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.

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Fracking Lancashire event to take place at Preston Minster

An event to discuss potential fracking in the countryside on the edge of Preston has been called. Campaign groups are holding a summit at Preston’s St John Minster called Fracking in Lancashire. Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Lancashire are among the organisations to speak at the event. Cuadrilla have applied to Lancashire County Council to resume fracking at Roseacre Wood, which is near […]

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Cottam community fireworks display axed due to safety fears

A Preston fireworks display has been cancelled due to safety fears. The annual Cottam community bonfire due to go ahead on Saturday 1 November has been stopped. Organisers at the Cottam Community Centre say it has been stopped due to “circumstances beyond our control.” In a message on their Facebook page, the Community Centre team said: “The reason is to do with the landowners & […]

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The section of Pope Lane just beyond Lindle Lane junction

Man dies after car collides with tree in Penwortham

Police are appealing for information after a man died in an accident in Penwortham. The incident happened around 8.25pm on Friday 17 October when an MG ZT-T was heading towards Chain House Lane. As the car passed Lindle Lane it is believed to have left the carriageway and collided with a tree. The driver, Kevin Williams, 38, from Leyland, was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

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Preston businesses urged to blossom with Rosebud finance fund

Blossoming businesses in Preston are being invited to apply for up to £49,000 to support their growth. The Rosebud Micro finance scheme from Lancashire County Council is targeting four key sectors to drive the county’s economy. Creative and digital, finance and professional, energy and environment and aerospace and advanced manufacturing. The economic development of the county council, Lancashire County Developments Limited, can give between £10,000 […]

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Motorcyclist hospitalised after crash on Blackburn Old Road near Hoghton

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a serious crash on a rural road near Preston. Lancashire Police closed the A675, Blackburn Old Road, near Hoghton Tower, for seven hours overnight on Saturday due to the incident. It re-opened around 5.30am. A crew from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service attended at 10.26pm and used oxygen therapy on the victim. No further details are known […]

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Models will adorn a catwalk erected in the St George's Shopping Centre

Preston Fashion LIVE: Fashion catwalk shows to take place at St George’s Shopping Centre

Fashion fans are in for a treat as Preston hosts its biggest ever catwalk event. Preston Fashion LIVE takes place in the St George’s Shopping Centre and will have four runway shows. High street brands inc;luding French Connection, Marks and Spencer, Miss Selfridge and Originals plus a host of independent retailers in the city are taking part in the catwalk events. Models will be heading […]

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