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Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates from Preston City Council.


Recent fires in Preston City Centre (20 May 2022)

Everyone is concerned about the devastating effects recent fires have had on Preston city centre.

Preston welcomes new Mayor, Cllr Neil Darby (19 May 2022)

The city of Preston has formally welcomed Councillor Neil Darby as its 694th Mayor and one of the youngest to hold the role, as far as our personal records show, at just 34 years old.

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee (25 May 2022)

2022 marks the 70th year of Her Majesty The Queen's reign, meaning The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee.

Making his Mark: New Markets Manager for Preston (18 May 2022)

New Preston Markets Manager, Mark Beck, has taken up his new role, and just in time too. With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations and the national Love Your Local Market campaign hot on his heels.

Preston's pop-up Mobile Events Tent (The MET) launches with a full programme of events for the summer (12 May 2022)

Last night saw the launch event of Preston's brand-new interactive Mobile Event Tent (The MET), as part of Preston's 'Pop-Up' projects, financed from £1 million of initial funding the city secured from the government's Towns Fund for a series of regeneration projects in the Harris Quarter.

Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay to visit Preston as full England route revealed (11 May 2022)

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Preston during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed.

The Harris to receive Arts Council England's Capital Investment Programme funding (11 May 2022)

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library is among 66 cultural organisations across the country to benefit from a share of over £22.7 million from Arts Council England's Capital Investment Programme.

Essential works required at Brockholes Brow (10 May 2022)

One of Lancashire's main A-roads is due to be closed over the summer for vital work to stabilise an embankment.

Pop-Up Events Tent Heading for Preston City Centre this Spring (11 April 2022)

Opening May 14 2022, an interactive Mobile Event Tent (The MET) will be installed, as part of Preston's 'Pop-Up' projects, invigorating the City Centre and helping to encourage people back into central Preston and supporting businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

Planning Application for Preston's Animate, Cinema and Leisure Complex given green light. (31 March 2022)

The planning application for Preston's city-owned £40 million cinema and leisure complex, Animate, has been given the green light by the Council's planning committee.

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