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April 2012 Issue 84


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SPRING EVENT GUIDE AT WELLINGTON PARK ZUMBA - Get Fit for Summer with this new and exciting dance craze! Every Wednesday at 7.30pm from April 18 - £4.50pp including FREE Dietary Class

SOULED OUT - Live! A night of spectacular celebration of Northern Soul, funk and disco by this PREMIER soul band Saturday May 5 £18 including Supper MAY Opening of our NEW Trendy Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant. Check out our website for details of the Grand Opening of Da Vinci! FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR BOOKINGS CONTACT OUR BOOKING TEAM - DETAILS BELOW Wellington Park, Burlington Gardens, Church Road, Leyland PR25 3AB

Email: enquiries@wellingtonpark.com www.wellingtonpark.com

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Live April Entertainment Sun 1 Mick Nash Sat 7 Last Breath Sun 8 Poundstone Sat 14 Mod Nation Sun 15 Night Train Sat 21 Bad Love Sun 22 Replay Sat 28 Saraban Sun 29 Chevy

BRAND NEW! Extensive menu, available lunchtimes & evenings * All Starters £2.95 Main Courses £4.95 Desserts £3.50 Every Friday night Disco: DJ Hassy J Sundays 8-11.30pm Karaoke

Brand new re-furbishments Exclusive function room NOW available for bookings Check out your NEW Railway at Leyland today!

1 Preston Road, Leyland PR25 4NTI

01772 458427 www.therailwayatleyland.co.uk therailwayatleyland@hotmail.com

Quality Plasterer Domestic and Commercial based in Leyland

All aspects of plastering undertaken

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Internal plastering External rendering Coving Drylining Re-skims Screeding Tiling Building maintenance

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Do you want to be part of history? Once every 20 years, Preston Guild is celebrated. It’s back for 2012! Here is your chance - join the Churches Together in Leyland float at the Churches’ Procession in Preston City Centre on Monday September 3. We need enthusiastic people (11 years and over) to walk behind the decorated trailer, dressed in colourful costumes and on roller blades, scooters or walking. For more details or to volunteer to take part, please call Margaret Dixon on 01772 457029 or email: margaret.dixon38@sky.com

J.D. HULL JOINERY SERVICES Professional Joiner, over 23 years experience

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UPVC windows & doors specialist Fascias & soffits Roofing & gutters, dry verges Extension & building work undertaken Garage conversions Glazing & lock replacement Kitchens & bedrooms & laminate floors Renovation & general property repairs Small jobs welcome, competitive rates

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Maison Cy Hair Studio 27 Chapel Brow, Leyland PR25 3NH

Special offer Have a cut and blow dry receive a treatment for just ÂŁ5 (normally ÂŁ17) Male Models Wanted to help Hannah pass her barbering exams - from cuts to colours to beard trims Buy any KMS products, receive a second FREE Call in or phone for details

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Marshalls Register Awards 2010 Regional Awards Winner

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Hard & Soft Landscapes ● Fencing Water Features & Ponds ● Driveways Treework ● Design & Installation Block Paving ● Flagging Imprinted Concrete ● Indian Stone Complete Consultation Service; Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

For a Free No Obligation Quote call:

01772 431193 Mobile 07814 915669

www.ultimate-driveways-ltd.com

MB Sheds (and animal homes) We manufacture the widest range of sheds to standard sizes PLUS we can build bespoke sheds to fit any requirements, shape, space or size— at No extra cost! Animal homes - chicken coops, arks, rabbit hutches and dog kennels. Using locally sourced timber and materials throughout, we also build wooden potting benches and coal/ log/bike stores. Phone for details Craftsmanship at competitive prices.

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Restaurant Review

The Four Seasons Restaurant at the Leyland Hotel EVERYONE knows the Leyland Hotel, next to J28 on the M6. It’s the perfect stopping off point, a great base for visitors to relax and explore our region, or even the ‘gateway’ to anywhere. But did you realise, it’s an award-winning four-star hotel with a fantastic range of facilities, not just for residents, but for local people? Business provisions for conferences, promotions and special events are impressive, particularly sumptuous Tuscany Suite. That said, we investigated the fabulous Four Seasons Restaurant and enjoyed a first-rate dining experience. If you are looking for an exclusive meal for two or a celebration party, this has everything you could wish for. Newly-arrived head chef Stuart McNorton’s specials menu is created in-house, it’s based around locally sourced ingredients, products and suppliers, producing a selection of regional dishes which reflect the variety of Lancashire cuisine – and so much more! From a relaxing drink and menu browsing in the comfortable J28 Cafe Bar, which offers alternative dining options, we moved to our table in the spacious yet subtly Italianate – complete with statues - restaurant area. Throughout, we were well looked after and guided by the staff, particularly duty manager Matthew and restaurant manager Alistair, whose knowledgeable recommendations certainly hit the spot! Our taste buds were excited by ‘amuse-bouches’ in the shape of slow-cooked pork infused with chilli, to be quickly followed by starters. As ever a difficult choice, but the top of the list ‘for two to share’ proved an inspired choice, a true delight for the senses, wonderful to look at and deliciously pleasing to taste. A wooden platter arrived bearing Shetland smoked salmon, North Atlantic prawns, Smoked Mackerel pate, tempura tiger prawns, melba toasts, cream cheese and chives, cornichons, brandied Marie Rose and tomato salsa - a feast in its own right, with a built-in ‘wow’ factor.

