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.

Review: Welcome a beautiful, bouncing kebabby at this Preston restaurant and takeaway

Greekouzina kebab This week my daughter GZ decided that she wanted something, “not heavy, not greasy, kind of more of a brunch thing, something that will fill me up but not too […]

3 months ago
Corporation Street bus gate signage starts to appear for Preston’s latest bus-only street

Number 23 services are one of the four bus routes to see a reduction in evening services Pic: Blog Preston Signage and road markings have begun to appear ahead of Preston city centre’s latest bus-only lane being put in place. A section of Corporation Street, from Marsh Lane to Heatley […]

3 months ago
Fulwood sisters hosting art sessions at venues around Preston

L-R: Lucie and Sally from Art Donkey Two Fulwood sisters have launched a new art venture in Preston. Sally and Lucie Ward are starting up art sessions at venues in and around Preston under the name Art […]

4 months ago
Former Preston nightclub set to be latest city centre adult gaming arcade

The former Macs bar in the city centre A former Preston city centre night spot will be turned into an adult gaming arcade after the conversion got the go-ahead from council planners. The venue, on Friargate South, existed […]

4 months ago
A short history of Preston’s Caribbean community – from colour bar to cricket to Carnival

Dominoes at Jalgos Pic: Joseph Gudgeon Preston is home to many diverse communities that have helped shape the cultural landscape of the city as it stands today. Home to people from Ireland, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, […]

4 months ago
Greekouzina in the running to be crowned best Greek restaurant in Britain

Traditional dishes at Greekouzina A Greek restaurant and takeaway in Preston city centre is in the running for a national kebab award. Greekouzina in Friargate is up for the best Greek restaurant or takeaway […]

4 months ago
Preston city centre youth scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour receives cash boost

Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden, on Fishergate in Preston. Pic: Lancashire Constabulary Schemes across Preston and Lancashire which aim to deter crime and keep people safe have been provided with over £30,000 in funding by Police and Crime Commissioner, Andrew Snowden. The […]

4 months ago
LOST Lectures set to showcase interesting Preston experts and businesses

LOST's Dickens Room Pic: LOST Bar and Pizzeria A new series of talks is set to showcase a mixture of interesting Preston experts and businesses. LOST Bar and Pizzeria in Market Street West is hosting its LOST Lectures […]

4 months ago
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