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.

A pill printed by the 3D printer at UCLan

Watch: Preston university uses revolutionary 3D printer tech to print medicine capsule

A revolutionary new way to deliver medicine has been developed at a Preston university. The University of Central Lancashire has seen a 3D printer create a tablet of medicine. The printer, housed in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, replicated drugs available in pharmacies and hospitals. Producing tablets for individual patients costs the NHS more than £11 million, based on March 2011 prices. A […]

5 days ago by
Police closed the A6 in the early hours of Sunday morning

Man in hospital after collision with car on Garstang Road

A man has been taken to hospital after a collision on Garstang Road. Preston Police closed the A6 southbound in Fulwood after a car and pedestrian collided. The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with head and leg injuries. A roadblock was put in place with one lane left open to traffic while police investigated the incident in the early hours of Sunday morning. […]

5 days ago by
leanne-gilder-crop

Wanted sex offender Leanne Gilder could be in Preston

Police in Preston are asking the public to help them find a wanted sex offender. Update Wednesday 29 October: Police have arrested Gilder Leanne Gilder, 29, was last seen at an address in Preston after being released from prison on licence in September. Gilder was convicted in May 2012 of causing, inciting prostitution of and pornography involving a child aged 13 to 17 years. She […]

6 days ago by
olive tree brasserie See your advert here korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? John Gillmore

Gilly for the win: Preston broadcaster up for tourism prize

A Preston broadcaster has made the final three of a county-wide competition. John Gillmore, or Gilly, as we all generally know him as, is up for tourism superstar at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. The category recognises and rewards an individual who have been nominated by those in the tourist industry for their contribution to tourism in Lancashire. Gilly has been broadcasting across Lancashire for more […]

6 days ago by
fireworks leyland

Preston fire crews to join national strike in run up to Bonfire Night

Firefighters in Preston are preparing to join a national walkout over pension reforms. Members of the Fire Brigades Union are to strike during some of the busiest nights of the year. Firew crews will walk out from 6pm on Friday 31 October and continue their strike until 6pm on Tuesday 4 November. The run up to Bonfire Night is a busy time for the fire […]

6 days ago by
police-dogs-memorial630

Police dogs memorial unveiled at Hutton HQ

A memorial has been unveiled to all of Lancashire’s police dogs. Those who sniff out criminals are remembered in a headstone at the Lancashire Police HQ at Hutton near Penwortham. It has been funded by the Retired Police Dogs Benevolent Fund which was established in 2004. Dog Trainer Sergeant Neil Fitzgerald said: “Police dogs are an integral part of operational policing within Lancashire and provide an […]

6 days ago by

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into your inbox every Sunday with a round-up of our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening in the city.