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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.

Former Preston student proposes in UCLan lecture theatre

Tom Marshall-Bailey and Katie Dyson after the proposal Tom Marshall-Bailey and Katie Dyson after the proposal As hundreds of new university students begin their lectures in Preston they may not realise it’s the love of their life they […]

2 days ago
Road closures confirmed for Lancashire Encounter Festival parade

Which roads will be closed during the Lancashire Encounter Festival have been confirmed. Preston City Council is hosting the biennial festival across three days in the city centre. It culminates […]

6 days ago
Hit and run appeal after three-car Plungington crash

Police at the scene in Plungington Road Pic: Andy Speariett Police at the scene in Plungington Road Pic: Andy Speariett Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a hit and run in the Plungington area of the city. Emergency […]

7 days ago
Takeaway review: Trying out Jaffa’s in Friargate

Vegan bits and bobs from Jaffa Vegan bits and bobs from Jaffa As one half of a vegan/carnivore couple, it’s always good to have takeaway options that cater to both sets of requirements. There are plenty […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Graffitied vehicles appearing in Preston parking wars

Several cars were spray-painted with the word "Scrap" Several cars were spray-painted with the word “Scrap”, and a van with “Bboobi” A disgruntled Plungington man is apparently taking retribution on nearby garage owners for perceived parking infringements, by […]

1 week ago
Revamped pub The Vinyl Tap prepares to open

The Vinyl Tap in Adelphi Street The Vinyl Tap in Adelphi Street A refurbished pub will open its doors near Preston’s university on Saturday evening. The Vinyl Tap has been taken on by Moorbrook landlord Richard […]

2 weeks ago
Preston’s university recognised for his work to help Hurricane Irma students

Some of the students arriving to study in Preston Some of the students arriving to study in Preston Preston’s university has secured its highest ever level of nominations for the Times Higher Education Awards. The University of Central Lancashire […]

2 weeks ago
Preston foodbank makes urgent appeal for new supplies

Preston’s Salvation Army foodbank has issued an urgent appeal for food due to ‘extremely high demand’. Holiday Hunger kicked in during the school summer holidays with the foodbank saying it […]

2 weeks ago
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