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

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 […]

8 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 […]

8 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 […]

8 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 […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement ‘Garden city’ plan for the North West of Preston is unveiled

Some scenes in the masterplan of what green spaces would be provided alongside the homes The North West edge of Preston could see up to 5,300 homes built in what councillors claim is a new “garden city”. A masterplan which takes in the Broughton, Cottam, […]

8 years ago
Full list: Major cull proposed to evening and weekend bus services to and from Preston

Using buses to get to and from Preston in the evenings won't be as easy from May A number of evening and Sunday bus services across Preston are due to be withdrawn from May. Lancashire County Council is planning to cut its subsidising of a number of […]

8 years ago
Broughton roundabout roadworks are finished

Traffic at the Broughton roundabout is often backed up due to congestion on the A6 Work has finished on the Broughton roundabout as part of a scheme to cut congestion across the North of Preston. The roadworks, which started in June this year, will allow […]

8 years ago
Broughton bypass granted planning permission a third time

The proposed route for the Broughton bypass Permission to build the Broughton bypass has been renewed once again. The £23.7 million project was nodded through by county councillors, 12 years after it was first approved. The road […]

8 years ago
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