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.
Our latest set of pictures in a series by urban explorer scrappyNW shows Preston at the dead of night. The photos taken from the Bus Station roof give an eerie feel to the city centre. The Ringway and busy junctions are abandoned and the lights of the city twinkle. These photos are the latest by scrappyNW who explores some of Preston’s more unusual spaces and […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
It’s a striking contrast, the difference in Preston’s skyline from 1934 to the present day. Flickr photographer scrappyNW was given permission to get onto the roof of the Harris to reshoot this 1934 photo against the modern-day backdrop. Chimneys poke out above the smog in 1930s Preston and the tram was still running down Friargate at that point. It illustrates how Preston’s industry has faded, […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Preston police have raided four properties in the city and seized half a million pounds worth of cannabis. Addresses at Waverley Road, Cemetery Road and New Hall Lane in Ribbleton have been targeted. The raid on New Hall Lane took place on Thursday evening. Tw men have been arrested and charged with drugs production. Son Trinh, 39, of Waverley Road was arrested on Tuesday and […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share Advertise here
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The spires, old mill towers and brooding hills in the distance are a feature of Preston if viewed from the city. Urban explorer scrappyNW, who has previously sent in photos of the St Joseph’s Orphanage and former Odeon cinema, took to the roof of the Harris to document the views. Museum bosses asked him to clamber up and survey the view across the city centre. […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Police are offering a £25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted following a robbery in Brookfield. Lee James Seddon, from Salford, is still on the run following the robbery on a cash van at Brookfield Newsagent on Langfield Road in June. Lancashire Police have now stumped up a cash reward as they try to hunt down the 36-year-old whose last […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A Preston business has thrown its backing behind keeping The Space Centre open. The centre, which provides respite support to parents whose children have learning disabilities, has been struggling for funding. Remsol, based on Preston’s Docks, will donate a percentage of its recycling profits to the Space Centre over the next two years. Any business to its new recycling service which happen within a PR […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share