Pub’s pergola plans ‘tacky’ say residents

A pub’s new pergola and outdoor seating area has been condemned as a “tacky Christmas display” and a potential noise nuisance for residents living close by.

Labour leader Paul Foster could snatch power

Labour eye up shock coup at South Ribble

Labour are aiming pull off a shock coup by seizing control of South Ribble Council tonight.

Lee Biggs

Appeal to trace missing Chorley man

Police say they are “very concerned” for the welfare of a 38-year-old man from Chorley who went missing on Monday night.

Tools have been stolen in more than 20 van break-ins in the past week

Vans hit in spate of tool thefts

Tradesmen across Lancashire are being targeted in a spate of tool thefts.

Water workers are set to strike on Friday and Monday

Water workers to strike

Hundreds of water workers in Lancashire are set to join a two-day strike on Friday in protest over changes to their company pension scheme.

Peter Mullineaux, leader of South Ribble Borough Council

Tory leaders facing ‘no confidence’ vote

The under-fire leader of South Ribble Council could be facing the sack - along with his entire cabinet.

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

More than half of drivers who appeal parking fines on Preston’s council-owned car parks are having their tickets torn up, according to new figures.

Saxon soldiers monuments in Fulwood

Treasure hunt for hidden monuments

Tom Finney’s statue makes a splash, while Eric Morecambe’s brings people sunshine.

The Boddington Arms

Former Boddingtons Arms revamp will pay tribute to speed king Donald Campbell

Speed king Donald Campbell will be honoured when a refurbished hotel in Lancashire re-opens next month.

Melanie C

Mel C to Spice up Prestfest

Spice Girl Mel C is aiming to spice up the lives of Preston folk when she headlines this year’s Prestfest concert.

Pip the diabetes sniffer dog

A doggie story that highlights diabetes

The real life story of a diabetic teenager and her lifesaving sniffer dog will be told on stage in Preston later this month.

Theatre and Comedy
Cold Bath Street

Countdown for album blast off

They take their name from a down-to-earth road in Preston.

Coun Jim Marsh

‘Sorry for my stupid Facebook message’

A county councillor has banned himself from social media after a “joke” post he made on Facebook caused uproar.

The shell dug up by workmen in Walton-le-Dale

Homes evacuated after workmen dig up a ‘suspicious device’ near Preston

Residents from 10 homes were evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device in Walton-le-Dale.

A Northern Rail train.

Almost half of trains to run during strike pledges Northern

Train operator Northern has pledged to keep its customers on the move during strike action by the RMT union on Saturday 3 March by running more than 1,000 rail services.

Salsa dancing on the Flag Market at the 2016 event

City gets together to show racial harmony

Preston will show how it is committed to tackling racism and promoting community cohesion with two free events next month.

The Railway in Preston Road, Leyland

Pub’s licence under threat over violence

Police want a town centre pub’s licence to be reviewed after a catalogue of concerns over violence and drugs.

Mason Tabarn with Bomb Disposal officers called to detonate grenade

Catch of the day is... unexploded grenade

Young fisherman Mason Tabarn’s catch of the day sparked a tense stand-off involving the Bomb Squad and police.

The Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg

Happy Cheester egg ready to hit shelves

As cracking ideas go, the Cheester Egg must surely take the biscuit.

South Ribble councillor quits Conservative group over charges for garden waste

South Ribble councillor quits Conservative group over charges for garden waste

The controversial brown bin saga in South Ribble has claimed its first victim.

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