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From Leyland, For Leyland

From Leyland, For Leyland – with a new name! HAVE you heard, it’s in the air – and on the air! Leyland’s very own community radio station is getting a fresh new look. From Saturday June 16 Leyland Festival Radio will become Radio Leyland. The volunteer-run station has a new name and a new logo […]

South Ribble’s new Mayor takes up the chains

THE NEW Mayor of South Ribble – a former policeman, lecturer, and investigator – has spoken of his pride at becoming the borough’s ‘First Citizen’. Councillor John Rainsbury was tonight installed as the new Mayor – succeeding the incumbent Councillor Mick Titherington, who has served in the role during the last year. Member for Hoole […]

Experience of a Lifetime

Experience of a lifetime’: Mayor reflects on his year in office THE outgoing Mayor of South Ribble has heralded his 12 months in post as ‘a phenomenal year’. Councillor Mick Titherington’s action-packed tenure comes to an end on Tuesday 15th May, when he will hand over the chains to current Deputy Mayor of South Ribble Councillor […]

Thirteen Years for Leyland Leader

UNLUCKY for some it may be, but Leyland Leader is currently celebrating the number 13 – 13 years of successful business! The Independent Business Magazine for Leyland first hit the streets of PR25 and PR26 back in May 2005 and has come a long way since then. Owner Keith Bradshaw (pictured) explained: “We started with […]

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 […]