One-woman rat protest at council offices

When the rat catcher wouldn’t turn out, one householder took her rodent problem straight to the Town Hall.

The Leyland-made Popemobile in 1982 for Pope John Paul II's visit to Lancashire.

Classic car comes to Leyland Festival's rescue in absence of the town's Popemobile

The lack of a Popemobile at today’s Leyland Festival has been resolved at the eleventh hour – with a 1964 cream convertible Morris Minor coming to the rescue.
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Saffie Roussos

Saffie's party to be postponed

A party to mark the birthday of the youngest victim of the Manchester terror attack is to be postponed.

Don't miss Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling at Blackpool's Grand Theatre

Things to do (June 15 to 20)

The weather may not be quite as glorious as it has been, but there's still some great events to head to over the coming days.

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Leyland's Liv Cooke's freestyle skills usher in World Cup

As preparations for the World Cup enter the final phase, football fans are being treated to the silky skills of  Leyland’s Liv Cooke.
Leyland Festival June 2017

Why you need to book in for Leyland Festival

It’s that time of year where festival committees across Lancashire put together the last of their year-long plans and hope just hope the British weather plays ball.

This year's festival looks set to be a bumper packed day

LEYLAND FESTIVAL 2018: Everything you need to know - road closures, parade times and what's on

This year's Leyland Festival looks set to be a bumper packed day filled with family entertainment, a fairground, shows, live music and much more.
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Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 11, 2018

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday June 12 2017

Here is a summary of cases at Chorley and Preston magistrates courts


Fears for the future of Saffie's party quelled

Organisers of a memorial concert to remember Manchester bomb victim Saffie Roussos have moved to reassure people that the event will go ahead.

A woman had her purse stolen after she was distractedby a man at a Leyland supermarket, say police.

CCTV APPEAL: Purse stolen at Leyland supermarket in 'distraction theft'

A woman had her purse stolen after she was distracted by a man at a Leyland supermarket, say police.

WATCH: Lancashire's world champion freestyle footballer Liv Cooke announces she will defend her title

Lancashire’s world champion freestyle footballer Liv Cooke has sent shock waves through the freestyling world after announcing she will defend her title at the upcoming world championships.

Diversity heading to Leyland for Saffie’s Party In The Park

Stars and celebrities are lining up to appear at a huge celebration event at Lancashire’s Worden Park to mark the 10th birthday of Saffie Roussos who was the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

AASMA DAY finds out more about the community event being spearheaded by Saffie’s friends to celebrate the youngster’s life.

Pam Pennington of Farewell Flowers

Pamela’s tribute to her dad through Farewell Flowers in Walton le Dale

When Pamela Pennington said goodbye to her dad, she said it with flowers.


Vote: Where are the best town centre cafes in Lancashire?

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Drivers are being warned to expect delays after two cars collided on Leyland Way

Road partially blocked after two-car smash near M6

A road near Leyland has been partially blocked following a two car accident, say police.

Electricity North West

Lancashire homes hit by power cut

Around 500 Lancashire homes were without electricity today after a power cut.
The HHS 'hairdresser's' shop in Golden Hill Lane

Thai massage hits a nerve

Plans for a Thai massage shop in Leyland have been muscled out by fears it would rob the town centre of a valuable retail unit.

Coun David Howarth

‘Deckchairs on a sinking ship’ taunt

A leader has defended his party’s decision to send out 5,000 leaflets branding South Ribble Council “inept” and “chaotic” after the latest in a catalogue of bust-ups within the authority.

Northern holds the region's franchise

Council leader and MP run out of patience with Northern

A furious Lancashire council leader and MP have called for the Government to step in and  take action against train operator Northern after almost two weeks of chaos on the railways.
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