News and information for the area known as the University ward in Preston, Lancs. This area is home to the main campus of the University of Central Lancashire and includes news about Friargate, one of the major shopping areas in the city and Plungington an area inhabited by thousands of students.

More road closures as UCLan’s Adelphi Square roadworks continue

Road closures are needed as part of work to create UCLan's new £60m student centre Pic: Tony Worrall Two roads through the university campus in Preston are being closed next week. Balfour Beatty, who are carrying out work on the University of Central Lancashire’s new Adelphi Square and […]

2 weeks ago
UCLan turns over engineering buildings to produce PPE for the NHS

PPE and other equipment made by UCLan Pic: UCLan Preston’s university has given over its workshop facilities to helping the NHS. The University of Central Lancashire has produced more than 200 items of personal protective equipment and machine parts […]

2 weeks ago
Police uncover cannabis factory spread across two Plungington properties

Cannabis plants bagged up ready to be destroyed Pic: Preston Police A cannabis factory with a value of half-a-million pounds has been busted in Plungington. Preston Police raided two properties off Plungington Road during Thursday (May 14). They discovered cannabis plants […]

3 weeks ago
How UCLan students and staff have volunteered during the coronavirus pandemic

Two pensioners being made a cup of tea before social distancing was introduced Pic: People's Health Trust Staff and students at Preston’s university have been helping the city’s most vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. The University of Central Lancashire has released details of the work they’ve been […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston bar PLAU wins national award

PLAU vaults after the renovation Pic: Rose Peploe PLAU Gin and Beer House has won the Best Conversion to Pub Use award by CAMRA and Historic England. The building, which is situated at 115 Friargate, dates back to […]

3 weeks ago
Coronavirus deaths revealed by postcode as confirmed Covid-19 deaths rise to 71 in Preston and South Ribble

The drive-through coronavirus testing facility at Preston's College Pic: StePNE The number of confirmed deaths from Coronavirus in each district of Preston and South Ribble has been revealed. Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show a total of […]

4 weeks ago
UCLan Masterplan takes shape across Preston’s skyline

Drone shot shows the scale of the project from above New drone photos show how the University of Central Lancashire’s £200 million Masterplan is taking shape. Work is underway on the steel-framed Student Centre, with 450 tonnes of primed steel […]

4 weeks ago
CCTV released after shop worker claims she was spat at when she refused entry

A shop worker says she was spat at when she refused a woman entry to the shop. Spar Lawrence Hunt, in Plungington Road, released CCTV footage of the incident which […]

1 month ago
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