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Politicians across Lancashire have spoken out about their personal security in light of the death of an MP in Southend. Conservative MP Sir David Amess died after suffering multiple stab wounds at one of his constituency surgeries in Essex last Friday (October 15). The incident, which comes after Yorkshire MP Jo Cox was murdered while […]

South Ribble and Chorley councils are unlikely ever to return to the way they operated prior to the pandemic, with both authorities aiming to have no more than half of their office-based staff working on council premises at once. The move is part of a radical overhaul of the working practices at the neighbouring authorities, […]

Little Amal has travelled through much of Europe after setting off from the Turkish-Syrian border in July and will finish in Manchester. A giant puppet of a Syrian child refugee has landed in Kent and taken its first steps in the UK as it continues its 5,000-mile journey symbolising “millions of displaced children”. Little Amal […]

A man who ran a multi-million pound firm but failed to keep proper accounts has been banned as from running businesses for six years. Ashley Kelly oversaw millions of pounds going in and out of Blue Hulk Associates Ltd but either could or did not provide any records to the liquidator when the business went […]

The new owner of the Wellington Inn in Preston has said he hopes to give a “fresh start” to the pub after recent events presented the pub under a bad light. Preston born Jordan Ebbs aims to use his 18 years of industry experience in food, drink and hospitality to get the Wellington Inn pub […]

A prayer room designed and dedicated for all faiths has been opened by the Preston North End Community and Education Trust (PNECET) to provide “the most welcoming and inclusive place” for the club’s fans. The prayer room has been opened by the trust to ensure that supporters of all faiths and backgrounds have the space […]

A shortage of hospitality staff returning after furlough has prompted pubs to increase wages to fill the estimated 134,000 vacancies across the sector Beer prices are reportedly set to rise by 30 pence a pint even before any duty increases announced in the Budget as rising costs are passed on to consumers. The Times says […]

A number of factors have been cited including crude oil prices and the introduction of E10 petrol Petrol prices have nearly reached the highest level recorded in the UK, according to Government figures. The average price of a litre of petrol on Monday was 139.46p, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said. That […]

Scores of residential apartments and hotel rooms accompanied by a restaurant, bar and pool all under a single roof could be developed in Preston city centre. Plans have been submitted for a 30-storey complex combining both residential flats and hotel rooms all within walking distance of the cities main attractions. Taking on the site along […]

The firm’s high street store trial, which it has called GetGo, is in High Holborn in London Tesco is launching its first checkout-free high street store where shoppers can pick up their groceries and leave without the need for a till. It is the latest retail giant to open a store where checkouts are replaced […]