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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.

Umberto’s back in business

Umberto’s renowned chippy on Watery Lane in Preston opened yesterday and despite minimal publicity (apart from maybe on this blog) the crowds returned for the popular £1.50 lunchtime special. The […]

3 years ago
Umberto’s fish and chip shop to re-open after fire

Umberto's has been restored following the fire damage An iconic Preston fish and chip takeaway is due to re-open on Monday. Umberto’s was devastated by a fire in August but customers will be back inside from tomorrow. The […]

3 years ago
Preston business creates new project to help fund The Space Centre

The Space Centre provides a safe place for children with disabilities to play and relax A Preston business has thrown its backing behind keeping The Space Centre open. The centre, which provides respite support to parents whose children have learning disabilities, has been struggling for […]

3 years ago
Plan for new homes on the Lancaster Canal basin

Shelley Road homes which back onto the Lancaster Canal Plans to build twelve new townhouses in Ashton have been submitted the council. The new houses would be at the Ashton Basin looking onto the Lancaster Canal. Developers Baxter Construction […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lazy Sunday cycling along the Lancaster Canal

A week before the wind shook the leaves from the trees we took our bikes along the Lancaster Canal. We set out from central Preston, hopped onto the canal and […]

3 years ago
Consultation event on building 4,000 new homes in North West Preston announced

A graphic released by the council showing the area of the city which would be developed Residents in the North West of Preston are being asked to give their views on where 4,000 new homes could be built. Preston City Council’s masterplan for the Cottam, Lea […]

3 years ago
HMS Charger returns to Preston Dock

HMS Charger at Preston Dock when it visited in November The Royal Navy’s patrol vessel HMS Charger made a return to Preston docks on Saturday. The ship, which was adopted by Preston during the Guild celebrations returned to the City […]

3 years ago
Fire crews attend blaze at business building in Ashton

Two fire engines attended a fire at a business in Ashton. The fire, at a building near to the Trax BMX track on Wallend Road, started at 12.53am on Sunday. […]

3 years ago
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