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.

Moor Park is the largest park in the city

Moor Park restoration funding to be approved by city council

Preston council are to be asked to approve funding for restoration work on the oldest park in the city. Moor Park has been awarded £1.7 million in lottery funding for the scheme. In total £2.3 million is to be spent in doing up the park in the next 18 months with £350,000 coming from the city council. Councillors approved the funding as part of the […]

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Run Preston: Charity runners expected for Heartbeat fun run

Hundreds of runners are expected to help raise charity cash by taking part in Run Preston’s fun run. Heartbeat, who help look after local people with heart related illnesses, are set to benefit from their run in Avenham Park. Among those taking part are a 15 strong team from Preston North End caterers The Villa. Richard Simkin, head of operations at The Villa, said: “When […]

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Dog wardens and volunteers on patrol in Fishwick and Moor Park

Dog wardens and canine volunteers will be out meeting and greeting at two Preston parks this week. On Wednesday they will be at Fishwick Park from 12noon to 2pm. It is a chance for dog owners to seek advice or anyone who is being troubled by owners not looking after their dogs can get help. The wardens and canine volunteers also go to Moor Park […]

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Six arrested including a 13 year old boy in Preston drugs crackdown

Six people aged from 13 to 63 across Preston have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences. Officers raided addresses in Plungington, Fishwick and Deepdale in early morning raids on Monday. The arrests are part of a crackdown called Operation Nemesis on organised crime in the city. The six people arrested after the raids on St Paul’s Road, Villiers Street and Fishwick Parade are: A […]

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Teenage yobs hunted after Preston bus window smashed by traffic cone

A bus was left damaged after a traffic cone weighted down with concrete was thrown at it from the Guild Hall. Police have issued an appeal for information after the incident which left two female passengers shaken and a woman with minor cuts to her ankle. A gang of six teenagers, made up of four boys and two girls, are being hunted by detectives. Police […]

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The Man Who Fell to Earth could be one of the films shown

Sci-fi festival coming to Preston throughout the Autumn

The world of sci-fi is coming to Preston with a set of film screenings. Arts group They Eat Culture are working with the British Film Institute to bring cult films to the city. During October to December there will be Future Preston Tours held showing screenings of sci-fi films from around the world. Organisers are promising a range of different events, workshops, audio-visual experiences and […]

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