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Popular Leyland Club to Close

A landmark Leyland social club is closing after almost 70 years. The Knights of St Columba Club will shut on August 31, bringing a memory-filled era to an end. The Fleetwood Street club – known locally at KSC – has lost its cash battle. Committee member Paul Boys said: “the once cherished and popular place […]

Silent Soldier tribute in Worden Park

The Silent Soldier (see picture) has taken up his position in the walled garden at Worden Park in Leyland. The soldier stands five feet tall and is constructed from black Perspex. South Ribble Borough Council has sponsored the silent soldier artwork; joining the nation in remembering the fallen heroes during 2018 – one hundred years […]

Walk the Bay with Derian House

FAMILIES and businesses are being asked to put their best foot forward and take part in a walk across Morecambe Bay to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice. The Morecambe Bay Walk 2018 will be led by the Queen’s official guide to the sands, Cedric Robinson MBE, and aims to raise a record-breaking amount […]

Mugged for Charity

Leyland-based BusinessGiftUK.com has been involved in the charity mugging of the Right Honourable Seema Kennedy MP, BBC North West Tonight presenters Diane Oxbury, Roger Johnson, Steven Saul and BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gilmore, as they have all been subjects of #PrestonMugShots on Twitter this summer. How did this come about? Steve Ward, Director, BusinessGiftUK.com was […]

Three South Ribble Parks Scoop Top Awards

THE FLAGS are flying high in South Ribble, with today’s news that three council parks have been ranked among the best in the UK. The borough has scooped three prestigious Green Flag Awards – the gold standard for parks and open spaces – for Worden Park in Leyland, Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, and Hurst Grange […]

History in the Making

The Leyland Historical Society recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their first meeting held at the Parish Institute, Leyland Methodist Church, Turpin Green Lane on 1st July 1968. The events included an “At Home” day where Society members and Lancashire Local History Federation were given talks, lunch, guided Fishwicks bus trip and walks around Leyland. This was […]

Army to parade through Leyland

RESIDENTS and uniform groups in South Ribble are being invited to line the streets of Leyland as the King’s Royal Hussars parade through the town to celebrate their Freedom of the Borough. South Ribble Borough Council is organising the event on the morning of Saturday, July 21st to mark 25 years since the honour was […]

St Andrews Cup returns to Eccleston

WITH World Cup 2018 in full swing, eight teams contested the third annual seven-a- side ‘Leyland Leader St Andrews Cup’ at the Lancashire FA HQ on Thurston Road. Eccleston Elite, winners in 2016, but runners-up on penalties in 2017, returned to reclaim the trophy, once again winning by the narrowest of margins – beating Wellfield […]

Tackling Dementia

Tackling Dementia through Sporting Memories THEY think it’s all over – it’s only just begun! On the day England launched their World Cup 2018 bid, a brand new sports, health and lifestyle initiative was unveiled in Leyland. The Lancashire FA headquarters, Thurston Road Leyland, hosted the inaugural meeting of the ‘Leyland branch’ of the Sporting […]

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 […]