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 proposed route for the Broughton bypass

Broughton bypass: Date set for public inquiry on compulsory purchases

Compulsory purchasing of land for the route to build the Broughton Bypass will be heard at a public inquiry. The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed a hearing will be held in April. Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club will be the venue for an independent inspector to hear the proposals from Lancashire County Council. It takes place on Tuesday 14 April at the Lightfoot Lane […]

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Architects drawing of the proposed flats viewed from the River Ribble

Preston Docklands to see new block of flats built in place of offices

Sweeping views of the River Ribble are set to be offered by a new five-storey apartment block in Preston’s Docklands. Developers want to convert Midland House on Maritime Way into 28 apartments. The current three-storey office block would be converted and turned into an L-shaped block to “maximise views of the Ribble” according to agents Cassidy and Ashton. Parking at the site would be increased […]

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Moor Park school is just one of many in Preston who will be accepting applications

Moor Park school looking to create extra parking spaces

A Preston school is attempting to ease the parking pressures on its campus. Moor Park Business and Enterprise School has applied to increase the number of parking spaces by 10. Plans also include creating a new access point into the school site. Part of the school playground and a grass verge will be sacrificed to make way for the additional parking spaces. A full heritage […]

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One of the previous sessions run by Preston Trampoline Club

Preston City Trampoline Club wins award for services to the disabled

A Preston sports club has been recognised for their services to disabled people in the city. Founder of the Preston City Trampoline Club and head coach Colin Robson won an award at the Lancashire Sports Awards. In a glitzy bash at the Hilton Blackpool he accepted the Service to Disability Award. He said: “I feel very humbled to have won an award for the second […]

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London House is currently an office block

Police concerns as London House block could become flats

A giant office block in Fishwick could become a major new housing development. Go Developments have given prior notification of the change of the London House building to become flats. Just off New Hall Lane on Adelaide Street the building is next to the government offices on Primrose Hill. Lancashire Police have raised concerns about introducing such a large residential development into the area. A […]

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Dave and Victoria need your help

Penwortham pair need your help to Win A Wedding

A Penwortham couple are calling on Prestonians to help them secure their wedding day. David Lowe and Victoria Wood, who have been together for five years, are in the running to scoop The Bee radio’s Win A Wedding competition. They’ll get a special day at the Best Western Leyland Hotel in Leyland for friends and family to see them tie the knot – and it’ll […]

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