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.

CCTV images released after man slashed in the face in Friargate attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was slashed in the face in Preston city centre. CCTV pictures have been released after an incident where a 27-year-old man was […]

7 years ago
Friargate flat fire threatens Margaret Mason florist

A firefighter leaves the florists in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall A much-loved Preston florist has been saved from being engulfed in a fire at a flat above the shop. Margaret Mason and her team were evacuated from the premises in […]

7 years ago
Calais Action in Preston: Friargate cafe becomes drop off centre to help refugees

Volunteers in Preston have banded together to set up an action group to help refugees in camps across Europe. More than 20 people attended the first meeting of the Preston […]

7 years ago
Historical finds as Friargate gin bar Plau’s renovation continues

The original canopy being tested on Plau An original canopy from the early 20th century is among the finds by the owners of a new gin bar in Preston. Plau is due to open in early 2016 […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston celebrates the bike with a unique procession

Friargate is seen as the second street of the city by many after Fishergate Preston cyclists will take to the streets on September 22 to celebrate the bike. This is no regular bike ride though, as volunteers will pedal a large mobile structure on bicycle […]

7 years ago
CCTV footage released following theft from Preston flats

Another video for you this afternoon, we're looking to speak with the males in this video regarding a theft which occurred at a block of flats on Lawson Street on […]

7 years ago
Giant crane towers over Friargate Court development

Building work on hundreds of new flats in Friargate has reached new heights. A 45-metre crane has gone up on the Friargate Court site and now dominates the surrounding skyline. […]

7 years ago
Lancashire Market: 22 pictures from a wet and warm Friargate

The Preston weather lived up to its wet promise but hardy food fans would not be put off as the Lancashire Market returned. Stalls lined Friargate with a mixture of […]

7 years ago
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