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.

Frankie and Benny's would also be knocked down

Capitol Centre changes: Vue Cinema and Frankie and Benny’s restaurant could be demolished

A major redevelopment of a shopping park on the edge of Preston has been tabled. Owners of the Capitol Centre have applied for permission to demolish the Vue Cinema and Frankie and Benny’s restaurant at the retail park. In its place they propose to create a new non-food retail store and bring two new restaurants to the Capitol Centre at Walton-le-Dale. It heightens speculations that […]

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Two garages on fire in Ribbleton

Four firefighters are tackling a blaze at two garages in Ribbleton. Crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Woodlands Avenue at 7.41pm on Sunday. The fire is said to be close to parked cars, and breathing apparatus is being used by the crews. A thermal imaging camera is being used to check there are no smouldering embers.

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Student raises thousands in pledge to help homeless Robbie in Preston

A Preston student has raised more than £2,000 in her campaign to find a home for a Preston rough sleeper. Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, 22, studying fashion and brand lifestyles at the University of Central Lancashire wants to repay an act of kindness from a homeless man in the city. Robbie came to her rescue when she had lost her bank card in the early hours and […]

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Greggs unveils new look Preston city centre stores

Bakery chain Greggs has pumped £300,000 into refurbishing its Preston stores. Three outlets in the city centre have seen a new lick of paint and signage so you enjoy nipping in for that sausage roll in nicer surroundings. Mayor of Preston councillor Nick Pomfret officially re-opened the new look Greggs on Market Square, Orchard Street this week. Raymond Reynolds, retail director for Greggs, said: “We […]

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Chorley pensioner dies after Preston Docklands collision

A 79 year old woman has died after a collision on Preston Docks on Saturday afternoon. Lancashire Police say Eunice Whalley, from Chorley, was taken ill at her home after the crash at 5.30pm on Saturday. Paramedics were called to the incident at the traffic lights between Watery Lane and Port Way. The collision happened between a silver Ford Focus and a foreign registered green […]

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M6 smash caused by dog on the motorway at Samlesbury

A dog on the loose on the M6 is thought to have caused an accident on the motorway. North West Motorway Police were called out to reports of a dog on the carriageway near Junction 31 where the M6 joins the A59. Two vehicles were involved in a collision on the M6 northbound, and two lanes were closed for a short period while the cars […]

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