The list speaks for itself, needless to say, as lovers of all things seafood, it provided the perfect starters for us. From a challenging choice, everything sounded so good, I opted for the specials board. Pheasant stuffed with black pudding and wrapped in pancetta. Succulent slices of rich game, packed with a flavoursome stuffing came with a deeply delicious sauce on a bed of creamy potatoes. It provided perfect proof, as if it were needed, of chef Stuart’s creative and culinary skills. It was a delight to eat. My wife went with the main menu, deciding after much deliberation - who wouldn’t - on the Soy and ginger marinated slow-cooked belly pork, pork fillet and champ mash. With a hint of ‘East meets West,’ the delicate flavours gelled in harmony, ‘superb’ was the unreserved verdict. Both mains were perfectly complemented, in taste, presentation and colour by a crafted parcel of fresh, seasonal vegetables.

Another perfect accompaniment was our choice of wine. From a choice of four house wines, we opted for a full-bodied red from Argentina. The La Cazas Red Mendoza, according to the impressive wine list, offered a fruit jelly aroma with just a touch of light, youthful tannin. Not sure I caught all that, but it provided what the French call a ‘bon marriage’ - we loved it!

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‘...immense and awesome combination...’

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For all dining requirements, including weddings, Christmas parties, functions or any night out, we cannot recommend the Leyland Hotel highly enough. The hotel is part of the award-winning quartet of ’mini-puddings’ The fantastic Tuscany Suite Starring together on one plate, she enjoyed a rich Feathers Group with hotels across the North West. There are 93 chocolate brownie, profiteroles, chocolate and orange mousse AND lemon and lime cheesecake. superbly-appointed bedrooms, along with leisure facilities including a swimming pool and The combination was vividly described as trimnasium, not only for guests but locals too. ‘immense and awesome.’ In addition to the plush Venetian Suite, the Alistair informed me the Leyland Hotel Homestate-of-the-art Tuscany Conference and made sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice-cream is ‘famous.’ After sampling it, it surely Banqueting Suite offers flexible options for corporate or celebratory events of all kinds. It can deserves accommodate hundreds in one space or be broken every accolade and down into three separate rooms for independent I shall do my usage. With no stone unturned, the ‘Tuscany’ has built-in LCD projector screens, an ultra-modern utmost to further spread PA system and furnishings offering the height of its fame. As comfort, quality and luxury. The Leyland Hotel, everyone knows where it is, hot, sticky, now you know what’s on offer, give it a try. Start tasty and toffee as you could ever want, the home made ice with J28 and the Four Seasons Restaurant, disappointed – you will never be! cream provided the coolest of contrasts. Two For local residents and Leyland leader readers, amazing desserts to round off a superb meal. there is a discount offer on page 82—check it out! Thank you chef and team. What about desserts, I hear you ask? Irresistible, in every sense is the answer. When spoilt for choice, select a selection is my suggestion. Adopting this tactic, my wife picked an Assiette of Desserts, to be rewarded with a

The Leyland Hotel Opening times 7pm– 9.30pm

www.feathers.uk.com

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Day Nursery Call or phone for more information or a brochure ● Providing care for children 0-5 years in a homely environment ● Close knit family run business ● 15 hours free sessions for 3-5 year olds ● Places available for all ages

Sarah’s Ark has an Open Door Policy, call in and see us anytime, we look forward to welcoming you.

