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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.

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 […]

10 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 […]

10 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 […]

10 years ago
Payday lender Oakam Loans looking to open store on Friargate

The top end of Friargate could see Oakam Loans take up residence A new payday loan lender will be opening on one of Preston’s main streets. The former Foot Locker store on Friargate, just up from Cafe Nero and by McDonalds, could […]

10 years ago
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Student loses teeth after gang of men set upon him in Preston city centre assault

A student has lost two front teeth after a brawl with a group of 10 men. The 18-year-old student stepped in when between eight to 10 men started harassing two […]

11 years ago
Preston now and then: View from the Harris Museum roof

View from the roof of the Harris Museum looking down Friargate in 2013 It’s a striking contrast, the difference in Preston’s skyline from 1934 to the present day. Flickr photographer scrappyNW was given permission to get onto the roof of the Harris to […]

11 years ago
Cyclist in hospital after collision with car on university campus

A cyclist is in hospital tonight after an accident on Preston’s university campus. Preston Police confirmed an incident took place on Adelphi Street between a cyclist and a motorist on […]

11 years ago
Preston motorists advised to take care after heavy rain in the city

Motorists in Preston are being advised to take care as floodwater settles on roads across the city. Preston has been lashed by heavy rain on Thursday evening, starting around 6pm […]

11 years ago
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