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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.

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 […]

8 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 […]

8 years ago
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 […]

8 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 […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

8 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 […]

8 years ago
Summer Lancashire Market: Famous chef among visitors to Friargate market

Novelli dropped by stalls on the market to have a taste Tens of stalls lined Friargate on Saturday for the summer Lancashire Market. Tasty treats from across the country and the best of local products were on display. Stalls included one […]

8 years ago
Dog and Partridge pub set for revamp and new management

The Dog and Partridge on Friargate A Preston pub is set for a revamp and new owners as it’s been put up for let. Punch Taverns have posted the Dog and Partridge on Friargate as being […]

8 years ago
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