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.
Local residents in Fulwood are celebrating getting cash to do up a local park. Levensgarth Park is a barren strip of grass with one swing for the children in the area to enjoy – but now volunteers have sought out £45,000 to fund improvements to the park. Nigel Parker, chairman of the Sharoe Green & Sherwood Community Association, said they had many plans for the […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
The Museum of Lancashire is hosting a day of remembering the Indian soldiers who fought in the two world wars. An exhibition by Jahan Mahmood explores the history of the India’s military traditions. Between 10.30am and 3.30pm on Wednesday 19 February there will be a collection of First World War and Second World War military clothing and objects on display. This session will take place […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A civic funeral will be held in Preston to celebrate the life of Sir Tom Finney. Prestonians are expected to line the streets of the city centre to pay their respects to the Preston North End legend. As a freeman of the city, Sir Tom’s family had the option to ask for a civic funeral. After meeting with Preston City Council and Preston North End […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share Advertise here
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A council scheme to potentially make millions out of wind energy got off the ground late last week. Preston City Council’s civic energy scheme has put up a test mast near the Docks to test whether the city has enough wind power. Engineers had previously abandoned an attempt to put up the mast near Wallend Road, Riversway, due to high winds on Wednesday which lashed […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Roadworks are due to begin in the Spring to finally see part of a key route into Preston widened. The Golden Way (A582) in Penwortham north of Cop Lane will be turned into dual carriageway – as part of the £8m scheme. The number of lanes at the junction of Chain House Lane will also be increased. From late February trees and hedging will be […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A book of condolence has been opened at Preston’s Town Hall and Harris Museum. The city council are currently discussing with the Finney family whether there will be a civic funeral, following the Sir Tom’s death on Friday. Council leader Peter Rankin said as a freeman of Preston the Preston North End legend was entitled to the civic funeral in the city. Paying tribute to […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share