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.

Moor Park pavilion is the meeting point for the sporting events

Free sporting sessions to be held in Moor Park

Sporting taster sessions for children and young people in Preston are to be held. Branded as the Summer of Sport, Moor Park is to host free sporting events for 11 to 25 year olds. Throughout the summer on Mondays there will be boxing, hockey and more in the park. Councillor Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “The Summer of Sport programme is […]

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Action from the korfball tournament

Preston Korfball Club host their first tournament

Korfball came to Preston in the last few days with the club hosting their first tournament. It took place in Freckleton and saw Preston Korfball Club compete against teams from across the North West. Preston unfortunately couldn’t win their own tournament, with Manchester Warriors the victors – beating Manchester City in the final. The tournament was blessed with blazing sunshine. Korfball was started in the […]

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Ribbleton man caught burning waste in back garden is sentenced

A Ribbleton man has been sentenced to four months in prison and community service for selling scrap metal without a licence. Daniel O’Donnell of 6 Bowland Place appeared at Preston Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to three offences. He also pleaded guilty of burning waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment. Preston City Council had carried out a number of investigations […]

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Twitter account of Preston Police

Changes to Preston Police social media accounts

Police in Preston are cutting back their social media accounts into one feed for Prestonians to follow. Currently Lea Police and Fulwood Police have their own accounts on Twitter and Facebook. PCSO Stephen Connolly said there would now be just one Twitter and Facebook account covering the whole Preston area. He said it is hoped there will be more updates on crimes and incidents happening […]

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Tailback on the M6 at Preston

M6 Junction 32 roadworks: More overnight closures through July

Motorists are being warned of further overnight closures of the M6 northbound during July. The Highways Agency have announced during three weekends there will be night-time diversions as they continue the £7 million widening scheme. Here are the closure times for between Junction 31 and 32 northbound: Friday 11 July – 10pm to 6am Saturday 12 July – 9pm to 6am Friday 18 July – […]

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One of the friendly engines at the Ribble Steam Railway

Ribble Steam Railway preparing for Friendly Engines event

The Ribble Steam Railway on Preston’s Docks is preparing for the return of the Friendly Engines. All the engines running during the weekend of Saturday 19 July and Sunday 20 July have their faces painted. The museum located at the railway has a Prototype Deltic diesel locomotive which was built in the city not far from the railway, and is currently on loan from the […]

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