News and information about Lea. It sits right on the Western frontier of Preston as you head out towards Lytham and Blackpool and is part of the sprawling area known as Ashton-on-Ribble.

Preston couple Rowena and Kenneth Coulton celebrate Diamond wedding anniversary

Rowena and Kenneth brought friends and family together to raise funds for Rosemere Pic: Rosemere Cancer Foundation A Preston couple have marked their 75th wedding anniversary. More than 100 family members and friends packed into Lea club for Rowena and Kenneth Coulton’s Diamond anniversary celebration. The kind-hearted […]

1 week ago
Preston woman kept seven pets in ‘disarray’ with faeces and piles of rubbish

A woman from Preston has been given an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and disqualified from keeping animals for a decade after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to her […]

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Underpass at Preston Western Distributor Road regularly closed by flooding

Darkinson Lane underpass flooding An underpass built to allow pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders to get from one side of the new Preston Western Distributor Road to the other is regularly being closed by […]

2 months ago
Preston plans and schemes, more lost railways and the original M6 plans

The M6 Samlesbury junction rebuild, 1993 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Studying old plans can lead to interesting discoveries. One such discovery reveals another of Preston’s lost railways. Also, the origin of the UK’s motorways goes back further than you might […]

2 months ago
St Bernard’s Hub in Larches brought back into use

The St Bernard's Hub has been constantly targeted and damaged Pic: Preston Police The former community space in Elswick Road had become a hot spot for anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.

2 months ago
Preston Western Distributor speed limit confirmed to remain at 50mph

The speed limit on the new Preston Western Distributor Road will remain at 50mph after faster options were deemed too dangerous. Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has decided to make the […]

2 months ago
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