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.

Woodland centre Diggy Sticks is opening in Penwortham

The woodland at Diggy Sticks being explored A new woodland centre is opening in Penwortham. Diggy Sticks is a reclaimed patch of forest off Factory Lane. Volunteers have formed a Community Interest Company to create a new […]

6 mins ago
Penwortham curry house The Shampan has closed its doors

A popular Penwortham restaurant has closed its doors after 12 years. The Shampan in Pope Lane has stopped trading after running into financial difficulties, with seven members of staff losing […]

1 week ago
Police say they’ve identified two men after attack outside Papa John in Penwortham

Papa John's in Liverpool Road Pic: Google Two men have been identified in connection with an attack outside Papa John’s in Penwortham. A man in his 20s had his leg broken after the assault in Liverpool Road. […]

1 week ago
CCTV released after man suffered a broken leg in Penwortham takeaway attack

Detectives have released images of two men they want to identify after a man was attacked outside a pizza takeaway in Penwortham. Around 12.10am on April 28, a man in […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Penwortham Live festival returns with more than 20 venues taking part

St Mary's Church is one of the venues to hold concerts and events Pic: Tony Worrall Restaurants, bars, pubs and more venues are playing host to a weekend of live music and performances in Penwortham. Penwortham Live returns for a sixth year and a growing number […]

2 weeks ago
Beer and gin festival returning to cricket club in Penwortham

Drinking in the evening sun at the Vernon Carus Beer Festival last year An ale festival returns to Penwortham during the late May Bank Holiday weekend. Organiser Andrew Tate said this year’s festival is due to see a larger selection of beers and […]

2 weeks ago
South Ribble local election results 2019: ward by ward breakdown

South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig South Ribble Borough Council saw the council slip into no overall control. Conservatives saw six seats lost and Labour become the largest party. But no party managed to command a […]

2 weeks ago
What’s on in Preston over May Bank Holiday weekend 2019

An aerial view of Hoghton Tower Pic: Skytech Imagery It’s not long since Preston enjoyed the long Easter weekend with plenty of activities, most notably the record-breaking Easter egg rolling event. We haven’t had to wait long for another […]

2 weeks ago
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