Hollands Farmhouse, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5UD Next door to Leyland Golf Club sarahsark@btconnect.com

01772 422499

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JCM Plumbing & Heating Free Estimates Full Central Heating Boiler Replacement Bathrooms & Tiling Kitchen sinks + Cookers + Gas Hobs Soil Stacks + Gutters Landlords’ Safety Certificates

No Job Too Small - Very Reasonable Prices Call James Moffatt on

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Garage Door Specialists Convert from Manual to Electric Insulated Roller Doors Replace old rotten timber frames Hormann Sectional Doors dynamicdoorservices@hotmail.co.uk

M: 07790 381043 Eve: 01772 423909 Based in Leyland

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Growing Steady with Growing Solutions Ltd of Leyland

Village, Waterloo and other prestigious stadia, A SUCCESSFUL business that’s growing in including Premier League football grounds. almost every aspect, but how to grow local awareness? That was the problem, Leyland Leader provided the solution. Growing Solutions Ltd teamed up with Leyland The Leader this year and the positive response to their perfect local advertising has been impressive. Waterloo Director Peter Benson explained: “Our editorials Bowling in Leyland Leader have created huge interest in Green the home user market. “We have also been encouraged by enquiries from professional sports facilities in South Ribble and the outlying areas. As a well established Leyland business, we are keen to help Leyland people.” “Many of these have had trouble with certain nematodes which are detrimental to plant health and hinder growth. We have supplied them with our specialist product Bio Carb which is specifically designed to alleviate this problem.” Growing Solutions manufacture their products in Leyland and all are equally applicable to professional playing surfaces and residential situations. As interest grows in their products, Peter and Paul are keen to hear from local gardeners, Growing Solutions Ltd, based on Leyland groundsmen and greenkeepers, all enquiries are Business Park, is a family concern primarily run welcome. by father and son Peter (sales director) and Paul Paul, for whom growing is a passion, added: “We (managing director), with several other relatives can be as closely involved. technical or Trading under the name of Garden Wizard and simple with marketing a revolutionary lawn feed known as advice and Lawn Magic, they have become TV regulars, help as you selling successfully via the shopping channels. want - I love “We have quite a cult following on TV. Many to help and successful gardeners and allotment owners regard help is free. our products as ‘their little secret.’ “It’s all “We’re looking now to help local people in about Leyland and with the Leader’s help, interest is sustaining definitely growing. Local residents have come to Lawns treated and untreated natural the factory to ask for advice and to purchase balance and health in your plants. If you want products for their lawns and plants. Visitors are always welcome at the production site, but we can more sugars for sweeter tomatoes, we can discuss that, if you want a greener, moss-free lawn, we deliver free around Leyland.” can do that too, just ask.” Since appearing in the magazine, the Growing Growing Solutions Ltd are a professional Solutions team have also been working with the company offering professional plant nutrition Lancashire Football Association, Fox Lane Cricket and Bowling Clubs, the Charnock Richard products, manufactured, tried and tested in-house. It’s a story that just keeps on growing. Call Peter nine-hole golf course and other local sporting or Paul, they have the knowledge, the expertise facilities. and skills. They are waiting to help and work with Further afield, their professional expertise has you - just grow for it!. been applied at the DW Stadium, Leigh Sports

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‘...Special offer for the growers of Leyland’ SPECIAL OFFERS Now is the time to start treatment to address the annual problem of Moss in your lawns. MOSS MAGIC will help address the issue of moss.

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ericaceous plants, bedding, tubs and baskets. “Plant Magic is widely used by fruit and vegetable growers, local authorities etc and was used by ‘Garstang in Bloom’ when it won the European ‘In Bloom’ gold medal award. 5 litres makes 1000 litres of diluted product.”

PLANT MAGIC TV price inc postage was £24 call in at factory or delivered in Leyland price £15 Brilliant for Tomatoes, Pots, Tubs, Shrubs, Baskets, Fruit Trees, Vegetables In recent months, Growing Solutions specialist advisers have been working alongside the country’s top groundsmen at the nation’s leading sports stadia. Their expertise is readily available See the difference for local enthusiasts. “We have developed a wide range of effective Peter Benson says: “We have had a wet winter products, fertilisers to suit all needs. That said, we and everybody will have moss, it’s a massive problem at his time of year. To enjoy a nice lawn, are happy to discuss specific needs and offer a the first step is to get rid of the moss. One litre of bespoke service to help solve any growing Moss Magic will treat 100 square metres of lawn. difficulties whatsoever. Our normal price is £7 but to callers, it’s just £4. “Come and talk to us, we are happy to help and oblige. Pick up our leaflet ‘Seven simple steps for a nice lawn’ and view our amazing range of MOSS MAGIC normal price £7 growing solutions.” call in at factory £4 Growing Solutions are growing in every sense, “ We also offer a great deal on premium product they have moved to bigger premises, literally around the corner.. Visitors are always welcome, Plant Magic. There is no need to buy lots of different feeds for different plants. Plant Magic is come and see us. Our other products for home user or trade can be viewed at a single feed to suit all plants, tomatoes, fruit, www.gardenwizard.net or www.growingsolutionsltd.com vegetables plant, fruit and vegetable, including Free delivery in the Leyland area

GROWING SOLUTIONS Ltd 01772 454724 01772 432444 sales@growingsolutionsltd.co.uk www.growingsolutionsltd.co.uk

WE ARE MOVING around the corner to

UNIT F1, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Farington, Leyland PR25 3GR

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By popular demand it’s back on!

