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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.

This is exactly how the new Adelphi Square road layout is due to work

How the new Adelphi roundabout would look, with the new student centre in the background A new double roundabout is being created as how the Adelphi Square will function for traffic is confirmed. The University of Central Lancashire is creating a new public square for […]

5 months ago
Woman wanted by police after theft near Preston’s university

Natasha Coker Police are looking for a woman in connection with a burglary near Preston’s university campus. Natasha Coker, 32, of Ashmoor Street, is wanted in connection with the incident on 2 […]

5 months ago
UCLan is making ‘contingency plans’ for graduation ceremonies due to Preston Guild Hall closure

The crowds outside the Guild Hall during the graduation ceremonies Pic: Russell Hogarth Preston’s university is making contingency plans for its summer graduation ceremonies. It comes after the closure of the Guild Hall and Charter Theatre as a venue. Blog Preston broke the […]

5 months ago
Road closures at Preston university campus given new dates

St Peter's Square is set to see all these houses flattened Pic: Blog Preston Two parts of Preston university’s £200million campus masterplan have been pushed back slightly. Road closures had been announced for Maudland Road and St Peter’s Square. Both are still going ahead […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Taste test: Plungington Hotel add a breakfast menu and earlier weekend opening

A full breakfast at the Plungington with a rogue fried egg instead of poached Pic: Blog Preston A city pub has introduced a new breakfast and brunch menu. The Plungington Hotel is part of the Meat and Drink group which operates Plau bar amongst other venues in […]

5 months ago
Preston festival to act as launch pad for new live performances

Plant Club will perform at MAYHEM A free short festival with a line-up of the ‘shows of tomorrow’ is coming to Preston. Derelict MAYHEM will see artists performing new and emerging material in a welcoming and […]

5 months ago
Preston astronomer reveals how he helped take first-ever picture of a black hole

Never before seen first images of the black hole A Preston-based astronomer has revealed what it took to capture the historic first-ever picture of a black hole. Professor Derek Ward-Thomson shared the techniques during the annual Jeremiah Horrocks Lecture […]

5 months ago
Jail for man who fly-tipped asbestos in Preston

A Preston man who ran a secret waste disposal operation from his flat in Havelock Court, Plungington, has been jailed for 14 weeks. Another man who used his services to […]

5 months ago
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