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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Park It events see more than 2,000 attend across Preston parks

An event offering free activities for youngsters across the city during the school holidays has seen record take up. Park It saw more than 2,000 people attend throughout August as four Preston parks hosted events. Free sports sessions were offered during Friday evenings in Ribbleton Park, Dovedale Park, Ashton Park and Moor Park. Preston City Council say 2,140 youngsters and parents signed up and came […]

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A battering ram was used on one property to force the door

Watch: Police raid properties across Preston in latest drugs raids

Eight more Prestonians have been arrested in the latest drugs raids by Preston Police. Dawn raids in Avenham and across the rest of the city Video released by police shows officers arriving at various properties, with one having its door smashed with a battering ram. If you’re on our app click here to watch. The raids are part of Operation Nemesis, aimed at tackling serious […]

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Police officers raid a house in Preston on Wednesday morning

Operation Nemesis: Eight more arrested in Preston drugs raids

Thirteen Preston properties were raided by officers from Preston police on Wednesday morning. Lancashire Police said eight people had been arrested on drug related offences. The raids were part of Operation Nemesis which has seen more than 20 people charged with drugs offences across the city. Police acted on information reported anonymously from the public about suspicions of drug dealing in the city. No further […]

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Preston cyclists preparing for charity John O’Groats to Lands End ride

Two Preston cyclists are preparing to take on the John O’Groats to Lands End challenge. The pair are part of a riding team who will be raising money for the When You Wish Upon A Star charity which grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Mike Warren, 35, said: “Riding from Lands End to John O’ Groats is something most keen cyclists would like to […]

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Heritage Open Days: 16 historic places to explore in Preston this weekend

Preston’s historical buildings, parks and some lesser known spots of the city are being opened up this weekend. The Preston Heritage Weekend invites you to find out more about those buildings you might walk past on a daily basis and wonder what’s actually inside. From the Playhouse to the Preston Cleansing Deparment (yes, really) there are all manner of buildings inviting Prestonians in. It’s part […]

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Preston Pals on the Flag Market in 1914

Preston Remembers: Flag Market to be transported back to outbreak of First World War

Prestonians are being invited to find out the impact the first months of the First World War had on the city. The Heritage Open Weekend sees buildings in Preston opened up for the public to explore – and a tour with history experts offered. Preston Remembers is a project opening the lid on the role the city played in WWI, with events on the Flag […]

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