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.

Global star Michelle Keegan will be in Preston for the launch night

Michelle Keegan to officially open new Preston club Mokai

A Preston nightclub will see actress and model Michelle Keegan launch its opening night. Mokai is planning to pull out all the stops when it opens on Monday 15 September. The nightclub, which is on Church Street in the former Rumes club, is promising a wide mix of entertainment. Managing director Chermaine Hewitt, from Fulwood, says the team are working hard to finish the club […]

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Preston is being asked to get its groove on at the Flag Market

Community celebration day: Dances of the world to be performed on the Flag Market

The cultural diversity of Preston is to be celebrated on Saturday on the Flag Market. From samba to medieval music there will be performances throughout the day. Bollywood dancing and Irish dancing are also to be performed. Stalls are also to line the Flag Market offering activities and games for kids. Charities and local organisations will be giving out information on what they do. From […]

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Jonjo Highton murder: Three men to appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday charged with murder

Three Preston men accused of murdering¬†Deepdale teenager Jonjo Highton will appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday. Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood, Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington and Craig Walton, 26, of Watling Street Road, Fulwood are all charged with murder. All three appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Thursday morning and have been remanded to appear at crown court on […]

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Haighton residents concerned with Priory Group plan for children’s home in village

Plans for a residential care home housing six children with behavioural difficulties looks set for approval. The Priory Group has applied for permission to convert a former farm building in Haighton into the home. It has been met with fierce objections from Haighton Parish Council and local residents who say it would “blight the area”. The children, ranging from six to 19 years of age, […]

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Jonjo Highton murder: Three Preston men charged with murder of Deepdale teenager

Three men have been charged with the murder of Jonjo Highton in Deepdle. The men are: Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington Craig Walton, 26, Watling Street Road, Fulwood They will appear at Preston Magistrates court on Thursday morning. Police are continuing to hold five other men in custody under arrest of suspicion of murder. A 27 […]

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New signage planned for Plau

The Plau gin bar could open on site of historic former Friargate pub

A former Preston pub lost in the jumble of Friargate could be returned to its former glory. The Plau Beer and Gin House is the brainchild of Jeremy Rowlands and business partners. Rowlands, who is also a partner in the Continental, The Ferret and was recently involved in refurbishing the Moorbrook Inn on North Road, says the time is right for a small bar on […]

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