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News and information for the area known as the University ward in Preston, Lancs. This area is home to the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire and includes news about Friargate, one of the major shopping areas in the city and Plungington an area inhabited by thousands of students.

Speakeasy opens in what was Bitter Suite in Fylde Road

Real ale and gin lovers will be pleased to hear a popular Fylde Road watering hole is open again. Speakeasy is the new name for the bar once known as […]

10 mins ago
Preston’s love affair with the moon continues

A young visitor enjoys the interactive displays at the moon landing anniversary event Pic: UCLan Over 50,000 people visited the Museum of the Moon at The Harris – and 450 more were at a sell-out event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. […]

1 day ago
Lytham Road closure to continue as bridge works hit by further delay

Closure signs have been amended with a May closure date Pic: Blog Preston Lytham Road will remain closed until May after further delays to the maintenance work. Network Rail closed the road at the end of February to carry out essential repairs to […]

2 days ago
Demolition by UCLan of St Peter’s Square homes must be ‘careful’ because of Miley Tunnel

St Peter's Square is set to see all these houses flattened Pic: Blog Preston Demolition of a row of terraced houses on Preston’s university campus is going to need to happen ‘piece by piece’. Running underneath them is the Miley Tunnel and this limits […]

5 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Korean links celebrated by Preston’s university

Launch of the Korea Corner at the University of Central Lancashire Preston’s burgeoning links with Korea have been celebrated by the city’s university. Marking five years of the University of Central Lancashire teaching Korean studies they have been given special status […]

6 days ago
More than 1,000 visitors attended the 18th Preston Health Mela

More than 1,000 visitors flocked to the 18th Preston Health Mela, which was held in UCLan’s Foster Building on Saturday. The fun, free event had more than 60 stalls offering […]

1 week ago
Adelphi roundabout roadworks to see one road closure for two years

Maudland Road behind the Ships and Giggles pub is to be shut for two years Pic: Tony Worrall Latest road closures as work continues at the Adelphi roundabout have been announced. Maudland Road is to shut for two years to be a base for contractors working on the […]

1 week ago
Plungington Gin Festival is returning for a third sizzling summer

In the scrum at the Plungington Gin Festival A rapidly growing gin festival is returning to the city this summer. The Plungington Hotel’s garden is to host what they say is the city’s largest gin festival. Run by […]

1 week ago
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