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.

Miller Arcade on the right from when the trams still ran Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Postcards from Preston: Looking back at Miller Arcade, Market Place and Walton le Dale

Take a walk back in time with some tinted postcards from the Preston Digital Archive. They show Preston when it used to have trams running, the splendour of the Miller Arcade and the old Town Hall clock tower. The old Market Place also features in the postcards published by R.C.Elliott, with the artwork by Edwin Beattie.   Walton-le-Dale is seen viewed from Fishwick with factory […]

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Whittingham Road

Whittingham Road housing development could add two extra homes

Two additional homes could be constructed in Whittingham on land already earmarked for a new housing development. David Wilson Homes has applied to Preston City Council to develop land to the south of Whittingham Road with 78 new homes. The developers say they are applying to re-position where some of the homes will go in the Whittingham development, which was approved in February. New plans […]

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Ribbleton woman left shaken by grabbing incident

Police are appealing after a woman was grabbed by a man in Ribbleton who tried to pull her into some bushes. The 24 year old woman was walking along Ribbleton Hall Drive on Sunday around 8pm. As she came near to the junction with Ribbleton Avenue she was approached by a man who grabbed her. The woman was able to break free from the man […]

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Preston family history sessions taking place every Friday

Prestonians wanting to research their family history can get a helping hand in the city centre each week. The Harris Library runs a family history surgery every Friday. The event is free to attend and runs 5.15-6.45pm. Volunteers are on hand who will help you research your family tree. You may also want to look at the Mystery Photos of Preston section

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Current Bowker BMW showroom

Bowker BMW set for expansion to include motorbike showroom

A BMW dealer in Preston is to expand to include a motorbike showroom. Bowker BMW on Customs House Way on the Docks wants to increase the size of its showroom. Currently offices at the showroom in Riversway are to be converted to show off top of the range motorcycles. A statement from Cassidy and Ashton, acting on behalf of Bowker, states: “The flat roofed single […]

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The proposed route for the Broughton bypass

Broughton bypass: School playing field land to be lost temporarily for road route

Permission has been granted to buy up land for the new Broughton bypass. Lancashire County Council has published details of land to be set aside for the new road, due to ease congestion at the Broughton crossroads on the A6. Leader of the county council Jennifer Mein has designated the land for compulsory purchase and temporary use. It includes: – 61 square metres of land […]

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