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News and information about the village of Broughton which is just to the North of the city of Preston, Lancashire

Battle of the Boars Head pub at Barton resumes over plans for flats and homes

Fire damage can be seen to the Boars Head Pic: Nigel Trundle A former pub on the A6 at Barton is to go have its fate decided by councillors once more. The troubled Boars Head in Garstang Road has been the subject […]

1 hour ago
Barge on the Lancaster Canal went up in flames during Bank Holiday Monday

The barge on fire on the Lancaster Canal Pic: Kev Gunn/Lancaster Canal Users Group Firefighters spent Bank Holiday Monday morning put out a fire on a barge on the Lancaster Canal. Crews from Lancaster and Garstang were called to the fire on Monday (May […]

2 weeks ago
Boy, 14, in hospital with injuries after being attacked by gang of 10 youths

The attack happened in Lydiate Lane Pic: Google A teenage boy was reportedly set upon by a gang of 10 youths on a rural lane between Garstang and Preston. The 14-year-old was riding his bike as he approached […]

2 weeks ago
Horns Dam caravan park applies to more than double in size

The Horns Dam caravan park has been gradually expanding the number of pitches Pic: Google A caravan park near Goosnargh is planning to expand. The Horns Dam site already has space for 16 touring caravans. The site includes three fishing lakes and the Horns Dam […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lorry fire shut the M55 and M6 at Preston during Saturday evening

The lorry could be seen burning on the hard shoulder of the motorway Pic: Highways England A lorry driver escaped from their burning vehicle during Saturday evening. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent four crews to deal with a lorry on fire on the M6. The […]

4 weeks ago
Coronavirus deaths revealed by postcode as confirmed Covid-19 deaths rise to 71 in Preston and South Ribble

The drive-through coronavirus testing facility at Preston's College Pic: StePNE The number of confirmed deaths from Coronavirus in each district of Preston and South Ribble has been revealed. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show a total of […]

1 month ago
Garstang pensioner targeted by rogue traders as scams warning issued during lockdown

The lady in her 80s was charged an obscene amount of an hour's work trimming back a conifer Pic: Pixabay A pensioner in Garstang has been targeted by rogue traders. Lancashire County Council has issued warnings about a number of scams since lockdown began. A lady in her 80s received […]

2 months ago
Work is underway to build 98 new family homes in Broughton

Construction work has begun on 98 family homes in Whittingham Lane, Broughton, as part of the 15-acre Broughton Park development. Work to create roads, pavements and infrastructure is underway at […]

3 months ago
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