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.

Staff from Tinos celebrate their win

Alive After Five Awards finalists announced as 32,000 votes cast

An awards ceremony recognising those who make the Preston nightlife great takes place in early December. More than 70 venues and individuals are competing across 13 categories including best pub, club of the year and manager of the year. BBC Radio Lancashire DJ John Gillmore and former Big Brother contestant Luke Marsden are to host the Alive After Five Awards bash. Nearly 32,000 votes have […]

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New frontage of the Guild Hall put up on the day Simon Rigby took over

Preston Guild Hall deal revealed: Why it went for £1, the Preston City Council clawback option and no sex shops allowed

The full details of the sale of Preston Guild Hall into private ownership have been revealed. A Freedom of Information request by Blog Preston shows what Simon Rigby and Preston City Council signed on the dotted line over. It confirms the building and land was sold for £1 but shows the city council maintains a clawback option. This trigger means if Mr Rigby did try […]

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Mayor Pomfret prepares to tuck into some hot pot

Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay gets Preston Mayor to sample Jerk Hotpot ahead of launch

A Caribbean restaurant preparing to open in the centre of Preston has given city centre shoppers a sneaky taste. Preston City Council’s Mayor councillor Nick Pomfret and the Mayoress came along to sample a special Jerk chicken ahead of Lancashire Day. Turtle Bay opens at the base of Crystal House and has also announced it will be sponsoring Preston’s Caribbean Carnival in 2015. Mayor Pomfret […]

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Lancashire Day 2014 events taking place in Preston

Here’s a taster of the events happening in Preston to celebrate Lancashire Day. The Museum of Lancancashire is hosting a Lancashire Neet put on by its Friends group. Entertainment at the event on Thursday 27 November comes from the Preston Musical Comedy Society. Hotpot and apple pie is being provided by local caterer Derek Smith. The event starts at 7.30pm and runs until 9.30pm and […]

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A rainbow over Preston Bus Station

Preston Bus Station: Call for £23 million plan to be re-examined is dismissed

Preston Bus Station’s £23 million future remains on track, as county councillors voted not to force the proposals to be re-examined. Claims the finances didn’t stack up and the proposed Youth Zone are in the wrong place were ignored by Lancashire County Council’s scrutiny committee. They voted 8-5 not to call-in the decision to proceed with the refurbishment of the Bus Station and the Youth […]

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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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