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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.

Preston City Council reports ‘potentially damaging’ Sun Hotel fake news post

The Sun Hotel in Friargate has a score of one-star at present Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council yesterday reported a Facebook post claiming that The Sun Hotel had closed due to a ‘Loravirus’ outbreak. The post, made by the page Social Distancing Enforcement England, […]

1 month ago
Arrests made after break-in at Preston city centre discount store

Two people have been arrested after a discount beauty shop was burgled in Preston city centre last night (Sunday 5 September). Preston Neighbourhood Task Force took to social media to […]

1 month ago
Preston’s lost leper hospital and friary

A typical leper hospital and chapel (in Winchester) Pic: Historic England Once lepers were shunned as cursed by God, often the only help they received came from the Church! Religion dominated the lives of medieval people in Preston. For example, the […]

2 months ago
Preston man wanted by police in connection with serious assault in Friargate

Police are appealing for information to locate a Preston man in connection with a serious assault that occurred in Friargate. Detectives want to speak to 21-year-old Liam Higginson about an […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Punk poet Laura Taylor is coming to Preston for one-off outdoor performance – and wants local poets to join in

Laura Taylor Punk poet Laura Taylor is set for a unique outdoor performance in Preston – and wants local poets to get back on the stage with her. The gig at Market […]

2 months ago
Fire service attends kitchen fire in Friargate flat

Friargate - many businesses along the street may be eligible for the government funding Pic: Tony Worrall Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service crews have attended a kitchen fire in Friargate. Two fire engines extinguished the fire at the first floor flat today (Tuesday 3 August) just after […]

3 months ago
Temporary road closures around new Adelphi Square as resurfacing is completed

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has announced some temporary road closures around the new Adelphi Square. This is so final highways resurfacing work can be completed. The work will […]

3 months ago
Delays likely as major Friargate and Ringway roadworks to begin

Residents across Preston and Lancashire are being asked to allow extra time for their journeys in the Friargate and Ringway areas as Lancashire County Council carry out work to help […]

3 months ago
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