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Police rescue ‘lost and confused’ swan in Ingol

Police officers rescued the swan from Tag Lane Police have returned a swan to its family on the Lancaster Canal. Officers responded to reports of the swan being ‘lost, confused and endangering road users’ in Tag Lane in […]

6 days ago
Preston’s lost canal, drunk on the packet boats

The canal basin just off Fishergate. Dereliction had set in by 1960. Pic: Preston Digital Archive Preston once had a canal that terminated just off Fishergate. The Lancaster Canal still exists but now stops by Aqueduct Street in Ashton-on-Ribble. Trade was brisk as coal headed north, […]

3 months ago
Youngsters terrorising animals along Lancaster Canal and threatening Ashton residents

The youngsters have been seen terrorising wildlife near the 'rainbow bridge' Two boys have been spotted along the Lancaster Canal in Ashton-on-Ribble using a catapult to throw stones at swans and ducks. The incident occurred on Sunday 16 May at around […]

5 months ago
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 […]

10 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year 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 […]

1 year ago
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 […]

1 year ago
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