Houndshill Extension

Blackpool readies £25m Future High Streets bid

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Dan Whelan

The council aims to submit a bid to the £1bn Government fund and has outlined 11 schemes it would help fund, including the extension of Houndshill Shopping Centre and the redevelopment of the Old Post Office into a hotel.   

Leyland Leisure Centre

South Ribble pledges to clean slate after damning report

Sarah Townsend

Leader Paul Foster admitted “significant failings” in the council governance in recent years, including a flawed costing and tender process for Leyland’s £24m leisure centre, and promised to “put things right”.

Phil Green Lancashire County Council

Green departs Bolton for Lancashire

Lancashire County Council has followed up last year’s appointment of Bolton Council’s director of place Stephen Young by hiring Phil Green as director of growth, environment, and planning.

Preston City Region TCF Bid

Preston wins Transforming Cities cash

The Preston city region is to receive £50,000 to develop a business case for transport improvements as it seeks to secure a share of £2.5bn Government funding.

Invest in Central Lancashire 2018

Outgoing Preston chief executive praises city ‘dynamism’

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Today is Preston City Council chief executive Lorraine Norris’s final day before she retires after nine years in the post, handing over to interim Adrian Phillips. Place North West talks to Norris about her legacy, Preston’s progress, and Lancashire’s chance for devolution.

Ged Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald departs Liverpool City Council

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Neil Tague

A year after his arrest saw him first step back from his duties, before being formally suspended in September, Ged Fitzgerald has formally resigned as chief executive of Liverpool City Council.

38 Peter Mullineaux

South Ribble Council leader resigns

South Ribble Council will appoint a new leader next month after incumbent Peter Mullineaux announced his resignation after two years in the role.