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.

Cottam farm could be demolished to create new executive homes

Maxy House Farm would be demolished under the plans Plans to demolish a farm in Cottam and replace it with 14 homes have been lodged. The large family homes could be built along Sandy Lane as a farm-owning family […]

7 years ago
‘Garden city’ plan for the North West of Preston is unveiled

Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes The North West edge of Preston could see up to 5,300 homes built in what councillors claim is a new “garden city”. A masterplan which takes in the Broughton, Cottam, […]

7 years ago
Runners prepare to take part in Central Lancashire Half Marathon near Preston

500 runners will take part in the event Runners are expected to shake off the Christmas pounds with a half marathon route around the edge of Preston. The sixth annual Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon takes place […]

7 years ago
Pig and Whistle armed raid: CCTV system and camera was also taken

The Pig and Whistle is a popular Sunday lunch spot for families Police hunting a gang of men who tied up staff, brandished weapons and tied up staff at a Preston pub have told how they tore out the pub’s CCTV system. […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Man rescued after car crash on Christmas Eve and fire crew deal with fire outside Preston pub

A man was rescued from his car following an accident in Lea. Fire fighters attended the incident on Sidegreaves Lane, Lea, just before 10pm on Christmas Eve. The man was […]

7 years ago
Updated: Staff tied up and cash stolen during armed robbery at carvery in Lea

The Pig and Whistle is a popular Sunday lunch spot for families Police are appealing for information after staff at a Preston pub were tied up while a gang took away cash. Three or four men entered the Pig and Whistle pub […]

7 years ago
Consultation event on building 4,000 new homes in North West Preston announced

A graphic released by the council showing the area of the city which would be developed Residents in the North West of Preston are being asked to give their views on where 4,000 new homes could be built. Preston City Council’s masterplan for the Cottam, Lea […]

7 years ago
Lea motorists offered the chance to protect their motorbikes and cars by police

Motorcyclists and cyclists in Lea are being urged to get their bikes coded with special screws to deter thieves. Officers from Lancashire Police will be at Homebase on Preston Docks […]

7 years ago
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