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.

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Holland and Barrett announce move to Fishergate

A national health food chain is preparing to move is preparing to move within the city centre. Holland and Barrett has announced it is relocating from its St George’s Shopping Centre berth and into a shop on Fishergate itself. A statement from the firm said: “Your local Holland and Barrett is on the move. You’ll find us in a new spot just a short stroll […]

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Wainhomes tables plans for 72 new homes near Barton village

A swathe of new fields could be built on greenfield land to the North of a Preston village. Wainhomes North West have tabled plans for fields off the A6 at Barton. The 3.10 hectare site would hold 72 new homes with a new road off Garstang Road to access the development. Outline plans have been drawn up showing an aerial view of how the new […]

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Preston Bus Station is to have a Youth Zone built across the Western apron

Preston Bus Station: Design competition shortlist to be drawn up from 93 entries

Nearly 100 entries have been submitted to shape the future of Preston Bus Station’s Youth Zone. Architects across the world have been looking at the chance to create a new design for the Bus Station and its apron – within the confines of it being a grade II listed building. A competition run by Lancashire County Council, who are preparing to spend £13 million on […]

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Police release CCTV picture after man assaulted outside Popworld

Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to speak to after a 50-year-old man was left with a broken jaw after an attack outside a city centre nightclub. The incident happened outside Popworld in Church Street shortly after midnight on Friday 3 April. The victim was approached by a man who punched him in the face, causing him to floor to […]

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Ian Evatt assault: Frenchwood man charged by police following pitch invasion

A Preston man has been charged in connection with an assault on Chesterfield player Ian Evatt following Preston North End’s play-off semi-final victory. Matthew Edwards, 20, of Southern Avenue, Frenchwood, has been charged with Section 39 assault (battery) and will appear before Preston Magistrates Court on Thursday 28 May. A statement from a Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Officers are working alongside Preston North End in […]

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The Old Post Office is to be transformed

Win tickets to Best of Britannia in the Old Post Office

The Best of Britannia event takes place in the Old Post Office from Friday. Showcasing the best in British design, products and food it is the first time it has been held outside London. We’re giving a Blog Preston reader and a friend the chance to be there for free with a weekend pass. Go in and out as you please and see what Britain […]

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