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News and information for the area of Cottam in Preston, Lancashire. Part of what’s known as Ingol the area of Cottam was famous once for Cottam Hall and its brickworks, today it’s an area sought after by developers to build new housing on.

Keep bee-dy eyed on walks as family hides hundreds of bees around Preston

Niamh showing off some of her hand painted bees. A Tanterton family have been as busy as bees during lockdown, hiding motivational hand-painted bees around Preston. The bees are painted on to rocks and wood slices with some including […]

3 days ago
RAF plane spotted above Preston in unexpected flyover

A400M was seen flying over the skies of Preston this morning. Preston residents were treated with an unexpected flyover today (June 22) by an RAF aircraft. The A400M Atlas aircraft flew over the city several times this morning to the delight […]

2 weeks ago
Cottam scarecrows raise community spirits during lockdown

Scarecrow medic Pic: Tony Worrall A scarecrow event has raised the Cottam community’s spirits during lockdown. The week-long event, which was organised by Wendy Hebblethwaite and Helen Greenhalgh, saw over 100 homemade scarecrows displayed outside […]

1 month ago
Fundraiser set up in memory of footballer Christian Mbulu who died in Cottam

A fundraiser has been set up in memory of footballer Christian Mbulu, who died at his home in Cottam last week (Tuesday May 26). Mbulu, 23, was a defender for […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Cottam photographer snaps a scarecrow wedding

Somewhere in a field in Cottam Pic: Rob Georgeson Scarecrows have been lining the streets of Cottam in the past week to raise funds for charity. And two of the straw-stuffed creatures where whisked off to get hitched. Rob […]

1 month ago
Tributes to popular footballer Christian Mbulu who died at home in Cottam

Tributes have been paid to a footballer who was found dead at his home in Cottam yesterday. Christian Mbulu, 23, signed for Morecambe FC in January and had previously played […]

1 month ago
Aerial pictures show Preston Western Distributor progress

One of the new bridges over the canal for the new road Pic: Stephen Young/LCC New aerial pictures show the work progressing on the latest new road for Preston. The Preston Western Distributor will link the M55, from a new motorway junction, down to the […]

1 month ago
Preston Western Distributor works to shut part of Bartle Lane for two years

Bartle Lane will shut at its junction with Lea Lane Pic: Google A section of road between Lea and Cottam is to be shut for two years. Bartle Lane, at its junction with Lea Lane, is being closed off by Lancashire County […]

2 months ago
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