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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.

All the side street changes in and around Corporation Street bus gate

Corporation Street signage going up near the bus gate Pic: Blog Preston As the new bus-only area of Corporation Street comes into force on Tuesday – known as a bus gate – we’ve taken a look at all the other road changes […]

3 hours ago
Dog and Partridge pub in Friargate gets facelift

The Dog and Partridge in Friargate Pic: Blog Preston A iconic Preston city centre pub has been given a facelift. The Dog and Partridge in Friargate has seen its brewery Star Pubs make an investment in its frontage. Landlady […]

2 days ago
Customers driven away from 130-year-old Preston business by lorries blocking street

Granthams on Hope Street, Preston The boss of a 130-year-old Preston business says customers are being driven away – and staff driven to distraction – by lorries blocking the tiny cobbled street on which it […]

2 days ago
Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival returning for 2024 to spread music and culture across the city

Prestonians enjoying Jazzin’ the Park on Winckley Square in 2023 Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning for 2024 with 26 exciting music and culture-related activities taking place across the city. The three-week festival is set to ignite the city […]

3 days ago
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Two new adult gambling arcades to open within 200 yards of each other in city centre

The corner of Friargate and Orchard Street Two new adult games arcades are set to open within 200 yards of each other in Preston city centre after a second outlet was given the go-ahead in the space […]

4 days ago
Plungington man charged after spate of burglaries in Fulwood, Ingol and Ashton-on-Ribble

Preston Magistrates' Court A man has been charged after a spate of burglaries in Fulwood, Ingol and Ashton-on-Ribble over the weekend. A 51-year-old man was arrested on Monday (13 May) by the South […]

5 days ago
Apartment block built around The Unicorn pub nearing completion

How the City Studios apartments are due to look with The Unicorn and the Moorbrook in situ A long-awaited apartment scheme on the edge of Preston city centre is due to be completed in July. City Studios Preston, built behind and between the former Unicorn pub and […]

7 days ago
UCLan student becomes first person to win vet award for her dedication and professionalism

Natasha Hetzel, Linnaeus Veterinary Education Manager, winning student Alexandra Laws and Dr Peter Holland, Associate Dean within the School of Veterinary Medicine. Pic: UCLan A vet student from the University of Central Lancashire has been the first person to receive an award which recognised her dedication and professionalism. Alexandra Laws, an undergraduate on the […]

1 week ago
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