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News and information for the area known as the University ward in Preston, Lancs. This area is home to the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire and includes news about Friargate, one of the major shopping areas in the city and Plungington an area inhabited by thousands of students.

Concert featuring 269-year-old violin coming to Preston

Boris Bizjak and Lana Trotovšek Pic: Marco Borggreve A free concert at UCLan will mark the opening of the Russian-British Year of Music 2019. Three internationally-renowned musicians will play works by the likes of Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Hoffmeister, […]

2 days ago
UPDATE: Police looking for driver after crash in Brook Street

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle which burst into flames after hitting a wall in Brook Street. At around 6am this morning (Tuesday January 15) the vehicle, […]

3 days ago
Plungington man who wielded a meat cleaver is jailed

Jamie Killeen A Preston man has been jailed for two years after running through the street wielding a meat cleaver. Jamie Killeen of Ripon Street triggered a police call-out to Plungington after […]

3 days ago
St Walburge’s spire tours extended by popular demand

A street lamp burning bright near St Walburge's church Pic: Paul Melling A new series of tours up Preston’s tallest spire has been extended due to popular demand. After Blog Preston wrote about the St Walburge’s spire tours, the grade-I listed church […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police hunt man after Plungington disorder

Miguel Di Palma A man is wanted in connection with a fight after a car crashed into a house in Plungington just before Christmas. Preston Police have released a picture of Miguel Di […]

2 weeks ago
Man charged with Plungington Christmas Day stabbing

Warren Givens Police have charged a man with a stabbing which took place in Preston on Christmas Day. Warren Givens, 44, of Blackpool Road, is accused of Section 18 wounding and possession […]

3 weeks ago
Man arrested on suspicion of Plungington Christmas Day stabbing

The police cordon in Blackpool Road Pic: Plungington Labour A man at the centre of a stabbing and then lock-down of the Plungington area of the city on Christmas Day has been arrested. A 44-year-old man, was arrested by […]

3 weeks ago
Night-time spire tours and mulled wine at St Walburge’s

St Walburge's Church Guided tours of Preston’s tallest spire are on offer for the first time. The tours of St Walburge’s will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the church […]

3 weeks ago
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