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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 […]

Save the Date for Leyland Festival 2020

DANCERS and staff from Aim2B Dance School in Leyland joined The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Councillor Harry Hancock and Marion Hancock to launch the date for Leyland Festival 2020 – it was confirmed that the popular family event will return on Saturday 20th June. The dancers were at the Civic Centre in Leyland […]

Leyland Parish Church welcomes new vicar

LEYLAND Parish Church, St Andrew’s, has a new vicar. With a formal Institution service, a packed congregation warmly welcomed Reverend David Whitehouse as the new incumbent. The traditional Anglican Institution ceremony was conducted by the Bishop of Blackburn, Right Reverend Julian Henderson and the formal Induction by the Assistant Archdeacon of Blackburn, Canon Grant Ashton. […]

Leyland Company on the Road to Success at Silverstone

A Leyland-based company is heading to Silverstone to make sure some of the world’s most valuable, unusual and historic cars are in pristine condition ready for the Silverstone Classic Show from 26 to 28 July 2019. The team from Leyland Car Care Company, based on Centurion Industrial Estate in Leyland, will head to the home […]

Bilsborrow FC claim 2019 St Andrews Cup

THERE’S a new name on the ‘Leyland Leader St Andrews Cup’ as Bilsborrow FC, from Preston’s ‘North End’ lifted the trophy. This year, the popular competition attracted ten teams for the fourth annual seven-a-side football contest at the Lancashire FA HQ on Thurston Road. Two group stages, with five teams in each, were played out […]

Sports Awards Recognise Amazing Clubs and Talent

Sporting stars from across South Ribble celebrated their successes at this year’s Sports Awards ceremony. The awards – held at the Leyland Hotel and now in their fourteenth year – celebrated all the great clubs, coaches, sportspeople and volunteers from around the borough. Penwortham Town Football Club went home with ‘Community Club of the Year’, […]

Rain Fails to Dampen Festival Spirits

Thousands of visitors lined the streets of Leyland to see the traditional festival parade spread a carnival atmosphere right through the town. Floats, bands and walking groups…..Organised by local businesses, charities and community groups were inspired by the festival’s ‘musicals’ theme. Their bright decorations, costumes and choreography created a rainbow of colour, entertainment and energy […]