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.

UCLan Students’ Union announce registration drive with support of Preston City Council

A new project which will see the UCLan Students’ Union enter partnership with the Preston City Council in a drive to create awareness in students to their right in registering […]

7 years ago
New bar planned for Friargate called Enlightened

Inside the new bar A new bar opens in Preston as the spate of new places to eat and drink in the city centre continues. Enlightened Bar is to open its doors on Friargate […]

7 years ago
Friargate takeaway Curry Pot applies for longer licence

A takeaway on a main route to and from Preston’s university campus has applied for longer opening hours. Curry Pot, formerly known as Mick’s Curry Pot, wants to serve until […]

7 years ago
Giant new student flats block planned for Corporation Street

An artist impression of how the new Corporation Street flats would look at night A long-planned giant block of student flats in Preston city centre is due to get moving, having been attempted since 2004. Land on Edward Street, between Corporation Street and Friargate, […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Blitz nightclub vows to stay open until January as demolition notice posted

Blitz nightclub on Great Shaw Street A Preston nightclub says it has negotiated a stay of execution to allow it to open until the New Year. Blitz nightclub is due to be demolished as plans for […]

7 years ago
Plau gin bar for Friargate granted alcohol licence

New signage planned for Plau A new gin bar for Preston city centre has been given permission to serve us a tipple. Plau, which is to be on the site of the historic Plough Inn […]

7 years ago
Sparrow hawk feasts on pigeon infront of startled Friargate shoppers

Afternoon commuters on Friargate got their own personal Autumnwatch as a bird of prey feasted on a pigeon. A Sparrowhawk swooped down by Richer Sounds and feasted on its prey. Andrew […]

7 years ago
In pictures: Preston as it was in 1985

Church Street in 1985 A snapshot of Preston nearly 30 years ago has been revealed with new pictures. The Preston Digital Archive, which has thousands of pictures of the city, has a more modern […]

7 years ago
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