Ed Walker

27-year-old journalist. Currently working for Trinity Mirror across the UK, 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.

Preston Championship Wrestling in action

Preston City Wrestling Spring Slam show to feature international talent

A Preston night club prepares to be taken over for a wrestling bout once more. Evoque on Church Street is to be home to Preston City Wrestling’s (PCW) Spring Slam. The event will feature former WWE wrestler Rikishi on the lineup, plus Terry Funk, Vader and Chris Masters among others. The title bout is Joey Hayes v Danny Hope (managed by Jimmy Hart). PCW takes […]

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A man on Church Street CCTV the police would like to speak to

CCTV image released following Church Street assault

A CCTV image of a man police want to speak to following an assault in Preston city centre has been released. A 28-year-old man was assaulted outside Yekta Kebabs & Pizzas on Church Street around 3.20am on Wednesday 26 March. Lancashire Police say the man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and treated for minor injuries to his face and shoulder. PC Anna Forsyth said: […]

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Owl being held

Birds of prey event at Beacon Fell

Owls, hawks, buzzards, falcons and eagles will take to the skies at Beacon Fell on Friday. The Friends of Beacon Fell birds of prey sees flying demonstrations at the Bowland Visitor Centre. It is £1 per adult to pay on the day. You can bring the kids, for free, and park at the visitor centre on Beacon Fell Road. The event runs from 12noon to […]

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Grimsargh homes public inquiry to take place at Town Hall

Residents in Grimsargh are preparing to do battle with housing developers once more. Wainhomes want to build up to 70 new homes off Ribblesdale Drive in the village just on the outskirts of the city. Grimsargh Parish Council say they are preparing their arguments against the plans. The original plans were refused by the city council in July last year, but Wainhomes have appealed the […]

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Fire at waste compound in Deepdale

Preston firefighters tackled a blaze at a waste compound in Deepdale. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called to South Meadow Street due to a fire involving rubbish. They used one hose reel and a saw in putting out the fire at 12.31pm on Wednesday. Severe damage was caused to the roof of the compound.

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BIBAs: Preston businesses aiming for success with bulk of awards entries

Nearly a quarter of all entries into a Lancashire business awards have come from Preston-based businesses. The Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) have seventeen categories and judges said amongst the record number of applications the city was the standout for wanting to show it was the best. Organised by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce the judges are now checking businesses are eligible. […]

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