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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Read the September issue of The Preston Magazine

The 20th issue of the Preston Magazine has been released exploring the history of the city. In this issue of the magazine there is fabulous amount of local historical reading matter; a poem by Preston born Canadian poet Robert Service, memories of Preston Grammar School and the Catholic College and not forgetting the ongoing serial ‘A Preston Lad’ by Arthur Eric Crook (1917-1997). Publisher of the Preston Magazine, Heather Crook […]

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Roadworks have been taking place on the A582 since May

Penwortham roadworks continue with Chain House Lane closures

A major route into Preston is due to be closed for resurfacing work. Parts of Chain House Lane near Penwortham are to be shut during a two week period at the end of October. Work on the A582 at Penwortham has been ongoing for a number of months, with £8 million being pumped into the major artery into the city. From Tuesday 21 October to […]

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POWWOW: Free creative networking event returns to Preston

A networking event for the creative sector in the city returns to Preston. POWWOW takes place at Glover’s Bar and is organised by Creative Lancashire. Ed Matthews-Gentle from Creative Lancashire said: “The idea behind POWWOW is to give people from the Creative Sector more opportunities to talk, share ideas and network. “We held the first POWWOW in Preston and it was a big success, so […]

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Senior appointment made by Preston digital firm Magma Digital

An award-winning Preston digital firm have made a new senior appointment. Barry Johnson joins Magma Digital as their Direction of Operations. He joins from Ebay’s Enterprise division where he was a project manager working across their European division. Previously he was a director at Martin Dawes and Head of IT at Home Bargains. Magma have recently asserted themselves as one of the leading North West […]

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Jennifer Greenhalgh in the 2011 election results

Two more Preston councillors to become honorary aldermen of the city

Two former Preston city councillors are to be recognised for their commitment to their local areas. Former Ingol councillor Bill Shannon and former Garrison ward councillor Jennifer Greenhalgh both become honorary aldermen. A special meeting of the full city council takes place on Thursday 16 October to bestow the honour on Shannon and Greenhalgh. Both of them stood down before the latest local election in […]

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David Rosenberg of Fuel Theatre

Fiction theatre show with audience wearing headphones and set in darkness coming to The Continental

An unnerving theatre show is coming to Preston during November to take audiences into complete darkness. Fiction is described as a sound journey and invites the audience to travel through the sprawling architecture of their dreams at The Continental. It is a collaboration between director David Rosenberg and writer Glen Neath as a Fuel Theatre production. They previous worked together on Ring, which was also […]

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