News and information about the Greyfriars area of Preston, Lancashire. One of the electoral wards making up the area known as Fulwood, it has the West Coast Main Line running through its heart and includes the Lightfoot Lane area.

Preston City Council local election results 2024 – Tory leader stands down, Labour’s Ashton Park woes and Lib Dems bounce

The moment Labour lost Lea and Larches ward Pic: Blog Preston The departing Tory opposition group leader on Preston City Council has called for a general election after her group suffered heavy losses at the local polls. Sue Whittam was speaking […]

2 weeks ago
Annual beer festival returns to Preston for early May bank holiday weekend

The artisan spirits and Prosecco bar at the 2023 Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club Beer Festival An annual beer festival is returning to Preston this early May bank holiday weekend. Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club will host the free event for the 11th time at its […]

1 month ago
Motorbike and car involved in Fulwood crash at Eastway

The junction of Eastway with Lightfoot Lane and Broadsman Road Pic: Google A biker is in hospital after a crash in Fulwood on Wednesday (20 March) evening. Preston Police say the rider of a motorbike was taken to Royal Preston Hospital after […]

2 months ago
Preston Grasshoppers legend Joe Moxham funeral details confirmed

Joe Moxham Pic: Preston Grasshoppers A Preston Grasshoppers legend Joe Moxham has died. The club confirmed Joe passed away on February 29, 2024 after being a longstanding member, supporter and volunteer at Hoppers. In a […]

3 months ago
Police release e-fit picture in connection with Fulwood rape

An Evo-fit image of a man has been released by Preston Police as part of a rape investigation. The police have said they would like to identify the man who […]

7 months ago
Local housing plan deadline must be hit to avoid building free-for-all

New homes on Hoyles Lane The race is on for Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils to complete years of work that will determine where and how many new houses are built in each area […]

7 months ago
Hopfest beer and gin festival confirms music line-up

One of Preston’s most popular beer and gin festivals returns to the city’s rugby club this weekend. Hopfest is back for 2023 and there’s still a few tickets left for […]

11 months ago
Preston City Council local elections 2023 full list of results

Local elections 2023 Pic: Preston City Council The Preston City Council local elections took place yesterday (Thursday 4 May) with Labour holding 10 out of the 16 seats available. There was no change elsewhere as the Conservative […]

1 year ago
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