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News and information about the area of Ribbleton in Preston, Lancashire. It includes the area known as Brookfield.

Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival to return with 15 events over two weeks

Celebrated musician, composer and audio designer Aziz Ibrahim showing people how to make music on mobile devices Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning to the city with 15 events over two weeks. Sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire, Arts Council England, and Preston City […]

1 month ago
A59 at Brockholes Brow to be closed over summer following 2021 landslip

Brockholes Brow 2021 landslip Pic: Lancashire County Council The A59 at Brockholes Brow is due to be closed over the summer for vital work to stabilise an embankment. A lane has been closed on the road since March […]

2 months ago
Runaway drink driver arrested after crashing into Watling Street Road traffic lights

Watling Street Road crash Pic: Lancs Road Police A runaway drink driver has been arrested after crashing into traffic lights in Watling Street Road. The incident happened at the junction with Eastway in Brookfield on Wednesday (4 May). […]

2 months ago
Ribbleton and Penwortham stores at risk as McColl’s set to collapse

McColl's in Ribbleton Avenue McColl’s, which has stores in Ribbleton and Penwortham, is set to go into administration. However the BBC reports that the co-owners of Asda – the Issa brothers – could agree […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Labour holds majority as first all-female ward elected at Preston local elections 2022

Elected Labour Councillors for Brookfield ward Mel Close (left) and Naoimh McMahon (right) Pic: Preston City Council The Preston City Council local elections took place yesterday (Thursday 5 May) with Labour holding 11 out of the 17 seats available. There was no change elsewhere as the Conservative […]

2 months ago
Preston City Council local elections 2022 candidates

Residents went to the polls in Fishwick and St Matthews on Thursday 12 February The Preston City Council Local Elections are due to take place on Thursday 5 May 2022. Residents in the Preston City Council area are invited to vote for their local […]

2 months ago
Watch as firefighters tackle blaze at Preston scrap metal yard

Firefighters are working with site crew Pic: LFRS / Twitter Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Rough Hey Industrial Estate. Ten fire engines are at the scene along with two aerial ladder platforms. Firefighters are working alongside on-site crews […]

2 months ago
Ribbleton van workshop prepares vans to take aid into Ukraine

Refurbished armoured vehicles have been supplied by a Preston company to take humanitarian aid into Ukraine from Poland. The second and third vehicles have been supplied by Fleet Service Limited […]

2 months ago
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