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.
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
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 Advertise here
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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
Deepdale was still and quiet, as over 13,000 people paid their tribute and respects to a legend of football. Sir Tom Finney passed away aged 91 and Preston supporters vowed to fill the stadium where he performed many of his greatest tricks. Paul Melling was there to capture a game that finished even for North End and Leyton Orient, but football took a back seat […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Tens of thousands of Preston North End fans are gathering at Deepdale ahead of Saturday afternoon’s clash with Leyton Orient. Following the announcement of Sir Tom Finney’s death last night the famous Splash statue of Sir Tom has been decorated with tributes. PNE opened the club shop at 9am and from an hour before there were hundreds of fans queueing to ensure they had a […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share