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News and information about the Friargate area of Preston, Lancashire. Friargate is a key corridor between the city centre and the university campus, home to many shops and a growing amount of student flats.

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 […]

1 month ago
Preston bar PLAU wins national award

PLAU vaults after the renovation Pic: Rose Peploe PLAU Gin and Beer House has won the Best Conversion to Pub Use award by CAMRA and Historic England. The building, which is situated at 115 Friargate, dates back to […]

2 months ago
Preston firm donates 350 Easter eggs to help struggling families

Natalie Thomas from the Salvation Army team A Preston accountancy firm has donated 350 Easter eggs to the Salvation Army to be given to struggling families this Easter. MHA Moore and Smalley delivered the Easter eggs to […]

3 months ago
The 150-year-old Friargate bookshop trying to keep the pages turning through the coronavirus pandemic

Mike Halewood Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons are – like most businesses – currently in coronavirus lockdown. Despite the shop being closed to browsers they are delivering online and phone orders. Halewood […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston bar to champion female brewers for International Women’s Day

A Preston bar will celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 by championing a selection of drinks from female brewers. PLAU in Friargate has already featured over 600 different beers during its […]

4 months ago
Preston electronic music venue attracting international DJs

Levon Vincent A recently opened Preston electronic music venue will be bringing international artists to the city over the coming months. In:Libra opened its doors in Friargate at the end of 2019. […]

4 months ago
Gin tasting event coming to PLAU in Preston

Gin cocktail Pic: Ernest_Roy from Pixabay A gin tasting event is coming to Preston. Taking place in the Vaults at PLAU in Friargate, the event will be hosted by Black Powder Gin from nearby Weeton. The […]

6 months ago
Monthly dub night coming to Preston

Operation Sound System in action A new monthly dub night is coming to Preston. Preston Dub Club is being run by Preston/Blackburn outfit Operation Sound System. Each month two sound system will play the event […]

6 months ago
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