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Bamber Bridge

An area to the south of Preston, it is within South Ribble and is commonly referred to as ‘Brig’. Bamber Bridge has a railway station and a main high street with local shops. It is close to the A6.

Former ship officer from Preston left paralysed after contracting Covid

A man from Bamber Bridge has opened up about being left paralysed from the waist down after contracting Covid. Andrew Mears’ health issues first started in 2019 when he slipped […]

2 months ago
Taproom serving up three-day festival of craft beer, live music and food at Walton Summit

Hopworks Taproom interior Pic: Hopworks Brew Co. / Facebook A Walton Summit taproom is serving up a three-day festival of craft beer, live music and food. Hopworks Brew Co.’s SpringFest is taking place on the early May bank holiday […]

2 months ago
Bamber Bridge clothes-swapping event this weekend for St Catherine’s Hospice

Lancashire's declutters and organisers of the event. Pic: Marie Bateson A clothes-swapping event is being held this Saturday to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. The ‘Swishing Party Clothes Swap’ is a free event, being held at the Valley Conferencing, […]

2 months ago
Leyland housing company invites charities to pitch for funding at ‘Dragon’s Den-style event’

Progress Housing Group colleagues and volunteers at the previous Soup Dragon’s Den A Leyland-based housing company is inviting charities to pitch for funding at a ‘Dragon’s Den-style event’. Progress Housing Group is calling on charities and community groups in the South Ribble […]

2 months ago
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Preston homecare provider invests thousands for training at new city centre branch

Homecare assistant Zohreh Madani (left) and homecare assistant Kirsten Capstick demonstrating the hoist in the new Care Training Academy at Preston A Preston-based homecare provider has invested thousands of pounds in training at its new branch in the city. Westmorland Homecare’s new branch opened in December last year, providing care to […]

2 months ago
Preston man takes on 200-mile ultra-marathon for St Catherine’s Hospice

Ben Hardman is aiming to complete the run in 60 hours. Pic: Ben Hardman A man from Preston is running a 200-mile ultra-marathon to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. Ben Hardman is aiming to complete the challenge in under 60 hours, starting on […]

3 months ago
Withy Grove Park’s new £110,000 mega slide is now open

The new 110k slide at With Grove Park in Bamber Bridge. Pic: South Ribble Borough Council A new slide which cost £110,000 has opened in Bamber Bridge. South Ribble Borough Council have installed a new slide at Withy Grove Park, after the original centrepiece had to […]

3 months ago
River Darwen near Preston the second most sewage spilled river in England

River Darwen looking towards Preston Pic: Tony Worrall A section of river near Preston was one of the most polluted in England last year. New figures on sewage spills released by the Environment Agency and analysed by The […]

3 months ago
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