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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.

The best student coder in the UK is based in Preston

UCLan’s Kyle Hobdey with Ian Goodall, managing director of Aardvark Swift. UCLan’s Kyle Hobdey with Ian Goodall, managing director of Aardvark Swift. A Preston student is the best coder in the country. Kyle Hobdey beat more than 400 coding students in […]

1 day ago
How Preston’s university and hospice have reached a deal

UCLan and St Catherine's have completed the first year of their partnership UCLan and St Catherine’s have completed the first year of their partnership A formal partnership between a Preston university and hospice is helping students gain experience in the care sector. […]

3 days ago
Youths who set fire to bin and ‘played with it’ hunted by police

The group were seen putting their hands into the bin while it was smouldering Pictures released by police of the youths setting fire to the bin A group of youths are being hunted after a fire behind shops in Plungington. Preston Police have released […]

5 days ago
New music festival is coming to Preston

Standard outfit for a Preston DJ really... Standard outfit for a Preston DJ really… A four day festival of new and experimental music is coming to Preston. Hosted at the University of Central Lancashire the festival features […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston students sworn in to become police special constables

Emma Lynn is sworn in as a special constable Emma Lynn is sworn in as a special constable These Preston students will soon be pounding the beat and taking their first steps on becoming serving police officers. Policing students […]

2 weeks ago
Award-winning real ale bar in Preston put up for sale

A popular real ale bar in Preston has been put on the market. The Ale Emporium, located on Fylde Road adjacent to The Ferret, is available as a leasehold for […]

2 weeks ago
Student midwives to take on zumbathon for stillborn charity

UCLan‘s midwifery team are holding 10 fundraising events to raise as much money as they can for the Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death) charity. The campaign, called #challenge10, involves the midwifery […]

3 weeks ago
Watch as four men raid Preston Spar shop with a crowbar

One of the men uses the crow bar to lever open the till Police have released footage of crowbar wielding thieves at work in a Preston shop. Four men are wanted after the raid at the Spar in Plungington Road. The incident took […]

3 weeks ago
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