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Leyland’s Veterans’ Café enjoys first birthday

THE SUN shone down on the first anniversary celebrations for Leyland’s Veterans’ Café. More than 70 veterans and their families gathered on Saturday to celebrate the phenomenal success of the café’s first year, with some travelling from as far as Newcastle for the day. A short service was held outside the café at Rococco coffee […]

Residents set to go ‘loopy’ for new cycle route

THE wheels are well and truly in motion to complete a new cycle route around Leyland. The first stretch of the ‘Leyland Loop’ has been completed and spans from Dunkirk Lane to Longmeanygate. Delivered by South Ribble Borough Council through the Leyland Neighbourhood Forum, this initial ‘demonstrator section’ is an example of what the whole […]

Worden Park to Host New Market

LEYLAND’s award-winning Worden Park is set to host an artisan market later this month. The event – simply called ‘Worden Market’, and taking place on Sunday April 29 – gives residents the chance to purchase locally-produced food, drink, arts and crafts. From 11am until 3pm, the market will boast a wide range of stallholders selling […]

South Ribble In Bloom 2018

South Ribble In Bloom is a community competition to add brightness, colour and civic pride to South Ribble. We are encouraging local people to improve and care for their local environment through imaginative planting, landscaping and growing projects. Each area has their own local competition: Eastern Parishes In Bloom — Bamber Bridge, Coupe Green, Cuerdale, Gregson Lane, […]

‘Blast off’ for schools’ competition

SOUTH Ribble Borough Council was proud to host an ‘out of this world’ science competition. Organised by the Rotary Club of South Ribble and sponsored by BAE Systems, the Technology Tournament – in the afternoon of Friday, March 16 – saw more than 120 contestants from schools and colleges across the area go head-to- head […]

Young Artists In The Frame

South Ribble’s budding artists were honoured for their ‘masterstrokes’ at the annual High Schools’ Art Exhibition and Awards. Now in its 40th year, the exhibition at the South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre has showcased thousands of pieces of art during its successful history. Around 200 pupils and their proud families packed out St Andrew’s […]

The Book Starts Here

LEYLAND Festival is going global once again with ‘World Books’ as the theme for the 2018 parade. Saturday 16th June is the date with lots going on throughout the day from 11am into the evening, in the town centre and in the award-winning Worden Park. The much-anticipated annual event starts with the traditional lively and […]

Farington Park gets New Outdoor Gym

COUNCILLORS were put through their paces as they opened a new outdoor gym in Farington Park. Members of Farington Parish Council and South Ribble Borough Council – who collaborated to deliver this new gym – braved cold, wet and windy conditions to unveil the equipment recently. Funded by Farington Parish Council and the Farington Community […]

South Ribble Celebrates 100 years of Votes for Women

THE WOMEN of South Ribble came out in force to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote. More than 100 men and women, many dressed as suffragettes or wearing the distinctive suffragist colours of purple and green, crowded into St Andrew’s Church, Leyland, for the “Grand Suffragist Soiree and Tea Party”. Speaker […]

Hallmark Hotels invests over half a million into Leyland Hotel

A leading Leyland hotel is to undergo extensive refurbishments after achieving its highest ever revenue results and an increase in social banqueting. Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, part of independent hotel group Hallmark Hotels, has invested over half a million pounds into refreshing the design and infrastructure of its bedrooms and bathrooms. Situated in the heart of […]

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