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.
Motorists in Preston are being urged to keep their number plates safe by police. Free number plate screws will be handed out on Saturday 11 May at Asda, Fulwood, to combat car-related crime. The screws make it difficult for thieves to steal registration numbers, which can then be used to commit crimes such as petrol station drive offs. PS Mike Sampson from the Fulwood Neighbourhood [...]15 days ago by Ed Walker Share
Local artists and architects will be meeting this weekend to try and come up with an alternative use for Preston’s Bus Station. The event follows an open letter sent to all of Lancashire County Council’s councillors by a group of arts leaders including the designer Wayne Hemingway. Future options for the Bus Station was the subject and it called on councillors to explore a “third [...]15 days ago by Ed Walker Share
Artists and creatives are being invited to turn unwanted junk into art. Arts group They Eat Culture and JCR Creatives have teamed up with the city’s Emmaus shop for the event. All of the items the charity collects will be available to use as artists are challenged to “up-cycle” to create art along the theme of ‘Words’. A range of materials, basic tools and sewing [...]16 days ago by Ed Walker Share
More than 15,000 litres of waste oil is floating in a Fulwood brook. The Environment Agency are appealing for information after the oil was found in a 3km tributary of Savick Brook in Masonwood Park and also further down near Eastway. Makeshift dams have been set up to try to stop the oil making its way into the River Ribble. Steve Moore, the Environment Agency’s [...]17 days ago by Ed Walker Share
Police officers in Ribbleton have distributed leaflets and posters about the banning of a 15-year-old boy from a Moor Nook estate. Alan Eastham of Bowland Road has terrorised the estate and is now subject to a three-year anti-social behaviour order (ASBO). Over the last two years officers detailed how he caused a number of incidents including disorder, abusing residents and violent behaviour. Moor Nook PCSO [...]17 days ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston’s Letitia Grant-Brown gave a stunning performance to reach the next stage of The Voice. Grant-Brown snared the interest of Jessie J by singing ‘I Bust Your Windows’. The hairdresser formally known as Lady Lush sparked the judges interest with her bluesy cover. Watch a video of her performance below Did you see Letitia? Let us know what you thought of her performance in the [...]17 days ago by Ed Walker Share