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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 and South Ribble’s weekend Covid cases, how infection rates have changed in the past week and vaccination programme making ‘brilliant progress’

A wintry rooftop scene in Preston over the weekend as the city saw snow and icy weather Pic: Tony Worrall Preston and South Ribble’s confirmed coronavirus cases over the weekend have been updated and you can see how the infection rates have been changing. Preston recorded 93 new Covid cases […]

3 years ago
Longton couple take ‘extreme staycation’ to raise funds for cancer charity

Julie and Dave A Longton couple have taken an ‘extreme staycation’ in their VW campervan to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Julie Kline and Dave Hird were not in breach of any […]

3 years ago
Latest ice warning issued by Met Office for freezing start to Monday 25 January in Preston and Lancashire

Footprints in icy snow in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across the North West and other areas of the country. The warning is in place from midnight tonight (00:00 […]

3 years ago
Latest South Ribble planning applications for week beginning 18 January

South Ribble Borough Council Pic: Ian Greig Below are the planning applications validated by South Ribble Borough Council in the week beginning 18 January. For more planning applications in South Ribble, or where you live, click this link. Outline application […]

3 years ago
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Lorry driver airlifted to hospital and ‘stable’ after M6 crash with Junction 27 southbound ‘up and over’ closure still in place

One of the cars came to rest under the wheels of the lorry Pic: Ady Taylor Pictures show the aftermath of recovery work on the M6 after a major crash has shut the motorway. Three cars and a lorry were involved in the smash on the […]

3 years ago
Walton-le-Dale man charged with causing death of Bolton mother-of-four by careless driving in M60 crash

Shirley-Ann Dumbuya Pic: Greater Manchester Police A Walton-le-Dale man has appeared in court charged with causing death by careless driving. John Bowers, 33, of Sefton Road, Walton-le-Dale, appeared before Manchester Magistrates’ Court during Saturday (23 January). […]

3 years ago
Police warn motorists as snow showers lead to numerous crashes and M6 shut southbound at Junction 27

One of the crashes attended by police in Lancashire Pic: LancsRoadPolice Police are warning motorists of dangerous driving conditions if undertaking essential journeys this weekend. The M6 to the south of Preston has been shut in both directions after a lorry […]

3 years ago
Elderly Leyland man attacked with metal bar in rogue trader break-in

Balshaw Crescent, Leyland Pic: Google An elderly Leyland man is in hospital after a gang of four rogue traders attacked him in his own home. One man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary at […]

3 years ago
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