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.


Preston care home evacuated after tumble dryer fire

A tumble dryer fire caused a care home in Preston to be evacuated. Lancashire Fire and Rescue service were called to Abraham House on Blackpool Road, Tulketh. Smoke was coming from the utility room in the home shortly after 2pm on Monday, but the fire was put out by the time the fire crew arrived. No one was injured in the incident and firefighters helped […]

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Melissa Smith was a pupil at Penwortham Girls School

Melissa Smith memorial to be created at Euxton pitch as funeral service is announced

A Preston teenager who collapsed and died during a football match is to have a permanent memorial created for her. Melissa Smith was playing for Cadley FC, based in Fulwood, against Euxton Girls. Euxton have announced they have discussed either having a memorial match each year between the two clubs or a plaque at the Greenside pitch. Smith, 15, died after collapsing on the pitch. […]

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Gai Murphy has worked at Salford uni since 1989

University of Central Lancashire makes new senior appointment

Gai Murphy has worked at Salford uni since 1989 A new senior figure starts at a Preston university from Monday. Professor Gai Murphy moves up the M61 to the University of Central Lancashire after leaving the University of Salford. She moves into the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for the student experience. Professor Murphy added: “This is a great opportunity for me. The decision to […]

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Taxis targeted in Deepdale as police hunt car break-in thief

Police are hunting a man after a number of car break-ins during Saturday and Sunday. Three taxis in the Deepdale area were targeted in the St George’s Road and Castleton Road area. Police are warning drivers to ensure no sat navs, phones or money on display. On Sunday evening a car at West View Leisure Centre car park was targeted. Officers have chase up Emerson […]

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Area known as the Cuerden site earmarked for development

Plans for huge new Cuerden development to the south of Preston begin

The first step in a major new development on the southern edge of Preston has been taken. The Cuerden site which is 65 hectares of land between the end of the M65 where it joins the A6 has long been earmarked for development. Lancashire County Council owns the land after buying an additional 44 hectares from the Homes and Communities Agency in 2012. More than […]

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Rusted curves on the Bus Station car park

Preston Bus Station: Report likely to show repair bill topping £10 million

Preston Bus Station’s repair bill is thought likely to come out at the £14 million mark. Conservative county councillors claim a report, due to be put to Lancashire County Council’s cabinet in early November, shows the repairs will be a minimum of £10 million. County Hall took over ownership of the Bus Station after buying the grade II listed building for £1 from Preston City […]

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