Spaniel Snipe sniffs out leaking pipes for a living

That’s a skill not to be sniffed at!

Empty carriageways in the aftermath of the smash near Broughton

Air ambulance called to m-way smash

An air ambulance was called to a smash between two cars on the M6 north of Preston tonight.

A planning overview of the Key Fold Farm site

Council overruled on Preston housing decision

Permission has been granted after appeal for more than 200 homes in north Preston in a decision that could have far-reaching ramifications.

SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.

Where to play boules in Lancashire

Boules or pétanque is a traditional game where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.
An overview of the site on Garstang Road

Council withdraws from Preston housing appeal

Preston Council has pulled out of a planning appeal process as a result of its continuing dispute with central government over housing supply figures.
A design image of the housing plan

Heritage asset retained in rural Preston housing plan

The future of a historic house in rural Preston has been secured as part of a new development plan.

One of the development sites near Broughton

Preston housing supply dispute revealed during inquiry

A planning wrangle over Preston’s supply of housing sites could have far-reaching implications.

The Key Fold Farm development plan

Housing development bids in Broughton part of appeal

A public inquiry into the decision to reject two major housing bids in rural Preston will draw to a close this week.

Preston Street Pastor Dave Brown with Rev Rie Walker

Broughton church-goers set up appeal to help street pastors in Preston

Parishioners have clubbed together to donate funds and warm clothing to support the work of street pastors in Preston.

Drivers told ‘look out for the roundabout’

As roundabouts go, it’s a pretty big one . . . not something you can easily miss.

REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

REVIEW: Chameleon, Broughton This Chameleon really shouldn’t hide itself away as it’s most tasty

I was definitely interested when I came to hear about a new cocktail, coffee bar, restaurant setting up in Broughton. When someone mentioned there would be a breakfast menu and specialist coffee I was all ears -so I had eagerly awaited the opening of Chameleon in autumn of last year.

Janet Kidd with Becci Raby

Cheese night in aid of Noah Walton of Broughton raises hundreds for Alder Hey

A cheesy night at home has raised more than £600 for a children’s hospital.
Park House in Garstang Road could see 38 new homes arrive to its site. The home was the previous residence of Judge Openshaw (left), who was murdered in it's adjacent garage.

Latest twist in plans to redevelop Broughton's 'House of Horrors' could see nearly 40 homes on their way

New plans have been lodged for the well-known site. Here's the breakdown...
An artist's impression of the new care centre

'First of its type' care centre bid revealed for Preston

Detailed plans for a ground-breaking neurological care centre on a new Preston housing site have been unveiled.


Let the bells ring out for Christmas Day

FIONA FINCH meets the local music makers who are an essential, but most definitely unsung, part of the county’s Christmas festivities.
Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club is targeting expansion if it can secure 70,000 of extra funding. L-R: Club chairman Colin Routledge, director at Harrison Drury Simon England, and club treasurer John Mansford.

Cricket club targets pitch expansion in the new year

One of Preston’s cricket clubs has unveiled plans to create a new ground after reaching an agreement to purchase land from the Government.
Noah Walton, of Broughton, who has Hirschsprung's disease, with his parents, Alan Walton and Janet Kidd

Challenging times for Noah who has Hirschsprung’s disease

A Preston mum admits she is still learning about her son’s rare condition, which affects one in 5,000 children.

Guests enjoying the wine tasting

Top-to-toe tipples for a Methodist Action charity drive in Preston

These guests were given a tour of Italy’s vineyards without leaving the comfort of Fulwood and Brought Cricket Club.

Armed robbers struck at Longridge Spar on Mardale Road

Armed robbers struck at Longridge store

Robbers armed with a crowbar and knife have struck at a Longridge store.

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