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Icy weather warning for Preston and Lancashire this Saturday

Frozen Preston Docks Pic: @canonsnapz Preston and Lancashire are set for further icy conditions this weekend. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning from midnight tonight until 11am on Saturday (9 January). Skies […]

4 months ago
The story behind one of Preston’s most famous families – the Ashton swans

The swan family following each other along the Lancaster Canal Since spring, we’ve watched on in delight as the family of swans has survived and thrived on the Lancaster Canal in Ashton. The two adults have nurtured nine babies, who […]

7 months ago
Preston photographers capture autumn around the city

Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling It’s time to put away the summer clothes and dust off the coats and jumpers as the best season is back again. Autumn has arrived in the blink of an […]

7 months ago
Swan goes on walkabout in Ingol before reuniting with family on Lancaster Canal

A cygnet that appeared in an Ingol car park has found its way back to its family on the Lancaster Canal. Alan Drew who lives in Brook Croft spotted the […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Swan rescued and rehomed in Southport after crash landing in Ashton backyard

The cygnet being released on to Marine Lake A cygnet has been rescued and rehomed in Southport after it crash-landed in an Ashton backyard. It appears the bird was one of the nine cygnets that were born on […]

8 months ago
BMW destroys bridge and crashes into canal at Forton

White BMW in the Forton canal A white BMW was involved in a road pursuit on the M6 yesterday (Thursday 6 August). The car with two occupants destroyed a bridge before crashing into the Lancaster Canal […]

9 months ago
Barge on the Lancaster Canal went up in flames during Bank Holiday Monday

The barge on fire on the Lancaster Canal Pic: Kev Gunn/Lancaster Canal Users Group Firefighters spent Bank Holiday Monday morning put out a fire on a barge on the Lancaster Canal. Crews from Lancaster and Garstang were called to the fire on Monday (May […]

12 months ago
How you can be part of the Great Get Together at this Preston canal clean up

Residents Mark Felton, David Connors and Neil White with some of the objects pulled from the canal last year A group of neighbours from Ashton-on-Ribble are holding their third annual canal clean up as part of the nationwide Great Get Together campaign. Last year’s clean up saw a shopping […]

2 years ago
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