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.

Harris Museum and Art Gallery faces onto the Flag Market

Major reorganisation of the Harris Museum and Library planned

Funding for the Harris Museum and Library is expected to be frozen for the next three years as a “new vision” for the building is worked out. Preston City Council is proposing to bring in a new Arts and Culture Development Manager who will be responsible for “reducing ongoing operational costs”. A major reorganisation of how the Harris operates is on the cards with the […]

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Pippa Cole’s parents receiving devastating news as tumours return

The family of a brave Preston tot battling brain cancer has received the news they “never wanted to hear”. Pippa Cole, 3, has been in and out of hospital fighting a second brain tumour – and her family thought she’d beaten it. Doctors have now confirmed X-rays show nearly the whole of little Pippa’s spine is lined in tumours. Pippa, who lives near Preston, was […]

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The Bus Station is to receive major refurbishment work under the county council plans Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston Bus Station attracts worldwide interest in designing its future

Architects from 16 different countries have been registered their interest in creating plans for Preston Bus Station. Now a grade-II listed building the Bus Station is due to house the Preston Youth Zone and see major repairs undertaken. Lancashire County Council has launched a competition for architects to submit their plans for the brutalist-style building. More than £13 million is due to be spent on […]

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Preston pensioner phone call scam: Police issue urgent warning after thousands handed over to scammers

Police are warning Preston pensioners to beware of scam phone callers after a spate of incidents since February. Two pensioners handed over thousands of pounds to cold callers who call pretending to be a police officer. The calls have been made across Penwortham, Walton-le-Dale, Bamber Bridge and Preston. One pensioner handed over £8,800 and another handed over £6,000. A number of other victims got to […]

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The former Fish Market is the smaller of the two Victorian Markets

Preston Market plans: Part of outdoor market to be closed for four months for major restoration work

One of Preston’s outdoor markets is due to close for four months if plans to refurbish its historic canopies go ahead. Preston’s former Fish Market, the smaller of the two outdoor markets, has grade II listed canopies which are in need of repair. Closing the market is anticipated to cost Preston City Council £20,000 as it will not be able to run part of its […]

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Former Bargain's Galore store on Church Street

Council-owned former discount store on Church Street to be auctioned

What was a former discount furniture store on Church Street is expected to be sold off. Cash-strapped Preston City Council is to auction off the Bargain’s Galore building at 37 Church Street to raise at least £100,000. It has stood empty since April 2010 and the city council has been unable to let the building, which is next to The Bear’s Paw pub. Council officers […]

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