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.

These touching pictures pay tribute to Chris Miller’s nautical life

Chris Miller working at the Preston Yacht Haven, precursor to Preston Marina based in No. 3 Shed on the south side of the main dock basin. c.1988 These pictures tell the story of a man who enjoyed a life plotting a course with boats. Chris Miller, who founded Preston Marina, has died aged 76. His son – […]

4 months ago
Woman treated for injuries after Blackpool Road crash

Brook Street was closed off during the incident Pic: Connor Reece Turner A busy Preston junction was closed off during Monday afternoon after a crash. One of the drivers, a woman, was treated for minor injuries after the collision in Brook Street’s […]

4 months ago
Tributes paid to Preston Marina founder Chris Miller

Chris Miller at the Riversway Festival in 2012 A pillar of Preston has passed away aged 76. Tributes have been paid to Chris Miller who founded Preston Marina. Born and bred in Penwortham the sailing fanatic is to […]

4 months ago
Three cars set on fire at Audi dealership in Preston

The Audi dealership in Chain Caul Way Pic: Google Three sports cars worth tens of thousands of pounds have been set alight in an arson attack. Two fire crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service rushed to the Audi […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fiona Barnes jailed for stealing from Preston’s SPACE centre and lying about having cancer

Fiona Barnes pictured at her leaving do A charity fundraiser who stole £24,000 from the disabled children’s charity she worked for has been jailed for 15 months. Fiona Barnes, 55, was so desperate to avoid prison she […]

4 months ago
Preston shisha cafe fined for breaching smoke safety laws

Inside the shisha lounge where inspectors found the offence taking place The company operating a shisha cafe in Preston’s Docklands has been fined. Misty Blue Limited, who run the Ignite Shisha cafe in Watery Lane, broke rules about failing to prevent customers […]

4 months ago
Body of missing man Martyn Cunliffe was found in Preston Docks

Martyn Cunliffe The body of a man pulled out of Preston Docks on Saturday has been confirmed as a missing man from the city. Martyn Cunliffe went missing from his home in […]

5 months ago
Knife-wielding man chases victim in Preston city centre robbery

The victim was chased down Hartington Road Pic: Google A man was chased along a Preston road by a knife-wielding robber. The 22-year-old victim was walking into Hartington Road where it joins Fishergate Hill. He was approached by a […]

5 months ago
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