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The Book Starts Here

LEYLAND Festival is going global once again with ‘World Books’ as the theme for the 2018 parade. Saturday 16th June is the date with lots going on throughout the day from 11am into the evening, in the town centre and in the award-winning Worden Park. The much-anticipated annual event starts with the traditional lively and […]

Farington Park gets New Outdoor Gym

COUNCILLORS were put through their paces as they opened a new outdoor gym in Farington Park. Members of Farington Parish Council and South Ribble Borough Council – who collaborated to deliver this new gym – braved cold, wet and windy conditions to unveil the equipment recently. Funded by Farington Parish Council and the Farington Community […]

South Ribble Celebrates 100 years of Votes for Women

THE WOMEN of South Ribble came out in force to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote. More than 100 men and women, many dressed as suffragettes or wearing the distinctive suffragist colours of purple and green, crowded into St Andrew’s Church, Leyland, for the “Grand Suffragist Soiree and Tea Party”. Speaker […]

Hallmark Hotels invests over half a million into Leyland Hotel

A leading Leyland hotel is to undergo extensive refurbishments after achieving its highest ever revenue results and an increase in social banqueting. Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland, part of independent hotel group Hallmark Hotels, has invested over half a million pounds into refreshing the design and infrastructure of its bedrooms and bathrooms. Situated in the heart of […]

Cuerden Strategic Site Work Begins

Preliminary work is beginning on the much anticipated Cuerden Strategic Site which is hoped will bring thousands of jobs to South Ribble, with an economic development mix including a brand new IKEA store. Engineers have begun preparatory work on the site which is off Wigan Road (A49) near to the end of the M65. Councillor […]

Wake up and smell……

There’s a terrible, noxious, eye-watering, nauseous smell emanating from the landfill site over in Clayton-le–Woods. And it’s affecting – very badly – local residents in Clayton, Whittle, Buckshaw Village, Bamber Bridge and many parts of Leyland. It’s been going on for months now and locals are literally sick of it. An action group with over […]

PM recognises Leyland veteran’s community work

LONELINESS has been very much in the public eye in recent times and a Leyland man has received government recognition for his efforts to combat the problem. Phil Burton, a former Royal Artillery Bombardier, attended a Downing Street reception to receive a Point of Light Award from POM, Theresa May. Phil received his award from Prime […]

Garden Waste Collection Scheme

As of the April 9 2018, South Ribble Borough Council will be introducing an opt-in Garden Waste Subscription Service. The service will cost £30 per year for every bin you want collected. You can subscribe to the service now by visiting www.southribble.gov.uk/gardenwaste……..but you will not receive your bin sticker until March 2018. If you want more […]

100 Year Celebrations for Norah

NEW Year 2018 celebrations were particularly special for one Leyland lady as she celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends. Regulars at St Andrew’s Luncheon Club celebrated with Norah Finch at their regular monthly meeting. They were joined by Norah’s family, four of whom had travelled from Adelaide, South Australia to be with their […]

All Systems GO for Christmas Cracker

FESTIVE fun and frolics is very much on the menu as a group of plucky pensioners gear up for a Christmas concert in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Go On Tour are presenting a ‘Christmas Cracker Show,’ an afternoon of song, dance, comedy and fun – with a definite ‘ho ho ho’ emphasis – […]