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Ashton-on-Ribble

News and information for the area of Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Includes the Tulketh, Larches and Ashton areas of the city, plus a big swathe of what’s known as Riversway down by the docks.

Preston gets two new pop-up cycle lanes

The cycle lane down Fylde Road Pop-up cycle lanes are appearing across Preston to encourage people to get on two wheels post-lockdown. Lancashire County Council says it wants to make it easier for people to cycle […]

12 hours ago
McDonalds at Preston Docks, Deepdale and Capitol Centre retail parks see huge queues

Stewards directing traffic at the McDonalds on the Docks Pic: Paul Melling Drivers experienced up to 90-minute waits as major queues formed for McDonalds drive-throughs. The fast-food chain reopened a number of outlets across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley during Wednesday (June […]

2 days ago
Two-car crash at Lane Ends crossroads

Emergency services on the scene at Lane Ends Pic: Kyle Healy Emergency services have been called to a two-car crash at Lane Ends. The accident took place during the afternoon of Sunday 31 May. Traffic could be seen backing up while […]

5 days ago
Preston’s independent shops preparing for high street reopening

Action Records Preston’s shops are preparing to reopen from Monday 15 June, as lockdown eases across the country. Plans have been put in motion after Boris Johnson’s announcement on non-essential shops earlier […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Clearance work at Larches House site riles nearby residents

One of the trees that has been felled Larches residents say they have been ‘left traumatised’ after the new owners of Larches House began clearing woodland at the site. The Grade-II listed building and surrounding woodland, off Larches […]

1 week ago
Preston pub not calling last orders yet on vulnerable regulars

Elizabeth and Brian outside a house delivering a food basket to one of their regular customers In unprecedented times, The Wheatsheaf Pub in Ashton-on-Ribble has been keeping vulnerable regulars as happy customers. The pub has been giving free home cooked meals to their vulnerable regulars during […]

1 week ago
Investigation after spate of racist graffiti in Plungington

A city council worker removes graffiti from one of the sites in the city targeted Pic: Preston City Council Police are investigating after a spate of racist graffiti appeared in Plungington over the bank holiday weekend. Nazi symbols were sprayed around the Eldon Street bridge area in gold paint. […]

1 week ago
Preston features in new KFC anti-litter campaign

A bin surrounded by litter from takeaway diners Pic: Antoni Squires/Blog Preston KFC have called on those using Preston’s drive-through at the Docks to stop being ‘a tosser’. It comes after pictures, published by Blog Preston on May 14, showed rubbish strewn […]

1 week ago
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