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.

Lancs property dealer jailed for three years

Shaun Kiely, a dealer in retail properties, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Monday to three years in jail and disqualified from being a director for seven years for defrauding seven investors in deals exceeding £1.3m.

Court throws out Blackburn’s Tithebarn objection

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Preston's ambitions to become the undisputed economic capital of Lancashire have taken a huge step forward with the Court of Administration throwing out Blackburn with Darwen Council's objection to the £700m Tithebarn retail scheme.

Guildhall House fully occupied

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WR Estates has let 1,500 sq ft on the fourth floor of Guildhall House in Preston city centre to MBW Training Services.

Aviva buys Preston shopping centre

Michael Hunt

Aviva Investors Property Trust has bought St George's Shopping Centre in Fishergate for just under £90m reflecting a net initial yield of around 7.75%.