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.

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 hours 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 days ago
Storm Erik causes fallen trees across Preston

Fallen tree in Brook Street Pic: Natalie Close Fallen trees are being dealt with across Preston in the wake of Storm Erik. Guests of up to 60mph ratted roof tiles across the city from the early hours of […]

1 month ago
Snow falls in Preston as weather warning remains in force

Snow in Broadgate Pic Neetal Parekh Preston has awoken to a fresh covering of snow during Wednesday morning. January is ending with the second snowfall of the year so far. A Met Office warning for snow […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Broadgate driver slams ‘ridiculous’ parking for Penwortham football matches

A photo of the parking taken by a dash cam A Broadgate resident has spoken out against the “ridiculous” parking at Penwortham Holme playing fields. Chris Hough said: “When the football is on it is getting ridiculous. “It was bad […]

2 months ago
Rave organiser speaks out about Factory Lane party

Around 300 people attended a rave which took place on Boxing Day in fields near the River Ribble. Residents in the Avenham and Broadgate area complained after being disturbed throughout the night and Lancashire […]

3 months ago
Family pay tribute to ‘adventurous, fun loving man’ whose body was found in the River Ribble

A picture of John Culshaw on a hike The family of a man whose body was found in the River Ribble described him as an “outgoing, active, adventurous, fun loving man […]

3 months ago
Boy in hospital after coming off bike close to Broadgate

The crash took place close to the Broadgate Bridge Pic: Google The crash took place close to the Broadgate Bridge Pic: Google An eight-year-old boy is being treated in hospital for a leg injury after a collision. The driver of a […]

3 months ago
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