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.

Prominent Preston City Council Labour councillor David Borrow resigns triggering by-election for Lea and Larches

A prominent Labour councillor at Preston City Council has resigned in a move that will trigger a by-election for his vacant ward seat. Cllr David Borrow, who was also the […]

5 days ago
Lea man charged with West Cliff stabbing

The scene in West Cliff during Friday morning Pic: Blog Preston A man has been charged after a man was stabbed in the chest near Avenham and Miller Park on Friday morning. Preston Police say Jack Sanderson, 31, of Charlesway Court, […]

1 week ago
Preston to Fleetwood bus route 74 and 75 has new operator

The 75 bus leaving Preston Bus Station Pic: Colin Ward A bus route serving Ashton-on-Ribble as well as key villages in the western side of Preston and into Fylde is to remain. Blackpool Transport had announced it was handing back […]

3 weeks ago
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 […]

3 weeks ago
Two men to appear in court charged with Lea stabbing

Where Ashford Road meets Birkdale Drive Two men have been charged after a 37-year-old man was stabbed in Lea. The pair will appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Friday (3 May) morning following the incident in […]

4 weeks ago
Attempted murder investigation continues after man stabbed in Lea

Birkdale Drive and Ashford Road junction Pic: Google Two men remain in custody as an attempted murder investigation continues after a man was stabbed in Ashton-on-Ribble. Preston Police were called to reports of men fighting in the Ashford […]

4 weeks ago
Preston woman launches petition about ‘appalling’ state of city roads

Road conditions like this are not uncommon across Preston Pic: Blog Preston A woman from Lea has started a petition to improve all of the potholes across Preston and the UK in general. Kaitlyn Ashworth set up the petition after noticing the […]

4 weeks ago
Lea roads shut down by police after 6am brawl and stabbing

Where Ashford Road meets Birkdale Drive Two roads in Preston were closed after police were called to a report of men fighting at 6am. Officers from Lancashire Constabulary rushed to Ashford Road and Birkdale Drive in […]

4 weeks ago
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