Early Bird Menu

Three Course Banquet Tues – Fri 5pm - 8pm £9.90

20% off each takeaway order with South Ribble Loyalty card Cash only ask for details Terms and conditions apply

BUSINESS HOURS Open 6 Days Tue - Sat 5.00pm - 11.00pm Sun 1.00pm - 11.00pm Bank Holidays 5.00pm - 11.00pm

01772 459122 11 Chapel Brow, Leyland PR25 3NH

Telephone orders welcome Chinese and Thai Banquets Takeaway Service

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with Gordon Ridgway, based in Leyland All Heating and Plumbing Work Undertaken Specialists in Boiler Conversions, fuel savings of over 30% Ring Gordon for reliable professional help, advice and service

FREE ESTIMATES NO OBLIGATION

T: 01772 458526 M: 07816 316411

COLIN RAWLINSON TILING & INTERIOR DECORATING

● LAMINATE FLOORING ● WALLPAPER HANGING ● TILING ● PAINTING ● COVING

FRIENDLY & RELIABLE SERVICE

TEL: 01772 466165 or 07833 647439 For more information and pictures, please visit www.colinrawlinson.co.uk To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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General Building Contractors

Winter discount on all fascia boards, soffits and gutters. We will not be beaten on price on any roof repairs or dry verges

All work carried out by time-served tradesmen

● Internal/External Doors ● Conservatories ● New Build/Extensions ● Renovations ● Fascias, Soffits, Gutters ● Kitchens ● Laminate, Wood Flooring ● PVC & Wooden Windows ● Driveways & Patios ● Replacement Windows & Cavity Trays

Call Mick on 01772 421747 * 07956 827382 Or Andy on 07806 432977 bradshaw.mick@sky.com * ambrads21@yahoo.co.uk

N & K HARVEY FUNERALS Leyland’s Only Independent Funeral Directors Caring and Professional Service 24 hours a day Private Chapels of Rest - Day & Night Service Pre-Paid Funeral Plans For the personal and caring attention of Neil and Kath

01772 622203 5 Balcarres Road, Leyland PR25 2EL also at 180 The Green, Eccleston, Chorley - 01257 451508 www.nandkharveyfunerals.co.uk To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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CROWN

FURNITURE

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don’t just picture it, lets make it happen

DON’T JUST PICTURE IT A furniture company that knows exactly what customers want - now, that’s refreshing!

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hen asked what they would like to achieve from a furniture shopping trip, most people would probably respond with two answers - a varied choice

of product and an efficient delivery service. If Crown Furniture of Leyland had a pound for each time one of their customers mentioned that they hadn’t been able to find either of these necessities at the large furniture megastores, it would be a very rich company indeed! Since 1993 Crown Furniture has been supplying ready-made and bespoke furniture to a loyal customer base of more than 3,000, and with almost 90 per cent of sales coming from repeat custom or recommendations, this well respected company is obviously ticking all the right boxes. The showroom’s extensive range of solid wood furniture in oak, walnut and pine is mostly available to purchase and take away on the same day, and because Crown Furniture realise that people don’t always fit into neat boxes, they also offer a flexible, bespoke furniture service with a usual turnaround of just four weeks. Whether you’re looking for something standard or something a little more out of the ordinary, don’t just picture it, call into Crown Furniture and make it happen.

