News and information about the area of Woodplumpton near Preston, Lancashire

Viewing area added to Preston New Road fracking site

A fenced off area has been set up by Cuadrilla A fenced off area has been set up by Cuadrilla A viewing area has been set up as preparation work begins for fracking to resume near Preston. Cuadrilla has set […]

2 weeks ago
Woodplumpton homes plan looks set to be thrown out

Aerial view of the area near the M55 where the new homes would be Pic: Google Plans for 58 new homes on the edge of the M55 in the North West of Preston look set to be thrown out. What is described as ‘piecemeal’ development has […]

4 months ago
A final scoop as Bonds of Elswick closes

One family's final trip out to Bonds Pic: Kieran Frend Prestonians have been heading to a much-loved ice cream parlour for a final scoop. Bonds of Elswick is closing down after seven decades. Packing the family in the car on […]

4 months ago
Preston village pub The Wheatsheaf is top ‘community pub’

Pete and Ness behind the bar at The Wheatshead A village pub on the edge of Preston has been honoured as the best community pub for the second year in a row. The Wheatsheaf in Woodplumpton won the Heart […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fracking near Preston is allowed to go ahead at one site

Fracking near Preston is to become a reality as the government overturned a decision made by Lancashire County Council. Communities secretary Sajid Javid has said Cuadrilla can frack at Preston […]

7 months ago
Preston entrepreneur Jen Slack launches new cleaning spray

Jen Slack with her new product A Preston woman has launched a new anti-stain product she says will help homeowners. Better Protect It is a spray that Jen Slack says will ‘maintain the condition and cleanliness […]

7 months ago
Watch patients serenaded in doctors waiting room near Preston

The singing doctors and nurses! It’s the morning of the Brexit vote and the UK has voted to leave the European Union. At a doctors surgery on the outskirts of Preston patients in the waiting […]

9 months ago
How will 5,300 homes be built in North West Preston?

Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes A Garden City is due to join up in the North West corner of Preston, but how will it look? More than 5,000 new homes are due to be built […]

9 months ago
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