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.

The route of the Penwortham Bypass. Click to see it bigger.

Penwortham Bypass: New route for link road in south of Preston due to be agreed

A final route for the Penwortham Bypass is due to be approved this week. Lancashire County Council will move to protect a route for the road which is expected to ease congestion in the south of Preston. The long-awaited bypass would link the A59 directly to the A582 – meaning traffic can get quicker access to the motorway network at the Cuerden junction of the […]

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The days of the pacer are numbered Pic: Dave Wragg

Could pacer trains to be a thing of the past from Preston station by 2020?

They are the bane of many commuters lives – pacer trains. The latest rail investment announcement has seen a bold declaration for the pacers – you know, the bus on wheels type train – to be completely gone by 2020. Northern Rail currently uses them on local services from Preston to Liverpool and on the routes into Manchester Victoria. They are also in operation for […]

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A carpet of hail stones in Preston Pic: Rory Cocker

Preston carpeted with gigantic hail stones

The Preston weather gods certainly had it in for the city today – with huge hail stones falling from the sky. As the temperature dropped many Prestonians were caught in the hail storm which swept through the area. It followed a warning of snow and ice throughout Monday morning. Many tweeted Blog Preston to show the size of the hail stones which came down. A […]

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CCTV released in hunt for Plungington bottom-grabber

Police hunting a bottom-grabber in Preston¬†have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to. A teenager was sexually assaulted in Henderson Street, Plungington,¬†shortly before 11pm on Saturday 21 February. The 16-year-old girl was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her bottom before running off. The man is described as white, aged 30, medium build, with stubble. He was wearing […]

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Ice warning issued by Met Office, ice in Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston weather warning: Snow and ice expected through until Monday morning

Temperatures are expected to plummet in Preston and the surrounding are from 6pm. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy showers – which are expected to turn into ice and snow throughout Sunday night. Preston is expected to see temperatures fall to barely above freezing during Sunday. Snow is mainly expected on higher ground but the public are advised to be […]

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The Acregate is to be classed as a community asset

Could Acregate pub become a new Muslim school for the Blind?

A Preston pub which has stood empty for five years could become a new school for blind Muslim children. The Acregate on New Hall Lane, St Matthews, has seen plans lodged by the Al Qalam Tarbiyah Centre. Plans by the AZH Consultancy say a lack of provision for disabled Muslims inspired the idea for the school. They write: “Although the education system funded by the […]

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