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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.

Night-time spire tours and mulled wine at St Walburge’s

St Walburge's Church Guided tours of Preston’s tallest spire are on offer for the first time. The tours of St Walburge’s will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies in the church […]

2 months ago
The man police are searching for in connection with Plungington Christmas Day lockdown

Warren Givens Police have released an image of the man wanted in connection with a serious assault on Christmas Day, warning the public not to approach him. Blackpool Road was closed on […]

2 months ago
Police statement reveals what happened in Plungington Christmas Day lockdown

The police cordon in Blackpool Road Pic: Plungington Labour A suspect is still on the loose after the incident that caused armed police to be deployed on Christmas Day, it has been confirmed. Police put an area of Plungington […]

2 months ago
Arson attack on car near a Preston pub

The arson investigation is centred in Stocks Street, off Fylde Road Pic: Google The arson investigation is centred in Stocks Street, off Fylde Road Pic: Google A car was set on fire behind a Preston pub during Christmas Day. Firefighters from Preston and […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police re-open Blackpool Road after armed siege

The police cordon was in place for more than three hours Pic: Plungington Labour The police cordon was in place for more than three hours Pic: Plungington Labour Roads in Plungington have been reopened following a three-hour police stand-off. Preston Police called in armed […]

2 months ago
Police searching for two wanted men in Plungington

Armed police seen in Blackpool Road on Christmas Day Pic: Andy Spearitt Armed police seen in Blackpool Road on Christmas Day Pic: Andy Spearitt Police have put an area of Plungington on lockdown as they search for two wanted men. A section […]

2 months ago
Roads closed in the Plungington area by police

Police in Blackpool Road on Christmas Day Pic: 3 Bean Coffee Police in Blackpool Road on Christmas Day Pic: 3 Bean Coffee Police have closed a number of roads off Blackpool Road in the Plungington area of the city. Armed police […]

2 months ago
UCLan founder’s descendant graduates from Preston’s university

Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey Roger at his graduation, holding a painting of ancestor Joseph Livesey A Chorley man has graduated from the University of Central Lancashire 190 years after his great-great-great grandfather helped establish the institution. Roger […]

2 months ago
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