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Ashton-on-Ribble

News and information for the area of Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Includes the Tulketh, Larches and Ashton areas of the city, plus a big swathe of what’s known as Riversway down by the docks.

Fallen trees as Storm Ali reaches Preston

The scene in Bray Street Pic: Tony Worrall The scene in Bray Street Pic: Tony Worrall Preston is seeing the stirrings of Storm Ali as it sweeps through. Trees have fallen in Ashton-on-Ribble and gusts of more than […]

1 day ago
Blackpool Road roadworks to fix broken sewer will take longer than planned

Roadworks in Lea Pic credit: Benny Mc’Nally.  Roadworks in one of Preston’s busiest roads will take an extra four weeks to complete. United Utilities are installing a new section of sewer […]

3 days ago
Preston memories of Alstom and GEC Traction

Colin Rogerson pictured right with the gearboxes he built, and his good friend Cliff Scott, who sadly passed away in 1996 The motor assembly team, circa 1999 Former employees at one of Preston’s biggest employers are mourning the loss of the company from the city. Alstom, maker of train parts, was […]

6 days ago
Ashton takeaway expands to Preston’s first online vegan supermarket

An Ashton takeaway has expanded to become Preston’s first ever online vegan supermarket. Little Vegan threw open its doors in October 2017 when owner Carley Louise Stewart operated the business […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Porsche showroom builders confirmed as Watery Lane work continues

Demolition work has now finished in Watery Lane, and moving to the next phase Pic: Ball Berry Demolition work has now finished in Watery Lane, and moving to the next phase Pic: Ball Berry Work is continuing on building the city’s first Porsche showroom. Watery Lane has […]

2 weeks ago
Fire crews stabilise house after driver crashed into wall in Eldon Street

Fire crews in Eldon Street Pic: Nimesh Patel Fire crews in Eldon Street Pic: Nimesh Patel Part of a street in the Ashton-on-Ribble area of the city has been taped off following a crash. Lancashire Fire and Rescue […]

3 weeks ago
Former Preston MP Ron Atkins sets a new UK record

Ron Atkins out enjoying a coffee Ron Atkins out enjoying a coffee This week a former Preston MP became the longest living Parliamentarian. Ron Atkins served the city as MP for Preston North between 1966 to […]

3 weeks ago
Maudland Bank student flat proposals look set for approval

How the block of flats may look near the university's Media Factory building How the block of flats may look near the university’s Media Factory building Scaled-back proposals for a new block of student flats near Preston’s university look set for approval. Previous […]

3 weeks ago
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