News and information for the area of Penwortham. Although not politically in Preston it is perhaps spiritually. Penwortham is just across the River Ribble from Preston but many Penworthiams class themselves as Prestonians, although they are part of South Ribble Borough Council.

Jordan North who started radio career in Preston quits BBC Radio 1

Jordan North was the drivetime presenter on BBC Radio 1 Pic: BBC A radio DJ who started his broadcasting career in Preston has abruptly quit Radio 1 after a decade. Jordan North, who lived and went to high school in Penwortham and […]

5 days ago
Penwortham man diagnosed with terminal cancer fighting to raise money

A man from Penwortham who was diagnosed with cancer has skydived 15,000 feet to raise money for the cause. Mark Rigby was diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago. He […]

5 days ago
One person in hospital after fire crews spend two-and-a-half hours tackling Penwortham fire

Danesway in Penwortham Pic: Google One person was taken to hospital after firefighters spent two and a half hours tackling a fire at an outbuilding in Penwortham. Three fire crews were sent from Preston and […]

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Penwortham woman sets up free mental health services in recognition of support she received 

Jennifer's father who passed away in July last year. Pic: Jennifer Pulman A woman has set up free mental health classes to give back to her local community in Penwortham after receiving support when her father passed away. Dr Jennifer Pulman’s dad […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Four-year-old pylon lover Lucy’s dream comes true with visit to Penwortham substation

Lucy got to build a pylon on her visit to Penwortham substation Pic: National Grid UK / Facebook A four-year-old with a passion for pylons has paid a special visit to Penwortham substation. After seeing mum Sophie’s viral TikTok video about Lucy’s autism journey and interest in electric […]

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Community groups in South Ribble urged to apply for £100,000 fund

The Base II opening event South Ribble’s voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sectors can receive up to £20,000 in funding. With £100,000 available in total, those eligible can apply until 23 February.  The scheme […]

2 weeks ago
South Ribble Borough Council urges eligible households to claim £500 cost of living grant

South Ribble Borough Council building. Pic: South Ribble Council Funding is available to help support households in South Ribble who are struggling due to the Cost of Living Crisis. Those eligible will receive one-off payments of up to £500 […]

2 weeks ago
Road closed outside Penwortham school after tree comes down

Hill Road South closure. Pic: South Ribble Police A road in Penwortham is closed this evening after a tree fell into the road. Hill Road South is closed around the junction of Stricklands Lane, outside Middleforth Church of […]

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