Preston VAT avoiders banned

Brothers Asif Ibrahim Bux and Firoz Ibrahim Bux, directors of property development firm Goldace Estates Ltd, have been disqualified for 16 years in total for failure to pay VAT worth around £1.3m to HM Revenue & Customs.

Listed status for Preston’s Brutalist bus station

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Simon Donohue

Preston's iconic bus station has been approved for grade 2-listed status as a building of significant architectural and historic interest by culture minister Ed Vaizey, meaning that it is unlikely that it will now be demolished.

Shepherd Security trio banned for tax-dodging

David McCourt

The family behind Preston-based alarm company, Shepherd Security, have been banned from being company directors for a total of 15 and a half years for failing to pay tax.

EDV fined over forklift negligence

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A Preston-based steel supplier to the construction industry has appeared in court after a platform slid off the forks of a forklift truck and struck one of its employees.

£10k fine for demolishing factory with asbestos inside

A Preston demolition firm has been sentenced after knocking down a building in the Lake District containing hundreds of asbestos ceiling tiles, putting the lives of workers and local residents at risk.

Pannone wins hat-trick of contracts

The Manchester-based law firm has been appointed as legal advisers to Preston City Council for the £700m Tithebarn retail scheme.