Ownership of Preston's controversial bus station is to pass to Lancashire County Council, paving the way for £8.3m in improvements to the grade 2-listed structure.
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.
A Deloitte study on behalf of Preston City Council suggests the city centre should still expand its shopping and leisure offer over the next 15 years despite ongoing economic difficulties.
David Topping has been disqualified from acting as a director for eight years for failing to keep adequate accounting records for Cresta Furniture, following a hearing at Preston County Court on 7 February 2013.
Preston was named among the latest round of 20 city deal recipients around the country, announced by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg on Tuesday.