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Work is underway to build 98 new family homes in Broughton

Construction work has begun on 98 family homes in Whittingham Lane, Broughton, as part of the 15-acre Broughton Park development. Work to create roads, pavements and infrastructure is underway at […]

1 year ago
CCTV released after car dashboard and steering wheel ripped out

Police are trying to identify two men after a car was broken into causing ÂŁ6,000 of damage in the early hours of Saturday morning. The men approached the vehicle in […]

2 years ago
Hundreds of people object to new Whittingham homes

The plans for Whittingham Lane The plans for Whittingham Lane A proposal for new homes in Whittingham looks set for approval despite hundreds of objections. Preston North and Wyre MP Ben Wallace has also expressed […]

3 years ago
Final Whittingham Lives event to explore “the lunacy of war”

Doctors at Whittingham, Courtesy Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library Doctors at Whittingham, Courtesy The Harris The final event in the Whittingham Lives project will explore the impact of war on Whittingham Asylum and its patients. The conference, titled The Lunacy of War: […]

3 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Dramatic new play to premiere on the site of Whittingham Asylum

Whittingham ballroom First World War soldiers in barracks Pic: Eric Northey A play about the drama of life in Whittingham Asylum during the First World War will premiere on the old asylum site. The […]

3 years ago
Exhibition to explore hidden histories of Whittingham Asylum

If only walls could speak. Inside the former Whittingham mental hospital. Pic: scrappynw Nurses in Ward 1. Left: S Best (standing) and M Martin. Right: G Heighton or M Dooley and Margaret Smith. Image courtesy of the Harris An exhibition will explore the […]

3 years ago
Goosnargh residents prepare to fight housing plans

An overhead view of the Bushell's Farm development An overhead view of the Bushell’s Farm development Hundreds of residents in two villages on the outskirts of Preston have vowed to derail potential housing developments. Proposals for hundreds of […]

3 years ago
Event to explore diet, mental health and Whittingham Asylum

Whittingham buildings now... Whittingham Asylum in years gone by Pic: George Speight An event is taking place in Preston to explore the relationship between diet, mental health and Whittingham Asylum in the 1920s. Organised by […]

3 years ago
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