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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 directory aims to connect Preston and South Ribble businesses with people in self-isolation

Peter Booth Opticians Pic: Google Maps A new online directory is aiming to connect businesses who have adapted their models due to coronavirus with people who are self-isolating. The website – helppenwortham.com – was set up […]

22 hours ago
Archie the Chihuahua has a grand day out in Penwortham

Archie after his groom As a Prestonian I occasionally like to shake the parched peas out of my clogs and cross the border into South Ribble to marvel at their giant scones and whinge […]

2 weeks ago
One Sided Horse set to rock Penwortham

promotion-for-the-performance Local musician Mark Whiteside is set to bring his One Sided Horse act to Penwortham this April. He will be joined for the gig at Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’ […]

3 weeks ago
Liverpool Road 20mph zone comes into force today

A 20mph speed limit zone comes into place on a section of Liverpool Road, Penwortham today (Monday March 9). Lancashire County Council amended the speed limit on the A59 between […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Hygiene advice after two cases of coronavirus confirmed in South Ribble

Two linked cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in South Ribble, after two holiday makers returned from a trip to Italy. The people are currently isolating themselves at home. Residents […]

4 weeks ago
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 […]

1 month 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 […]

1 month 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 […]

2 months ago
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