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 play area is shown within the Gladman Homes plans

Grimsargh Parish Council launch stinging attack on mini-village housing plan

More than 150 new homes which would contribute a major extension to a village on the edge of Preston are facing a fierce backlash. Grimsargh Parish Council has hit back with a eight-point criticism of Gladman Homes plan to build a major new development in the village. Parish councillors have written to planning officers warning the proposal would “bring about considerable harm to the existing […]

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A police officer with the Harris hawk

Ingol home-owner attacked by bird of prey

Police officers were called in to deal with reports a bird of prey had attacked a home-owner in Ingol. Preston’s rural police officers entered the property and established it was a Harris hawk. The homeowner suffered minor injuries. The report came through to police saying “an eagle had attacked”. The bird has been detained by police. They believe it is a common bird of prey […]

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Lady Grenfell-Baines will become the 25th person to be awarded the Freedom of the City

Freedom of the City to be bestowed on charity campaigner Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines

One of Preston’s most well-known charity benefactors is to be awarded the Freedom of the City. Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, whose husband designed Preston Bus Station, is to be bestowed with the honour at a special meeting of the city council. Councillor John Browne will propose Lady Grenfell- Baines receives the honour “in recognition of her contribution to the local community and citizens of the City […]

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Richard Holden

General Election 2015: Conservatives name Preston candidate as Richard Holden

Another candidate standing for election in Preston has been revealed. The Conservative’s have named Blackburn man Richard Holden as their candidate to challenge current MP Mark Hendrick in May’s general election. Holden, 29, was unanimously selected at a meeting of local Tory members at the Moor Park Conservative Club. He said: “I’m delighted to have been chosen unanimously by Preston Conservatives. “The next election provides […]

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Pippa, left, in hospital on Saturday with her sister Betsy

Pippa Cole takes first steps after surgery as fundraising target smashed

Brave Pippa Cole has taken her first few steps after major surgery to remove a brain tumour. The three year old is making good progress according to her family who have seen their fundraising target smashed overnight. The Cole’s need to raise £10,000 to fly Pippa to America for pioneering Proton Beam Therapy and kind-hearted Prestonians are helping them get there. Pippa’s mother Michelle posted […]

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Electricity North West engineers

Second phase of electricity cable work in progress along side of River Ribble

Work on the next phase of a huge electricity upgrade project is under way. Electricity North West is laying miles of new underground cables and spending £2 million on ensuring the power supply to 4,000 homes is maintained. Oil-filled cables which have been in place for more than 50 years are being replaced with new environmentally-friendly cables. The cable is being run under part of […]

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