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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 […]

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 […]