Journalist interested in using the best of the web to create exciting news stories and features. I'm co-editor of Blog Preston, and handle the comment/features side of things. If you want to write for us drop me an email at email@example.com or get in touch via my Twitter account. Happy reading!
Blog Preston readers are increasingly accessing our content on their iPhone, iPad and Android devices. We’ve got a mobile site, but for those of you who are accessing Blog Preston on the move we thought we’d create something a bit more special and convenient. So we’ve created a Google Currents edition of Blog Preston. For those that don’t know, Google Currents is an app that’s [...]366 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Today sees the local elections in Preston, with all wards up for election apart from College, Moor Park and University. You can take a look at your local candidates with our ward map and by checking out the Candidate Focus series we’ve been running on the site. Below you’ll find a map of all the polling stations in Preston. Remember that you don’t need your polling [...]385 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
A local journalist has started a project designed to make Preston Council more transparent. Daniel Bentley, who is currently studying at the University of Central Lancashire, has created ‘Open Preston‘ – a web application that shows Preston’s food safety ratings, recent planning applications, information about Preston’s councillors and areas of deprivation in the city. Visitors to Open Preston can browse the information in list or [...]388 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Here are this week’s offerings for the Preston Photo Digest, collecting the best photographs of Preston on a weekly basis. All of these images have been compiled from the Preston Flickr Group, but if you’ve got a photograph that you think deserves to be included, get in touch at joseph(@)blogpreston.co.uk. I’ll also be updating and including a map of Preston (you can see it at the bottom [...]420 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
Your Prescap, the community arts charity based in the city centre, has closed its doors after 27 years of delivering its mission of supporting local artists and creatives. Preston FM will continue to broadcast independently. In a statement, Sue Robinson, Chair of the board of trustees, said: “It’s been a tough decision to make, and the Board is sorry that there will be redundancies. “Our workers [...]426 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share
The Preston Social has announced a new event this Tuesday, discussing the pitfalls, quirks and promises that come with online dating. The group are keen to state that it is not associated with dating at all, it’s the usual Preston Social format of speakers and open discussion at the Forum on Winckley Street. Ian Forrester, a senior producer at the BBC in research and development [...]426 days ago by Joseph Stashko Share