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.

Vyne in Friargate blames roadworks for closure

A Preston city centre bar and restaurant is temporarily closing just three months after opening. Vyne Bar and Kitchen in Friargate says the current roadworks taking place in the road […]

11 months ago
Former Preston Police HQ set for high-rise student flats

CGI - Aerial view looking South Pic: Falconer Chester Hall More than 200 student flats are set to be built on part of Preston’s former divisional police headquarters. Preston City Council planning officers have recommended that councillors give the go-ahead […]

12 months ago
Teen pointed BB gun at staff in McDonalds in Friargate

A teenager who pointed a BB gun at staff in a Preston city centre fast-food restaurant has been forced to apologise to staff. Preston Police were called to McDonalds in […]

12 months ago
Jail for man who attacked pensioner in Friargate

A man who knocked down a pensioner and stole cash from him has been jailed. The attack took place in Friargate on January 18. A 65-year-old man had withdrawn from […]

12 months ago
Arrest after imitation firearm discovered in Friargate area

Friargate from the air Pic: Google Earth Police have a man in custody after they were called to reports of two men acting suspiciously behind a restaurant in Preston overnight. Officers were called to the Friargate area […]

1 year ago
Preston soul food restaurant rated a solid 10 by Youtube sensation

Danny reviewing Coco's Soul Food Pic: Rate The Takeaway A Preston soul food restaurant with ‘flavours from around the world’ has been rated 10 out of 10 by a popular Youtube sensation. Danny Malin’s roaring success through his channel […]

1 year ago
Review: The Preston Thai street food restaurant serving spice, rice, and everything nice

Itsy's Street Food Thai green curry This week I’m reviewing Itsy’s Street Food. Situated in Friargate in Preston City Centre, it’s perfectly placed for UCLan students who want to nip out for lunch before returning to […]

1 year ago
Plau Bar and Bistro release new pie menu

Items of the new pie menu at Plau Bar and Bistro Pic: Nick Elsby Plau Bar and Bistro has announced the launch of a new pie menu in the bar area of the venue. The new menu will see options such as pork belly […]

1 year ago
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