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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.

Blitz nightclub vows to stay open until January as demolition notice posted

Blitz nightclub on Great Shaw Street A Preston nightclub says it has negotiated a stay of execution to allow it to open until the New Year. Blitz nightclub is due to be demolished as plans for […]

7 years ago
Plau gin bar for Friargate granted alcohol licence

New signage planned for Plau A new gin bar for Preston city centre has been given permission to serve us a tipple. Plau, which is to be on the site of the historic Plough Inn […]

7 years ago
Sparrow hawk feasts on pigeon infront of startled Friargate shoppers

Afternoon commuters on Friargate got their own personal Autumnwatch as a bird of prey feasted on a pigeon. A Sparrowhawk swooped down by Richer Sounds and feasted on its prey. Andrew […]

7 years ago
In pictures: Preston as it was in 1985

Church Street in 1985 A snapshot of Preston nearly 30 years ago has been revealed with new pictures. The Preston Digital Archive, which has thousands of pictures of the city, has a more modern […]

7 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement New coffee shop plan for former Orbit store on Friargate

A former store on Friargate could become a new coffee shop. Orbit closed down in March last year and the property has since become a furniture store. However it has […]

7 years ago
Friargate student flats: Construction firm appointed for Portergate project

View down Great Shaw Street showing the development Spades are being readied to put into the ground for the start of a major development project on Friargate. Portergate Properties has appointed the Eric Wright Group to construct an […]

7 years ago
Three men arrested after incident outside Adelphi pub

The Adelphi pub is close to the university campus in the city Three men were arrested for fighting outside a Preston pub. Police were called to the Adelphi pub on the Fylde Road roundabout at 1.10am on Sunday. A disturbance outside the […]

7 years ago
The Plau gin bar could open on site of historic former Friargate pub

New signage planned for Plau A former Preston pub lost in the jumble of Friargate could be returned to its former glory. The Plau Beer and Gin House is the brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and […]

7 years ago
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