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

Easter Sunday delays on the M6 after crash

Tailbacks on the M6 at Red Scar just before Junction 32 Pic: Motorway Traffic Cameras Drivers heading out on Easter Sunday are facing congestion on the M6 at Preston due to a crash. One lane was closed just before Junction 32 at Broughton. Highways England […]

5 hours ago
Explosion from JCB catching fire awakens Broughton

The JCB as destroyed by the fire Pic: Peter Nelson/Blog Preston Parts of Broughton and Fulwood were woken by small explosions during Thursday night. The fire, which was on land off Sandy Gate Lane behind Broughton High School, involved a JCB. […]

1 week ago
Homes off the Broughton Bypass are thrown out by councillors

The site off James Towers Way, the Broughton Bypass A total of 95 new homes proposed for Broughton have been knocked back. Gladman Homes wanted to build on land off the bypass – James Towers Way – with a […]

2 weeks ago
The Italian Orchard expands thanks to seven-figure investment

The refurbished bar area at The Italian Orchard The Italian Orchard has unveiled a new bar area and retractable glass roof as part of a 500 sq m expansion. The new features at the popular Broughton restaurant were […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Driver tells of ‘snow and ice carnage’ on the M55 which left her BMW wrecked

The crumpled side of the BMW Pic: Shabnam Ajmal/Blog Preston Footage shows the extent of the damage to vehicles caught in the M55 ‘freak hailstorm’. Conditions on the M55 between Junction 1 and 3 caused treacherous driving conditions late on […]

2 weeks ago
Motorway closed for five hours after 24 vehicle pile up

The M55 was closed for five hours last night after 24 vehicles collided in the carriageway. A sudden snowstorm led to treacherous driving conditions with several motorists losing control of […]

3 weeks ago
Preston accountant stole more than £280,000 from client pension funds to prop up his own businesses

Bessent operated from offices at Preston Docks Pic: Google A Preston based accountant who stole more than £280,000 of pension funds to prop up his struggling businesses has been jailed for three years and four months. Preston Crown Court […]

3 weeks ago
New homes planned for Broughton Bypass due to refusal

An overhead view of the site in Broughton New homes being potentially built just off the new Broughton Bypass look set to be blocked. Gladman Homes had applied to build 95 properties on land between Pinewood Avenue on […]

3 weeks ago
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