The Ringway and North Road junction

Ringway roadworks: Night time resurfacing work to see road and lane closures by Holiday Inn junction

A major junction in Preston is to have lane closures during the evenings for resurfacing. Where Ringway and North Road meet, by the Holiday Inn, has been subject to major roadworks to install a new traffic light system. Lancashire County Council are now planning to resurface the junction in the coming weeks, after deciding not to run the work during the run up to Christmas. […]

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Friends of Highgate Wood hold event for opening ceremony of new pathways

Today, 10 January, the Friends of Highgate Wood and guests came together to celebrate the achievement of completing new pathways around the woodland area. The Highgate Wood project originated from the idea of a few local residents who wanted to see the woodland area developed into a place where people could visit and enjoy the nature and wildlife which exists there. A group was formed […]

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Strong winds are expected

Preston weather: Met Office predicting strong winds throughout Monday

More strong winds are expected to sweep into Preston during Monday. It follows a yellow warning of ice and snow for Sunday, and winds of up to 40 mph have been hitting the city during Saturday. The Met Office state: “Conditions look conducive for another rapidly deepening area of low pressure to run quickly east-northeast to the north of the UK during Monday. “There remains […]

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Warning about dangerous Polish spirit on sale in Preston and Lancashire

Prestonians are being warned about a dangerous high-strength Polish alcohol which could be on saleĀ in the city. Lancashire Trading Standards Service are warning people to watch out for Spirytus 95% or Spirytus Rektyfikowany. It is a base alcohol used in Eastern Europe for home-made liqueurs and has an ABV of 95%. Rachel Wilcock from trading standards said: “We are aware that these products are on […]

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Where Stocks Road meets Blackpool Road is a busy junction in Preston

Updated: Lane Ends collision man in hospital

A section of Blackpool Road was been closed due to a crash. Lancashire Police said a man has been hit by a car at Lane Ends, Ashton-on-Ribble. The incident took place around 10.10am on Saturday and the man was treated in the street for head injuries. A passer-by was said to have rushed into the road after the man was hit to administer first aid. […]

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Police release e-fit of man wanted in connection with Ribbleton grabbing

This is what police think a man wanted on suspicion of grabbing a woman in Ribbleton looks like. Preston Police have released the image after the incident on Sunday as the woman walked along Ribbleton Hall Drive. The man approached the woman close to the junction with Ribbleton Hall Drive around 8pm. He grabbed her and attempted to pull her into some bushes. The woman […]

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