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.


Deepdale stadium holds special Christmas carols concert

More than 1,000 people sung their hearts out in Deepdale on Monday for a special carol concert. The special event remembered the Christmas truce of 1914 between the British and German soldiers in the First World War. Carols rung out across the ground and it included a poignant moment when Thorsten Stuckman, Preston North End’s German goalkeeper, took the microphone. He spoke in his mother […]

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Odeon cinema on Preston Docks applies for alcohol licence

A Preston cinema could serve you a beer with your movie if it is granted a license. Odeon Cinemas on the Docks has applied to sell booze from 11am to 1am every day of the week. Anyone wishing to comment on the licence application must email [email protected] by Friday 19 December.

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Preston foodbanks get funding boost ahead of Christmas

Two Preston foodbanks have received funding from the county council. Sahara and the Community Gateway Association have received £8,000 and £10,000 respectively. In the run up to Christmas the demand on these services, and especially into January, is expected to be increased. County Councillor Azhar Ali, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We’re living in times where some people don’t have enough money to […]

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Chain House Lane roadworks end as City Deal reaches first step

Major roadworks at Chain House Lane in Penwortham have come to an end. The A582 is the first step in a major £430 million project across Preston and South Ribble aimed at easing congestion. John Fillis, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “This is an important landmark in the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal project. “The improvements to Chain […]

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Woman left shaken after Plungington knife point robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked on her way home on Monday evening. She was approached by two men as she walked home along Ripon Street around 11pm. The woman, 29, said the two men demanded she hand over her handbag. When she refused the attackers pulled her to the ground and police say one of them threatened her with a […]

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Four new units could be approved for Deepdale Retail Park

Deepdale Retail Park roadworks finished as Christmas rush continues

Shoppers will be kissing their steering wheels in relief as roadworks at Deepdale Retail Park have been finished. Lancashire County Council came under mounting pressure after the roadworks overran causing gridlock both in and outside the retail park. Christmas shoppers were left with delays of more than an hour in trying to escape from the retail park. Costing £500,000 the roadworks were paid for by […]

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