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Longton & New Longton

The villages of Longton and New Longton, which are to the south of Preston on the A59 and in the borough of South Ribble

‘Start of something special’ as Preston Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever performance sells out

Alexander Roe MBE and Paul Heptinstall of Preston Symphony Orchestra The new Preston Symphony Orchestra’s first-ever performance has sold out in less than 28 days. ‘An Evening of Popular Music from Stage and Screen’ will take place on Sunday 9 […]

2 months ago
Preston homecare provider invests thousands for training at new city centre branch

Homecare assistant Zohreh Madani (left) and homecare assistant Kirsten Capstick demonstrating the hoist in the new Care Training Academy at Preston A Preston-based homecare provider has invested thousands of pounds in training at its new branch in the city. Westmorland Homecare’s new branch opened in December last year, providing care to […]

2 months ago
New Longton boy goes 1km each day for 40 days in grandmother’s memory

Oliver Maloney, who more than doubled his target distance on a charity challenge in memory of his grandma A boy from Walmer Bridge has raised money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in memory of his grandmother. Oliver Maloney, nine, who attends New Longton All Saints’ CE Primary, decided to […]

2 months ago
Preston radio legend brings back maggot racing for charity event

Former BBC Lancashire radio legend, John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore is supporting a maggot race night to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance. The event, will be presented by KTB […]

2 months ago
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Preston is no longer the only major UK city without an orchestra

Alexander Roe MBE and Paul Heptinstall of Preston Symphony Orchestra Preston Symphony Orchestra has officially launched.  A strategic corporate partnership with Porsche Centre Preston and a successful online crowdfunding campaign have combined to trigger the orchestra’s foundation. The launch bridges a gap of […]

2 months ago
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 […]

2 months ago
South Ribble Live to go ahead in Penwortham and Longton with Middleforth added for first time

South Ribble Borough Council has confirmed a popular live event will go ahead again this year. Penwortham Live will be back on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May, while Longton […]

3 months ago
Residents in South Ribble to be given new storage for food waste

South Ribble residents will be provided with kitchen and kerbside ‘caddies’ South Ribble residents will be provided with kitchen and kerbside ‘caddies’ to store their food waste when household collections begin in two years’ time. The borough council has set about […]

3 months ago
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