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.

Rainbow passageway in the Space Centre

Space Centre launches text donation campaign

A Preston charity which provides vital care to children with learning disabilities needs one final bit of funding. The Space Centre in Ashton-on-Ribble was facing closure when it announced it was missing hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding. But due to support from the public and local businesses it has managed to be saved. Space has a multi sensory room which creates an environment […]

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HMS Charger during visit to Preston in November 2013

Preston’s adopted navy ship HMS Charger at the Docks

Preston’s adopted ship the HMS Charger is at the Docks on Saturday. The Royal Navy ship which was formally adopted by the city during the Preston Guild has returned. It steams into the docks around 10.45am and is opening its doors to the public between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday. The ship will be moored at the Marina’s visitor jetty. It stays until midday on […]

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The show inside St Peter's Arts Centre on campus

Preston students strut their stuff at graduate fashion show

Fashion students at a Preston university have been showing off their creations. A fashion show took place with the St Peter’s Arts Centre turned into a catwalk. Students at the University of Central Lancashire have been winning awards for their eye-catching creations. The outfits on show had been showcased at London Graduate Fashion Week but the students returned to Preston to show off their designs. […]

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Moor Park pavilion is the meeting point for the sporting events

Free sporting sessions to be held in Moor Park

Sporting taster sessions for children and young people in Preston are to be held. Branded as the Summer of Sport, Moor Park is to host free sporting events for 11 to 25 year olds. Throughout the summer on Mondays there will be boxing, hockey and more in the park. Councillor Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “The Summer of Sport programme is […]

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Action from the korfball tournament

Preston Korfball Club host their first tournament

Korfball came to Preston in the last few days with the club hosting their first tournament. It took place in Freckleton and saw Preston Korfball Club compete against teams from across the North West. Preston unfortunately couldn’t win their own tournament, with Manchester Warriors the victors – beating Manchester City in the final. The tournament was blessed with blazing sunshine. Korfball was started in the […]

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Ribbleton man caught burning waste in back garden is sentenced

A Ribbleton man has been sentenced to four months in prison and community service for selling scrap metal without a licence. Daniel O’Donnell of 6 Bowland Place appeared at Preston Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to three offences. He also pleaded guilty of burning waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment. Preston City Council had carried out a number of investigations […]

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