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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.

Industry award win for UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) recently completed Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) has scooped its first industry award. The £35 million-plus facility was named Building Services Project of the Year […]

2 months ago
Plungington Gin Festival 2019 confirms gin list

Sun shines on the Plungington Gin Festival Gin fans will have 100 different varieties and flavours to work their way through as the Plungington Gin Festival returns. The pub’s beer garden, on the corner of Lytham Road […]

2 months ago
Friargate gets a clean up thanks to committed businesses and volunteers

The top end of Friargate got a spruce up during a sunny Saturday. Organised by Bernice Marie Newton and the team at Townhouse Coffee and Brew Bar the Friargate clean […]

3 months ago
Preston university lecturer named Young Scientist of the Year

Dr Mark Holden A lecturer at a Preston university is the Young Scientist of the Year. Dr Mark Holden has been recognised by the British Association for Crystal Growth. Dr Holden’s research focused […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement University of Central Lancashire launches new course to train eye doctors of the future

Students can study to become a optometrist Preston’s university has seen an opportunity to start a new course. A masters qualification in Optometry has been launched by the University of Central Lancashire. Approved by the General Optical […]

3 months ago
Police say two attacks in Plungington during Sunday were linked

Police in Ripon Street Pic: Plungington Labour Police have released details about two targeted attacks in Plungington during Sunday. Two men attacked a man with metal bars during an attack in Haysworth Street. It took place around […]

3 months ago
New section 60 order triggered after violence in Ripon Street

Police in Ripon Street during Sunday evening Pic: Plungington Labour A man has been taken to hospital with head injuries after he was assaulted in Ripon Street this evening. The incident was the latest in a series of incidents which […]

3 months ago
BBQ brothers to take on kitchen at Preston pub

Ribs from the Smokin V's Real Barbecue A BBQ kitchen is due to open up within a Preston pub. Smokin V’s Real Barbecue has partnered with Ships and Giggles to open. Brothers Dave and Dan Valentine have […]

3 months ago
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