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.

Dominique, centre, with Holly, right, and Olivia, left

Miss Preston 2015 competition won by Dominique Harrison-Bentzen who raised thousands for city homeless

A Preston student who raised tens of thousands of pounds for the homeless of the city has been crowned this year’s Miss Preston. Dominique Harrison-Bentzen, 22, won the title at a ceremony at Preston Playhouse Theatre on Friday. She caught the attention of the world’s media in December when she spent 24 hours on the streets of the city to show the harsh realities facing […]

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Firefighters put out late night Saturday meal in Ribbleton

Two fire crews from Preston attended a late-night meal which went wrong in Ribbleton on Saturday night. Firefighters arrived to find the property in Grange Avenue was smoke logged and a man was led out of the property. Ventilation units were used to make the scene safe by fire crews who found the cause of the smoke was food in a cooker. The man refused […]

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Market Street in 1940 Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Lancashire Archives plans 1940s weekend to celebrate 75th anniversary

An integral part of Lancashire’s history in Preston celebrates reaching a major milestone in late April. The Lancashire Archives, in Bow Lane, near County Hall, is 75 this year. Staff at the archives are planning a 1940s themed weekend during Saturday 25 April and Sunday 26 April to mark the occasion, taking place at the Archives. Victoria McCann, a Lancashire County Council senior archivist, said: […]

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Preston fire station car wash: Fire crews scrub down cars for charity cash

Firefighters in Preston swapped their hose reels for sponges to raise money for charity. Preston Fire Station held a charity car wash and raised £824 for the Firefighters Charity. White watch scrubbed down plenty of cars throughout the Saturday as the sun beat down. They even scrubbed down a Preston police car. Did you get your car washed by the firefighters? Let us know in […]

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The social media guide produced for election candidates

Preston local elections 2015: Social media survival guide produced for candidates

Preston City Council is warning all local election candidates about how their use of social media could undermine the secrecy of the ballot. Many candidates in the upcoming local elections in Preston have Twitter and Facebook accounts promoting why they should be elected. Now senior communications officer, Shirah Bamber, has produced a guide for candidates about the pitfalls of using social media during an election. […]

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The Church Street Chippery is changing hands

Former Church Street chippy to become fried chicken takeaway

A new fried chicken shop is applying to operate in Church Street. What was the Church Street Chippery is to be rebranded as Miami Chicken. The new owners want to operate until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays according to a licensing application tabled to Preston City Council. Miami Chicken would open from 10am every day of the week and serve late night refreshments until 2am […]

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