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 former store stands empty on Fishergate Hill

Lancashire Women’s Centre to open branch in Preston

A former bridal store on Fishergate Hill is to become a new community hub. Lancashire Women’s Centre have applied to turn the ground floor of the shop into a a community education centre. Upstairs will be offices for the organisation which has its headquarters in Blackburn. The centres currently operate in Blackpool, Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn. They offer counselling and help for women in finding […]

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Clubbers could be able to get served a drink later in Popworld

Popworld applies for longer boozing and opening hours

Nightclub bosses at one of Preston’s largest clubs are looking to extend their serving times by up to two hours a night. Popworld on Church Street wants to serve until 4am every night of the week – and open until 4.30am. Currently the club can serve until 2am on Sundays to Thursdays and until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. Doors must be closed by 2.30am […]

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Pippa received a visit from her sister's Ruby (left) and Betsy (right) while in hospital

Pippa Cole recovering well at home as United States trip nears

A Preston toddler who is battling a brain tumour has been recovering at home. Pippa Cole, 3, was allowed back home after undergoing an operation to remove a second brain tumour. Pippa’s mother Michelle posted on Facebook to say: “We are back home now from hospital. Pippa seems to be recovering really well.” She is due back into hospital on Wednesday for lumber puncture to […]

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Daniele Baron's picture of the station triggered many other Blog Preston readers to send in their pictures on Tuesday

Late-night Preston trains see increased police presence

Police were out in force on Friday night on train services through Preston. British Transport Police are running monthly days of action where they will patrol late-night services. Special Constables Joe Brooks, Louise Sefton, Pete Barrowcliff, Chloe Sewell, Michael McCartan, Rachel Bond, Joseph Bloomfield and acting Special Sergeant Jennifer Leach, joined late night services from Manchester Victoria to Preston. Sergeant Tom Nicholls said: ‚ÄúPatrols such […]

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Ben, 11, with Peter Dodding of SPAR and Maddie, 10

County-wide sports competition Lancashire School Games launched at Ashton-on-Ribble school

A Preston school has signalled the launch of this year’s SPAR Lancashire School Games. St Andrew’s Church of England primary school in Ashton-on-Ribble held the opening event of the sports event. It sees thousands of children compete to book their place in the summer finals held at Stanley Park in Blackpool. Children compete in sports including gymnastics, handball, football, netball, rounders, athletics, tennis and tag […]

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snow on cars in preston

Snow and ice warning: Preston and Lancashire sees Met Office weather warning issued through until Tuesday

Prestonians have been told to brace themselves for sleet, heavy rain and snow as temperatures plummet. The Met Office is advising motorists to take care as the weather takes a turn for the worse from Sunday lunchtime onwards. A yellow weather warning has been issued covering Preston and the surrounding areas until Tuesday afternoon. The chief forecaster states: “A deep area of low pressure is […]

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