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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Ben Ashworth marathon challenge: Isle of Man marathon and personal best smashed

A Preston man battling cancer has completed his penultimate marathon in his six runs in six months challenge. Ben Ashworth did the Ise of Man marathon in 4 hours and 53 minutes, smashing his personal best. The father-of-three from Broadgate has been diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer but is determined to fight the disease and raise money for charity. He said: “It’s amazing what a […]

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Community schemes win funding from county council

Four Preston community schemes have been given funding by Lancashire County Council. Nearly £15,000 is to be spent on initiatives across the city from helping youngsters into sport to getting armed forces personnel working again. Lancashire Community Finance have been given £2,000 to help those in areas of deprivation in Preston stop falling foul of payday lenders. Ann Byrne from the group said: “Lancashire Community […]

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Electoral roll change roadshow at Fulwood church

An event explaining a change in the way you register to vote is coming to Fulwood. The road show takes place at St Cuthbert’s Church on Lytham Road from 11am to 4pm on Friday 15 August. The change in voter registration means everyone must now register individually rather than by household. Preston City Council has launched a campaign warning how not being on the electoral […]

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Preston Palestinian flag flying: Council to be asked to amend Town Hall flag policy

A Conservative councillor is to call for Preston’s flag flying rules to change. In the wake of the decision to fly the Palestinian flag for a brief period above the Town Hall a motion has been tabled to amend the council’s policy. The current policy allows an executive member to make a decision to fly different flags, but Lea and Cottam councillor Julie Buttle has […]

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Dog fouling clampdown by Preston council dog wardens

Residents blighted by dog fouling in the city are being urged to keep a dog poo diary by city council officials. Preston City Council spends £100,000 a year cleaning up after irresponsible dog owners. Now the environmental health team at the council wants local residents to help them catch those responsive. Jonathan Cruickshank, environmental health officer, said; “Most owners are responsible – the city actually […]

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Fishergate roadworks: Electricity firm apologises after scarring new look pavements

A utility company has apologised after leaving the new Fishergate pavements scarred. Electricity North West is paying for the damage to the pavement outside what was the HSB bank which is due to become a new Sainsbury’s. The new look Fishergate was unveiled in late June and has prompted a mixed reaction from Prestonians. A spokesman for Electricity North West said: “Our engineers have been […]

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