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.

Martin Lucas has not been seen since late on Saturday evening

Body of missing Preston man Martin Lucas found on beach

  Police have confirmed a body found on a beach at St Annes is that of Martin Lucas. Martin, 51, went missing from his home on Fishergate Hill between late on Friday 21 March and the Saturday morning. A wide ranging police search and public appeal from his brother did not bring him home. Lancashire Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious. […]

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Chip pan fire at Ribbleton home

A chip pan fire has been put out in Ribbleton. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called out to Sion Close just after lunchtime on Tuesday. They used a ventalation unit as the chip pan and its contents were extinguished. There was moderate damage to the chip pan.

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Drainage works in Avenham Park should reduce flooding

Drainage works costing more than £130k planned for Avenham Park

A major series of drainage works is to take place in Avenham Park to stop it turning into a mud bath. The city council has appointed County Landscapes to add new and additional drains under the park. It follows the problems at the Preston Guild when the location of the main stage was left waterlogged. Preston’s wet climate and the ampitheatre effect of the Victorian […]

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Want to promote your local business? Stalls line Friargate during a previous Lancashire Market

Lancashire Easter Market: Final preparations as 50,000 visitors expected in city centre

Final preparations are being put in place for up to 50,000 expected foodie fans to flock to this year’s Easter Lancashire Market. Organisers Preston Business Improvement District say they are hoping on good weather on Saturday 19 April as more than 90 stalls line Friargate and Orchard Street. From sausage rolls to artisan gifts there are all sorts of food, drink and crafts on offer […]

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Avenham Park's pavilion

Damage caused to Avenham Park pavilion following rubbish bin fire

Fire crews were called to a fire in a grade-II Preston listed park. At 1.16am on Monday the crew from Preston Fire Station put out a fire in a rubbish bin in Avenham Park which had spread to the pavilion. The fire caused heat damage to two doors on the pavilion and light smoke damage to a room in the building. The rubbish bin was […]

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The currently vacant offices above Ladbrokes on Lune Street

Former city centre solicitors offices to be converted into 20 studio flats

Four floors of empty offices above a betting shop in the city centre could become flats. Plans show how the former Rawsthorns Solicitors offices on Lune Street would become 20 studio flats. Hattrell DS One Architects state: “These basically provide one room living accommodation with all facilities – living and sleeping accommodation, small kitchen with cooking facility and en suite shower room. “The accommodation is […]

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