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.

Junction 31a of the M6 and the Red Scar industrial estate

Delays on M6 southbound near Preston after major smash

Police have re-opened all lanes of the M6 southbound after a smash closed it between Junction 32 and 31. The Highways Agency said the 4×4 had been recovered after the crash which happened around 5.30am. The motorway had three lanes closed after the crash between Junction 31a and 31. Traffic reports show there is congestion and delays on the M6 southbound and M55/Broughton area following […]

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The Acregate is to be classed as a community asset

Referendum called on Fishwick and St Matthew’s local plan

A referendum is to be held in 2015 in two areas of Preston as residents vote on its future. Fishwick and St Matthew’s are to go to the polls to vote on the Inner East Preston Neighbourhood Plan. Following extensive public consultation the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthew’s group saw their plan approved by a full meeting of Preston City Council. The plan includes: […]

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Preston Cemetery CCTV petition continues to receive signatures

A campaign to have CCTV installed at Preston’s Cemetery has been renewed. 164 people have signed a public petition on the Preston City Council website urging the council to review its securing of the New Hall Lane site. Dave Hudson is one of those calling for action after a number of graves have been vandalised in the cemetery. He is also calling for a secure […]

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Falafel Express parks up on the Flag Market

A street food stall on Preston’s Flag Market has been getting the thumbs up from lunchtime snackers. Falafel Express sells wraps and soups in the city centre square. Joe Hannett commented to say “Great falafel and chicken sharmwa. Good chat too. Great for lunch.” City centre councillor Drew Gale has also been along for a snack. He said: “Great wraps. Highly recommended.” Meanwhile another Prestonian […]

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The Withy Trees pub previously

Withy Trees pub has major refurbishment

A Fulwood pub has re-opened following a £30,000 makeover. The Withy Trees on Lytham Road has had more than a lick of paint and changed up its menu. A new garden area and outside lighting have been added, while inside there is new seating and a bar layout. Sarah Lyon from the pub said: “We’ve got a cracking new menu and lots of fresh food […]

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Deepdale Road Pic: George D Thompson

Deepdale laundrette to be turned into new shop and flat

A laundrette in Deepdale is set to become a new shop. The laundry at 174 Deepdale Road is being converted by its owner Mr Patel. He has lodged plans with Preston City Council to also create a flat on the first floor of the building. Major work is needed to convert the building into the store which would have 44 square metres of floorspace. The […]

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