Preston Council hits saving targets

Council bosses in Preston have staved off dipping into reserve funds due to an “improved budget position”, according to a finance report.

Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Simon King OBE will host an evening at the Marriot Hotel in Broughton.

Nature presenter Simon King to host evening at Broughton hotel

Famous nature presenter Simon King OBE will be hosting an evening at a Preston hotel.

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

The Grimsargh Players are set to perform two comedies written by one of their members

Not only are amateur dramatic group The Grimsargh Players celebrating their 75th anniversary, but for the first time in the group’s history, they are set to perform two plays written by one of their own members.

Preston town hall

Preston Council claws back cash from benefit cheats

A zero-tolerance approach to benefit fraud has seen £140,000 recovered from residents in Preston.
PICTURES: £20,000 of jewellery stolen from pensioner in 'utterly despicable' crime

PICTURES: £20,000 of jewellery stolen from pensioner in 'utterly despicable' crime

Jewellery worth £20,000 was stolen from a house in Broughton - while its elderly occupant was away.

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Cyclists on Preston's Guild Wheel Neil and Rob Campbell. Photo Neil Cross

Cyclists told to walk on Guild Wheel while roadworks go on

Cyclists using Preston’s Guild Wheel are being asked to walk through two sections of the route on D’Urton Lane where work is underway on the Broughton Bypass.

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The team, organised by Blake Greaves, taking part in last year's Longest Day Challenge to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research

Longest Day golf challenge for Macmillan and MNDA

A group of golfers are getting ready for the biggest day of the year in aid of charity.
Louise Dewhurst, cancer awareness nurse with Cancer Research UK

Nurse aims to deter cancer with lifestyle tips

A Preston nurse – Louise Dewhurst – has an extensive knowledge of the devastating impact cancer can have on a patient and their families.

Adam Grayston from Longridge has opened his own gym studio after goign back to college full time at 23 to retrain in health and fitness

Longridge gym opens new doors for Adam

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Adam Grayston would say he’s tried it all and after two years grafting between a total of 11 jobs, he finally landed his feet firmly on the gym floor and has now opened his own studio.

Ribchester May Market

Ribchester’s spring bank holiday May Market set to be ‘bigger and better’

Organiser of Ribchester’s annual spring bank holiday Monday May Market promised this year’s event would be “bigger and better” and it promises to be just that.

Some of the damage at Ribchester Football Club pavilion.

Ribchester footballers fear for future after vandal attack at club

A break in at the home of amateur football club, Ribchester Rovers has left them fearing for the future after items were stolen and damage caused to the pavilion.

An arrest was made on the M55 by Lancashire Road Police.

Road police arrest wanted man on M55

Lancashire Road Police have today arrested a man wanted on threat to kill alegations.

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Land off Sandy Gate Lane in Broughton

Village expansion plan is thrown out

Controversial plans to build 97 new homes on the edge of Broughton have been thrown out by Preston Council.

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Broughton Bypass work at Whittingham Lane

Families feel ‘trapped’ by Broughton Bypass work

Residents who haven’t had their bins collected in nearly three weeks say they feel “trapped” by ongoing roadworks.

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Broughton bypass construction work continues.

Whittingham Lane closure starts today as part of Broughton Bypass works

The temporary closure of Whittingham Lane starts today.

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Theatrical production by Broughton Players

Have a go at.... Amateur dramatics

Theatre performed by amateur actors and singers. Amateur theatre groups may stage plays, revues, musicals, light opera, pantomime or variety shows.

75 years of wedded bliss for James and Ethel Burrow

Love is everlasting for James Burrow and his wife Ethel.
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Berry Lane, Longridge

Unruly youths pelt emergency services with eggs in Longridge

Youths pelted emergency service vehicles with eggs as members fought to gain entry to a Longridge home to check on a person’s safety.

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Broughton bypass construction work continues.

City road closures planned as part of Bypass works

Road closures in Preston are planned for next week, as part of the latest stages of work on the Broughton Bypass.

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