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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off champion, John Whaite, has thanked his school bully after he and dance partner Johannes used the bully’s words to ‘fuel’ their routine on Saturday night. John has shared a clip to Instagram of what the pair say to each other when their microphones were turned down – particularly during […]

Preston’s Yates pub is set to close after over 100 years – and will be re-opening as a Slug & Lettuce, with a full refurbishment of the beloved pub underway too. In a post shared this morning (October 19), Yates Preston announced that they would be re-opening as a Slug and Lettuce on December 3. […]

Two of the most famous locomotive trains in the world will be making their way through Lancashire and Cumbria this week. The two railway giants, one new and the other nearing 100 years old, have never worked together on Britain’s national rail network before. But the pair is now offering offer passengers a journey through […]

A real ice rink is returning to Chorley this year in a massive boost to the town’s festive plans. This announcement comes after it was confirmed that a Totally Locally Christmas Market will be held in Chorley this November. People will also get the chance to visit Father Christmas at Chorley Town Hall throughout weekends […]