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.

Lancashire Easter Market: Final preparations as 50,000 visitors expected in city centre

Stalls line Friargate during a previous Lancashire Market Final preparations are being put in place for up to 50,000 expected foodie fans to flock to this year’s Easter Lancashire Market. Organisers Preston Business Improvement District say they are […]

8 years ago
Lancashire Market: 90 stalls to line Friargate for Easter market

pork pie sellers at lancashire market Stallholders for the upcoming Lancashire Market are gearing up for a bumper event. Organisers have confirmed 90 stalls are to stretch along Friargate, Orchard Street and Friargate Brow. The Easter […]

8 years ago
No licensing action taken against Pizza City after illegal immigrant workers caught

Pizza City is a popular student takeaway on Friargate A Preston takeaway has kept its licence after police applied for it to be reviewed. Pizza City on Friargate can serve booze until 3.30am on Fridays to Sundays. Police had […]

8 years ago
Preston food bank reveals it needs 8,000 items a month to meet demand

Prestonā€™s Salvation army, home to ā€˜Preston Central Scoutsā€™ and many other facilities, has one of the biggest food banks in the City. But still isn’t able to supply food all […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Date for Easter Lancashire Market announced

Stalls line Friargate during a previous Lancashire Market The Lancashire Market is returning to Preston for an Easter special. Tens of stalls take over Friargate and Orchard Street in the city centre. Saturday 19 April, Easter Saturday, is […]

8 years ago
Emmaus Ā homelessness charity shop in Preston closes

Emmaus Preston, who provide homes to people who have been homeless or socially excluded, have been hit by the recent bad weather. Their shop on Frairgate is currently closed while […]

8 years ago
New alleygates fitted in Friargate

Another area of Preston has had new alleygates fitted. Preston Council planned to gate parts of the Town Centre wards to stop problems with anti-social behaviour. Work has been progressing […]

8 years ago
Empty Preston city centre office could be converted into flats

Empty offices on a side street off Friargate are set to become flats. Planning officers are considering a proposal from Mr A Panchal to turn Union Court, on Union Street, […]

8 years ago
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