LEYLAND: Unit 1 Farrington Old Mill Centurion Way Centurion Industrial Estate Farrington Leyland Lancashire PR25 4GU BLACKPOOL: Unit 2 Woodman Centre 260 Vicarage Lane Blackpool Lancashire FY4 4ND

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Leyland & Blackpool Showrooms furniture designed for life

SAL NOWE ON

Telephone: 01772 452502 Facsimile: 01772 431215 Email: info@crownfurniture.co.uk Website: www.crownfurniture.co.uk


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SANDRA ROBERTS HAIR SALON 10 Chapel Brow, Leyland

APRIL SPECIAL OFFER FREE Protein Mask Treatment worth £5 with every KeraStraight Treatment booked in April “KeraStraight has proven itself to lead the market with safety and product innovation” (Nathan Walker, International Technical Director — Trevor Sorbie International)

Our aim is for you to enjoy a relaxed, friendly personal touch, along with a professional, classic and contemporary hairdressing service. We welcome all age groups and offer a free colour consultation. State Registered Hairdresser

01772 456679

APRIL OFFER

Restaurant Now OPEN in Leyland FRIDAYS SPECIAL ..licensed till late, MEAL live music, 3 Courses @ £15 Call us for details

2 courses Tues - Thurs, Sun £9.90

Opening times for food.. Tuesdays - Sundays 6pm - 10pm

Tel:

Gift Vouchers Available, also restaurant for hire for functions, parties etc

01772 621621 after 5.30pm

23 Chapel Brow, Leyland, PR25 3NH www.originalbistrofrench.co.uk

Bookings advisable at Weekends

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Established 1968

01772 422581 Braconash Road, Leyland PR25 3ZE Email: braconashmotors@btclick.com To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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A beautiful new shop for the High Street Shabby Chic’ Style Furniture - Every Piece Unique

Restore, Revitalise and Re-love your old furniture with our unique Painting Service Unusual gifts, furniture, cards, personalised bunting, Mother’s Day gifts, unique wish list service for Birthdays, weddings, christenings, any occasion Opening times: Mon - Tues 9.30 - 5.30 Wed - Fri 9.30 - 5.00 Sat 9.00 - 5.00 Sun 10.30 - 4.00

Testimonials from happy customers available

61 61 Hough Lane, Leyland PR25 2SA (directly opposite Wetherspoons) E: peppermint_cottage@yahoo.co.uk W: www.peppermintcottage.co.uk Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


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Happy ISA Year 2012

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Money Matters with Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd An Individual Savings account (ISA) is a tax efficient savings wrapper. Within an ISA you pay no capital gains and no further tax on your income, making it one of the most tax-efficient savings vehicles available. If you are planning to open or transfer an existing ISA, you have until the April 5 but don’t leave it until this date. If you miss the deadline, you’ll lose your £10,680 allowance for the 2011/12 tax year forever. HMRC says your ISA application must be received and processed by your ISA provider before the deadline. What types of ISA are there? There are two types of ISAs: Cash ISAs and Stocks & Shares ISAs. Cash ISAs work in the same way as a normal savings account. You choose if you want a fixed rate, an instant access or a regular savings account. The only difference is you do not pay tax on the interest that you earn. With a Stocks & Shares ISA you can invest in individual shares or investments funds such as unit trusts or OEICs. However you pay 10% tax on dividend income and no capital gains tax. Who can have an ISA? Anyone who is 16 years or over and a UK resident can save money in a tax efficient cash ISA but to save in a stocks and shares ISA you need to be at least 18. As of April 2012 the ISA limit increased for everyone by £480 to £10,680 per tax year. Of this, the maximum you can put into a Cash ISA is £5,340, and then the remainder can be invested into a Stocks & Shares ISA. Alternatively you may choose to allocate the entire £10,680 to a Stocks & Shares ISA. Will ISAs always be tax efficient? The Government has promised to keep ISAs

indefinitely. However the tax treatment of ISAs may change in the future. Can I transfer my existing ISA? You can transfer the money saved in a Cash ISA to a Stocks and Shares ISA, even if it was saved in a previous tax year, without affecting your annual allowance for this current year. Please note the value of investments and income can go up and down and you may not get back your original investment. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Tax benefits may vary as a result of statutory change and their value will depend on individual circumstances. Do you have any questions about your finances? Contact Derbyshire Booth today on or telephone 01772 422 004 For pensions, we make recommendations from the whole of the market. Greg Heath is Managing Director of Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd

Derbyshire Booth Financial Management Ltd Cornerways, 1 Yewlands Drive, Leyland, PR25 2TN www.derbyshirebooth.com - 01772 422004 Email: info@derbyshirebooth.com Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


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JOHN MADDOCK PAINTER AND DECORATOR Fully insured Free estimates No job too small All work guaranteed References available Over 40 yrs in the trade No sub-contractors used Listed tradesman for: Preston care and repair; Age Concern; Anchor Trust insurance work undertaken

PROMPT

EFFICIENT

T: 01772 453115 M: 07733 272444 QUALITY WORKMANSHIP AFFORDABLE PRICES

COURTEOUS

RELIABLE

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DB PLASTERING For all your plastering requirements. 20+ years experience. No job too big or small. Call Dean on:-

