UCLan graduates outside the Birley Studios

Birley Art Studios opens in former council offices in city centre

Four university graduates have teamed up to open a new art studio in Preston. The art graduates from the University of Central Lancashire have taken over the former council offices on Birley Street. The Birley Art Studios and project space opened on Thursday and is looking for artists to get involved and use the space. It can house up to 15 affordable studio spaces. Steph […]

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New signage planned for Plau

Plau gin bar on Friargate applies for midnight drinking licence

The return of a historic pub on Friargate to become a new drinking den has moved a step closer. Plau on Friargate wants to be the first gin bar in Preston on the site of the former Plough Inn. The brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and Rebecca Scott, they say it will have nods to the history of the original Plough Inn which stood on the […]

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An artists impression of how the multi-million pound home will look

Modern country manor home planned for Barton set for approval despite objections

A luxury home looks set to be built on the edge of Preston. Fashion moguls the Bux family, who started out washing clothes at a steam laundry in the city, want to build on nearly four and a half hectares on farmland near Barton. Plans show the home would have four levels and cover 2,103 square metres. It would include a swimming pool, gym, cinema […]

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Upgraded CCTV system for Preston city centre to be given the nod

An upgraded CCTV system in Preston city centre is due to be approved today. Cameras and equpment across the city are due to be replaced with new digital cameras enabling better quality recordings. The city council has a control room for CCTV based at Preston Police station. Nearly £50,000 is due to be spent on the new CCTV cameras and kit, funded by Preston’s Business […]

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View down Great Shaw Street showing the development

Friargate student flats: Construction firm appointed for Portergate project

Spades are being readied to put into the ground for the start of a major development project on Friargate. Portergate Properties has appointed the Eric Wright Group to construct an £18 million block of student flats. A 1.5 acre site on the corner where the road meets Great Shaw Street is to be transformed into a 253 bedroom complex. The accommodation is set to be […]

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Lostock Hall murder: 21 year old man arrested after incident leaves man dead

A man has died after a disturbance in Lostock Hall near Preston. Lancashire Police were called to a property on Albrighton Close on Monday around 11pm. A 25 year old man was found with serious injuries. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but died on arrival, according to a police statement. A post mortem is to be carried out to establish the cause of […]

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