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.

The wheels turn: A final journey for Preston Bus’ Orbit before the cull

Preston's Orbit service is no more... Pic: Ian Simpson The wheel turns on Preston’s Orbit bus service for the final time on Saturday evening as it disappears from our roads. More than 3,500 people signed two petitions calling for Preston […]

4 years ago
The Expanded City to explore Preston’s suburban boundaries before new homes are built

A familiar sight around the edges of Preston How will Preston be once thousands of new homes and miles of new roads are built to its North West? An arts project is to explore how ‘The Expanded City’ is […]

4 years ago
Preston flooding: Lea junction sees motorists and pedestrians struggle with flood water

Cars making their way through the floodwater Pics: Emma Caffrey and Mark Jewell Motorists are being warned to slow down at a busy Preston junction due to floodwater. Where Greaves Town Lane meets Blackpool Road in Lea has a problem with blocked drains. […]

4 years ago
Lea cooker fire sees firefighters put out Sunday breakfast blaze

Nelson Crescent in Lea Pic: Google Fire crews from Preston Fire Station were called out after breakfast went very wrong at one household. A fire in a cooker in Nelson Crescent, Lea, saw firefighters called out […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pig and Whistle carvery closes for refurb

The Pig and Whistle is a popular Sunday lunch spot for families Carvery fans are having to stall their appetites for a week as a Preston pub gets a revamp. The Pig and Whistle in Blackpool Road, Lea has closed its doors […]

4 years ago
From phone boxes to churches: How Preston’s rural heritage may be getting more protection

Lea cross in Cottam and the Lea Methodist Church spire Pics; Tony Worrall Parts of Preston’s rural heritage could get extra protection under a new planning law. Preston City Council is seeking to create a Local Heritage List with residents nominating churches, shops, […]

4 years ago
Preston nurse organises charity concert with Gary Barlow tribute act

Dan Hadfield will perform at the charity fundraiser A Preston nurse is putting on a show to help children who have lost a parent at a young age. Kelly Baines, who works at Royal Preston Hospital, has booked […]

4 years ago
Watch route the Preston Western Distributor is due to take

Route of the Preston Western Distributor Not sure where the new Preston Western Distributor Road is due to go? Carving its way through the countryside to the west of the city the five mile new route […]

4 years ago
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