News and information about the Broadgate area of Preston, Lancashire. Although part of the Riversway electoral ward, Broadgate is very close to the city centre and is an area of housing that spills down Fishergate Hill towards the River Ribble.

Person pulled to safety after falling down embankment at Broadgate

Broadgate in the Springtime Pic: Middle Ford Miss Firefighters pulled a person to safety after they fell down an embankment close to the River Ribble. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Penwortham to Broadgate around 4pm […]

4 weeks ago
Woman on Penwortham flyover taken to hospital for treatment

A woman who was on the wrong side of the barrier on Penwortham flyover on Tuesday was taken to hospital for treatment. The A59 was closed while police helped the […]

4 weeks ago
WhatsApp and Snapchat fuelling Preston ‘youth gang’ disorder say police

Teenagers are using messaging apps to 'pre-arrange' fights say police following the Penwortham disorder Pic: Pixabay Police in Preston have appealed for calm and said private messaging apps are fuelling ‘youth gang disputes’. Chief Inspector Gary Crowe gave an update via Facebook following the disorder in […]

2 months ago
Major flood defences plan for River Ribble at Preston showcased

Environment Agency staff showcase the flood defences Pic: Chris Hough Proposals for major new flood defences along the River Ribble have been showcased. Broadgate and Penwortham residents were given the opportunity to see the £40million plans from the Environment Agency. […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lower Penwortham and Broadgate stop and search zone in force by police

The area covered by the Section 60 order A large area of Penwortham and part of Broadgate has been placed on lockdown by police. South Ribble Police have issued a Section 60 order for stop and search powers. […]

2 months ago
Drop-in event to show mock-up of new Preston and South Ribble flood defences

River Ribble in flood at Avenham Park Pic: Lisa Brown A community drop-in event is taking place to allow members of the public to find out more about the Preston and South Ribble Flood Risk Management Scheme. The event, run […]

2 months ago
Pictures show River Ribble bursting banks as flood warnings in force

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby Flood warnings remain in force for the River Ribble at Preston as the river begins to burst its banks. Two sections of the river are rising rapidly following heavy rain […]

2 months ago
Amy Winehouse Experience at The Conti to see The Voice contestant join line up

A contestant on The Voice joins The Amy Winehouse Experience as it comes to Preston. Lauren Hope is currently in the ITV show and she’s the special guest for when […]

2 months ago
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