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.

Hailsham Police released a picture of food laced with poison in Sussex

Signs claiming poison-laced dog food is being left in Preston parks dismissed

Fears food laced with poison is being left in Preston parks for dogs are “completely unfounded” according to Preston City Council. Skull and crossbone images warning visitors to Haslam Park, Ashton Park and Oxheys Recreation Ground to watch out for poisoned food had appeared. Preston City Council has issued a statement dismissing the claims on the signs. A spokeswoman said: “As far as the council […]

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Shoppers in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston independent businesses competition: Vote for which city centre business should win

After Preston hit the headlines for having the unhealthiest high street in the land we decided to do something about it. Launching our Preston Independent Business competition was our small way of giving something back to support those businesses who help make our city centre great. Below are four we shortlisted in the city centre who could win three month’s free advertising on Blog Preston […]

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The university uses the houses to teach forensic students about crime scenes Pic: 70023venus2009

Police called to reports of body being carried into house near university

Police were scrambled to reports of a body being carried into a house in the University area of the city on Tuesday night. It turned out to be a false alarm as Preston Area Police revealed via their Facebook page the “victim” was a dummy being delivered to the properties used by the forensic crime students at the University of Central Lancashire. The “crime houses”, […]

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Ringway is to see major roadworks Pic: Shabbagaz

Ringway roadworks: Overnight and weekend lane closures for urgent bridge repair works

Preston drivers are being told to prepare for disruption as emergency repairs are made in the city centre. Roadworks to the Ringway are to run from Monday 11 May to Saturday 8 August with overnight and weekend lane closures. Lancashire County Council need to apply a waterproof layer to the underpass near the Market Street car park to prevent the bridge being damaged by water. […]

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Ripon Street Pic: Jim Beattie

Two men wanted after string of street robberies in Plungington area

A string of street robberies in the Plungington area has triggered a police appeal. Preston Police say two men targeted a number of people in the early hours of Sunday morning. The first incident took place in Ripon Street where a 38-year-old man had his mobile phone taken. In Shelly Road a 40-year-old man had an old Nokia mobile and some loose change taken. In […]

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Gordon Gibson talks about starting up Action Records

Watch: Action Records documentary charting its place at the heart of Preston music scene

The Action Records Story: Chased by Nuns from Levy Park Productions on Vimeo. Historic Preston record shop Action Records has been the subject of a mini-documentary. Filmmakers Daniele Baron and Conor O’Grady captured the story of owner Gordon Gibson and how the shop has become integral to the music scene in the city. It includes clips from when Carl Barat’s Dirty Pretty Things played the […]

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