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Greatest Show in Lancashire

The ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ is coming to Leyland WE may be in the grips of wintry weather, but organisers of Leyland Festival 2019 are turning their thoughts to summer and their plans to put on the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ with an action-packed day, brimming with fun activities and entertainment for all the family. […]

Vehicle Museum to Relaunch this Month

LEYLAND’S British Commercial Vehicle Museum will reopen later this month following a major refurbishment scheme financed by a £1.8m National Lottery Grant. Bosses at the popular King Street museum have revealed it will be open to the public again on Saturday January 26, heralding an exciting new chapter for the attraction. Work on the project […]

Santa bikers bring joy to children’s hospice

MORE than 100 bikers armed with toys and gifts descended on Derian House Children’s Hospice at the weekend. The generous Rivington Barn Bikers travelled en masse from Rivington to Chorley to deliver gifts for the children and young people, which they had collected over the past few months. Organiser Craig Hayward, said: “We started this […]

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 […]

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