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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.

Corporation Street road closure extended due to carriageway sand deposits

Preston road users must wait until February 2022 for the Corporation Street road closure to end, according to Lancashire County Council. The council said the extension was necessary after discovering […]

8 months ago
New independents lifestyle store opens in lost cottages off Friargate

Inside Once Was Lost A new lifestyle store supporting independent makers has opened off Friargate. Once Was Lost is located in the hidden and forgotten cottages of Market Street Social. The store is the […]

8 months ago
Man in hospital after fall on Great Shaw Street

A man was last weekend hospitalised following an injury caused by a fall on Great Shaw Street. At 20.09 on Saturday 11 December, North West Ambulance Service responded to the […]

8 months ago
Council responds to concerns over Corporation Street bus gate

Corporation Street Pic: Google Lancashire County Council has responded to concerns about the impact of closing part of Corporation Street to traffic other than buses, taxis and cycles. The plans form part of the […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Corporation Street roadworks and closures planned as part of Ringway scheme

Lancashire County Council has released the final designs for a scheme to revamp the Friargate and Ringway areas of Preston city centre. The council said the scheme will make the […]

10 months ago
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, […]

11 months 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 […]

12 months 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 […]

12 months ago
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