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.

Man wanted after hit and run in Preston

Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted after a hit and run in Preston. Peter Hull (pictured), 30, from Leyland, is wanted in connection with the […]

19 hours ago
Lytham Road due to reopen this week after rail bridge works

Lytham Road closed off by engineers Pic: Aik Mirpuri Maintenance work on a rail bridge in Preston is due to finish this week. Network Rail has closed off a section of Lytham Road since late February. Waterproofing and structure […]

2 days ago
Three-car crash in Plungington sees one person taken to hospital

The scene in Brook Street on Wednesday evening Pic: Blog Preston One person was taken to hospital after a late-night crash in the Plungington area of the city. Preston Police and the North West Ambulance Service attended the three-car collision near […]

2 weeks ago
What was MFA Bowl has reopened as Preston Rock and Bowl

A game inside Rock and Bowl A bowling alley which closed when its parent firm went bust has reopened. Previously known as MFA Bowl the attraction in Greenbank Street, Plungington, is now Preston Rock and Bowl. […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement New stand-up comedy club comes to Vinyl Tap this weekend

Interior of the Vinyl Tap Calling all comedians, or those who just love to laugh. This weekend sees the launch of a new comedy night at Vinyl Tap. The bar and music venue will host […]

3 weeks ago
Preston student flats scheme up for award

Canterbury Hall's aerial view with the pub in the foreground and church behind Student flats at a busy Preston crossroads have been shortlisted for an award. Canterbury Hall in North Road and St George’s Road opened in September last year. Including 191 apartments, […]

3 weeks ago
Craft and Food Fair coming to UCLan – and it’s open to the public

Stalls at a previous UCLan Craft and Food Fair Members of the public are being invited to a Craft and Food Fair at UCLan. The fair, which is a student-led volunteering project, will take place in the Students’ Union. […]

3 weeks ago
Public warned not to approach man wanted after attack near Preston’s university

Ryan Robertson Prestonians have been warned not to approach a man wanted after an attack near the city’s university. Ryan Robertson, from Accrington, has seen his picture released by Preston Police. The […]

3 weeks ago
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