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‘Act now’ flood warning for River Ribble at Samlesbury

An aerial view of the flooding around Brockholes Pic: Stephen Melling People are being urged to ‘act now’ as land near Samlesbury is set for flooding. Levels are forecast to rise on the River Ribble due to heavy rainfall. Read more: […]

3 months ago
Plea to fight litter and plastic pollution in the River Darwen at Walton-le-Dale

River Darwen rubbish Pic: Jonathan Hartley Walton-le-Dale residents are asking for action to be taken after becoming tired of increasing levels of litter and plastic pollution in the River Darwen. Residents from the Holland House estate […]

1 year ago
Flood alert issued for River Ribble and River Darwen at Preston

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Laura Ousby River levels are rising on the Lower River Ribble and River Darwen. A flood alert is in force from the Environment Agency. Update: During Monday morning all flood alerts and […]

3 years ago
These five police officers saved a suicidal woman from a raging River Darwen

From left to right, clockwise: PC Louise Pointer, PC Darren Edwards, PC Lee Brown, PC Martin Cox and PC Helen Blackburn Five police officers are being recognised for bravery after rescuing a woman who tried to take her own life near Preston. Close to midnight in December last year the officers […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston flood alert: Wintry showers bring warning for River Ribble and River Darwen

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale Pic: Louise Hogg A flood alert has been issued covering part of the River Ribble near Preston. Heavy rain and sleet is forecast throughout Monday night, with the Met Office warning there could […]

6 years ago
Preston flooding: Walton le Dale business counts cost after flood water enters offices

Flooded offices in Walton-le-Dale Walton-le-Dale businesses have begun counting the cost of flooding on their premises. Freight business Freightlink in Chorley Road were flooded during Boxing Day. Around seven inches of flood water got […]

6 years ago
Watch Red Rocks bridge at Hoghton being swept away by River Darwen

What remains of the Red Rocks Bridge Pic: Mick Gardner A bridge over the River Darwen near Preston has been swept away in the floods. The river turned into a raging torrent during Boxing Day and just after lunchtime the […]

6 years ago
Preston flooding: Walton Green homes evacuated as River Darwen floods

Walton Green around 2pm on Boxing Day Pic: Andy Luke Eleven homes in Walton-le-Dale have been abandoned after flood water set in. Walton Green saw surface water come down the road and the drains were overwhelmed. Residents have been forced […]

6 years ago
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