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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 Docks swing bridge to close for annual maintenance

A steam train heading over the Swing Bridge Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s swing bridge on the Docks is being closed for maintenance. Navigation Way will be shut to vehicles at the bridge while barrier and bridge maintenance takes place. The bridge […]

1 week ago
College students help repaint classroom at Preston disabled school

Repainting the walls inside the Acorns Three schools across Preston and Chorley have been given a spruce up thanks to students at a city college. Painting and decorating learners from Preston’s College have been learning on […]

1 week ago
Another firm chooses their Lancashire headquarters to be in Preston

Winning Pitch mark the opening of their new offices in Preston A consultancy firm has chosen Preston to be its base for an expansion into Lancashire. Winning Pitch says due to ‘increased demand’ it is opening the office in the city. […]

1 week ago
Stacey’s Cake-Away opens in Water Lane

Stacey Lambert behind the counter at Stacey's Cake-Away Stacey’s Cake-Away has opened in Ashton, just one year after owner Stacey Lambert started a cake making business from home while on maternity leave. It all started when Stacey’s son […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Weekend treats coming to Lane Ends as new cake shop opens

Sugar Wishes cake jars, some of the weekend treats that will be available A new cake shop is bringing weekend treats to the people of Lane Ends. Sugar Wishes, which opened on Saturday 2 March, will be selling cupcakes, cake jars, brownies and […]

2 weeks ago
More change for Simon Rigby’s empire as he hands over Vittorias Kirkham

What was known as The Villa at Kirkham Pic: Google Simon Rigby is no longer operating Vittorias at Kirkham. The Guild Hall owner has let the eatery to Ross Wallis, managing director of Leftmove estate agents. The move comes two […]

4 weeks ago
Remembering when Preston used to have its own bank

Henry Newsham Pedder picked up the balance sheet when Edward Pedder died, and found things did not add up Pic: Preston Digital Archive With news on Preston City Council considering funding a community bank we take a look back at when Preston had its own bank. Pedder’s was a household name in Georgian […]

4 weeks ago
Warning after dog attack in Ashton Park

Alice needed stitches after the attack Pic: Blog Preston A woman is urging dog owners to be on their guard after her dog was attacked in Ashton Park. Stephanie Beswick-Holmes was walking with her husband Tom, her baby and […]

4 weeks ago
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