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.

Pippa remains in hospital as doctor's prepare to operate again

Pippa Cole therapy trip to America delayed as another tumour is found on her brain

A family whose daughter is fighting brain cancer have been dealt a devastating set back. Pippa Cole is in hospital after having brain surgery but doctor’s have found another tumour. The three-year-old remains in hospital and is preparing for yet another operation. More than £11,000 has been raised so far to fly Pippa to the United States for Proton Beam Therapy – but this will […]

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Trading Post has since closed down

Empty New Hall Lane store to be split in two

A boarded up shop on New Hall Lane could be turned into two smaller stores if plans are approved. Former hardware store Trading Post shut down leaving a large store empty next to the corner of Geoffrey Street. Agent Mr A Panchal says the owners Mr and Mrs Bangliwale have been struggling to rent out the space due to its size. Major investment is being […]

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The empty plot of land on the corner of London Road and James Road

Four new stores could open on London Road

An empty plot of land on a key route into Preston is to no longer become a supermarket. Developers have been attempting to turn the site of a former nursery into a store on the corner of London Road and James Road, Frenchwood, with no success. Plans have now been lodged to create four smaller retail units on the site with 19 parking spaces. Outline […]

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AJ in hospital with his mother Jenna

Why Preston tot’s death is a signal the NHS must screen for more diseases in heel-prick test

A couple from Larches are calling for the government to make urgent changes to the way babies are tested for potentially fatal diseases. Anthony Rushe (AJ) was born in December 2013 and sadly passed away in late January from Krabbe’s disease. Jenna Bannon and Tony Rushe have been campaigning for Jeremy Hunt to introduce more tests to the heel prick test – which can potentially […]

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The new look Fishergate

On the mend? Preston city centre empty store rate falls

City centre recovery could be on its way as new figures show the number of empty properties in the centre of Preston has fallen. Now just over one in ten business properties stand empty compared to one in four in 2012. Preston Business Improvement District say 12 per cent of properties are now empty, and this is lower than the regional average of 18 per […]

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Watch: Handlebar cam showing crisp morning on Jeffrey Hill

Out on the bike for a Sunday morning? Experience the thrill of an early morning cycle ride on the hills around Preston as Stephen Melling did. If you’re on our app click here to watch the video. His handlebar video on a crisp clear day on Jeffrey Hill shows the beautiful countryside just a few miles out of Preston. He wrote: “Cycling up and over […]

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