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.
A campaign to encourage Prestonians to support their local independent businesses has been launched. The Lancashire Evening Post and Preston Business Improvement District (BID) have teamed up to support the local economy. Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local is the name of the campaign. A story on the Post’s website says: “We are urging people to ‘Shop Local, Eat Local, Play Local’ to help ensure […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Empty offices on a side street off Friargate are set to become flats. Planning officers are considering a proposal from Mr A Panchal to turn Union Court, on Union Street, into three self-contained flats. Union Street runs from Friargate to Market Street West. The apartments would run over four floors, including renovating the basement of the building. The plans are available to view on the […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A permanent memorial to Sir Tom Finney has been unveiled by a city bus firm. Preston Bus have an inscription to the Preston North End legend who died last week printed on a vehichle. A double decker was taken out of service this week to have the wording ‘In memory of Sir Tom Finney 1922-2014′ added to it. Bernie Blackburn popped down to the garage […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share Advertise here
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A Preston man has been jailed for punching and strangling his friend after a drunken argument. Rory Williams, 35, of Frenchwod Knoll, pleaded guilty to grevious bodily harm in November last year. He was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday at Preston Crown Court. The incident took place on Tuesday 25 June last year when Williams was in the London Road running track […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
We cover a fair few planning applications on Blog Preston, but it’s often hard to keep track of what stage they are all at. There are tens of planning applications submitted to the city council every week, and we only cover a snippet of them. So we’ve put together this handy map to help you keep track of how the city is changing. We’ll plot […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
CCTV pictures have been released of a man wanted in connection after indecently exposing himself to a child. The incident happened to a 7-year-old girl at the Toys R Us store at Deepdale Retail Park. It took place at around 4.15pm on Saturday 1 February. The girl was alone in an aisle when it took place, her father was in the store with her. The […]2 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share