News and information for the area of Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Includes the Tulketh, Larches and Ashton areas of the city, plus a big swathe of what’s known as Riversway down by the docks.

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
Car body repair workshop planned for outside Preston Morrisons supermarket

Morrisons at Riversway A car body repair workshop could be set to spring up outside a Preston supermarket. Morrisons has applied for permission to install the so-called ‘pod’ facility in the car park […]

2 months ago
Star Centre in Ashton-on-Ribble confirmed for demolition

The Star Youth Centre in Ashton Pic: Tony Worrall The centre - which closed in 2019 and stands on the site of the former Tulketh Hall - is due to become a new housing development.

2 months ago
Ashton poet’s collection of forgotten stories about working class northern lives

Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth An Ashton-on-Ribble poet has released a new collection featuring working-class northern lives, genealogy and forgotten stories. Dr. Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth’s debut pamphlet, Fleet Salvage, was released by award-winning publisher Broken […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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
Preston City Council considers future of dozens of alley gates across the city

One of the alley gates in the city Pic: Preston City Council The bulk of the alley gates are concentrated in Deepdale, St Matthews, Fishwick, Avenham, Frenchwood, Plungington and Ashton-on-Ribble and were last reviewed in 2020.

2 months ago
River Ribble flood alert issued covering Penwortham, Hutton, Preston Docks and Freckleton

Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston Environment Agency North West has issued the warning around the high tide expected on the River Ribble around 1am on Sunday.

2 months ago
Ashton resident overcomes fear of water to swim English Channel

Jemma Wolstencroft swimming the Channel An Ashton resident has overcome a fear of water to swim the English Channel. Jemma Wolstencroft made the crossing at the end of August, after months of training. However Jemma’s journey […]

2 months ago
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