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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 Caribbean Carnival parade shortened and will avoid city centre

The creative costumes at Preston Carnival A last-minute change has hit this year’s Preston Caribbean Carnival parade. Organisers say they are changing the route to not go into Preston city centre and have taken a swipe […]

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River Ribble flood alert issued as torrential rain continues for Preston

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Paul Melling A flood alert has been issued for a section of the River Ribble as torrential rain continues in and around Preston. The Environment Agency has said flooding is possible on […]

3 hours ago
Bar owner feels ‘picked on’ by police who have called for a licence review

Tulketh Tap Room Pic: Tony Worrall The owner of a Preston micro-pub says he feels “victimised” after police requested another licensing review. Lancashire Constabulary last week applied for Preston City Council to review the premises licence […]

4 hours ago
As General Election 2024 called here’s candidates for Preston and surrounding seats

A previous election count in the Guild Hall Rishi Sunak has today announced the next General Election will be held on July 4. Sunak confirmed the news in a rain-soaked announcement outside 10 Downing Street, during which he […]

4 hours ago
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Family-friendly UCLan festival to explore world culture

Festival of Humanities and World Culture coming to UCLan A free family-friendly festival is taking place at the University of Central Lancashire next month. The Festival of Humanities and World Cultures is returning for the second time to bring […]

5 hours ago
Police dealing with three car crash in Longridge

The crash happened on Preston Road, Longridge Pic: Blog Preston Preston Police are dealing with a three-car crash on Preston Road, Longridge. The incident happened just before 4pm today (22 May) by the Old Oak Pub, near the roundabout. It […]

6 hours ago
‘Prolific’ Penwortham shoplifter who targeted Booths is jailed

Paul Allen Pic: South Ribble Police A man who stole £500 worth of items from a Penwortham supermarket has been jailed. Paul Allen, described as ‘prolific’ by South Ribble Police, pleaded guilty to six counts of […]

7 hours ago
Group of travellers set up camp at park in Fishwick

Travellers set up camp at Ribbleton Park. A group of travellers have been spotted setting up camp at a park in Fishwick. Images of the group on Waverley Park, locally known as Ribbleton Park, were sent to […]

10 hours ago
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