Building society Nationwide on the move in the city centre

A building society will be moving to a brand new branch on a major shopping street in Preston. Nationwide have confirmed they will leave their base at 91 Fishergate and move further up the street to number 41. River Island, currently occupying number 41, is set to move into the St George’s Centre. The move is set to happen in the Spring. A spokeswoman said: […]

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Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes

‘Garden city’ plan for the North West of Preston is unveiled

The North West edge of Preston could see up to 5,300 homes built in what councillors claim is a new “garden city”. A masterplan which takes in the Broughton, Cottam, Fulwood , Ingol, Tanterton and Woodplumpton areas outlines Preston City Council’s desire to direct development to this area. The plan includes proposals for new roads, two new primary schools, a secondary school and a health […]

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The bouncy castle stolen from the community group

Bouncy castle stolen from community group in Ribbleton

Police are appealing for information after a community group’s bouncy castle was stolen. The Time Out Community group had the castle and other children’s play equipment stolen from a storage container at Sion Park Hub on Longridge Road, Ribbleton. The items stolen include garden furniture, footballs, football goals and two large green garden gazebos. PC Paul Geldard said: “The equipment belonged to a local community […]

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Preston art project The Sun at Night starring in BBC Stargazing Live

An art installation which condenses a year’s worth of video of the sun is part of a BBC show. Stargazing Live, hosted by Dr Brian Cox and Dara O Briain, will see the Sun at Night set up at the Royal Holloway University in London. The Sun at Night was first set up in Preston during November, when David Henckel and Dan Wilkinson, took over […]

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Brookfield Primary School is one of five schools to have work undertaken to improve its heating

Preston primary school places application deadline is close

The application deadline for applying for a primary school place for your child is looming. Parents in Preston need to get their application in for the primary school of their choice by Wednesday 15 January 2014. Paul Bainbridge, Lancashire County Council’s head of school admissions, said: “If a family already has a child at a school, it’s easy to overlook the obvious – that they […]

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Shelley Road homes which back onto the Lancaster Canal

Housing development on the Lancaster Canal basin to be approved

Proposals to build twelve new townhouses on the canal basin in Ashton look set to be approved. Baxter Construction plans for the homes off Tulketh Brow will go before councillors next week. The operator of the Ashton Basin boatyard say they are concerned the development would restrict access for cranes and articulated lorries to deliver and lift boats. The plot of land was home to […]

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