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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 best places to get vegan food in Preston

1260 Craft & Crust pizza with caramelised red onion, mushroom, jalapeños and pineapple Pic @vegan.preston This is a guest post by Rory from @vegan.preston. If you’d like to write a guest post for Blog Preston, email contactus@blogpreston.co.uk. Vegans, eh? With their bloody organic roasted coquina squash, […]

2 weeks ago
Preston lab manager smashes targets for active fundraiser

A lab manager at Specsavers Preston recently completed a 150km November fundraiser for the Royal British Legion, finishing the challenge with 64km and £285 more than initially planned. Andy Wright signed […]

4 weeks ago
Meet the woman selflessly helping homeless people across Preston

A Preston woman has been cooking food in her home to distribute to the homeless for years. Lo Parsons delivers hot meals, along with essentials such as masks, sanitisers and […]

1 month ago
Preston shops prepare to re-open for Christmas shopping

Preston city centre’s retailers are gearing up to safely re-open their doors from tomorrow (December 2). All retailers, with approproate safety measures in place, are looking forward to welcoming customers […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friargate to reopen as Corporation Street closes in phase four of UCLan Masterplan roadworks

An artist's impression of the completed EIC, Student Centre and Highways scheme 2 Highways work on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) £200m Masterplan development is entering its next phase. Friargate, Moor Lane and a new road replacing the Adelphi roundabout will fully reopen […]

3 months ago
In case you missed it: Five stories from Preston this week, September 19 to September 25

CGI aerial view of Adelphi roundabout and the new UCLan Student Centre when works are completed Lots has happened in Preston in the past week. One of Preston’s most famous products returned home when Freddie Flintoff brought Jamie Redknapp on a visit to Moor Park. There […]

4 months ago
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 […]

5 months 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 […]

6 months ago
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