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.

Puppet show to mark Chinese New Year in Preston

Chinese theatre comes to Preston A special Chinese New Year celebration is taking place in Preston. The Year of the Rooster is being marked with a show at 53 Degrees of Chinese puppetry. Guangzhou Art […]

5 hours ago
Student flats at Innovation House decision delayed

Another view of the Innovation House development A decision on whether a huge new block of student flats can be built in Preston has been delayed. Innovation House is proposed for the former Powell’s biscuit factory site […]

5 days ago
Preston student punched and strangled pregnant woman during attack

Connor Ward A student from Northern Ireland who strangled a pregnant woman until she stopped breathing has been jailed for five years. Connor Ward, 29, also punched the woman in her abdomen […]

1 week ago
Two men charged after Plungington New Year’s Day death

Police near the community centre in Plungington Two men have been charged following the death of a man on New Year’s Day in Preston. Nathan Richardson, 19, of Bury Road in Bolton, is charged with murder and […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement How student flats to be built on former Powell’s biscuit factory may look

An aerial view of how the new student flats will look Part of a former biscuit factory in Preston is due to be torn down and replaced with hundreds of student flats. What was Powell’s in Sizer Street is to become […]

2 weeks ago
Plungington murder investigation: Two more arrests made

Forensics tents can be seen close to the community centre Two further arrests have been made as police continue to investigate the death of a man on New Year’s Day in Preston. A 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man, both […]

2 weeks ago
Preston professor becomes a Dame for work with stroke survivors

Caroline Watkins who is now a Dame of the British Empire The only stroke care professor in the UK who is based in Preston has been recognised by the Queen for her work. Professor Caroline Watkins at the University of Central […]

3 weeks ago
Plungington murder: Man arrested following death of man near community centre

The ambulance parked near Barlow Street A murder inquiry is underway following the death of a man in his 60s in Preston. Preston Police have arrested a 19-year-old man from Bolton on suspicion of murder. The […]

3 weeks ago
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