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South Ribble News

Latest news for the borough of South Ribble, which is to the south of Preston and includes areas such as Bamber Bridge, Penwortham and Lostock Hall

Preston’s coronavirus infection rate continues week-on-week rise while most of Lancashire falls

River Ribble runs high during Wednesday 20 January Pic: Tony Worrall Preston’s coronavirus infection rate is continuing to rise in comparison to the rest of Lancashire. New confirmed cases in the city for Wednesday (20 January) remained above 100 new cases, […]

3 years ago
Changes to sports facilities at Penwortham Leisure Centre

Changes to the operation of the sports facilities at Penwortham Leisure Centre have been announced. In a joint statement, South Ribble Borough Council and Penwortham Priory Academy said the Academy will take back the […]

3 years ago
Preston man arrested after attempted burglary of quick test coronavirus kits at Walton-le-Dale Covid testing centre

coronavirus testing Preston Police have released information surrounding an attempted burglary on Friday, January 8. A man arrived at the Covid testing centre in Walton-le-Dale claiming to be a staff member. He […]

3 years ago
Broughton Bypass closed due to flooding as Storm Christoph continues and flood warnings in place

Police are in the process of closing off James Towers Way due to flooding Pic: Preston Police This morning (Wednesday, 20 January) flood warnings were upgraded on River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale and Samlesbury as Storm Christoph continues. Read more: Flood warnings upgraded on River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Flood warnings upgraded on River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale and Samlesbury as Storm Christoph continues

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Louise Hogg Two flood warnings have been put in place along the River Ribble in Preston due to Storm Christoph. ‘Immediate action is required’ at two of the locations on the river: […]

3 years ago
Preston and South Ribble remain in England’s top 10 fastest rising Covid hotspots

An empty Preston city centre during lockdown Pic: Tony Worrall Preston and South Ribble have remained in England’s top 10 areas for the fastest rising coronavirus infection rates. The city saw more than 100 confirmed Covid-19 cases for Tuesday (19 […]

3 years ago
Census 2021 field team jobs available across Preston and South Ribble

Preston's skyline as viewed from the River Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall The Office of National Statistics is recruiting for field team members in Preston and South Ribble to help deliver the Census 2021. The census, which happens every 10 years, counts […]

3 years ago
Flood alert issued for River Ribble at Preston as Storm Christoph causes heavy rain

A flood alert has been issued for the River Ribble as Storm Christoph continues to cause disruption. River levels are rising at the Walton-le-Dale river gauge as a result of […]

3 years ago
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