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.

Grange Park

Volunteers needed for Grange Park orchard apple picking

Ribbleton residents are being invited to pick apples from their local orchard. The Grange Park orchard needs harvesting and the Preston City Council park services need help to pick all the apples. Apple pressing takes place as part of the session and you’ll get the chance to taste some apple juice. The free event starts at the Grange Park Interpretation Centre on Wednesday 29 October. […]

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County Councillor John Fillis and Councillor John Swindells seen here testing out the new shared space of Fishergate

Seven things you said on Fishergate new layout completion

If there’s one thing guaranteed to get Prestonians talking, other than our miserable weather, it is an attempt to change the layout of Fishergate. The main shopping street has been subject to months of roadworks to create a controversial shared space area. It means neither cars or pedestrians have right of way and traffic experts say it makes the road safer as drivers have to […]

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The red part of this College building is to house Vincent's Bar

Alcohol plan for Vincent’s Bar at Preston’s College

A new bar at Preston’s College has applied for an extended alcohol licence. Vincent’s Bar at the Fulwood campus has applied for serving hours. It is to be staffed by students from the college’s catering and hospitality courses. An application to Preston City Council states the bar wants to be able to serve from 5pm to 11pm every evening. Vincent’s also wants to be able […]

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olive tree brasserie See your advert here korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Architect drawing showing inside the new restaurant

Tapas restaurant plan submitted for Preston Guild Hall arcade

A new tapas restaurant could be opening in the Guild Hall’s shopping arcade. What was Cassandra’s and a former shop unit have a planning application lodged by the Rigby group to create Mundo Tapas. The 155 square metres restaurant would be located inside the Guild Hall ground floor entrance way. Cassandra’s was a bit of a Preston institution but went into liquidation in January this […]

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The former Happy Shopper store

Ribbleton newsagent to be converted into new home

A former newsagents in Ribbleton is to become new housing. What used to be Yousaf General Store on the corner of Cemetery Road and Skeffington Road has plans lodged. Owner Mr S Razvi has applied for permission to convert it into a new home. The building would be converted into one private dwelling. The Happy Shopper store closed its doors in January this year. The […]

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Westerly view of the completed new look Fishergate with it's 'shared space' highway

Preston taxis blockade Fishergate in parking ticket row

Preston’s new-look Fishergate ground to a halt on Tuesday afternoon as taxi drivers blockaded to the road. It is believed to have started when a taxi driver was ticketed for illegal parking. Lancashire County Council started a crackdown on problem parking on the new look Fishergate as the roadworks finished. The Preston Hackney Carriage Association said drivers were becoming frustrated about a lack of ranking […]

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