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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.

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 […]

1 week ago
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 […]

1 month 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. […]

1 month 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 […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

3 months ago
Confusion over new phase of UCLan Masterplan

CGI aerial view of Adelphi roundabout and the new UCLan Student Centre when works are completed The public has been met with confusion today when bus stops have been closed unexpectedly amid the start of the next phase of the University of Central Lancashire’s masterplan. Some […]

4 months ago
Review: Going coconuts for this Preston Thai takeaway

Green chicken curry Next up in Blog Preston’s new series of reviews – Best and Worst Preston Takeaways According to Just Eat – is the five star rated restaurant and takeaway A Taste […]

4 months ago
Underground electronic music venue opening in Friargate

The industrial-style interior of In:Libra A new nightclub is set to bring underground electronic music, world-famous DJs, and a no phones policy to Friargate. In:Libra is the latest venture for Serena Baxter and Paul Harrison, […]

5 months ago
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