly roundup of Preston’s crime and policing activity, posting links to Lancashire Constabulary and providing contact details if any readers can contribute information about any of the incidents listed. Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision at 11:00am, 25 May on Blackpool Road close to Moor Park. A Suzuki motorcycle was travelling towards Garstang Road when [...]722 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
The Domesday Book has been published online for the first time, and you can check out what Preston was like all the way back in 1086. Open Domesday, set up by Anna Powell-Smith, allows you to type in your postcode and find the Domesday listing nearest to you. Preston was part of the Amounderness – a hundred small territories in (present-day) Lancashire that have now [...]726 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Preston City Council have changed the format of their neighbourhood working arrangements. The Area Forums have come to an end (as of March 31st) and the council will instead hope to engage with residents with a smaller team of community engagement workers. Area forums will now be held around specific topics rather than more general engagement sessions like in the past. The team assigned to [...]738 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Blog Preston will be live from the Guild Hall from start to finish to bring you the very latest news and results from the local elections and referendum.
We were the first news outlet to report the fact that Mark Hendrick had been re-elected in last year’s general election, and we hope to be first again.743 days ago by Andy Halls Share
On Monday night, Canada went to the polls and gave us a perfect example of why the Canadian and British ‘first past the post’ (FPTP) voting system is broken, unfair and needs to be replaced. Only 39.6% of the vote went to the right wing Canadian Conservative Party while 59.5% of the vote went to centre-left parties. What was the result? An absolute majority for [...]745 days ago by John Potter Share