Signed and sealed - the huge cash boost to breathe new life into Lancashire

It's been billed as a once in a lifetime deal in Lancashire that will unlock a programme of investment worth hundreds of millions of pounds and create more than 20,000 new jobs.

Today Government ministers and senior officials from Lancashire Council met at 11 Downing Street to sign the Preston and Lancashire City deal.

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Preston economic boost

A multi million pound deal is being signed in Downing Street to help secure the economic future of Preston. Worth £434 million it aims to create thousands of jobs, homes and generate nearly £1billion in economic growth over the next 10 years.