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.

Foam party at Mokai

Mokai nightclub owner celebrates successful opening week

A Preston nightclub owner is celebrating after a first week saw bumper crowds arrive. Chermaine Hewitt opened Mokai in the venue on Church Street that was Rumes after an extensive refurbishment. Thousands of students and other revellers have visited the club since the opening night on Monday where reality TV star Joey Essex was the main attraction. She said: “Our opening night was exactly what […]

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Freshfield 12 Winckley Square

Preston marketing company Freshfield up for North West award

A Preston marketing firm is on the shortlist for a regional industry award. Freshfield, based on Winckley Square, is competing for the Business to Business Campaign of the year at the Northern Marketing Awards. A campaign run by the firm for Lancashire County Council has promoted its £7.2 million Lancashire Business Growth Hub. Simon Turner, managing director at Freshfield, said: “It’s good news for the […]

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Basshunter behind the decks at Evoque

Basshunter DJs at Evoque Preston as Freshers Week continues

Swedish DJ and former reality TV star Basshunter has made an appearance at a Preston nightclub. Famous for hits like Now You’re Gone and All I Ever Wanted, Jonas Erik Altberg, stopped by Evoque to play a full set for students arriving in the city. He was in the city for a gig at Baluga Bar but Evoque bosses said the Swede decided to pop […]

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korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Actors inside the Psychomanteum

Controversial Psychomanteum attraction returns to Scare Kingdom

A controversial scare attraction returns at Scare Kingdom near Preston. Psychomanteum was criticised by a rape charity for its simulated sex ordeal as part of the attraction. The experience, which lasts around six minutes, was branded was “degrading and humiliating” last year by Rape Crisis. It is part of the wider scare attraction, which uses actors to frighten visitors, but Psychomanteum is a restricted part […]

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Preston is in the fast-lane for growth, and its transport links are part of the reason why

No overnight M6 closures between junction 31 and 32

No overnight closures take place on the M6 northbound or southbound between junction 31 and 32. Regular overnight closures have been a feature of weekends as a £7 million congestion-busting scheme continues until November. The Highways Agency say no overnight closure is to take place on Friday 19 September to Sunday 21 September. A 50mph speed limit is still in place where the M55 and […]

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Police officers on duty

Lancashire Police open day: Saturday date added due to exceptional demand

Lancashire Police have added an extra day for their behind the scenes tours of the police HQ near Preston. Officers are going to be on hand during a behind the badge day at Hutton. The first day on Sunday 28 September saw more than 8,000 people register in 24 hours for a free ticket. Now police have added an extra day on Saturday 27 September […]

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