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.

Joanne Copeland and Issy Hayes at The Mill in the hospice grounds

St Catherine’s Hospice new cafe named by volunteers

Prestonians have helped name the rooms in a Preston charities new cafe. The Mill in the grounds of the St Catherine’s Hospice is a cafe and information centre. Hospice managers asked local residents for their suggestions on what to name the rooms. A training room has been named as the James de Lostock Room by Joanne Copeland. It is named after the man who built […]

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Police officers standing guard in Preston

Go behind the scenes at Lancashire Police during Hutton headquarters open day

Prestonians are being invited to see how Lancashire Police operate at their headquarters on the edge of Preston. Based at Hutton the force is holding an open day for residents to get behind the scenes. Officers will talk through how they respond to major incidents, the training police dogs get and some of the secrets in crime scene investigations. Paid for by money seized from […]

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The restoration bill for St Walburge's runs into the hundreds of thousands of pounds

St Walburge’s Church to see new religious group take over its running

A fast-growing religious community is to make Preston’s iconic St Walburge’s Church home from late September. The Bishop of Lancaster, Right Reverend Michael Campabell, who is responsible for the church, announced in April the Institute of Christ the King will start using the church. St Walburge’s has been facing troubled financial circumstances and an uncertain future – but the Institute are due to help shore […]

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Revamped Preston nightclub Cameo and Vinyl secures classic DJs

A Preston nightclub has secured two of the biggest names in oldschool dance music ahead of its re-opening. Cameo and Vinyl, currently known as New York New York or Squires, is undergoing refurbishment. Rock FM’s Mark Freejack who runs the Sunday night Classic Cuts show is joining the venue for a Friday night line-up. A monthly Retro event featuring father and son duo Paul and […]

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Andrew Flintoff tucks into fish and chips at Preston Bus Station

One of Preston’s favourite sons was in the city with his new fish bar. Andrew Flintoff is filming for a new Sky TV show where he takes his fish and chips van across the country. He parked up at Preston Bus Station to show off his new frying skills. The former England cricket star, who has returned for Lancashire, chatted to Preston Bus staff and […]

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Residents at the consultation event

Euston Street Park residents turn out for consultation event

Residents have raised money for improvements to their park and local area in Riversway. Euston Street Park is to undergo changes to make it more attractive for children to use and residents to enjoy. A community day was held on the park on Saturday with local residents coming out to enjoy the climbing wall and see plans for the park. Janet Camm from the park […]

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