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

Waterproofing roadworks on M6 Whittingham Lane northbound

More roadworks announced on the M6 Motorway north of Preston. As part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing programme of roadworks to maintain England’s strategic road network works are due to […]

6 years ago
Police appeal to find man missing from Whittingham

George Mayo has been reported missing Updated: Police have announced George has been found and well Police in Preston are appealing for help to try and find a missing 45-year-old man. George Mayo was reported missing […]

6 years ago
Review: Superb food at the Sparling

Looking for decent place to eat in the Preston area is not a stretch. Okay, the city centre has perhaps just a few notable quality establishments but stray just a […]

6 years ago
Fulwood residents group prepare to campaign on Garden City plan

The residents of Lightfoot Lane have been battling against numerous planning applications in the area A residents group are preparing to do battle with planners over development of the North West of Preston. The Lightfoot Lane Area Residents Association have sent a rallying cry to […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Prison sentence for driver who admitted killing Fulwood cyclist

Paul Fingleton was killed while cycling home in May 2012 A driver who was on his mobile phone has been jailed for killing a cyclist on the Broughton roundabout. Paul Fingleton, 47, was knocked down by Frank Wrathall of Strickens […]

6 years ago
Resurfacing works overnight on A6 north of Broughton roundabout

Traffic at the Broughton roundabout is often backed up due to congestion on the A6 Resurfacing of the A6 is expected to slow traffic on the road overnight. Lancashire County Council have announced major resurfacing work on the stretch of the road north of the […]

6 years ago
Parish councils object to “inappropriate” development of former Whittingham Mental Hospital

The buildings at Whittingham have been boarded up for years Two parish councils have decided to object to plans to demolish the former Whittingham Mental Asylum. The former hospital is earmarked to become hundreds of new homes but parish councillors […]

6 years ago
Planning appeal hearing set for Whittingham Road homes plan

View from the South West of the proposed site looking towards Longridge A plan to build 200 new homes on land off Whittingham Road will be the subject of a planning appeal this week. Fox Strategic Land and Property Ltd have applied […]

6 years ago
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