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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.

New flood alerts in place for areas around the River Ribble

River Ribble in flood at Avenham Park Pic: Lisa Brown The Environment Agency has issued new flood alerts for Monday as rising river levels put parts of Preston and South Ribble at risk. Low lying land and roads in Higher […]

2 days ago
Norma and Margaret’s ‘grand do’ returns to raise funds for Preston charity

Norma (left) with Margaret and a couple of costumed helpers at a previous grand do Friends Norma Blackburn and Margaret Dunn are all set for the return of their ‘grand do’ – an annual Penwortham fete that raises money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Having known […]

6 days ago
Protests ramp up as plans for 1,100 new homes in Penwortham are submitted

The Lanes designs Local protesters are ramping up their opposition to a major development in Penwortham. The Keep Bee Lane Rural campaign group is applying to protect Pickering’s Farm as green belt land […]

3 weeks ago
Preston Police arrest man following Penwortham burglaries

Looking along Liverpool Road in Penwortham Pic: Blog Preston A man has been charged with burglary after a spate of break-ins in Penwortham. Preston Police circulated a CCTV image of a male they wished to speak to last week […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Knife bins coming to Avenham and Kingsfold

Knives seized during 2019 checks by police and trading standards Knife bins are being installed in Preston and South Ribble. It’s part of a Lancashire-wide initiative to give people a safe and legal way to surrender unwanted knives and sharp […]

3 weeks ago
Penwortham man teaching boxing for free to help youngsters escape crime

Parents and kids at the club Pic: Penwortham Boxing Club A Penwortham man is running free boxing sessions to help young people escape from gangs, knife crime and anti-social behaviour. Paul Morris – who is a Level 2 England boxing […]

1 month ago
Penwortham woman appeals for witnesses after assault

Natalie's bruising A Penwortham woman is appealing for witnesses after she was assaulted on a night out. Natalie Walker was at Poulton-le-Fylde train station when she alleges a man tried to drag […]

1 month ago
The coffee shop working to banish loneliness in Penwortham

BonBons customer Kathleen Brocklehurst A number of coffee shops in Preston and South Ribble have been fighting loneliness in their communities by joining the award-winning Chatty Cafe Scheme. BonBons Coffee Bar in Penwortham, owned […]

2 months ago
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