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.

Kerry inside her new premises

Baking boom fuels Fulwood mum’s cake business expansion

Baking fans have forced a Fulwood woman business to expand into a new premises due to overwhelming demand. Kerry Stevens was previously operating baking and cake decorating classes from her Fulwood home but she’s now taken a lease on a disused shop. Victoria’s Corner in Victoria Road, Fulwood, off Garstang Road, runs arts, crafts and cookery events. The 41-year-old mother of three said: “I have […]

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Mark Hendrick, centre, with Labour councillors in Preston at the count

Preston constituency results: Full breakdown of General Election 2015 results

Preston has stayed Labour as the Conservatives swept to power with an overall majority in the General Election. Mark Hendrick MP was re-elected for a fifth term and increased his majority in the city. He polled 56 per cent of the vote (18,755 votes). An increase of 7.8 per cent compared to 2010. The Conservatives moved into second place with Richard Holden, a former Tory […]

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How the view of the solar panels would look from the northern edge of the field

Grimsargh solar farm could power 2,500 homes

Solar panels producing enough power for 2,500 homes could be put up at a farm near Preston. TGC Renewables has applied for permission to create a solar farm at land near Fell View Farm in Grimsargh. If approved the solar array would cover 23.5 hectares in the fields off Preston Road. The solar panels would not exceed 3m in height and be accessed via new […]

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geopace harlequins Fishergate Hill surgery would have more consulting rooms

Fishergate Hill doctors surgery plans extension

A Preston doctors surgery is set to expand as it tables plans for more consulting rooms. Fishergate Hill surgery in Broadgate wants to add a single storey extension to its practice. This would create three additional consulting rooms and allow it to see more patients. A number of trees will be cut down to make way for the extension. The full plans are available to […]

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Sukie Rougement, played by Lucy-Ella Smith, adds an extra kick to the powerful Black Widow potion

Witches of Eastwick comes to Preston Charter Theatre

The Witches of Eastwick is currently being performed at Preston’s Charter Theatre. Put on by Preston Musical Comedy the show is directed by Peter Taylor with choreography by Lorna Cookson. The story begins in the New England town of Eastwick, Rhode Island, the home of three unhappy divorcees and not-so-wicked witches, Alexandra, Jane and Sukie. One stormy night, over a brew of martinis and brownies, […]

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Schoolboy attacked and robbed at Deepdale stadium

A schoolboy has been attacked and had his bicycle stolen in the shadow of Deepdale¬†football stadium. A 15-year-old boy was attacked around 11pm on Friday 1 May when walking through the alleyway between the Alan Kelly Stand at Deepdale towards Sir Tom Finney Way with a friend. He and his friend were approached from behind by two males believed to be in their teens. One […]

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