A Preston ship runs the anti-slave blockade

Captain Maffitt shown using the vantage point of his port sidewheel box as he scans the horizon for signs of the Union blockade during his approach to Wilmington from Bermuda in the blockade runner Lillian, May 1864 Pic: Stratford Archive, London In 1861, civil war erupted in America. The war was complex but one of the main issues was the abolition of slavery. Slave grown cotton from the south of the […]

3 months ago
Significant economic boost for South Ribble as Farington logistics and industrial hub approved

South Ribble Borough Council planning committee have approved a logistics and industrial hub in Farington. The scheme is expected to bring a significant economic boost to the region through the […]

1 year ago
Proposed Farington logistics hub to boost local employment

Plans Submitted for New Central Lancashire Logistics Hub Property developer Caddick Developments has submitted plans to deliver a new logistics and industrial hub in Farington. The proposed scheme is expected to bring an economic boost to the region, […]

2 years ago
Farington pair scoop two awards as South Ribble in Bloom winners announced

South Ribble in Bloom Winner - Best Container - Barbara Gardner and May Spiby A couple of gardening enthusiasts from Farington have been crowned double winners following the council’s South Ribble in Bloom horticulture competition. Barbara Gardner and May Spiby, a pair of neighbouring […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Construction of new industrial units underway at Farington business park

Construction of the new units is underway at Lancashire Business Park.` Construction of eight units which will provide new facilities for businesses on Lancashire Business Park, near Leyland, is now well underway and set to open early in 2021. The project […]

2 years ago
Farington resident donates doll to help raise funds for maternity units at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

nurse ragdoll created by Judy Quin A charity that supports babies and mothers in maternity units at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has launched a new competition to help raise much-needed funds. Baby Beat are encouraging members of […]

2 years ago
Man seriously injured in Farington road rage attack

The junction of Stanifield Lane and Centurion Way Police are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries during a road rage attack in Farington. The incident happened at around 11.35am on Sunday (January 12), when a […]

2 years ago
Opinion: Are local councils just going to ignore Lancashire’s regional housing plan?

farington m6 from above Town planning found itself in the unusual position of making the headlines over the summer. Especially, if you were a Daily Telegraph reader and following their Hands off our Land […]

11 years ago
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