M: 07969 676299 H: 01772 468954

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WHITTAKERS BUTCHERS (Quality Standard Mark and Farm Assured)

Giving cooking advice and free recipes with a friendly helpful service Bulk orders taken with discounts available

Trading at Leyland for 40 years, our family has been selling top quality locally produced Meat and Eggs at very good prices Bolognese Pasta Bake Recipe of the Month sponsored by Whittakers Butchers salted boiling water for 12-14 mins or until just tender. 1 tbsp olive oil Drain well then 1 large onion, peeled and chopped rinse under cold 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed water. 700g (1lb 9oz) minced beef 3 Melt the butter in 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes a large pan then stir 2 tsp dried oregano in the flour and cook 2 tbsp tomato puree for 1 minute. 300g (10oz) penne pasta Gradually whisk in the milk then bring to the 25g (1oz) butter boil, whisking all the time, until the sauce 25g (1oz) flour has thickened. Simmer gently for 2 mins. Stir 450ml (3/4pt) milk in half the Cheddar cheese and season to 100g (4oz) Cheddar cheese, grated taste. Stir the drained pasta into the sauce and 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese mix well. Basil leaves, to garnish 4 Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark Method 1 Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan and 6. Spoon the meat sauce in a large deep gratin dish and top with the pasta and sauce. fry the onion and garlic for 8-10 mins until Sprinkle over the rest of the Cheddar cheese softened. Add the mince and cook over a high heat until browned. Stir in the chopped and Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 mins until tomatoes, oregano and puree and season well bubbling and golden. Serve garnished with with salt and freshly ground black pepper. basil leaves. Great for a family supper or Simmer for 30 mins. feeding a crowd of hungry kids. 2 Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly

Serves 6; Ready in 1hr 25mins Ingredients

One hour FREE parking behind Market

Leyland Market, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Tel: 07759 558390

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Leyland Lane Wrought Iron Gates & Railings

Made to Measure, Free Estimates, Measuring Service Optional Galvanising or High Quality Undercoat Sand Blasting and Respraying Service Based at Leyland Lane Nurseries, 610 Leyland Lane, Leyland

Telephone: 01772 431171 Mobile: 07977 727854 W: www.leylandgatesandrailings.co.uk - E: info@leylandgatesandrailings.co.uk

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Plastering Rendering Dry Lining New/False Ceilings Damp Proofing Systems

No job too small! Free quotes and advice

01772 324312 07787 854002

Call Ian

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Drive Rite School of Motoring ● GRAHAM FEARON ADI GRADE 6 ● 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE ● HIGH PASS RATE, LOW PRICES, CRB CHECKED ● STUDENT OFFER £15 AN HOUR; LESSONS PER HOUR £20; DISCOUNTS ON BLOCK BOOKINGS RING

01772 432809 or text 07718 446866

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Domestic and Commercial Fault Finding and Repairs Inspection and Tests P.A.T Testing Free Estimates Fully Insured All work fully guaranteed

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Your Health and Fitness with Diane Oakden Healthy Weight Loss Tips How confusing is advice on weight loss? This time of year many of us have set out to lose some weight. We get obsessed with the weighing scales and often become disappointed and feel like we have failed to lose as much weight as we wanted to. In terms of health a better way to get health results is to reduce fat around your middle -so measure your waist. Take a tape measure and place it round your waist, over your navel and measure on your out breath. Make a note of this measurement. Measure again 2 weeks later when you have consistently made changes to your diet. It is important to find a way of eating that is sustainable so lots of vegetables (not potatoes) and good quality protein eg fish, chicken (tofu, pulses for vegetarians). This really has been shown to be the best way to lose weight and keep it off – you don’t go hungry and suppress the metabolism in the way low-calorie diets do. Do a checklist

How much alcohol do I drink? Can I reduce or eliminate it? How much sugar or refined carbohydrates (eg white flour, white rice, pasta) do I eat? Can I reduce or eliminate them? Good luck to everyone who is trying to lose weight -let me know about your successes. Diane Oakden (Diane Oakden is a Fitness Instructor and qualified Personal Trainer) www.dofitness.org

Walk, Talk and Tone - New outdoor exercise class £2 per session. Exercise in the beautiful surroundings of White Coppice. Tuesdays 9.30am, meet at White Coppice Cricket Pavilion PR6 9DE

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Karen Lang Decor Painting & Decorating ● painting & paper hanging ● colour & design advice ● artwork & murals ● hand painted kitchens & furniture ● full portfolio & references ● friendly, reliable service

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Handy Mike & Co. Handyman & Painter & Decorator No Job too small.

