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

M55 to see resurfacing work from Broughton to Kirkham

The M55 will see lane closures overnight Pic: Motorway Cameras Drivers who use the M55 late at night or first-thing in the morning are being warned about overnight closures. Highways England are resurfacing the entire stretch between Junction 1 (Broughton) […]

4 months ago
M6 reopened after closure between Tickled Trout and Broughton due to person on bridge

The closure in place on the M6 Pic: LancsRoadPolice The M6 at Preston was shut due to concerns for the welfare of a person on a bridge. Preston Police closed the motorway in both directions between Junction 31 (Tickled […]

4 months ago
Latest housing development plans appear for Barton

The field off Jepps Lane where the homes would be built Pic: Google A farmer’s field in Barton looks set to become more new housing. Story Homes is proposing a 125-homes development off Jepps Lane. The one to five-bedroom homes will have 35 […]

5 months ago
Easter Sunday delays on the M6 after crash

Tailbacks on the M6 at Red Scar just before Junction 32 Pic: Motorway Traffic Cameras Drivers heading out on Easter Sunday are facing congestion on the M6 at Preston due to a crash. One lane was closed just before Junction 32 at Broughton. Highways England […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Explosion from JCB catching fire awakens Broughton

The JCB as destroyed by the fire Pic: Peter Nelson/Blog Preston Parts of Broughton and Fulwood were woken by small explosions during Thursday night. The fire, which was on land off Sandy Gate Lane behind Broughton High School, involved a JCB. […]

5 months ago
Homes off the Broughton Bypass are thrown out by councillors

The site off James Towers Way, the Broughton Bypass A total of 95 new homes proposed for Broughton have been knocked back. Gladman Homes wanted to build on land off the bypass – James Towers Way – with a […]

6 months ago
The Italian Orchard expands thanks to seven-figure investment

The refurbished bar area at The Italian Orchard The Italian Orchard has unveiled a new bar area and retractable glass roof as part of a 500 sq m expansion. The new features at the popular Broughton restaurant were […]

6 months ago
Driver tells of ‘snow and ice carnage’ on the M55 which left her BMW wrecked

The crumpled side of the BMW Pic: Shabnam Ajmal/Blog Preston Footage shows the extent of the damage to vehicles caught in the M55 ‘freak hailstorm’. Conditions on the M55 between Junction 1 and 3 caused treacherous driving conditions late on […]

6 months ago
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