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.

Gai Murphy has worked at Salford uni since 1989

University of Central Lancashire makes new senior appointment

Gai Murphy has worked at Salford uni since 1989 A new senior figure starts at a Preston university from Monday. Professor Gai Murphy moves up the M61 to the University of Central Lancashire after leaving the University of Salford. She moves into the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor responsible for the student experience. Professor Murphy added: “This is a great opportunity for me. The decision to […]

5 days ago by

Taxis targeted in Deepdale as police hunt car break-in thief

Police are hunting a man after a number of car break-ins during Saturday and Sunday. Three taxis in the Deepdale area were targeted in the St George’s Road and Castleton Road area. Police are warning drivers to ensure no sat navs, phones or money on display. On Sunday evening a car at West View Leisure Centre car park was targeted. Officers have chase up Emerson […]

5 days ago by
Area known as the Cuerden site earmarked for development

Plans for huge new Cuerden development to the south of Preston begin

The first step in a major new development on the southern edge of Preston has been taken. The Cuerden site which is 65 hectares of land between the end of the M65 where it joins the A6 has long been earmarked for development. Lancashire County Council owns the land after buying an additional 44 hectares from the Homes and Communities Agency in 2012. More than […]

5 days ago by
olive tree brasserie See your advert here korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Rusted curves on the Bus Station car park

Preston Bus Station: Report likely to show repair bill topping £10 million

Preston Bus Station’s repair bill is thought likely to come out at the £14 million mark. Conservative county councillors claim a report, due to be put to Lancashire County Council’s cabinet in early November, shows the repairs will be a minimum of £10 million. County Hall took over ownership of the Bus Station after buying the grade II listed building for £1 from Preston City […]

6 days ago by

Dog fouling problems in Broughton village

A parish council in Preston has called for a crackdown on dog fouling. Broughton is being plagued by dog poo according to the Parish Council. A statement from the council said Broughton High School’s grounds was suffering an “acute situation” due to owners not picking up after their dogs. A spokesman for the council said: “Sadly some Dog Walker’s in Broughton are not being very […]

6 days ago by
Sumners pub where the incident happened

Woman charged after drunkenly assaulting two police officers outside Fulwood pub

A drunk woman spent Saturday night in the cells after assaulting two police officers. The woman refused to leave the Sumners pub on Watling Street Road, Garrison. Police were called and the woman assaulted both the officers leaving them with minor injuries. The woman was charged with assaulting two police officers and two public order offences. Officers were wearing new body cameras which recorded the […]

6 days ago by

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into your inbox every Sunday with a round-up of our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening in the city.