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Fit for Purpose,

with Wrights Opticians, Leyland

“MY Dad taught my Mum, my Mum taught me and in today’s fast-moving world, the skills might be considered old-fashioned. But, from a professional point of view, I believe they are absolutely crucial.” Sarah Wright, owner of Wright’s Opticians on Chapel Brow, was talking about the art of fitting glasses. “At Wright’s we have always prided ourselves on taking the time to fit glasses properly - and to offer ‘free aftercare’ to customers to ensure they are maintained, adjusted and stay fitted properly.” Most of us, at some point, end up being diagnosed with some kind of eye condition and need to choose glasses. But why is it so important to have them fitted by an experienced professional.

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“...taking the time to fit glasses properly, with free after-care...”

be doing their eyes serious harm. “We fit and adjust glasses with a whole range of tools and an experienced ‘trained eye.’ It takes a good 15-20 minutes or more, depending on the complexities of the frames, shape of face and other factors. It can’t be rushed.” Wrights Opticians not only fit glasses properly, but offer customers FREE after-care service and FREE ‘MOTs’ for the life of the frames. “People often bash their glasses, even sit on them. We will happily re-fit and get them fit for purpose. We provide a full service after six months Sarah explains: “Clearly, they need to be comfortable, anyway, including ultra-sonic cleaning, screws adjusted, you don’t want red marks on your nose or behind your joints oiled, pads replaced, ear through tightness. Nor do you want them to slip when you are moving around, at work, play or any time. whatever is necessary.” Comfort and that ‘feel-good’ factor is paramount. “Even more important, though, is that your vision is the Charlotte Ashworth, best that it could be. If your glasses aren’t fitted, if they trainee dispensing optician at are crooked or slip, the centres of the lenses as you look Wrights, whilst currently studying a four year degree through them will not be in the right place. They will course, is raising money for not be aligned for your eyes and your vision will be St Catherine’s Hospice by affected.” taking part in the annual Apart from obvious implications regarding discomfort, such a scenario could be extremely hazard- Moonlight Walk (13.1 miles, half marathon) on Saturday ous to well-being. May 26. “For example, if varifocals or bifocals are not fitted or out of shape, if the line between the lenses is ‘out of Charlotte’s target is £150, to sponsor her brave effort line,’ there can be a great deal of distortion. There’s a and support this worthy local cause, call in at 5 Chapel definite risk of falling due to confused vision. Elderly Brow or visit www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Ashworth people are especially vulnerable. every penny raised will go to St Catherine’s. “It’s also particularly important for children, whose eyes are still developing, to have properly fitted glasses. If Wrights Opticians - ‘helping patients see they are mis-aligned or get knocked in the playground clearly for over 40 years.’ and the child isn’t seeing ‘properly’ as a result, it could “...fitted with a whole range of tools and a trained eye...”

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The glare necessities! WHY is a local optician recommending Hawaiian sunglasses – and not just when it’s sunny? Sarah Wright says: “In this country, people believe you should only wear sunglasses when the sun is out - and only in Summer when it’s hot. “Ultra violet light is ever present and damages your eyes in the same way that skin is damaged. Your eye can only filter out a bit of UV by itself. It needs help in the form of an UV blocking lens. The sun can cause irreversible eye damage and certainly contributes towards the formation of cataracts.” Opticians like Sarah are promoting protection of the macula, the sensitive inner lining at the back of the retina. “UV light encourages macular degeneration. Even in winter, even in Leyland you need a UV blocking lens. Europeans wear sunglasses as a matter of course, it’s not part of our culture. English light is not so intense, but UV light is present, even when overcast and grey. Over the years lots of damage can be done – that can’t be undone! “Government warnings advise against the sun, tell us to cover our skin, protect children from its harmful rays, slap on sunblock but never mention eyes which are equally vulnerable and prone to sun damage. I find that really frustrating.”

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It’s not just ultra violet light which causes problems, but glare, too, can be very dangerous. “Glare is particularly prevalent in winter months when the sun is low. It too can damage your eyes. Ordinary sunglasses, which are dip-dyed, will soak up UV light which is good but they don’t cut glare, just make it darker so driving can be dangerous. “Any eye protection is good, but I’m recommending Maui Jim’s which are imported from Hawaii. They are polarised with seven layers of filters, like layers on a cake. Each filter eliminates a different type of glare. They don’t change colour in sunshine but cut out every scrap of glare. “Maui Jim’s were originally made for sports, particularly deep sea fishermen, who are subjected to intense glare, as are skiers and surfers. But they do a full range of glasses and specifications and are ideal for everyday use.” Wright’s Opticians in Leyland are the specialist Maui Jim’s distributor in this area. “People are amazed at how they perform, the feedback has been amazing. They are not the cheapest, but they are not designer glasses, you pay for all the technology incorporated in the glasses, and that’s a lot! “Maui Jim’s are our premium product, but we stock a full range of sunglasses. Please protect your eyes, if you’re unsure or want to know more, call in and see us, we’d be delighted to help.”

