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 indoor market building would be demolished under the city council proposals Pic: Garry Cook

City council leader vows to continue with cinema plan for market site

The leader of Preston City Council has vowed to continue with plans for the city markets despite criticism from traders. Councillor Peter Rankin says he will stand by proposals to demolish the Indoor Market, restore the covered market and look to create a cinema on the site of the current market building and car park. In a letter to Blog Preston he said: “The Council […]

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The cycling team at UCLan are one of the best in the country

UCLan students to ride in national cycling event

Students from Preston’s University of Central Lancashire cycling team are preparing to take on the best in the UK. UCLan’s side will be one of four university teams taking part in a varsity race in London in October. The team ride in front of 5,000 strong audience at the Lee Valley VeloPark. They must overcome fellow universities Glasgow, Loughborough and Southampton to progress in the […]

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Vintage cars in Miller Park. Pic: Lee Allen

In pictures: Preston car show at Miller Park

Miller Park was transformed into a petrol-heads paradise on Saturday 16 August. Car enthusiasts filled the park with vintage cars from bygone eras for Prestonians to enjoy. Lee Allen snapped pictures of the cars which were parked up around the park. Did you go down to the car show? What did you see? Let us know in the comments below

7 days ago by
korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Offices on Church Street have stood empty for a number of years

Former Church Street offices could become flats

Offices which have stood empty in the centre of Preston could become new homes. Seven one and two bedroom flats could be created in Midland Court, Church Street. The office block, which sits next to The Lamb Hotel, has not seen any interest as it has stood empty for four years. A statement from Steven Allcock Consulting who have submitted the reports to the city […]

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Palestinian flag above the Town Hall on Friday 25 July

Preston Town Hall flag flying policy amended after council debate

The rules for flying flags above Preston Town Hall have been amended. Councillors agreed last night to change the rules so the ruling party must consult all group leaders before wanting to fly any flags not listed in the current policy. Currently only the Union flag, Rainbow flag, Guild City Flag, Commonwealth Flag, Armed Forces Flag, St George’s Day flag or the Lancashire Day flag […]

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The Bus Station divides Prestonians, nearly 50/50

Is Preston Bus Station one of the ugliest buildings in the world?

Preston’s divisive bus station has been singled out as one of Britain’s ugliest buildings. John Rentoul, writing on the Independent, has submitted it as his number one in a top 10 ugly British buildings list. The Bus Station has been highlighted as a “concrete lasagne” in the piece and submitted to a worldwide competition celebrating the worst buildings. The Dead Prize is a Twitter competition […]

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