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Wildlife and Conservation

This category relates to all things to do with wildlife and conservation in Preston.

Man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks ‘spoiled’ by overflowing rubbish

Every bin in Avenham and Miller Parks was overflowing with rubbish. Pic: Daniel Thompson A man’s walk around Avenham and Miller Parks has been ‘spoiled’ at the weekend by overflowing rubbish. Daniel Thompson, who lives in Preston, went for a stroll on Sunday afternoon […]

3 days ago
Walton-Le-Dale sixth annual tulip festival raises thousands for charity

Matthew (front right) and his team of tulip festival helpers and charity volunteers Lancashire’s own tulip festival in Walton-Le-Dale has raised £2,100 for charity. The longstanding festival bloomed for its sixth year, with hundreds of people arriving at plant nursery Brighter Blooms in […]

2 weeks ago
Preston firefighters rescue cat trapped between walls

The cat appeared to be fuming at being asked to pose for a photo Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Preston firefighters were called out to rescue a cat which had become stuck. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the curious cat had become trapped between two walls. A spokesperson […]

1 month ago
Volunteers from Preston’s sacred Hindu place of worship help clean the neighbourhood

Keep Britain Tidy initiative. Volunteers help to pick up rubbish. Pic: Kailash Parekh Volunteers from Preston’s sacred Hindu place of worship braved the rain to help clean and rejuvenate the Broadgate neighbourhood, as part of the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ campaign. The group […]

1 month ago
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Ribble Estuary flood alert issued as strong winds and high tide combine

Looking out at the Bullnose near Preston Docks Pic: Blog Preston A flood alert has been issued for Ribble Estuary, for the section running from Preston Docks westwards, due to strong winds. Strong north-westerly winds will coincide with the high spring […]

1 month ago
River Darwen near Preston the second most sewage spilled river in England

River Darwen looking towards Preston Pic: Tony Worrall A section of river near Preston was one of the most polluted in England last year. New figures on sewage spills released by the Environment Agency and analysed by The […]

2 months ago
Protected species takes up residence on busy Preston road

A pothole in Blackbull Lane, Fulwood Pic: FixMyStreet Edit: It is of course April Fools Day Preston’s crumbling roads have long been a source of frustration, with the large potholes on South Meadow Lane in Broadgate causing particular […]

2 months ago
Winckley Square planting project completes quickly thanks to ‘overwhelming’ volunteer response

Friends of Winckley Square volunteering day A recent volunteer event at Winckley Square was so oversubscribed that a planned three-hour job took just a fraction of the time to complete. Friends of Winckley Square (FoWS) had […]

2 months ago
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