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.

Martial arts dojo opens in Fylde Road

The Nippon UK dojo putting youngsters through their paces A martial arts studio has a new dojo in the city. Nippon UK Martial Arts has settled in a permanent home in Fylde Road. The industrial unit, a former NHS […]

4 weeks ago
Concert featuring 269-year-old violin coming to Preston

Boris Bizjak and Lana Trotovšek Pic: Marco Borggreve A free concert at UCLan will mark the opening of the Russian-British Year of Music 2019. Three internationally-renowned musicians will play works by the likes of Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Hoffmeister, […]

1 month ago
UPDATE: Police looking for driver after crash in Brook Street

Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle which burst into flames after hitting a wall in Brook Street. At around 6am this morning (Tuesday January 15) the vehicle, […]

1 month ago
Plungington man who wielded a meat cleaver is jailed

Jamie Killeen A Preston man has been jailed for two years after running through the street wielding a meat cleaver. Jamie Killeen of Ripon Street triggered a police call-out to Plungington after […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement St Walburge’s spire tours extended by popular demand

A street lamp burning bright near St Walburge's church Pic: Paul Melling A new series of tours up Preston’s tallest spire has been extended due to popular demand. After Blog Preston wrote about the St Walburge’s spire tours, the grade-I listed church […]

1 month ago
Police hunt man after Plungington disorder

Miguel Di Palma A man is wanted in connection with a fight after a car crashed into a house in Plungington just before Christmas. Preston Police have released a picture of Miguel Di […]

2 months ago
Man charged with Plungington Christmas Day stabbing

Warren Givens Police have charged a man with a stabbing which took place in Preston on Christmas Day. Warren Givens, 44, of Blackpool Road, is accused of Section 18 wounding and possession […]

2 months ago
Man arrested on suspicion of Plungington Christmas Day stabbing

The police cordon in Blackpool Road Pic: Plungington Labour A man at the centre of a stabbing and then lock-down of the Plungington area of the city on Christmas Day has been arrested. A 44-year-old man, was arrested by […]

2 months ago
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