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.

The former Vernon Carus mill in Penwortham

Hundreds of new homes could be built on former Penwortham mill site

Nearly 400 new homes could be built on the site of the former Vernon Carus mill in Penwortham. Bovis Homes have submitted a planning application to South Ribble Borough Council seeking approval for outline planning permission. It follows approval for a new road and junction onto Leyland Road. The first phase of the mill site would see 198 new homes built. It is just over […]

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Current buildings and car park on Eaves Lane

Rural Preston workshop and studio could become family homes

A workshop and design studio on the outskirts of Preston could be turned into new homes. Formerly the Odd Chair Company on Eaves Cottage Farm on Eaves Lane, Woodplumpton, the firm is on the move to a new industrial unit nearer the centre of the city. Now the sites owners want to build six detached homes with garages and parking spaces on the farm, demolishing […]

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The former Irongate stadium will now be named after Sir Tom

Bamber Bridge FC to rename their stadium after Sir Tom Finney

Sir Tom Finney is to be remembered in the name of a Preston football team. Bamber Bridge have announced their Irongate ground is to be renamed the Sir Tom Finney Stadium following the PNE legend’s death in February. The club are planning a special ceremony to mark the occasion during July when they traditionally play Preston North End in a friendly. Club secretary George Halliwell […]

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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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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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