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.

Fresh Cuerden proposals revealed in wake of IKEA and retail park scheme collapse

An aerial view of the current state of the Cuerden site near the M65 and M6 interchange What was due to be a flagship IKEA store in Lancashire and associated retail park now looks set to become a logistics warehouse and industrial centre. Cuerden, off the M6 […]

2 months ago
South Ribble local election 2019 candidates confirmed

South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig South Ribble goes to the polls in an all-out local election during May. All 50 seats in the borough are up for election. Below is a full list of everyone […]

2 months ago
Marking 40 years of UCLan’s library as former Penwortham librarian recalls meeting Prince Philip

Sue Dawson meeting Prince Philip in 1979 A Penwortham woman has returned to the library where she started working 40 years ago. Sue Dawson began working at the University of Central Lancashire’s library at the Preston campus […]

2 months ago
Moonlight and Memories walk for St Catherine’s Hospice to use two new routes

Getting ready to be put through their Moonlight and Memories walk paces Striding out for St Catherine’s Hospice is going to go by a new route this year. The city’s hospice puts on its annual Moonlight and Memories walk raising tens of […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Penwortham teenager is banned from Kingsfold, Longton and New Longton

Kyle Collins has been handed the Criminal Behaviour Order A teenager has been banned from entering a large swathe of Penwortham. 16-year-old Kyle Collins has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order. South Ribble Police have published details of the […]

3 months ago
Penwortham nursery act of kindness makes local firms smile

One of the messages and cookies put through the door A nursery in Penwortham has been spreading cheer in Penwortham. Maryland’s nursery had its outbuilding damaged by fire and toys were destroyed. Nursery owner Jennifer Turner said children had delivered […]

3 months ago
Penwortham’s Bread and Butter is spreading out into the old Lloyds Bank building

Bread and Butter, Penwortham Bread and Butter in Penwortham is moving to a new, bigger premises – two doors down the road. The popular cafe will relocate to the old Lloyds Bank building in […]

3 months ago
Knife was found after Penwortham fight as police update on arrests

The incident began outside the Spar shop in Penwortham Pic: Google Police have clarified a knife was found following an incident of disorder in Penwortham. South Ribble Police described a ‘melee’ taking place involving 12 young people in Liverpool Road on […]

3 months ago
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