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.

Cold Bath Street audiobook goes showbiz with A-list narrator

Christopher Eccleston narrating Cold Bath Street Award-winning actor Christopher Eccleston is helping to bring Preston-based thriller Cold Bath Street to life by narrating the audiobook. Ex Doctor Who Christopher – who has been nominated for the […]

2 weeks ago
Time to talk about Freda – inside Age Concern’s befriending service

Freda and Kate Thursday 7 February is Time to Talk Day 2019 – and I’d like to talk about Freda. Freda lives in Plungington. She’s 94 years old, and she’s housebound. She lives […]

2 weeks ago
Preston to stand in solidarity to end violence against women

One Billion Rising event at UCLan Dozens of people are expected to join an event to demand an end to violence against women. For the seventh year running the University of Central Lancashire plays host to […]

2 weeks ago
Should the Mother and Child statue stay in St Mary’s car park?

The statue of Mother and Child, which stands in the car park on the old St Mary’s Catholic Church site is to be renovated. St Wilfrid’s Church has begun a […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement UCLan’s new free art club is instant hit with youngsters

Corpus Christie Catholic High School students tried out the Saturday Club A new free art club is taking bookings for next term after becoming an instant hit with creative youngsters. UCLan’s Art and Design Saturday Club is the only free club […]

3 weeks ago
Adelphi Street mural artist becomes kids’ author

Page from Sleep Bear by Chris Dorning One of the Adelphi Street mural artists has turned his creative hand to children’s books. Prestonian Chris Dorning has written and illustrated Sleep Bear, a short story aimed at children […]

3 weeks ago
Northern Young Adult Literary Festival returning to UCLan

The Northern Young Adults Literary Festival group at last year's event The Northern Young Adult Literary Festival is returning to UCLan after the success of last year’s inaugural event. NYALitFest prides itself on getting bestselling authors, agents and publishers out of […]

3 weeks ago
See new drone images of UCLan’s new engineering centre

Developers have released birds eye images of UCLan’s new £35million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) as the project nears completion. The building, which dominates the skyline, forms a key part of […]

3 weeks ago
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