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.

Road in Fulwood closed due to burst water main

United Utilities in Lytham Road Pic: Di Guzik A road in Fulwood has been closed due to a burst water main. Lytham Road has been shut between Plungington Road and Garstang Road. United Utilities are on the scene […]

6 days ago
Firefighters stop fire at Plungington car garage from spreading

Fire crews and police on the scene in Plungington Road Pic: Stac Dickinson/Plungington Community Page Plungington Road was closed off during Friday afternoon as firefighters tackled a fire at a car garage. The fire broke out shortly after 3pm between Robinson Street and the Lytham […]

6 days ago
Winner of literary prize set up in memory of UCLan lecturer announced

Dinesh brought short story writing to communities in Preston and beyond The third winner of a literary prize set up in memory of a Preston lecturer has been announced. The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction has this year gone to […]

7 days ago
Preston university researchers say risk to newborn babies from coronavirus is low

A newborn baby Pic: Pixabay Researchers at Preston’s university say a world-first study has shown the risk to newborn babies from coronavirus is classed as ‘low’. The University of Central Lancashire worked with staff at […]

1 week ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston barrister in training wins place in the courts for prestigious scheme

Sanah Ehsan has been accepted into the Middle Bar for two weeks of training Two budding legal eagles of the future from the city’s university are to spend two vital weeks in the court room. The University of Central Lancashire say two of its […]

1 week ago
Investigation after spate of racist graffiti in Plungington

A city council worker removes graffiti from one of the sites in the city targeted Pic: Preston City Council Police are investigating after a spate of racist graffiti appeared in Plungington over the bank holiday weekend. Nazi symbols were sprayed around the Eldon Street bridge area in gold paint. […]

1 week ago
Man jailed after spitting in face of Preston Police officer after Plungington fight

Emergency services presence in Jemmet Street Pic: Blog Preston A man who spat in the face of a police officer and then claimed he had coronavirus has been jailed. Emergency services were called to reports of an altercation in […]

2 weeks ago
UCLan students go on rent strike against private landlords

Foundry Court Pic: Google A group of University of Central Lancashire students with tenancies at private halls of residence have gone on rent strike. Students from Foundry Court in Brook Street and Trinity Student […]

2 weeks ago
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