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

Overturned van shuts two lanes of the M55

Police shared this picture from the scene Pic: LancsRoadPolice Police shared this picture from the scene Pic: LancsRoadPolice Police had closed two lanes of the M55 near Preston following an overturned vehicle. A van and trailer has flipped over […]

1 week ago
Two lanes reopened on M55 near Preston after overturned vehicle crash

Heading towards Junction 3 on the M55 where the crash took place Pic: Google Heading towards Junction 3 on the M55 Pic: Google Delays of more than 40 minutes are being experienced on the M55 near Preston. A crash between Junction 1 and Junction […]

1 week ago
Cryptosporidium outbreak sees United Utilities face charges

Tap water is not safe to drink Pic: Olly Clarke Inside the Franklaw water treatment works Remember the cryptosporidium outbreak that left us unable to drink the water for weeks? United Utilities are now facing prosecution over the outbreak which […]

2 weeks ago
Pensioner has valuable jewellery taken from Broughton home

More of the rings and other jewellery taken Some of the items of jewellery taken in the theft Gold diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces are among the items of valuable jewellery taken from a home in Preston. An […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cyclists warned after ‘near misses’ on the Guild Wheel

Where the Guild Wheel leaves D'Urton Lane Pic: Keith Sergeant Where the Guild Wheel leaves D’Urton Lane Pic: Keith Sergeant Cyclists on the Guild Wheel are being asked to walk their bikes along two parts of the route. Lancashire County […]

2 weeks ago
A6 to be closed at Broughton due to bypass work

Helms Pass underpass on the Bypass Helms Pass underpass on the Bypass More overnight closures of the A6 have been announced as part of the Broughton Bypass work. Three nights during a June weekend will see […]

3 weeks ago
Artists exploring Preston’s development hosting ‘home’ discussion

A free Expanded City book will be available for all those stopping by, and Olivia Keith's drawing of the edge of Preston The expanded city The next step in an arts project mapping what the city is like before thousands of new homes are built has been announced. The Connected City is […]

3 weeks ago
‘Rubber-necking’ to blame as M6 crashes cause delays near Preston

The scene of the M6 northbound crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice No one was hurt in the caravan crash Pic: LancsRoadPolice The M6 to the north of Preston is seeing long delays due to two crashes. A caravan overturned on the […]

3 weeks ago
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