News and information about the village of Broughton which is just to the North of the city of Preston, Lancashire

Driver in hospital after car crashes off the M6 near Preston

Heading south on the M6 near junction 32 Pic: Google A driver is in hospital after a crash on the M6 near Preston. The car left the motorway on the southbound side near Junction 32 and went down an embankment […]

3 days ago
Lorry driver dies in hospital after M6 crash near Preston

A lorry driver has died following a crash which closed the M6 near Preston. The incident southbound on the motorway just to the north of Junction 32 (Broughton) shut two […]

5 days ago
D’urton Lane rat-run to end as roadworks continue

D'urton Lane once the work is finished won't be accessible from the Eastway junction Pic: Google A popular rat-run in Fulwood is to be sealed off at one end. D’urton Lane from Broughton to Eastway, Fulwood is to be sealed off – forcing drivers to use […]

7 days ago
Staff member at Guy’s Thatched Hamlet punched in the face during New Year’s Day

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the assault Police are trying to trace a man after a New Year’s Day attack at a restaurant near Preston. A member of staff was hurt during the incident at Guy’s Thatched […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement M6 Junction 31A to Junction 32 only ONE lane open after lorry fire

Smouldering wreck of the lorry on the hard shoulder of the M6 Highways engineers are continuing to resurface lanes on the M6 after a lorry fire on Monday night. Tuesday morning commuters are experiencing long delays as four lanes are closed between […]

1 month ago
M6 near Preston closed due to major lorry fire

Highways England footage shows the lorry on fire Part of the M6 near Preston is expected to be closed overnight for resurfacing work after a major vehicle fire. A truck was seen ablaze containing paint and aerosols shortly […]

1 month ago
GB Energy Supply was building a new Preston headquarters

GB Energy Supply had been expanding Work on an energy firm’s new headquarters in Preston has been stalled. GB Energy Supply announced on Saturday (26 November) to its 160,000 customers across the UK it would no […]

2 months ago
Preston energy firm GB Energy Supply stops trading

GB Energy Supply won't be piping gas to anymore hobs Pic: Jiva A Preston-based energy firm has gone out of business. GB Energy Supply, which has 160,000 customers across the UK, blames recent price increases for their downfall. A statement from managing […]

2 months ago
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