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.

The car blazing away on the drive

Hero driver saves Fulwood families after car explodes in raging inferno on drive

A Fulwood woman had a lucky escape when a car exploded next to her drive. Lindsey Fraser was coming home from walking her dog when she saw a mass of black smoke coming from nextdoor. She said: “I have never been so scared in all my life. Neighbours car had exploded next to my car.” A man driving by stopped and helped get her neighbours […]

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Nicole Gardner was volunteer of the year

Preston Sports Awards 2015: Nominations open to recognise city sporting heroes

Nominations for the annual Preston Sports Awards have opened. The Awards, which take place in March, are handed out to those making an impact in Preston’s sports teams across the city. Former World champion and Olympic silver medallist at mixed doubles badminton Gail Emms is to present the awards and speak at the ceremony. 2015 marks the tenth year the awards have taken place and […]

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Michael Conlon (right) picks up his award from Andrew Leeming of Lancashire County Council

Preston construction, law, digital and PR firms scoop prizes at Lancashire Business Awards

Four┬áPreston firms have scooped prizes at the Lancashire Business Awards. Conlon Construction were awarded best property firm for the second consecutive year. Chairman Michael Conlon said: “It really is an honour to have retained this title for another year. We are fortunate to have an outstanding team and this award is testament to their continued hard work and ambition. “Lancashire is a fantastic place to […]

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Detailed plans lodged for new Eastway homes development behind Fulwood school

Detailed plans for the next stage of development at a plot of land behind a Fulwood school have been lodged. Hollins Homes want to build 22 new properties behind the Our Lady and St Edwards Primary School. The land off Eastway in Greyfriars ward sees a scaled back development from an original proposal to build 70 new homes. Permission for 22 properties was allowed under […]

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Two men wanted by transport police after the incident at Preston

Police seek two men after assault on train guard at Preston railway station

Two men are being sought after assaulting a train guard as their train pulled into Preston railway station. The incident happened around 9.30am on Wednesday 15 October. Investigating officer from British Transport Police PC Chris Dursley said: “The train guard noticed two men hiding in a toilet as she checked tickets on the train which was heading towards Preston from Blackpool North. She called British […]

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Preston man arrested after armed robbery in Plungington

A Preston man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a man hunt in Plungington on Tuesday. Preston Police were called to a report of a knifepoint robbert at Lily and Eve Hairdressers on Villiers Street. A man had gone into the shop and threatened staff with a knife before making off with cash. While police were searching for the suspect, which included the […]

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