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.
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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: “Patrols such […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
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 […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share