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Government reimburses £1.28m towards cost of policing Preston New Road fracking protests

Protesters line the road near the fracking site in Preston New Road Pic: Helen Rimmer Government is reimbursing Lancashire Constabulary £1.28 million towards the cost of policing the Preston New Road fracking site. Last year Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, made a Special […]

1 year ago
Woman dies after being hit by a car in Preston New Road collision

Preston New Road in Samlesbury Pic: Google A woman has died after being hit by a car on Preston New Road in Samlesbury. Police were called at 6.50am today (Sunday 8 September) to reports of the collision […]

2 years ago
Fracking suspended at Preston New Road after tremor registers 2.9 on the Richter scale

Protesters line the road near the fracking site in Preston New Road Pic: Helen Rimmer Fracking has once again been halted at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site following recent seismic activity. The latest tremor at 8.30am on Monday 26 August measured 2.9 on the Richter […]

2 years ago
Sheep rescued by fire crews off Preston New Road as flood water rises

Roads around Brockholes were cut off as the River Ribble burst its banks Pic: Babs Keighley Emergency services were called into action on Saturday afternoon to rescue livestock from rising floodwater. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Penwortham and Bamber Bridge to Preston New […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Fracking stopped after four earthquakes in 30 minutes

Cuadrilla has been exploring shale gas options in Lancashire Fracking has been suspended once again at Preston New Road after four earthquakes inside 30 minutes, one of which measured at magnitude 1.1. In a statement, Cuadrilla said the “micro […]

3 years ago
Lostock Hall cyclist remains in hospital after Preston New Road crash

Lower Lane is where the collision took place, as it joins Preston New Road Pic: Google Lower Lane is where the collision took place, as it joins Preston New Road Pic: Google A pensioner remains in hospital after a crash in Freckleton on Tuesday (9 October) […]

3 years ago
Ruling means fracking can continue near Preston

An anti-fracking campaigner in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall An anti-fracking campaigner in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Fracking is to continue near Preston as the latest appeal against it was lost. Anti-fracking campaigners took their case to the Court […]

4 years ago
Viewing area added to Preston New Road fracking site

A fenced off area has been set up by Cuadrilla A fenced off area has been set up by Cuadrilla A viewing area has been set up as preparation work begins for fracking to resume near Preston. Cuadrilla has set […]

4 years ago
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