University campus

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.

Family-friendly UCLan festival to explore world culture

Festival of Humanities and World Culture coming to UCLan A free family-friendly festival is taking place at the University of Central Lancashire next month. The Festival of Humanities and World Cultures is returning for the second time to bring […]

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Council bosses promise to clamp down on Friargate anti-social parking problems

Four cars illegally parked by barriers on Friargate County Council bosses have promised to step up enforcement action after parking issues on the revamped Friargate. The northern stretch of road is open after long-running works which were designed […]

11 hours ago
Owner of closed Preston cocktail bar hopes nightlife can survive intense pressures

Lonely People, in Preston, closed in 2024 The owner of a cocktail bar that closed at the start of 2024 has expressed her concern that Preston’s nightlife will continue to struggle.  Lonely People, a cocktail bar on […]

24 hours ago
Preston Caribbean Carnival 2024 parade route confirmed

Preston Caribbean Carnival procession 2023 Pic: Mark McLoughlin The route for the city’s Caribbean Carnival has been confirmed. Marking 50 years of the carnival the route for the city’s flagship procession will include Friargate again. Setting off from […]

1 day ago
Corporation Street bus gate blasted by nearby family-run business

Vicky Brown, right, and colleague from Gainsborough Flooring are deeply unhappy about the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston A flooring company say a new bus-only zone in Preston city centre is going to damage their business. Gainsborough Flooring, in Heatley Street, are one in one of the side-streets […]

1 day ago
Tampopo launching new location in Preston

Tampopo dishes Popular restaurant chain Tampopo is launching a new location in Preston. The Far East Asian eatery will be the fifth addition to the already-established Chew’s Yard food offering when it […]

2 days ago
All the side street changes in and around Corporation Street bus gate

Corporation Street signage going up near the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston As the new bus-only area of Corporation Street comes into force on Tuesday – known as a bus gate – we’ve taken a look at all the other road changes […]

2 days ago
Dog and Partridge pub in Friargate gets facelift

The Dog and Partridge in Friargate Pic: Blog Preston A iconic Preston city centre pub has been given a facelift. The Dog and Partridge in Friargate has seen its brewery Star Pubs make an investment in its frontage. Landlady […]

4 days ago
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