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 Hirschsprungs 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.

Preston and Leyland branch of the Guide Dogs volunteer group and Blackpool Fylde Guide Dogs events team are grateful for the fund-raising efforts of the Italian Orchard in Preston, which has raised 1,300

Italian Orchard in Broughton supports Guide Dogs charity

Members of the The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity dined out on celebrating the support of an Italian restaurant in Preston.
A view of the site off D'Urton Lane

Housing outline approved for rural Preston

A major housing development forming part of the North West Preston masterplan has passed its first planning hurdle.

Photo Neil Cross. 
Preparations for the Goosnargh  St Mary's Church Nativity Crib Festival 
are being finalsied. Pictured l-r are organisers Fliss Pemberton, Delphine Burn, and Sylvia Smith.

Church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin to be filled with nativity cribs from all over the world

More than 150 nativity cribs from all over the world will fill the church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin for a four-day festival marking the start of Advent, also raising funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

This photograph was taken in the Talbot Meadow, off Garstang Rd, Chipping, now the site of the village hall, football fields and childrens play area. During the WW1 women were needed to work on the land. This photograph shows training in ploughing.

Stories of WW1 soldiers to be told at exhibition in Chipping on Remembrance Sunday, also of the community left behind

On Sunday, November 12 (Remembrance Sunday) Chipping Local History Society is holding an exhibition from noon at Chipping Village Hall, marking the centenary of the First World War.

Crossroads at Broughton at the junction of Garstang Road, Whittingham Lane and Woodplumpton Lane

More road changes on way for Broughton

A further significant package of transport improvements for Broughton village has been approved – just days after the new bypass opened.

Volunteers working on the fen coppicing willow during the volunteers' day.

Volunteers start work on wetlands to improve Grimsargh’s nature reserve

Work on the transformation of three former reservoirs into a safe haven for flora, fauna and wildlife has started in earnest.

How things used to be for the heavily congested A6 through the village of Broughton

A6 at Broughton to close as flooding work gets underway

Days ago Broughton was choked by traffic and exhaust fumes.

D'Urton Lane blocked off

Rat run drivers are caught on the hop

Residents on the most exclusive rat-run in Preston claim they are the first casualties of the newly-opened Broughton Bypass.

Park House in Broughton

New plans for murder ‘house of horrors’

The scene of one of Lancashire’s most horrific murders could be turned into a mini housing development.

Broughton Bypass to be named after Victoria Cross hero

Broughton Bypass to be named after Victoria Cross hero

The long-awaited Broughton Bypass is set to be named in honour of a local war hero.

Firecrews cut casualty from wreckage. Photo Tony Lynch.

Driver cut free from wreckage after slip-road collision

A driver escaped with only minor injuries after being cut free from the wreckage of a car by firefighters.

Flooding at the housing site in Goosnargh

Goosnargh flood risk is a real threat

A controversial affordable housing site granted planning permission in rural Lancashire poses a considerable flooding risk, an objector to the plans has maintained.

Preston Town Hall

Dispute over ticket rules for planning

A new ticketing system for Preston Council’s planning committee meetings has been branded a “disgrace” by an opposition councillor.

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