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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New Year’s Day minibus collision sees fire crew called out

A minibus and car collided in the early hours of New Year’s Day in Preston. A crew from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident on Fir Trees Avenue, Ribbleton. A spokeswoman from the fire service said a number of people were treated by paramedics at the scene. No one was trapped in the vehicles. The incident took place around 1.41 am.

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Preston weather warning: New Year’s Day gales and lashing rain

The Met Office has issued a weather warning of heavy wind and rain in Preston and Lancashire throughout New Year’s Day. Driven by strong southwesterly winds the bad weather is set to pass quickly across the city and surrounding area. The weather warning is in place until 11.50pm on Thursday 1 January. Forecasters say the public “should be aware of the risk of some disruption […]

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Run Preston 2015: Date announced as entries open for Preston 5k and 10k

The date for Run Preston in 2015 has been set and if you’re feeling inspired you can already enter. A 5k and 10k route are planned as thousands of runners head through Preston’s streets, and down into Avenham Park and along the banks of the Ribble. The race raises thousands of pounds for charity and in 2014 included a fun run to raise money for […]

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Witness appeal after racially aggravated attack on takeaway driver in Ribbleton

Police have called for witnesses after a takeaway delivery driver was robbed on Saturday. The 32 year old man was delivering food to an address on Sycamore Road, Ribbleton, at 10.15pm when he was approached by a number of men. They made racist remarks to him according to Lancashire Police and when the driver got back into his car one of the men opened the […]

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Fire crews put out blaze at Fishergate Hill laundrette Posh Wash

Two fire engines were called out on Tuesday afternoon to a fire at a laundrette. Posh Wash on Fishergate Hill had to call on Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service after smoke came from a commercial washing machine. They arrived at 4.48pm to find the ground floor moderately smoke logged. Breathing apparatus was used along with a ventilation unit to bring the fire under control.

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Deepdale day centre demolition and care home plans to be heard

A new care home to be built in Deepdale looks set to go ahead despite objection from a neighbouring health centre. The former Deepdale Day Centre was sold by Lancashire County Council and Ambara Limited want to demolished it and turn into a 90 bedroom residential care home. Councillors on Preston City Council’s planning committee were due to hear the plans in December but it […]

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