News and information for the area of Cottam in Preston, Lancashire. Part of what’s known as Ingol the area of Cottam was famous once for Cottam Hall and its brickworks, today it’s an area sought after by developers to build new housing on.

Colourful run returns for third time to UCLan Sports Arena

Taking on the colour run Taking on the colour fun run Hundreds of runners got themselves pelted with powder during a colour fun run at the UCLan Sports Arena. More than 500 people ran the […]

2 weeks ago
Duathlon is coming to Preston – so you don’t need to get wet

For those looking for a fitness challenge there's one which doesn't involve getting wet. Tri Preston is putting on a duathlon at the University of Central Lancashire's Sports Arena. Four of the events take place which are a run and a cycle. Duathlons see a two mile run, an eight mile cycle and a two mile run - with no swimming. Ed Culshaw from the triathlon club said: "To those unfamiliar with multi-sport events a duathlon is a run followed by a bike ride followed by a run. It's a triathlon for those who don't like swimming! "Duathlons can be any distance over any terrain, from flat short distance events to brutal long distance ultra-races over mountains and fells." The duathlons take place on Sunday 7 May, Sunday 4 June and Sunday 9 July. The two hour events are £10 and is open to 16-year-olds an over. You need to bring running shoes, a cycling helmet and a bike in roadworthy condition. Some of the Tri Preston members For those looking for a fitness challenge there’s one which doesn’t involve getting wet. Tri Preston is putting on a duathlon at the University […]

2 months ago
New homes plan lodged for Cottam Hall Brickworks site

The Cottam development has been slow in getting started Cottam is seeing hundreds of new homes built as part of the North West Preston Masterplan Pic: Paul Melling More new homes are due to be built at the former […]

2 months ago
Paint to fly as Preston to celebrate Holi festival

Last year's Holi festival event Last year’s Holi festival event Paint is going to fly on Sunday to celebrate India’s festival of colours. Holi – the Hindu spring festival – is being marked with an […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement New artificial pitch put in at Preston’s sports arena

Action on the new 3G pitch Mark Menzies MP cutting the ribbon to officially open the 3G pitch watched by student footballers, USA Duty Manager Neil Cottam, UCLan Business Services Manager Andy Coverdale and Joel Arber, […]

3 months ago
Major canal dredging project begins at Preston’s Ribble Link

Dredging work starting on the canal at Preston Photo: Benny Mc’Nally/Preston Chatterbox Preston Ribble Link Canal is to be dredged in a £3.4million investment by the Canal and River Trust […]

3 months ago
Preston Western Distributor work due to begin in 2018

An overhead view of where the Western Distributor is to go An overhead view of where the Western Distributor is to go Construction on a major new road on the western edge of Preston is due to begin in 2018. Lancashire […]

4 months ago
Preston 5k with a splash of colour returns to the city

Runners at last year's colourful run Runners at last year’s colourful run A colourful dash to help raise money for charity is returning to Preston. The University of Central Lancashire’s Colour Fun Run is to take […]

4 months ago
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