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.

Edwardian Preston, trade advertisements, and a brief history of pants

W & J Turner, coal merchants Pic: Preston Digital Archive The Preston Digital Archive has a fascinating collection of old trade advertisements from local guides and newspapers. Most magazines carried advertisements for everything from underwear to quack cold remedies. Here […]

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Review: Going back to our ropey roots at this Friargate venue

The Roper Hall pizza The next eatery with outside seating in Blog Preston’s series of summer reviews is The Roper Hall in Preston City Centre. A long-standing watering hole in Friargate near UCLan, it […]

2 days ago
Pubgoers wax Preston pool player for charity

Sean Heaney, a Preston pool player, agreed to let customers at The Sun Hotel wax his body in return for a donation to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Sean is a […]

4 days ago
Woman barred from Preston city centre charged with breaching Criminal Behaviour Order 16 times

Claire Neville A woman from Preston who has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order has been charged with breaching the order on 16 different occasions. Claire Neville, 50, appeared before Preston […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Step inside Preston’s vintage boutique promoting size-inclusivity

Over the past two weeks, we have been celebrating some of the local businesses promoting sustainability whilst selling pre-loved and vintage fashion. Following the success of her online venture selling […]

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Historic Preston pub given protection

Real fires and cosy rooms at The Black Horse. Pic Lisa Brown A Preston pub has been upgraded to a grade II* building as part of a project to help save rare historic pub interiors. The Black Horse in Friargate, is amongst […]

2 weeks ago
Preston Waterstones to host two author events this summer

Authors Hopwood DePree and Gillian McAllister will attend book events at Preston Waterstones in June and July. On Tuesday, 21 June, Hopwood DePree will visit Preston to discuss his book, ‘Downton […]

3 weeks ago
Performance tour to hit the streets of Preston this Saturday

Phoebe Foxtrot All the city will be a stage this weekend as a performance tour hits the streets of Preston. Part of Lancashire Fringe Festival, the guided walking performance will start at […]

2 months ago
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