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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.

Film launch explores Adelphi Square’s future – for Preston’s university and its residents

Still from Adelphi film The launch of a film about Adelphi Square has sparked discussion about what the future holds for the new public space. Blog Preston hosted the live launch of Adelphi – a 15 […]

1 month ago
Longridge and South Ribble are not included in the Preston local lockdown

A woman having a coronavirus test After the announcement today of a government enforced local lockdown from midnight, many people in and around Preston are concerned about whether the lockdown will affect their household. The local […]

1 month ago
Preston’s bid for up to £25m from the Towns Fund – and the projects that could benefit

Preston's skyline Pic: Mick Gardner Preston has submitted a bid for up to £25 million worth of funding to improve the economy, develop the city, and attract jobs and long-term investment. Preston is one of […]

2 months ago
PLAU in Friargate opening after lockdown – with new roof terrace to follow

PLAU vaults after the renovation Pic: Rose Peploe PLAU Gin and Beer House is reopening its doors today (Thursday 23 July), as the coronavirus lockdown is eased. The Friargate bar has been closed for four months but is […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Watch as timelapse video brings Preston university’s vision to life

UCLan's new £60m student centre under construction Pic: Tony Worrall Progress on the University of Central Lancashire’s Masterplan development has been revealed in a new timelapse video. The video shows the development of the £60 million Student Centre and Civic Square […]

2 months ago
Preston high street recovering post-lockdown

Queues outside the Fishergate Shopping Centre and Primark Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s high street is performing better than Manchester and Liverpool during post-lockdown recovery, according to a new report. The Centre for Cities ‘High Street Recovery Tracker’, compiled using anonymised mobile […]

2 months 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 […]

4 months 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 […]

4 months ago
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