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Molly-Mae lights up Leyland

HUNDREDS of people turned out for this year’s Leyland Christmas Festival and cheered Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague and partner Tommy Fury as they flicked the switch to light up the town centre. The event was a huge success and is down to the hard work of Leyland Town Team, fronted by Martin Carlin, and South […]

Vehicle Museum Shortlisted for National Award

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland is one of three finalists shortlisted for a prestigious national award in the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards. The Royal Automobile Club’s Historic Awards are a new set of annual accolades recognising excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries. The British Commercial […]

Remembrance Sunday 2019 in Leyland

Every year, South Ribble Borough Council helps to organise the parade and church service for Remembrance Sunday. This year, the parade will start at 10:40am from the Civic Centre on West Paddock on Sunday 10 November. The parade turns left out of the Civic Centre car park, proceeding down West Paddock, then onto Lancastergate, before […]

New location for Leyland Veteran’s Café

The Veteran’s café, the well-loved café hub for veterans from the local area and further afield, has moved. The café is now located at 2nd Leyland Scout Hut, Eden Street in Leyland – just behind the big Tesco. The café is open from 10am to 1pm on the first and third Saturday of the month. […]

National Charity of The Year Award for Derian House

A HOSPICE which helps children with life-limiting conditions to make the most of every moment, has won a national award. Derian House Children’s Hospice was named Charity of the Year 2019 at the prestigious JustGiving Awards, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London last night (Tuesday, 22 October). The Chorley-based charity looks after more […]

Dementia-friendly Living Well Walk

Dementia-friendly Living Well Walk heralded ‘fantastic day’ MORE than 60 walkers of all ages descended on Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve for a dementia-friendly ‘Living Well Walk’. The event – organised by the South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance and sponsored by Birchall Blackburn Law, included a short 750-metre stroll round the nature reserve, followed by tea, […]

Autumn Spectacular Boost for Rosemere

Talk about plucky pensioners! Go On Tour theatre group descended on Leyland Fox Lane Sports & Social Club with their 2019 Autumn Spectacular show, and raised almost £550 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation Organisers Mandy M Stableford. (Artistic Director) and Keith Bradshaw (Compere) recently returned to the venue to hand over a cheque for £542.54 to Rebecca Arestidou, Rosemere’s Central Area […]

Lego suffragette ‘Hope’ comes to Leyland

The South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre will host aptly named ‘Hope’ from the 7 – 30 September as part of a national tour. The life-sized statue was made by the LEGO group commissioned by the UK Parliament as part of last year’s programme of events marking 100 years of women’s suffrage. is made of […]

A Taste of Leyland is back

THE FANTASTIC free event, “A Taste of Leyland” is back for its fifth year on Saturday 24 August – a perfect day out over the Bank Holiday weekend! Supporting Leyland’s fantastic food businesses, a Taste of Leyland provides cuisines from around the world: British, Italian and Chinese, to name a few, as well as the […]