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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.

Beer Brothers take on the Mad Hatters ale bar

Phill Leyland and David Reece set up their own brewing company in 2015 and have expanded rapidly Phill Leyland and David Reece set up their own brewing company in 2015 and have expanded rapidly A real ale hotspot in the city is being taken on by an […]

2 days ago
Royal Institute’s Christmas Lectures to be live streamed in Preston

Prof Alice Roberts Credit: Paul Wilkinson Photography The Royal Institute’s Christmas Lectures will be screened live in Preston this year. For the first time in its 184-year history, the lectures […]

1 week ago
Hit comedy show arrives in Preston after sell-out run in London

Garry Starr aka Damien Warren-Smith Pic Joseph Till Garry Starr aka Damien Warren-Smith Pic: Joseph Till A hit comedy show that showcases every genre of performance theatre is coming to Vinyl Tap. Damien Warren-Smith’s one-man show – Garry […]

2 weeks ago
The man in charge of Preston’s university has quit

Professor Mike Thomas Professor Mike Thomas The man leading Preston’s university for the last four years has decided to step-down. Professor Mike Thomas will leave his role as vice-chancellor of the University of […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pop-up think-tank exploring how Prestonians will use new University Square

The Testbed - Pic David Boultbee The Testbed is on the Adelphi roundabout Pic David Boultbee A pop-up think-tank has arrived at the Adelphi roundabout to explore how people will use the planned University Square. The […]

2 weeks ago
Chance to explore the history of Preston’s university

UCLan's new engineering building on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall UCLan’s new engineering building on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall The lid is being peeled back on the history of one of Preston’s largest institutions. The University of Central […]

3 weeks ago
Book set in Preston’s haunted tunnels up for global literature award

The tunnel runs under a good swathe of Preston before heading off towards Longridge Author A.J. Hartley visited Cold Bath Street with a copy of his book A book set in the haunted tunnels of Preston has been nominated for a prestigious global literature […]

3 weeks ago
Plau gin and ale bar opens in Friargate

Inside the newly opened Plau bar Pic: Blog Preston Plau bar has opened its doors in Friargate to bring four levels of gin, ale and food to the city. A […]

3 weeks ago
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