Congestion fears as housing bids gather pace

Congestion is causing ongoing angst as a major Preston housing-building drive continues to gather pace, according to a community leader.
Ashton Memorial

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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.

The planning overview for housing on land at Preston Golf Club

Housing plan at Preston golf club is back on the tee

A Preston luxury housing development planned to be within the range of a misdirected drive from a golf course is back for a second round.

The Green in Ribbleton

Firefighters tackle Preston van blaze

An investigation has been launched after a fire crew doused a van blaze in the early hours.

Preston Crematorium

Undertakers ‘fined’ for funerals over-running

Grieving families are being “fined” if funerals for their loved ones over-run at Preston Crematorium.

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.

Hurricane Irma in Florida

Preston man weathers Hurricane Irma in Florida

A Preston man has spoken of his terror as Hurricane Irma swept through his Florida home.
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.

Claire Cushnaghan with grandaughter Tilly and baby son Charlie both aged four weeks

Preston mum's miracle birth after six C-sections

Many women are told they cannot have vaginal births following a Caesarean. But after six C-sections, Claire Cushnaghan was given the opportunity to finally give birth naturally. Speaking to NATALIE WALKER, she thanks the team at Royal Preston Hospital for allowing her to experience the wonders of child birth.
Dave Dinsdale and Tino Ferrari after the shave-off.

Dave and Tino’s Longridge shave-off smashes target for two charities

Two Longridge men have shaved off half of the hair on their heads and the alternate sides of their beards in aid of two charities close to their hearts.

Deborah and Robert Joinson

A latte love story for Preston newlyweds

Love stories more traditionally start over a candle-lit dinner, but for Deborah and Robert it was a cup of coffee that brought them together.
The location on Blackpool Road before Perrys closed

Retail bid in doubt over Preston plan crossover

Major retail plans to transform a vacant Preston site may be refused due to the impact on a nearby area already earmarked for further development.

Jessica Marsh with the Challenge Cup Final match officials

Jessica’s Challenge Cup Final joy

The Challenge Cup was a tough day for Wigan Warriors supporters, but it was a once in a lifetime experience for super fan Jessica Marsh
Ben Ashworth

Ben’s Way to be open next year on Preston's Guild Wheel

A section of the Guild Wheel dedicated to an inspirational Preston charity campaigner will be unveiled on the first anniversary of his death.

Friends of Ribbleton Library Gardening Club

Gardening club that is blooming

They may not be as skilled as Alan Titchmarsh, but with a bit of help from their pals, Friends at Ribbleton Library have a blossoming community garden.

Preston Town Hall

Have your say on Preston Council shake-up plans

A consultation on plans to reduce the number of councillors in Preston is underway.

A chip pan had been left unattended

Safety warning after chip pan blaze averted at Preston property

Fire officers have issued a safety warning after an unattended chip pan was close to causing a blaze at a Preston property.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, August 21, 2017

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

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