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News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

Swap shop vintage event coming to Preston city centre

One of the cry baby tee clothing range on display in the Harris One of the cry baby tee clothing range on display in the Harris A clothing swap shop is coming to a cafe in Preston city centre. Town House Coffee is […]

1 month ago
Man arrested following attempted armed robbery in city centre

A still from the footage you can view below A man has been arrested following attempted armed robbery at a Preston City Centre convenience store. The incident happened at around 2:35am on Tuesday morning […]

2 months ago
This city centre café is the latest to close down

Beautiful Planet has closed its doors. Credit: Beautiful Planet One of the most recognisable cafes in Preston closed down last weekend (July 22). Beautiful Planet, a vegetarian cafe in Friargate, […]

3 months ago
Macs Bar is re-opening under new management

Macs bar remains closed Macs bar in Friargate is soon to re-open under new management. The bar will open its doors again on Saturday 29 July. The bar had its closing party on 28 May 2017. […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Spice of Bengal in Friargate has shut down

Spice of Bengal has the sign removed Spice of Bengal has the sign removed One of Preston’s oldest Indian restaurants has closed its doors for the last time. Spice of Bengal, which dates back more than 40 […]

3 months ago
Movie-themed coffee house could come to Preston

A young entrepreneur is hoping a fundraising campaign will enable her to bring a unique coffee house and diner to Preston. Jessica Carol intends to establish a movie themed restaurant, The […]

8 months ago
Lamb and Packet pub has been sold

The Lamb and Packet no longer has a sign Pic: Tony Worrall The Lamb and Packet no longer has a sign Pic: Tony Worrall A Preston drinking institution has been sold to the university. Brewery Thwaites have revealed the Lamb and Packet […]

8 months ago
Here’s how the new Adelphi roundabout is due to work

The Adelphi roundabout as it is now Pic: Andy Squire One of the main roundabouts in Preston is to change beyond all recognition. Adelphi roundabout – to be renamed Adelphi Square – is to see up to £60million spent on changing […]

9 months ago
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