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Preston council says new development ‘won’t overwhelm infrastructure’, despite residents’ concerns after homes flooded with sewage

Knee-high water in one cottage cellar Preston City Council says a new city centre development won’t “overwhelm local sewage infrastructure”, despite further recent flooding at nearby properties. The Council made the statement after residents in Garden […]

3 days ago
Latest Preston planning applications for July 2 to 9

Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall Below are the planning applications registered with Preston City Council between July 2 and 9. Engineering works to replace collapsed retaining wall structure and erection of suspended deck structure above; […]

1 week ago
River Ribble Expo – A Liquid History project could go ahead if funding granted

Preston's skyline as viewed from the River Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall The National Heritage Lottery Fund (NHLF) has given Mirador and the Ribble Rivers Trust the go-ahead to submit a development application with the aim of delivering the full, ambitious programme […]

2 weeks ago
Latest Preston planning applications for June 11 to 18

Preston City Council town hall. Pic: Tony Worrall Below are the planning applications registered with Preston City Council between June 11 and 18. Change of use to 18 no. bed house in multiple occupation above ground floor retail […]

4 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement National women’s history award for Friends of Winckley Square

The Steamboat Ladies at their graduation Pic: Somerville College Friends of Winckley Square (FoWS) has been recognised by the Women’s History Network (WHN), a national association and charity for the promotion of women’s history. The FoWS project The Extraordinary Women of […]

1 month ago
Preston’s businesses need you – here’s the best way to support local

A sunny day in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall There’s never been a better, nor more important, time to support Preston’s local businesses than now. And there’s a way to ensure those traders, who have fought so hard to […]

2 months ago
Hard Times in Preston in 1861: squalor, poverty and disease

Engraving c.1862 from The Illustrated London News detailing the construction of Moor Park - Preston was said to be the inspiration for Dickens 'Hard Times' Pic: Preston Digital Archive Gaslights stutter in the early morning gloom as a thousand clogs rattle on the cobbled street. Smokeswirls and another grim 14-hour day begins in the factories of the North. The […]

2 months ago
UCLan historians to mark 190 years since the first ‘total abstinence’ pledge

Historians from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have announced plans to mark the 190th anniversary of the first total abstinence pledge in Preston as part of the temperance movement. […]

2 months ago
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