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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.

Man who burgled two Plungington homes is jailed

Colin Hannan carried out both burglaries in broad daylight Pic: Preston Police A man charged with ‘despicable’ burglaries has been jailed. Colin Hannan was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. During a sentencing at Preston Crown Court the 49-year-old, […]

1 day ago
Derelict group want to be at ‘the art of the city’

Derelict performing on the Flag Market A city arts group is asking what residents would like to see in Preston. Derelict Theatre put on live shows and performances across the city and throughout the year. They […]

3 days ago
Plungington to see new community project tackle social isolation

An aerial view across Plungington A community with a ‘transient’ population is to see a new project take place. Connected Communities is funded by Preston City Council and will be put on by University of […]

4 days ago
New hotel for Friargate is given the green light

The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate A new nine-storey hotel for Friargate has been given the go-ahead. Derelict buildings between Corporation Street and Friargate are to be demolished to make way for The Caxton Hotel. The […]

6 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Miley Tunnel to be explored in Preston InstaMeet

The tunnel runs under a good swathe of Preston before heading off towards Longridge The next Preston InstaMeet is preparing to go underground. And it might be some spooky goings on. We will be exploring the Miley Tunnel. Running underneath the Adelphi roundabout and […]

6 days ago
Industry award win for UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) recently completed Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) has scooped its first industry award. The £35 million-plus facility was named Building Services Project of the Year […]

1 week ago
Plungington Gin Festival 2019 confirms gin list

Sun shines on the Plungington Gin Festival Gin fans will have 100 different varieties and flavours to work their way through as the Plungington Gin Festival returns. The pub’s beer garden, on the corner of Lytham Road […]

2 weeks ago
Friargate gets a clean up thanks to committed businesses and volunteers

The top end of Friargate got a spruce up during a sunny Saturday. Organised by Bernice Marie Newton and the team at Townhouse Coffee and Brew Bar the Friargate clean […]

2 weeks ago
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