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.

Emergency sewer works shut Plungington Road

The 23 service is one of those with later times Pic: Claire Pendrous The 23 service is taking a different route Pic: Claire Pendrous One of Preston’s busiest bus services is continuing to be diverted due to a road closure. Plungington Road is […]

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Preston Chinese restaurant fined for health and safety breaches

Two men were seen using the roof of a van to put up a sign Pic: Preston City Council Two men were seen using the roof of a van to put up a sign Pic: Preston City Council Managers of a chinese restaurant near Preston’s university have been fined […]

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UCLan student wins writing award named after Preston author

Ian Hornby, Sophie Wells and Bill McCoid with the Janet Budd Award L-R: Ian Hornby, Sophie Amber Wells, Bill McCoid A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student is the first person to win an award created in memory of a late writer […]

3 days ago
Review: Cold Bath Street is a perfect Preston ghost story

A.J. Hartley in front of Cold Bath Street sign A.J. Hartley returns to Cold Bath Street with a copy of his book It’s rather unusual for a main character to be killed off in the first chapter of a […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Spot yourself at the Lancashire Science Festival 2018

Glorious sunshine shone down on this year’s Lancashire Science Festival. Around 13,000 people flocked to the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) free annual event to engage with shows, workshops, exhibits […]

2 weeks ago
Preston students scoop national TV awards for film work

Kath Paddison's film looked at the issue of Social Media Shaming Kath Paddison’s film looked at the issue of Social Media Shaming Two preston students have been honoured at a national awards celebrating the best in TV. Heading for London both […]

2 weeks ago
Students show off work at UCLan’s Graduate Fashion Week Show

UCLan Graduate Fashion Week: Alexandra McMaster Student collections fresh from London’s Graduate Fashion Week’s catwalk made their way to Preston for an annual fashion event. UCLan‘s annual Graduate Fashion Week […]

2 weeks ago
This Preston school has been awarded Primary School of the Year

Eldon Primary School at the Tes Schools Awards. Pic credit: Tes Schools Awards A Preston primary school has scooped a prestigious national award. Eldon Primary School has won the Primary […]

3 weeks ago
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