Preston News

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.

Work begins on 34 new homes in Longton

Longton Grange layout Pic: Story Homes Initial groundworks have started at a new development in Longton. Story Homes announced the news following the purchase of land at Reynard Close, and after receiving planning consent from South […]

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Penwortham man says ‘warm hub’ helped him escape boredom – as well as the cold

Leslie Eastham (left), pictured with a fellow warm hub user at Kingsfold Library, Penwortham A Penwortham man who visited one of the warm hubs established across Lancashire last winter to help people struggling to heat their homes says that the experience has given him […]

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Preston’s lost garages and what is left of the West Lancashire line?

Bradshaw’s Garage in Marsh Lane Pic: Preston Digital Archive There are some interesting connections between early motor car makers and the railways in Preston. In the early 20th century Preston had a good number of motor car garages. It […]

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Police recover 225 knives during week of searches in Preston and South Ribble

A PCSO carrying out a knife sweep in a Preston park Pic: Preston Police More than 200 knives have been recovered by police across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire. Lancashire Police’s Operation Sceptre saw police searching parks for weapons, knife arches put […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Police search underway for man wanted on recall to prison

Dominic Battiniello Police in South Ribble have launched an appeal for a man wanted on recall to prison. Dominic Battiniello, 31, is 5ft 6, slim with short dark brown hair. Police said […]

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Samlesbury Hall unlocks new rooms to the public for first time in 700 years

Autumnal Samlesbury Hall Samlesbuy Hall has unlocked new rooms to the public for the first time in 700 years. Dating back to 1325, the 14th century house is embracing the 21st century and […]

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Lancashire devolution deal set out with new council set to be formed

County Hall in Preston, home of Lancashire County Council A proposed devolution deal for Lancashire is finally on the table – after seven years of trying. The blueprint for bringing more powers and cash under the county’s control has […]

3 days ago
Car overturns sparking Fulwood traffic delays

The car overturned in Hawkhurst Avenue at the junction with Garstang Road Pic: Blog Preston There was heavy traffic in Fulwood during Saturday afternoon as a car overturned. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Preston Police were called to Hawkhurst Avenue off Garstang Road. A […]

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