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.

Teenage boy attacked and has bike stolen in Lea

The junction of Blackpool Road and Layton Road where the incident took place Police are looking for a man after a teenage boy was pushed off his bike in Lea. The 14-year-old victim was cycling home around 10pm on Monday 19 October. He […]

4 years ago
Bogus fish sellers target Lea, Ashton and Ingol

Frozen fish are being sold in huge quantities. Pic: Anthony Theobald Police have issued a warning after aggressive fish sellers targeted elderly residents in Preston. A van saying P Carroll’s Fish on the side has been seen in the Lea, Ashton-on-Ribble […]

4 years ago
Lea Park to be created as part of the Cottam Hall Brickworks development

Aerial view of the Cottam Hall area A new public park is set to be created as part of one of Preston’s largest new developments. Lea Park would become adopted by Preston City Council during the Cottam […]

4 years ago
Lea car crash: Inquest into Ribbleton men’s deaths announced

An inquest into the death of two men who died following a crash in Lea is to be held. Anthony Butler,25, and Jack Hamilton, 24, both from Ribbleton, died in […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Three people jailed for robbing a pregnant woman in Savick

Left to right clockwise: Philip Kent, Donna Walton and Roy Walker Two men and a woman have been jailed for a total of 11 years after they targeted a pregnant woman pushing a pram in a street robbery in Preston. Rachel […]

4 years ago
Improvement work begins at two Preston play areas

Two Preston play areas which were successful in receiving funding grants for improvements are due to have work start on them this month. Over August and September for a period of […]

5 years ago
In pictures: Nature in close-up alongside Preston’s canals

It’s the height of summer and although it may not always feel like it, the warm temperatures are bringing the hedgerows to life along Preston’s canal towpaths. The photographs below […]

5 years ago
Woman found dead in Lea house

Cartmel Place in Lea Pic: Google A woman has been found dead after firefighters were called to a property in Lea. Ambulance crews called out Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service after they couldn’t enter a house. […]

5 years ago
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