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.

Date for Easter Lancashire Market announced

Stalls line Friargate during a previous Lancashire Market The Lancashire Market is returning to Preston for an Easter special. Tens of stalls take over Friargate and Orchard Street in the city centre. Saturday 19 April, Easter Saturday, is […]

8 years ago
Emmaus  homelessness charity shop in Preston closes

Emmaus Preston, who provide homes to people who have been homeless or socially excluded, have been hit by the recent bad weather. Their shop on Frairgate is currently closed while […]

8 years ago
New alleygates fitted in Friargate

Another area of Preston has had new alleygates fitted. Preston Council planned to gate parts of the Town Centre wards to stop problems with anti-social behaviour. Work has been progressing […]

8 years ago
Empty Preston city centre office could be converted into flats

Empty offices on a side street off Friargate are set to become flats. Planning officers are considering a proposal from Mr A Panchal to turn Union Court, on Union Street, […]

8 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Goodbye Little Cow: Preston gourmet burger bar closes

Little Cow, at 118b on Friargate, has flipped its last burger. The shop stands lifeless as workers take down the overhead sign, shortly to be replaced by the new owners […]

8 years ago
Kitchen fires in city centre after pans left unattended

Fire crews from Preston fire station had to visit two properties after pans were left unattended causing fires. A crew from Preston fire station attended the flat on Great Shaw […]

8 years ago
University applies to make car park on Preston campus a permanent fixture

The university would take the number of parking spaces on the Preston campus to just shy of 1,400 The University of Central Lancashire is applying to make a temporary car park permanent. It claims the current financial climate means the university is in no position to construct any […]

8 years ago
BrewStart: A free event for business start ups in the local area

If you’ve got a great business idea, just started your own business or still in the early stages of growing your business then head for BrewStart. BrewStart offers Early Stage […]

8 years ago
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