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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.

Taste test: Plungington Hotel add a breakfast menu and earlier weekend opening

A full breakfast at the Plungington with a rogue fried egg instead of poached Pic: Blog Preston A city pub has introduced a new breakfast and brunch menu. The Plungington Hotel is part of the Meat and Drink group which operates Plau bar amongst other venues in […]

2 hours ago
Preston festival to act as launch pad for new live performances

Plant Club will perform at MAYHEM A free short festival with a line-up of the ‘shows of tomorrow’ is coming to Preston. Derelict MAYHEM will see artists performing new and emerging material in a welcoming and […]

2 days ago
Preston astronomer reveals how he helped take first-ever picture of a black hole

Never before seen first images of the black hole A Preston-based astronomer has revealed what it took to capture the historic first-ever picture of a black hole. Professor Derek Ward-Thomson shared the techniques during the annual Jeremiah Horrocks Lecture […]

4 days ago
Jail for man who fly-tipped asbestos in Preston

A Preston man who ran a secret waste disposal operation from his flat in Havelock Court, Plungington, has been jailed for 14 weeks. Another man who used his services to […]

7 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement UCLan’s new vice chancellor has been announced – and he’s a familiar face

A new vice chancellor has been appointed to step into the role at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the new academic year. Professor Graham Baldwin, currently Vice-Chancellor and […]

1 week ago
Arson investigation after bins set alight behind Plungington Road shop

Crews hosing down the bins Pic: Preston Fire Station An arson investigation has been launched after a fire during the early hours of Monday (13 May) morning in Plungington Road. Preston Fire Station sent two crews to the car […]

1 week ago
Emmerdale has a new ‘bad guy’ and he has Preston connections

Jordan Reece is 'Max' in Emmerdale Emmerdale has a new ‘bad guy’ and it’s a UCLan student making his big break. Jordan Reece who graduated from the Preston-based university in 2015 plays the role of Max. […]

2 weeks ago
Travellers site near Preston’s university could be sold off

The travellers site sits behind the Leighton Street car park close to the university campus Pic: Google A traveller site near Preston’s university could be sold off. Lancashire County Council is consulting on the future of the Leighton Street site close to the University of Central Lancashire […]

2 weeks ago
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