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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Schoolboy attacked and robbed at Deepdale stadium

A schoolboy has been attacked and had his bicycle stolen in the shadow of Deepdale¬†football stadium. A 15-year-old boy was attacked around 11pm on Friday 1 May when walking through the alleyway between the Alan Kelly Stand at Deepdale towards Sir Tom Finney Way with a friend. He and his friend were approached from behind by two males believed to be in their teens. One […]

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Rubble as one of the former hospital buildings is demolished

New road names for former Whittingham Mental Hospital development

The first roads to be built as part of the development of homes at the former Whittingham Mental Asylum have been named. Two soldiers who fought in the First World War and were treated at the mental hospital are to be remembered with roads in their honour. Tattersall Road and Joyce Road will feature in the development. Private 51451 James Tattersall passed away in 1921 […]

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Stalls will be inside the building and out on the market

Preston historic Old Post Office building to host festival of British talent

Preston’s Old Post Office is to buzz with life once more as the listed building is transformed into a pop-up department store. Best of Britannia is a three-day event showcasing the best in British design, clothes and produce. Held from Friday 15 May to Sunday 17 May the event is also taking over the Market Square with its exhibitors. Lancashire designer Wayne Hemingway MBE is […]

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Election 2015: Preston voters encouraged to do a voting selfie

Voters in Preston are being asked to do an election selfie outside the polling station after they’ve voted in the General and Local elections. Preston City Council is sticking up vinyls on the walls of all polling stations which encourage voters to take a photo of themselves. Head of communications at the city council, Stephen Parkinson, said: “Along with engaging young people as a priority […]

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The Double Tree has established itself further up Garstang Road beyond The Black Bull

Fulwood Indian restaurant Double Tree owners plan takeaway expansion

An Indian restaurant in Fulwood is planning to expand with a new takeaway on the same road. The owners of the Double Tree have bought 150-148 Garstang Road with the intention of turning the former sandwich shop into an Indian takeaway. What used to be the Withy Trees Pantry – opposite the Shell garage – closed two years ago and sits within the Fulwood Conservation […]

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Police have released CCTV of a man wanted in connection with the theft

Shoplifting suspect wanted after Co-Op theft in Plungington

Police are looking for a man after steak, vodka and deodorant were stolen from a shop in Plungington Road. A man described as white and around 30 years old entered the Co-Op on Tuesday 21 April. Seven packs of steak, four bottles deodorant and a bottle of vodka were taken. Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 01772 209 784 or Crimestoppers […]

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