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.


Penwortham girl dies during Cadley FC under-16s match

A young footballer has died during an under-16s Sunday league match near Preston. The girl, a 15-year-old student at Penwortham High School for Girls, collapsed during the match for Cadley FC. CPR and a defibrillator were used at the scene but the girl could not be saved. She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The tragic incident happened around […]

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The bakery, formerly Neal's Bakery, has changed hands a number of times recently

Former Ingol bakery to become new takeaway

An empty bakery in Preston is due to be converted into a new takeaway. Rav Dhesi has applied to open a new Indian takeaway in Ingol on the site of what was Rumbles Bakery. The site on Village Green Lane, which has stood empty since July last year, is close to the Tanterton Community Centre. Plans from architects Ben Jurin explain the change of use […]

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Fracking Lancashire event to take place at Preston Minster

An event to discuss potential fracking in the countryside on the edge of Preston has been called. Campaign groups are holding a summit at Preston’s St John Minster called Fracking in Lancashire. Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Lancashire are among the organisations to speak at the event. Cuadrilla have applied to Lancashire County Council to resume fracking at Roseacre Wood, which is near […]

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Cottam community fireworks display axed due to safety fears

A Preston fireworks display has been cancelled due to safety fears. The annual Cottam community bonfire due to go ahead on Saturday 1 November has been stopped. Organisers at the Cottam Community Centre say it has been stopped due to “circumstances beyond our control.” In a message on their Facebook page, the Community Centre team said: “The reason is to do with the landowners & […]

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The section of Pope Lane just beyond Lindle Lane junction

Man dies after car collides with tree in Penwortham

Police are appealing for information after a man died in an accident in Penwortham. The incident happened around 8.25pm on Friday 17 October when an MG ZT-T was heading towards Chain House Lane. As the car passed Lindle Lane it is believed to have left the carriageway and collided with a tree. The driver, Kevin Williams, 38, from Leyland, was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

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The fund aims to increase the number of jobs in Preston and further afield

Preston businesses urged to blossom with Rosebud finance fund

Blossoming businesses in Preston are being invited to apply for up to £49,000 to support their growth. The Rosebud Micro finance scheme from Lancashire County Council is targeting four key sectors to drive the county’s economy. Creative and digital, finance and professional, energy and environment and aerospace and advanced manufacturing. The economic development of the county council, Lancashire County Developments Limited, can give between £10,000 […]

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