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Happy Birthday Derian House!

FAMILIES rubbed shoulders with celebrity guests at a star-studded birthday bash to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Chorley-based children’s hospice. The silver-themed party, held at Derian House Children’s Hospice, saw more than 100 families celebrating a quarter of a century of helping youngsters with life-limiting conditions to make the very most of every moment. […]

Lancashire FA Celebrate Brian ‘Pilky’ Pilkington

IT WAS a day to remember at Lancashire FA, as members of the football community came together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of former Burnley legend and England winger, Leyland’s own Brian Pilkington. Brian made over 440 appearances in Claret and Blue during the 1950’s and 60’s, scoring over 70 goals from the left […]

Lifetime Achievement Award

LEYLAND TEACHER RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD A LEYLAND teacher, who made history when she became the youngest, then longest serving head at the town’s then newest school, has scooped a national accolade. Janis Burdin, who opened the new Moss Side Primary School in the then Central Lancashire New Town Development Corporation Village 36 years ago […]

Emmerdale Star Lights Switch On

Emmerdale Star to Switch on Leyland Lights LEYLAND Town Team have signed up another top soap star to light up the town’s festivities. Award winning Danny Miller, from the popular ITV soap opera Emmerdale, is the latest in a string of celebrities to pull the switch. This year’s much-anticipated Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place […]

Mayor Accepts Gideons Gift

ON BEHALF of the borough, the Mayor of South Ribble, Councillor John Rainsbury, recently accepted the gift of a ‘civic’ Bible from the International Gideons Movement. Representatives from the Leyland and Chorley branch of the Movement met up with the borough’s civic leader in the Mayor’s Parlour at Leyland Civic Centre. Here, they presented him […]

Olympic legend to share story

Olympic legend to share story with local entrepreneurs A SPORTING legend will be speaking at the 12th annual Central Lancashire Business Networking event in Leyland. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Never Say Never!’ Building Business Resilience and Adapting to Change and world-famous Olympian Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards is the 2018 keynote speaker. Businesses across […]

Taste of Leyland returns for its fourth year

WHET your appetite in South Ribble this Saturday with the return of the Taste of Leyland food festival! Now in its fourth year, the festival starts at 10am in Balfour Court next to Leyland Market and runs until 4pm. With the focus squarely on supporting Leyland’s fantastic food businesses, Taste of Leyland boasts cuisines from […]

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 […]