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.

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.