News and information about the Larches area of Preston, Lancashire. Part of Ashton-on-Ribble the Larches estate is one of the largest in the city.

Preston City Council local election results 2024 – Tory leader stands down, Labour’s Ashton Park woes and Lib Dems bounce

The moment Labour lost Lea and Larches ward Pic: Blog Preston The departing Tory opposition group leader on Preston City Council has called for a general election after her group suffered heavy losses at the local polls. Sue Whittam was speaking […]

2 weeks ago
‘People are losing faith’ reaction from Prestonians to Preston Bus evening changes

A Preston Bus service in Tithebarne Street Pic: Ian Simpson Preston Bus and its parent company Rotala are facing criticism over proposed evening timetable changes. The 6,23,35 and 100 service are all facing earlier last bus times throughout the week […]

1 month ago
Preston Bus plan major evening cutbacks to four services

Number 23 services are one of the four bus routes to see a reduction in evening services Pic: Blog Preston A raft of evening bus services are due to be withdrawn by Preston Bus. Four routes in the city are to see their last bus become much earlier as the […]

1 month ago
Preston local elections 2024 digest: Labour release campaign video, Trade union candidates and Ashton Park battle

Preston Labour leader Matthew Brown opens their campaign video speaking from Winckley Square All the candidates standing for election to Preston City Council were confirmed this week, but that’s not the only local elections news out there. Here’s a digest of some stories […]

1 month ago
Neighbours celebrate Violet in Larches turning 101

Violet Fortt celebrating her day. Pic: Emma Caffrey The Community Hub at Larches held a milestone birthday celebration. Around 20 local residents got together to celebrate Violet Fortt’s 101st birthday, with balloons, cake and party food. Violet is […]

2 months ago
Eggciting things to do in and around Preston for Easter 2024

Preston has been basking in mid-20 degree heat throughout the Easter weekend Pic: Tony Worrall With the blossom coming out across Preston, it can mean only one thing yolks – Easter is just around the corner. There’s plenty of eggciting activities going on across the […]

2 months ago
Police given additional powers across Larches, Lea and Ashton-on-Ribble on Halloween night

The Section 60 order, granted by an Inspector, runs until 2am on Wednesday and gives police the ability to stop and search anyone without needing reasonable grounds.

7 months ago
Local housing plan deadline must be hit to avoid building free-for-all

New homes on Hoyles Lane The race is on for Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils to complete years of work that will determine where and how many new houses are built in each area […]

7 months ago
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