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Latest news for Preston, Lancashire. Covering the city and surrounding area this has the latest crime, traffic and travel, politics and other big news affecting the city of Preston.

Preston features in new KFC anti-litter campaign

A bin surrounded by litter from takeaway diners Pic: Antoni Squires/Blog Preston KFC have called on those using Preston’s drive-through at the Docks to stop being ‘a tosser’. It comes after pictures, published by Blog Preston on May 14, showed rubbish strewn […]

3 hours ago
Barge on the Lancaster Canal went up in flames during Bank Holiday Monday

The barge on fire on the Lancaster Canal Pic: Kev Gunn/Lancaster Canal Users Group Firefighters spent Bank Holiday Monday morning put out a fire on a barge on the Lancaster Canal. Crews from Lancaster and Garstang were called to the fire on Monday (May […]

3 hours ago
Preston’s homeless receiving urgent medical care and support due to new scheme

The team co-ordinating the medical support pictured at The Foxton Centre Rough sleepers who are being housed in hotels and other properties throughout the coronavirus pandemic are receiving emergency medical care. A new triage service has been set up to help […]

8 hours ago
Seven new confirmed coronvirus cases across Preston, South Ribble and Chorley during Bank Holiday Monday

A hand displaying a stop Covid-19 slogan Pic: Pixabay Lancashire Teaching Hospitals say there no new Covid-19 related deaths recorded during Bank Holiday Monday. This leaves the number of people who have died at Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals […]

19 hours ago
Advertisement Advertisement New homes and Lidl supermarket plan for former Vernon Carus factory site

The former Vernon Carus factory in Penwortham Pic: Tony Worrall A latest plan to demolish the former Vernon Carus factory and build new homes and a supermarket in its place are due to come forward. Trafford Housing Trust has taken […]

20 hours ago
Over-running gantry works near Preston Railway Station now complete

Engineering work took place at Preston throughout the Bank Holiday weekend Pic: Network Rail Works to replace a gantry near Preston Railway Station has been completed. Over-running energineering works caused delays and cancellations to Northern, TransPennine and Avanti West Coast services throughout Bank Holiday […]

1 day ago
Red Rosettes choir don’t let social distancing stop them recording new charity track

The Rosettes all appeared on a Zoom call as part of the track A Preston and South Ribble choir haven’t let social distancing stop them recording and rehearsing. The Red Rosettes used Zoom to record a new track of ‘We Need A Hero’ […]

1 day ago
Aerial pictures show Preston Western Distributor progress

One of the new bridges over the canal for the new road Pic: Stephen Young/LCC New aerial pictures show the work progressing on the latest new road for Preston. The Preston Western Distributor will link the M55, from a new motorway junction, down to the […]

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