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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.

Preston Police continue shoplifting crackdown in the city

Christmas lights down Fishergate in Preston city centre Pic: Donna Clifford Police say they are continuing a crackdown on shoplifting in Preston city centre. Officers visited stores in Fishergate and Friargate during Tuesday (21 November) to follow-up on reports of shoplifting […]

5 months ago
Preston property management firm claims Friargate roadworks have damaged business and buildings

Friargate Court Local business Portergate Property Management has spoken out about the alleged impact of the Friargate roadworks. The firm says the pedestrianisation of the street has led to a drop off […]

5 months ago
Cyber defence industry poised to bring around 2,000 jobs to South Ribble

Lancashire Cyber Festival Lancashire is poised to be at the forefront of “one of the most exciting missions
in the 21st century” when the National Cyber Force (NCF) arrives in the county. That was […]

5 months ago
Transformation of neglected part of Preston continues with Christmas food, drink and entertainment pop-up

Ben Casey, Christine Cort and Neil Thornton Pic: Oliver White The exciting transformation of a neglected part of Preston continues at pace, with a Christmas food, drink and entertainment pop-up heralding the launch of a major new venue in the city. Chew’s […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s 1830s Irish community, “a less civilised population spreading themselves” 

Evictions during the Irish potato famine, 1848 Pic: Preston Digital Archive The lead image shows tenants being evicted during the Irish Potato Famine of 1848. Over one million died of starvation and many left Ireland. Some came to Preston. However, Preston […]

5 months ago
Review: The Preston Brew Bar that really goes to Town on its breakfasts

Townhouse cooked breakfast This week a friend and I visited Town House Cafe and Brew Bar for lunch. Situated on Friargate in the City Centre, it’s one of the businesses that are still […]

5 months ago
Local housing plan deadline must be hit to avoid building free-for-all

New homes on Hoyles Lane The race is on for Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils to complete years of work that will determine where and how many new houses are built in each area […]

6 months ago
‘Pauline in yellow dress’ mural adorns wall of Friargate pub

Pauline in the yellow dress re-created in mural form Pic: Shawn Sharpe The iconic Preston painting - which hangs in the Harris - has been given a modern makeover in Shawn Sharpe's latest creation.

6 months ago
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