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.

Ashton woman conceives tale inspired by campervan adventures while nap trapped by new baby

Emilie Eccles and family A woman from Ashton-on-Ribble has ended up self-publishing a children’s book after becoming nap trapped by her new baby. Emilie Eccles was on maternity leave in early 2023 when she […]

6 days ago
Ashton Park plans to be considered again – this time in a public meeting

Ashton Park sports hub/community building Controversial plans to build new football and sports facilities on Preston’s Ashton Park will be put to city councillors for a second time – in spite of having already been […]

6 days ago
Adoptee raises money for Preston charity by walking over 40 miles to Barrow

Barry Cullen who is supporting the adoption charity. Pic: Caritas Care A man has walked 40 miles from Keswick to Barrow to raise money for a Preston-based adoption charity, Caritas Care. Barry Cullen, 50, from Surrey was adopted through the charity […]

1 week ago
Alleygates to be installed on four Preston streets police say are crime hotspots

Briggs Road, Preston Alleygates are to be installed in a cluster of Preston streets to close off passageways in a small area that police have branded a “crime hotspot”. Preston City Council planners […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Ashton woman donates new machine to Royal Preston Hospital in memory of her brother

A woman from Ashton has donated a new machine to Royal Preston Hospital’s kidney unit in memory of her brother who died in 2021. Eleanor Morgan donated a new £1,700 […]

2 weeks ago
Ashton Park legal challenge expected over surveys and decision secrecy in controversial plans

The plans for the Ashton Park sports hub Preston City Council could face a legal challenge from locals if it presses ahead with controversial plans to build sports facilities on a suburban park, the Local Democracy Reporting Service […]

2 weeks ago
Artwork commissioned for Lea and Cottam to help people feel proud of their area

Cottam archway, Cottam Way A Preston parish councillor says he hopes artwork the authority has commissioned of the local streetscene will help people better appreciate the part of the city they call home. Chris […]

4 weeks ago
Cottam mum-of-three raising money to be part of Team GB in Australia

Lizz training while pushing her child. Pic: Lizz Davidson A mother-of-three from Preston is raising funds to be able to represent Team GB in the World’s Sprint Distance Duathlon Championships which is being held in Australia this year. Lizz […]

1 month ago
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