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110,000 new trees for South Ribble

SOUTH Ribble Borough Council has launched an ambitious tree-planting campaign, confirming it as one of the leading North West authorities when it comes to environmental aspirations. The initiative – titled ‘Our Big Tree Plant’ – sets out to plant more than 110,000 trees in South Ribble, Lancashire. This represents one new tree for every resident […]

800 years of worship in Leyland

St Andrew’s Church Parish Church is celebrating 800 years of a church, situated on the same Church Road site we see today, being part of our community in Leyland. 2020 is a very special year for St Andrew’s and the folks there want to celebrate and reach out to the community. During 2020 there will […]

Landmark ‘ton up’ for Leyland business group

A LEYLAND business networking group, having met monthly for over eight years, is celebrating a century of successful breakfast meetings. BB4B – Breakfast Before Business – recently held their 100th consecutive meeting. And that’s a lot of breakfasts, if not business! BB4B began in September 2011 and over 100 gatherings later, has welcomed countless local […]

A Grand Effort!

Against the toughest of opposition, Leyland Leader’s quiz team has secured a triple triumph in the town’s Annual Team Brain Quiz – and in three instalments has presented £1050 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation. This year’s quiz, as ever, was organized extremely efficiently and professionally by Leyland’s 41 Club, supported by Round Table and held at […]

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 […]