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.


Man arrested following Nationwide armed robbery

Police in Preston have arrested a man on suspicion of robbery after the Nationwide building society was targeted. The 52-year-old man from London is currently being interviewed by detectives. Lancashire Police revealed a female cashier was threatened in the Fishergate branch at Monday lunchtime by a man believed to be carrying a firearm. The man is said to have made off with a substantial amount […]

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A report prepared for the county council states there is a risk of pollution in the Lancaster Canal if the road went ahead

Environmental report reveals scale of new Western Preston link road plan

Permission is being sought by the county council to scope out a new £105 million link road for Preston. As part of the City Deal, pumping hundreds of million of pounds into Preston and South Ribble, the Western Distributor is a new route planned. The road would run from the M55 near Cottam down to the A583 just West of Lea. Lancashire County Council wants […]

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I'm taking these home with me!

Video: Watch Ashton man get dreadlocks shaved off for charity

An Ashton man who shaved off his dreadlocks to raise nearly £1,000 has posted a video of his ordeal. Mike Fallon said goodbye to his dreads of ten years on Saturday in support of the RSPCA centre in Preston. Mike was filmed during the shave off at Declan’s Barbershop. Mike is now adapting to life without his dreads, although they have followed him home. He […]

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Want to promote your local business? Atkinson's coffee house in Lancaster

Boutique coffee and ice cream parlour plan for Winckley Street

An estate agents in the city centre could be turned into a new ice cream parlour and independent coffee shop. Hazelwells on Winckley Street are moving to new offices and are applying for change of use to bring a new boutique cafe to the Winckley Square area. Documents submitted to the city council show Hazelwells have been marketing the offices for three years and been […]

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Female cashier threatened during Fishergate armed robbery at building society

A man in his late 50s or early 60s is being hunted after an armed robbery at a Preston building society. The raid happened at 1.25pm on Monday at the Nationwide on Fishergate. The man is described as being white, approximately 5ft 2inches, stocky and with short dark and grey hair. Lancashire Police said he made threats to a female cashier. She was forced to […]

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The former BT building stands empty on Moor Lane

Arson investigation after fire at former BT building

Fire crews were called out to a suspected arson attempt at the old BT building on Moor Lane. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called out at 6.52pm on Sunday. They found a quantity of rubbish and wood alight at the boarded up property. The fire caused smoke damage to the whole of the building and in putting the fire out there was light […]

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