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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.

Fire crews called in to rescue teenage boys who were stuck under Avenham Park bridge

Firefighters were called in to rescue three teenage boys who were stuck on a plinth under the old railway bridge on Avenham Park. Crews from Penwortham, Preston and Chorley went […]

2 years ago
Attempted murder investigation underway after man hit by a car near the Continental

Patrols have been stepped up patrols in Broadgate after a serious disorder incident on Thursday (June 4). Four men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car was […]

2 years ago
Maps show areas of Preston and South Ribble most at flood risk as first stage of Ribble defences scheme begins

Maps showing the areas in Preston and South Ribble which could be worst-hit by flooding have been released as the latest flood-defences work takes place. The Environment Agency is starting […]

2 years ago
Environment Agency plan first stage of flood defences work on River Ribble and River Darwen at Preston

The River Ribble broke its banks during both Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis this winter Pic: Tony Worrall Work from the Environment Agency is to begin in late April in Preston and South Ribble. Major flood defences are being proposed along the River Ribble and ground investigation works […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Avenham Park left empty as Preston Easter Egg rolling goes online

A tradition dating back more than 150 years in Preston was taken online this year. Easter Egg Rolling usually attracts more than 10,000 visitors to Avenham and Miller Park but […]

2 years ago
Pots, pans, fireworks and a clapping dinosaur – Preston cheers for our carers

Village Drive residents release flares and fireworks to join Clap for our Carers The third week of Clap for our Carers has seen Preston raising the noise levels with pots, pans, fireworks and a clapping dinosaur. The famous Ashton dino was out on […]

2 years ago
Preston joins the nation in Clap for our Carers

Residents took to their doorsteps in Kilruddery Road Applause rang out across Preston tonight as residents opened their doors and windows to show support for NHS staff working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic. The national Clap […]

2 years 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 […]

2 years ago
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