25-year-old journalist. Currently working for Trinity Mirror in London, but founded Blog Preston in January 2009. Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2007 with a first-class BA (Hons) in Journalism. Blogs at edwalker.net and twitters at @ed_walker86.
Bus passengers in Preston are set to feel a pinch when fares rise in early July. Lancashire County Council, which provides 103 local bus services across the county, announced new fares will come in from Saturday 7 July. Those living on the outskirts of the city who have subsidised rural services are likely to see the highest rises. The county council states: “The 1985 Transport [...]48 mins ago by Ed Walker Share
A city nightclub is set to have its licence reviewed after being closed down for a week. A Preston City Council licensing sub committee hearing has been called for Tuesday 25 June. It lists a review for the licence of Browns cafe and Truth Nightclub on Glovers Court on the agenda. The nightclub was shut for a week at the start of June following an [...]9 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
Estimates on how much it would cost to restore Preston’s iconic bus station could be “significantly lower” than previously thought. The argument for not restoring the building, estimated at a maximum cost of £23 million by consultants, and demolishing it to build a new one, has centred around the restoration costs. But alternative reports claim serious flaws in the Jacobs Engineering Group report, prepared for councillors [...]19 hours ago by Ed Walker Share
A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed numerous times. A 17-year-old boy was seriously assaulted by a group of men on St Stephens Road, Deepdale. The incident took place shortly before 9.30pm on Saturday when the boy was riding his bike. He was approach by the group of men who attacked him and he received a number of stab wounds. [...]1 day ago by Ed Walker Share
A celebration of Asian dance, food and music will take place at the end of June on Preston’s Flag Market. The 15th Preston Mela moves from its traditional hme of Avenham Park to the Flag Market while the park continues to recover from the Guild. The Mela is a free one-day event with food stalls, bazaars and street performances. Workshops will take place throughout the [...]2 days ago by Ed Walker Share
Hundreds of women took part in a charity run to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. The Race for Life, which has become one of the largest mass participation charity runs in the country, took place in Moor Park. We’ve gathered together some of your photos and tweets on completion of the 5k run. [View the story "Race for Life: Preston" on Storify] Did you [...]3 days ago by Ed Walker Share