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.

Matthew Brown Preston City Council

Preston appoints Brown as leader

In the latest change at the top of Preston City Council, Matthew Brown has been appointed as leader of the council in place of Peter Rankin, who has retired from his role.

AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.