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

Padel courts planned for Broughton tennis club

Padel is a racket sport that combines elements of tennis, squash and badminton and is played by over 18 million people worldwide Broughton and District Tennis Club has lodged plans with Preston City Council for a new padel court. Padel is a hugely popular game around the world and is played on […]

1 day ago
90 minute delays on M6 at Preston after major crash

Queues from the M55 trying to join the M6 southbound Pic: Traffic England Motorists on the M6 near Preston are being warned of severe delays. A crash involving a number of vehicles took place shortly after 4pm on Sunday (19 May). National Highways […]

3 days ago
Preston City Council local election results 2024 – Tory leader stands down, Labour’s Ashton Park woes and Lib Dems bounce

The moment Labour lost Lea and Larches ward Pic: Blog Preston The departing Tory opposition group leader on Preston City Council has called for a general election after her group suffered heavy losses at the local polls. Sue Whittam was speaking […]

2 weeks ago
Preston makeup artist and Broughton therapist putting city on the beauty map

Zsannett Peter and Louise Williamson A Preston-based makeup artist has won a national award for her work in the industry. Zsannett Peter won the makeup artist of the year category in the English Hair and […]

4 weeks ago
Woman dies after fall from bridge on M6 near Preston

Traffic being diverted off the M6 at Junction 32 around 5pm on Tuesday (23 April) Pic: Blog Preston A 50-year-old woman died after falling from a bridge onto the M6. The five-hour closure of the motorway was put in place from Junction 32 northbound on Tuesday 23 April. […]

4 weeks ago
M6 Junction 32 northbound re-opens after crash involving pedestrian

The police diverting traffic off the M6 at Junction 32 during Tuesday afternoon Pic: Blog Preston All lanes have been reopened on the M6 northbound after a crash involving a pedestrian and a car near Preston. National Highways North West confirmed the motorway was reopened between […]

4 weeks ago
Pedestrian and vehicle involved in M6 crash which has shut Junction 32

Police have confirmed the M6 is shut at Junction 32 northbound after a person was hit by a car. The closure, which began shortly before 4pm on Tuesday (23 April), […]

4 weeks ago
M6 closed northbound near Preston due to crash with warnings of long delays

Traffic being diverted off the M6 at Junction 32 around 5pm on Tuesday (23 April) Pic: Blog Preston The M6 is closed in one direction due to a crash. Police reported at 3.55pm today (23 April) that the northbound carriageway between junction 32 and 33 was closed while […]

4 weeks ago
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