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.
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.
Two housing association tenants have been given a warning for breaching an injunction requiring them to give engineers access to their home to carry out gas safety checks.
A warehouse building in Bamber Bridge, Preston has been sold through property consultants Sanderson Weatherall for £580,000.
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.
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.
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.