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.


Preston North End fans prepare for end of season party

Preston North End fans are preparing for their end of season party. As well as Gentry Day away at Brentford on Good Friday there is to be a Fans Night Out on Saturday 12 April. The party takes place at Preston Grasshoppers in Fulwood from 7.30pm after the Carlisle home game. Manager Simon Grayson has accepted an offer to attend the evening. Several ex-players are […]

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St Matthews green space at Truro Place could become community park

A community group is lobbying a local housing association not to build on an area of green space. In a letter seen by Blog Preston the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews argue the area known as locally as Paul’s Pad shouldn’t have houses built on it. The Friends group said a recent local survey, completed ahead of their Big Lottery grant, found local residents […]

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Fire at empty property on Moor Lane

An empty property on Moor Lane has been damaged by a fire. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called out at 6.52pm on Sunday. They found a quantity of rubbish and wood alight at the boarded up property. The fire caused smoke damage to the whole of the building and in putting the fire out there was light water damage to one of the […]

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Want to promote your local business? Ben is raising money for a number of charities

How Preston father-of-three battling bowel cancer is running six marathons

A Preston man diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer is preparing to run six marathons in six months. Ben Ashworth, who lives in the Broadgate area of the city, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago – when his wife was expecting their third child. Now Ben, 35, is training to run a series of marathons to raise money for several cancer charities. His races include […]

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Egg rolling avenham park

Preview: Preston Easter Egg rolling at Avenham Park for Easter 2014

One of Preston’s great traditions returns to Avenham Park on Easter Monday. Taking place for more than 100 years the Easter Egg rolling is an annual event which sees Easter eggs hurled down the steep slopes of the Victorian park. This year’s egg rolling event takes place on Monday 21 April and runs from 11am to 4pm. Last year’s chilly Easter event saw the parks […]

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Firefighters put out fire near Moor Lane flats

The second fire in a week at homes off Moor Lane has been put out by fire fighters. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called to a fire at Edale Court in the early hours of Sunday morning. A fire in a store cupboard had spread to the building. Severe damage was caused to the outside store cupboard, heat damage to a door, window […]

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