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.

How a People’s Map of Preston pictures is to be created

Four of the entries so far for the exhibition Budding photographers in Preston are being invited to showcase their best pictures of the city. The Caravan Gallery is parking up at the Museum of Lancashire and is also taking […]

6 years ago
Fusion Room closes as work begins to become a fish and chips restaurant and takeaway

Sign in the Fusion Room window Pic: Tony Worrall A much-loved Preston restaurant has closed its doors blaming a fall in trade. Fusion Room in Friargate closed in January as its owner progresses plans to become an upmarket fish […]

6 years ago
Plau gin bar in Friargate work continues as team make interesting discoveries

Artist impression of how Plau bar may look Pic: Rosanna Peploe This is how a new bar in Friargate may look once a major restoration project is complete. Plau Gin and Beer House is due to open just down from Roper […]

6 years ago
See inside Roper Hall following £400,000 refit

Roper Hall has now reopened after an extensive £400,000 refit. The pub, a mainstay of Preston’s student night life, has been closed for much of January to allow for significant […]

6 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Friargate Court coffee shop gets a swirl of approval

View down Great Shaw Street showing artists impression of Friargate Court A new coffee shop as part of an £18 million student block of flats has been approved. The Friargate Court scheme had applied to convert an old electricity sub-station into a […]

6 years ago
Roper Hall undergoing £400,000 facelift

Roper Hall is undergoing a major refurb A mainstay of Preston’s clubbing scene is undergoing a major refit. Roper Hall, part of the Scream pub chain, is having £400,000 spent on a fair bit more than a […]

6 years ago
Two Preston taxi drivers caught picking up fares illegally during undercover operation

Taxi sign at Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall Two private hire taxi drivers in Preston have been fined for picking up customers without being prebooked. Naveed Akhtar of Carr Road, Nelson and Muhammad Waseem of Cemetery Road, Preston, […]

6 years ago
Preston cafe to open on Christmas Day for those with nowhere to go

Beautiful Planet will throw open its doors A Preston city centre cafe is to open its doors to those with nowhere to go this Christmas. From 2pm on Christmas Day volunteers are to man the Beautiful Planet […]

6 years ago
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