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

Much Hoole man helps Longton business appeal to cyclists, gets himself back on track too

Ric Brame A Much Hoole man who was struggling with mental health has rebuilt his confidence by helping a local business build its customer base. Ric Brame approached Longton-based coffee shop Lemon […]

6 months ago
Ashton-on-Ribble, Bamber Bridge and Longton men among drugs gang jailed

Eight men have been jailed for a total of more than 100 years for their involvement in a major conspiracy to supply drugs. The gang was sentenced at Preston Crown […]

6 months ago
Walmer Bridge Beer and Banger Festival returns thanks to Galloways

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is bringing the community back together by hosting its first ever family-friendly beer festival this August. Galloway’s will be taking over the popular Walmer Bridge Beer […]

6 months ago
‘It’s a privilege to watch them blossom’ – New Longton woman on the joys of being a parent and child foster carer

Alison Dawson A New Longton woman says being a parent and child foster carer is a ‘joy’ and a ‘privilege’. Alison Dawson has been a foster carer with Lancashire County Council for […]

7 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Consultations open for proposed move of Longton Post Office

Proposals are in place to relocate Longton Post Office to SPAR, 58-60 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston, PR4 5PB, where it will continue to operate as a local branch. The current […]

8 months ago
Covid-19 cases on the rise in majority of areas in Preston and South Ribble

Map showing Preston and South Ribble Covid-19 cases in the seven days to 26 May 2021 Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in many areas of Preston and South Ribble. Out of the 32 localities covered in Blog Preston‘s weekly update, 21 saw increases. In […]

8 months ago
Sustainable floristry concession opens within Booths at Longton

A sustainably sourced floristry concession is opening today (Thursday, 20 May) in family-owned retailer Booths. The concession will use locally grown flowers from celebrated florists ‘Petal and Twig’ at Booths […]

8 months ago
Police warn residents to lock up after Mercedes stolen from Longton

The A59 Pic: Google Police are appealing for help to trace two males in connection with a burglary in Longton. The males were seen trying cars and front doors at around 4am today (Saturday […]

9 months ago
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