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.

Twitter user BloggerDon snapped the plane over Lostock Hall

Find Jackie: Plane with message Sorry Jackie goes over Preston

A plane has been flown above Preston this morning with the words ‘Sorry Jackie’ trailing behind it. Prestonians have taken to Twitter using the hashtag #findjackie in an attempt to find out who it is in relation to. The plane was spotted over Lostock Hall and the south of the city around 10.30am on Saturday. One Blog Preston reader Simon emailed us to say he’d […]

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Expect to see plenty of temporary traffic lights during roadworks

Roadworks city: Extra funding means Preston potholes blitz

Extra cash to prepare Preston’s road network for winter has been spent in a blitz on road resurfacing. Lancashire County Council clawed an extra £4.9 million from the government for highway repairs across the county, including a raft of roadworks in Preston. Work is continuing on a number of roadworks which are due to be completed by Christmas. County Councillor John Fillis, cabinet member for […]

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Deepdale Morrisons lab store to close for refit and re-open in December

A Preston supermarket which was being treated as an experimental store by one of the big four supermarket chains is to close for re-fitting. Morrisons launched its “lab store” on Blackpool Road, Deepdale, in December last year to trial a new concept of shopping. It was a warehouse approach with many American style supermarket ideas being tested on a British market. The store, which employs around […]

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Greek restaurant Olive Tree Brasserie sets opening date for Miller Arcade venture

A new restaurant in the Miller Arcade is beginning putting the finishing touches ahead of opening. The Olive Tree Brasserie announced it was expanding from its Lytham base to venture into Preston’s city centre. Inside the spectacular architecture of the Miller Arcade its owner Dean Wilson is promising an upmarket dining experience, with £350,000 spent on kitting out the restaurant. Mr Wilson, director of the […]

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Tailback on the M6 at Preston

M6 northbound near Preston: Serious accident causes long tailbacks

There were heavy delays northbound on the M6 beyond Junction 31. The Highways Agency say a serious accident near Junction 32, Broughton, saw two lanes closed when a car crashed into the central reservation. Police released two lanes of traffic shortly after 7pm, and at 7.50pm re-opened all lanes to traffic from Junction 32 onwards. Normal traffic conditions returned around 9.15pm on Friday. Lancashire Fire Service attended […]

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A typical scene in Preston, no really, statistically it is!

Preston is officially the third WETTEST city or town in Britain

What many a Prestonian has known for a long, long, soggy time – Preston is one of the wettest places in Britain. Data released by the Met Office shows 103.36 centimetres of rain fall in the city each year, third only to Cardiff and Glasgow. This makes Preston officially the wettest city or town in England. Neighbours Blackpool see only 88cms of rain in comparison. […]

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