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Radio Leyland FM has Lift-Off!

There’s something new in and on the airwaves around Leyland. The town’s volunteer-run community radio station Radio Leyland, has now officially launched on 104.8FM. Originally Leyland Festival Radio and having operated almost exclusively online for around four years, the station management applied for an FM licence over 12 months ago. With the strict requirements of […]

Blooming Gardeners

Blooming Gardeners – Leyland Needs You! CALLING green-fingered garden lovers and flower fanatics everywhere! Leyland in Bloom, the much-loved annual ‘floral contest’ was launched recently and is up and running for 2019. Local gardening enthusiasts, gathered at Leyland’s Civic Centre for the keenly-anticipated launch. Barbara Bidwell, Chair of the newly formed Leyland in Bloom committee, […]

Internet Sensation Launches ‘Living Well Guide’

Alliance with internet sensation launches ‘Living Well Guide’ A social media celebrity with over 60 million views was the guest speaker at this month’s Dementia Action Alliance meeting in Leyland, as it launched its new Living Well Guide. The South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance (SRDAA) met recently to hear from Simon McDermott, the son of […]

Leyland Festival Headline Act Revealed

Kevin Simm will make sure Leyland Festival is the ‘Greatest Show in Lancashire’ this Summer Local lad Kevin Simm will return to his home town as the Headliner for this year’s Leyland Festival. The former Liberty X star, who also won The Voice in 2016 and is currently touring with Wet Wet Wet as lead […]

Leyland Festival Needs You!

Festival Committee calling on local groups and individuals to help make this year’s festival a huge success Can you spare a few hours on 15th June 2019 to make this year’s Leyland Festival the best yet? Leyland Festival Committee is looking for community groups and individuals to help on the day of the festival with […]

Farewell Botany Bay

Farewell Botany Bay, welcome Outlet Village Botany Bay, a popular shopping and leisure venue on the outskirts of Leyland, has officially closed to make way for a designer outlet village and 300 new homes. The landmark building on the edge of the M61 recently closed its doors for a final time. The former cotton mill, […]

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. […]

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