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.
Runners have taken on the annual Preston 10 mile road race. Hundreds of runners started off from Hutton Grammar School to take on the two lap race on the flat. The record is held by Andi Jones, set in 2011, of 49minutes and 43 seconds. There were perfect conditions as runners pounded the pavements of Penwortham and south Preston during the race. It is the […]7 days ago by Ed Walker Share
A park in Ribbleton is due to have a facelift. Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews are running a questionnaire for local residents to give their views on what should happen with the park. Waverley Park or Ribbleton Park as it is better known sees hundreds of people using it and the Friends group want to see what local people want to see happen there. […]7 days ago by Ed Walker Share
The National Table Tennis Championships are coming to Preston during November. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Tin-Tin Ho is among the young table tennis players competing to win the title at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on the University of Central Lancashire campus. Ho was 15 when she won her mixed doubles medal alongside Liam Pitchford in Glasgow. She competes in the Junior and Cadet […]1 week ago by Ed Walker Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
Preston’s Christmas Lights Switch On takes place from 5.30pm on Saturday and we had live updates below. The Christians, Jack Walton and Coronation Street actor Marc Baylis are among the star names turning on the Preston lights. This year’s Christmas lights are set to stretch further than ever before, going up Friargate, Fishergate, the Flag Market and onto part of Church Street. See pictures from […]1 week ago by Ed Walker Share
A calendar to help support the work of environmental volunteers has gone on sale. The Preston Environmental Forum has put its 2015 calendar on sale which showcases some beautiful Preston scenes. Our very own snapper Tony Worrall has a number of his pictures showcased in the calendar. Money raised goes towards funding the Environmental Forum’s community hub in Ashton Park. The calendar is available for […]1 week ago by Ed Walker Share
A suspected arson attack on a car in Ashton on Ribble is being investigated. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent two fire crews to deal with the blaze on Stocks Road. They arrived at 6.29pm on Friday to find the car well alight and one firefighter used breathing apparatus in tackling the fire. The cause of the fire is now under investigation but a spokeswoman […]1 week ago by Ed Walker Share