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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.

Preston food bank running out of supplies as donations drop

Preston’s Salvation Army food bank has told the Guardian it’s “down to the last few tins” as referrals increase and donations drop. Since the start of the summer holidays the […]

2 months ago
Work has started on UCLan’s Civic Square and Student Centre

Work to create a new £60 million student centre and civic square has started at UCLan. Developers Bowmer + Kirkland have set to work on the a 7,304 sqm building […]

2 months ago
Man in hospital after being punched near Preston’s university campus

The former 53 Degrees venue Pic: Tony Worrall A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked near Preston’s university campus. A 19-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody. […]

2 months ago
Man who burgled two Plungington homes is jailed

Colin Hannan carried out both burglaries in broad daylight Pic: Preston Police A man charged with ‘despicable’ burglaries has been jailed. Colin Hannan was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. During a sentencing at Preston Crown Court the 49-year-old, […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Derelict group want to be at ‘the art of the city’

Derelict performing on the Flag Market A city arts group is asking what residents would like to see in Preston. Derelict Theatre put on live shows and performances across the city and throughout the year. They […]

2 months ago
Plungington to see new community project tackle social isolation

An aerial view across Plungington A community with a ‘transient’ population is to see a new project take place. Connected Communities is funded by Preston City Council and will be put on by University of […]

2 months ago
New hotel for Friargate is given the green light

The Caxton Hotel would be situated in Marsh Lane, just off Friargate A new nine-storey hotel for Friargate has been given the go-ahead. Derelict buildings between Corporation Street and Friargate are to be demolished to make way for The Caxton Hotel. The […]

2 months ago
Miley Tunnel to be explored in Preston InstaMeet

The tunnel runs under a good swathe of Preston before heading off towards Longridge The next Preston InstaMeet is preparing to go underground. And it might be some spooky goings on. We will be exploring the Miley Tunnel. Running underneath the Adelphi roundabout and […]

2 months ago
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