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

Preston City Council withdraw High Court challenge against Cardwell Farm development

Cardwell Farm in Barton Pic: Google A legal challenge against a housing developer has been withdrawn after Preston City Council were told pursuing the High Court challenge would not be in their best interests. The legal […]

4 months ago
Fire under investigation as outbuilding catches fire in Broughton

Fire engine Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service The cause of a fire is under investigation after fire services were called out during Monday afternoon. At 5.51pm, two fire engines from Fulwood and Preston were called to an […]

4 months ago
Opinion: Why Broughton Parish Council opposes new mosque plans

Design view of planned Broughton mosque This is a guest post by Broughton Parish Council in response to the approval of plans to build a mosque in North Preston. Broughton Parish Council (BPC) should and has […]

4 months ago
Police issue updated appeal for footage after M6 ‘wrong-way’ incident

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident on the M6 in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 9 February). Police are asking people to submit their footage of […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Car travelling wrong way on M6 at Preston caused traffic chaos this morning

Overnight the M6 was closed causing traffic delays, and Lancashire Police have taken to social media to let people know why. The M6 Northbound has now been reopened between J31A […]

5 months ago
Broughton mosque plans set for approval

Design view of planned Broughton Mosque Plans to build a mosque in Broughton are set to be approved. A report to Preston City Council Planning Committee recommends permission is given, subject to car parking requirements being […]

5 months ago
Change to noise impact assessment for planned retirement home in Broughton

View of the care home from Garstang Road (North) A change to proposals for a new retirement home in Broughton is set for approval. The development would be on the former Touch of Spice restaurant and its car park, […]

5 months ago
Winckley Square relief charity seeks applications from local causes

Preston's city skyline Pic: Mick Gardner A historic Winckley Square charity with reserves of £600,000 is searching for applications from local causes. The Daniel’s and Houghton’s Charity is an amalgamation of two charities created in 1649 […]

5 months ago
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