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St Andrews Says ‘Farewell’

It was an emotional morning at Leyland Parish church when the vicar Reverend Canon David Gibb and his wife Claire stepped down after 17 years. St Andrews was packed as all four congregations came together in a joint farewell service marking the end of a significant era in the life of the centuries old church. […]

Rebecca is our Cheque-Mate!

Rebecca Hall, Rosemere Cancer Foundation Area Fundraiser, was delighted to receive a cheque from Leyland Leader. A team representing Leyland’s independent business magazine won the 2018 Team Brain Quiz, staged annually by Leyland 41 Club at Wellington Park. First prize was £350 to the team’s nominated charity. Rebecca called into Leyland to collect the cheque […]

‘Best Actor’ Wows Fans

‘Best Actor’ wows fans at Leyland’s Christmas lights event THOUSANDS descended on Hough Lane, Leyland for the annual Christmas Festival and lights switch-on – this year presided over by celebrity guest Danny Miller, the award-winning actor and Emmerdale star. The festival – funded, organised and run by South Ribble Borough Council and Leyland Town Team […]

Leader Win Boost for Charity

A ‘Leyland Leader’ quartet won the annual Leyland 41 Club Team Brain Quiz for the second time and will donate the first prize of £350 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The popular competition, held at Wellington Park, this year attracted 21 teams. In the closest of competitions which went right down to the wire, the Leader […]

The Biggest ‘Light Up Leyland’ Yet?

THIS coming weekend’s Christmas Festival 2018 in Leyland is set to be the biggest yet – if the enthusiastic Leyland Town Team’s plans work out. After working tirelessly throughout the year, the Team, which is made up of local business people, have issued a rallying cry ahead of the big ‘Switch -Ons’ on Friday and […]

South Ribble Remembers 100 Years On

HUNDREDS turned out to pay their respects on Armistice Day as the people of South Ribble commemorated the Centenary of the ending of the Great War (1914- 18). A civic and military procession marched to the town’s war memorial in Church Road where a short service and wreath-laying ceremony took place. The Last Post was […]

South Ribble Open Art Exhibition

Record entries for South Ribble Open Art Exhibition A Leyland artist has been awarded first prize in the South Ribble Open Art Exhibition held at South Ribble Museum and Exhibition Centre. Patricia Ashcroft won with an oil painting called ‘Cherries’.  Particia’s son Michael Ashcroft is a previous winner of this competition and currently has his […]

Happy Birthday Derian House!

FAMILIES rubbed shoulders with celebrity guests at a star-studded birthday bash to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Chorley-based children’s hospice. The silver-themed party, held at Derian House Children’s Hospice, saw more than 100 families celebrating a quarter of a century of helping youngsters with life-limiting conditions to make the very most of every moment. […]

Lancashire FA Celebrate Brian ‘Pilky’ Pilkington

IT WAS a day to remember at Lancashire FA, as members of the football community came together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of former Burnley legend and England winger, Leyland’s own Brian Pilkington. Brian made over 440 appearances in Claret and Blue during the 1950’s and 60’s, scoring over 70 goals from the left […]

Lifetime Achievement Award

LEYLAND TEACHER RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD A LEYLAND teacher, who made history when she became the youngest, then longest serving head at the town’s then newest school, has scooped a national accolade. Janis Burdin, who opened the new Moss Side Primary School in the then Central Lancashire New Town Development Corporation Village 36 years ago […]

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