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.
A Preston woman is wanting to organise a festival for women in the city. LadyFest is a worldwide movement with events in Oxford, New York and now Millie Lavelle wants Preston to join the club. The festival will be a celebration of music, arts, debates and more and vary depending on the city. Millie said: “Originally I heard about the LadyFest idea through Refuge (The [...]10 days ago by Ed Walker Share
A Preston supermarket is offering the chance for a local charity to receive thousands in funding. Sainsbury’s at Deepdale is opening up the voting to customers for who should be their local charity partner. It will be the fifth year the scheme has run and last year Carers Central received £1,754. Since 2009 the Deepdale store and its customers have raised over £10,000 for local [...]10 days ago by Ed Walker Share
A new report has outlined how the council wants to see the markets of Preston develop. Experts Quarterbridge have been called in to suggest a smaller market hall is needed, a new shoppers car park should be built and the covered market should continue. The city council wants to demolish the Market Hall and Car Park, built in the 1970s, because of the repair and [...]11 days ago by Ed Walker Share
An abandoned shop in Fishwick is set to be converted into flats. The former store on the corner of Fishwick Parade and Lex Street could be extended and turned into new homes. Plans submitted by the Medina Mosque, who bought the site, include a first floor extension to increase the size of an existing flat above the shop. Documents submitted to the city council state: [...]12 days ago by Ed Walker Share
It’s fast approaching a year since Preston runners pulled on their trainers and pounded the course around Avenham Park. Preston parkrun has become a staple of Saturday mornings in the city with the Victorian parks the perfect surroundings for Michael Ash-McMahon and his fellow runners. The parkrun has over 150 runners turning out every Saturday to run a total of 2,100 hours during the course [...]12 days ago by Ed Walker Share
One of Preston’s most popular summer events for real ale fans returns at the end of May. The Continental’s Beer Festival is three days of ales, ciders and food from around the world. This will be the tenth time the beer barrels have been unloaded on South Meadow Lane and over 100 ales are going to be on offer. Beer lovers first enjoyed a tipple [...]13 days ago by Ed Walker Share