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

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 months ago
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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

5 months ago
A new link road is now open between Broughton and Eastway

A new roundabout has been put in at D'urton Lane Pic: Blog Preston A new section of road has opened connecting Eastway and D’Urton Lane. Mericourt Road is approximately 300m long and designed to improve access to the roundabout on James Towers Way […]

5 months ago
Part of A6 near Preston due to be closed for eight weeks

Road sign in place in advance of the A6 closure Pic: Martin Strickland/Facebook Part of the A6 is due to close on Monday (13 January) for eight weeks. The road will have works being carried out by gas company Cadent between Broughton and […]

7 months ago
New affordable homes plan for Woodplumpton

Plans for 10 new affordable rural homes have been submitted to Preston City Council. Community Gateway has applied for planning permission to build six two-bedroom houses and four three-bedroom houses […]

8 months ago
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