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.

CCTV released after sex attack in Plungington

Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to after a sex attack in Plungington. Officers want to speak to the man in the picture after they […]

2 months ago
UCLan donates scientific kit to help in battle against coronavirus

Some of the scientific kit being packed off by the university Pic: UCLan Lab kit from Preston’s university has been shipped out to help in the fight against coronavirus. The University of Central Lancashire has donated the scientific equipment. It will go to […]

2 months ago
Medical and nursing students from UCLan join the NHS frontline at Royal Preston Hospital

Nursing students have undertaken thousands of hours of clinical placements before qualifying Hundreds of final year nursing and medical students at Preston’s university are heading to the front-line in the fight against coronavirus. The University of Central Lancashire says the students are […]

2 months ago
Preston firm donates 350 Easter eggs to help struggling families

Natalie Thomas from the Salvation Army team A Preston accountancy firm has donated 350 Easter eggs to the Salvation Army to be given to struggling families this Easter. MHA Moore and Smalley delivered the Easter eggs to […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Armed police called to disturbance in Plungington

Armed police were in Plungington this morning following a disturbance between two people. A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray following the incident in Emmanuel Street. it is […]

2 months ago
Body found in search for missing UCLan student Siddarth Murkumbi

Police have recovered a body from Preston Docks, believed to be missing UCLan student Siddarth Murkumbi. Siddarth, 23, known as Sid, last spoke to his family in India on the […]

2 months ago
UCLan postpones summer 2020 graduation ceremonies

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has postponed its summer graduation ceremonies amid the coronavirus outbreak. The ceremonies that were due to take place in July have now been rescheduled […]

2 months ago
The 150-year-old Friargate bookshop trying to keep the pages turning through the coronavirus pandemic

Mike Halewood Preston booksellers Halewood and Sons are – like most businesses – currently in coronavirus lockdown. Despite the shop being closed to browsers they are delivering online and phone orders. Halewood […]

2 months ago
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