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.


Recycling Lives Preston fire: 80 firefighters battling major blaze

Approximately 80 fire fighters are tackling a major fire at the Preston Recycling Lives complex at Red Scar Industrial Estate. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service deputy chief fire officer Justin Johnston confirmed a major operation was underway to battle the fire. He said in a tweet 15 fire engines were on the scene. A video has been posted on Facebook showing the fire. The BBC’s […]

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Preston Fashion Live spring show coming to St George’s Shopping Centre

A major fashion show returns to the city on Friday. Preston Fashion Live takes place in the St George’s Shopping Centre featuring a host of outfits from independent retailers and major high street brands. A two-hour runway show runs from 12noon with models unveiling the latest spring fashions. It follows the Autumn event which attracted hundreds of fashion fans to the shopping centre. General manager […]

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Images released by Lancashire Police of men and women they want to speak to

CCTV pictures released of group wanted in connection with Preston city centre assault

Police in Preston have released CCTV pictures of six people they would like to speak to following an assault in the city centre. Just before midnight on Saturday 28 March an altercation took place inside Yates bar in Church Street. A 33 year old man was involved in an altercation with another man and a woman. As the man left the bar he was chased […]

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New frontage of the Guild Hall put up on the day Simon Rigby took over

Lancashire Business Expo expects to bring 2,000 people to Preston Guild Hall

More than 160 businesses are going to be showing off their skills at the biggest business event in Lancashire this year. Preston Guild Hall is taken over on Friday 17 April by the Lancashire Business Expo. Organisers say 2,000 visitors have already registered to take a look around the event. Ian Coupe, from Shout Network who are behind the event, said: We’ve been genuinely overwhelmed […]

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Jeremy Coates, centre, with the Magma Digital team picking up their award

Be Inspired Business Awards 2015: Preston businesses urged to enter ahead of deadline

A Lancashire-based business awards is calling for Preston firms to enter ahead of Friday’s deadline. The Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAS) saw success for Preston digital agency Magma Digital as they picked up two awards. Magma, based in Winckley Square, picked up professional business of the year and employer of the year. There was also success for Suresite Group who won small business of the […]

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Taxis make their way down Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall

Taxi driver licences to be renewed less often as law changes

Changes to how long taxi licences are issued for will cost Preston City Council at least £25,000 a year. Taxi drivers in the city are set to see their costs of applying of licences reduced due to new laws. The Department for Transport has changed the duration a licence is valid for, giving Hackney cabs a three year licence and private hire operators a five […]

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