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Two men have been slapped with fines after fly-tipping waste on an isolated track in Preston. Both Andrew Milne and Paul Williams pleaded guilty to the charges brought by Preston City Council at the city’s magistrates’ court on Wednesday, August 8. Milne must now pay a penalty of £1,885.75 and Williams a total of £1,313.75. […]

Lancashire County Council has announced that they will be pausing the roadworks being done on Lancaster Road and Tithebarn Street. Road workers are being diverted to highway projects elsewhere. The roadworks being done around the Guild Hall and Preston Bus Station are part of an 18-month project to see new pavements, lighting, benches and a new […]

Preston Bus will be cutting back a popular service for Ribbleton. The number 14 service that runs from Preston Bus Station through Holme slack and Longsands lane will be reduced from Monday 3rd September. Following a commercial review of all their services, they have decided the number 14 will no longer be serving Ronaldsway, Cromwell […]

The first hosepipe ban of the summer that would have affected seven million people in England has been called off off three days before it was to start because of the “recent deluge and a drop in temperatures”. United Utilities had said on Tuesday that there would be no U-turn on the decision to start […]

The link between the M61 and the M6 near Preston is currently closed with two cars catching fire after a collision. Both drivers are safe. Traffic officers are on scene and working with emergency services, but expect delays and perhaps plan an alternative route.. All traffic is being held from Junction 9 M65 and onto the [...]

New roadworks on Blackpool Road, in Lea, are causing delays for motorists. Four-way traffic lights have been put in place whilst United Utilities carry out sewer work. These new traffic signals were installed on Monday (30 July) and will remain for nearly five weeks, until Friday 7 September. The roadworks are located at the junction […]

Mega discount retailer, JTF, is helping to keep the kids busy this summer with a special fun day being held at its Preston store. Families are in for a day of treats and excitement with the free event taking place on Pittman Way, Fulwood. A fully-manned, sizzling BBQ, will be packed with delicious hot dogs […]

Four people are to go on trial after an historic brewery in Lancashire suffered extensive damage. More than £100,000 of damage is estimated to have been caused to the Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn in May. Thomas Ward, 43, of Aspull Common, Leigh, pleaded not guilty to blackmail, burglary and criminal damage via video-link at Preston […]

A pensioner from Preston has died while climbing Helvellyn. The man in his 70s, who has not been named, died after falling while climbing the Lake District peak. Emergency teams were scrambled to the mountain site last week after receiving reports that a man had fallen from Striding Edge. They found the man, but he […]

A number of Guild Hall employees have been relocated to the former Premier House building on Church Street, to make way for more entertainment space. The group’s finance department has moved into the building, which was acquired by Guild Centre owner Simon Rigby earlier this year for over £200,000 from Preston City Council. The building, […]

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