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.

Lancashire Market: 22 pictures from a wet and warm Friargate

The Preston weather lived up to its wet promise but hardy food fans would not be put off as the Lancashire Market returned. Stalls lined Friargate with a mixture of […]

7 years ago
Fusion Room restaurant owner lodges chippy and noodle bar plan

Fusion Room has built up a strong reputation Pic: Tony Worrall A popular restaurant in Friargate has applied for a possible chip shop and noodle bar conversion. Plans from architects John Bridge show how the restaurant could be converted into a […]

7 years ago
Six reasons why Preston is a great place to be a student

This week saw another batch of A-Level students celebrate (or run away from!) their highly anticipated results, which in turn will welcome a new set of fresh-faced undergraduates to our […]

7 years ago
Four boys hunted by police after Preston city centre bike thefts

Police are appealing to find a group of four boys seen stealing bikes outside a shop in Friargate. Two bikes were taken from outside the Footlocker shop in Preston city […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Lancashire Market given overwhelming thumbs up from Friargate firms

Visitors to the Lancashire Market on Friargate Friargate firms have backed the return of the Lancashire Market to its streets. Preston Business Improvement District said it had surveyed businesses along the street and 95 per cent of […]

7 years ago
New Urban Food Lounge comes to Friargate

A new cafe, hosting an urban and rustic look, has opened on Friargate. Urban Food Lounge is an independent, family-run business with a different eye for healthy food. The salad […]

7 years ago
UCLan Freshers returns with new partnership

53 Degrees is made up of two venues, one holding 1,500 people and the other 400 UCLan’s Freshers fortnight returns this September with new events, and a new partnership. UCLan’s Student Union and Future UNI’s Preston Freshers Wristband have teamed up to bring a total of […]

7 years ago
Mapped: Preston developments and glimpse of city by 2020

Four developments from top left clockwise: Cottam Hall, Adelphi Square, Eastway retail park and Friargate Court A lot is happening in Preston right now and there’s major developments in the city centre, up towards the university and on the North West edge of the city. We’ve […]

7 years ago
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