“Helping Patients See Clearly for Over 40 Years”

● Frames From Budget to Designer ● Prescription Sunglasses ● Complete Range of Contact Lenses ● After Hours Appointments and Home Visits ● NHS and Children Welcome ● All Glasses Fully Fitted For Comfort ● Varifocals Lens Specialists 5 Chapel Brow, Leyland PR25 3NH

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Quality fresh fish and seafood direct from Fleetwood quayside All fish skinned and boned ready for the pan; Full catering and preparation service to order From exotic to local we have up to 60 varieties of fish daily Sea bass with potatoes and tomatoes Fish Recipe of the Month sponsored by The Fish Plaice

Easy to cook, this simple, layered dish is the perfect one-pan meal. Preparation : 10mins; Cooking time: 20 mins; Serves 2 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil ½ large red onion, finely sliced 2 potatoes, finely sliced 2 tomatoes, sliced 2 small fillets sea bass (or use sea bream, plaice, sole or mullet) juice ½ lemon 1 small glass white wine Handful capers (optional) Method 1 Pour the oil into a frying pan and layer up the onion, potatoes and tomatoes. Put the fish fillets on top. Sprinkle with the lemon juice, wine and capers (if using) and season.

2 Cook, covered with a lid, over a low heat for about 20 mins until the fish is cooked and the flesh is no longer translucent. You could also use any white fish steaks, but increase the cooking time by 5mins as they will be thicker than fillets.

Leyland Market Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

01772 641955

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LEYLAND & FARINGTON CLUB since 1933

APRIL ENTERTAINMENT Saturday April 7 PAUL WALDRON Superb vocalist Saturday April 14 GUY MANRING Excellent vocal entertainer Saturday April 21 JOANNA SHORROCK Terrific personality vocal entertainer Saturday April 28 GERRY SANDON Excellent vocals/ intstrumentalist

Top class entertainment, live music every Saturday; Function room for hire for parties, weddings, christenings etc; Large games room with two snooker tables; full bowling facilities, afternoon and evening bowling; snooker players welcome for Preston League; Winter games every Wednesday, call the club for details

01772 463780 1 Derby Street, Leyland PR25 4NUU

New members £15 plus £5 admin fee; Existing members £15 per year. A fine selection of beers, lagers and spirits.

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Distributors of Cutting Tools, Fasteners, Tools and General Supplies to Industry

SPECIAL: Frank Blakeley & Son offer an exclusive workwear and bespoke embroidery service for all corporate, commercial and leisure requirements. Screen printing for all garments.

Tel: 01772 434456 Fax: 01772 422248

Web: www.frank-blakeley.com Email: leyland@frank-blakeley.com Unit 8A, Centurion Court, Wheelton Lane, Leyland, Lancs PR25 3UQ

Supplying all needs for industry with two free deliveries per day throughout the North West

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TELFORD ELECTRICAL Your local, trusted electrician with over 20 years experience in Domestic, Commercial & Industrial ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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Part and full rewires Extra sockets and lights Fuse board upgrades Garden lighting Security alarms CCTV Testing and inspecting, fault finding Landlord certificates Portable appliance testing (PAT TESTING) Maintenance and repairs CRB police cleared (for working in schools, nurseries and retirement homes etc) Fully insured on all works Free estimates, competitive rates and no VAT

When there just aren’t enough hours in the day, why waste precious time cleaning and ironing? Our friendly and efficient service is ideal for the busy professional or those who just need a little bit of help around the house. With a variety of services on offer, we have the cleaning solution for everyone’s needs. Just a few of our services: ● The Big Spring Clean ● The Weekly Freshen Up ● The House Move Cleanser ● The Ironing Fairy ● Steam cleaning ovens, bathrooms and en-suites Plus lots more.....

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL CALL DAVE

All for just £10 an hour using your own

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Driveways, Patios, Block Paving, Fencing, Flagging, Tree Felling, Timber Decking

Don’t take the risk employ a Master Craftsman!

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Free Estimates; References and photographs available on request

I Love the Small Jobs Other Plumbers Hate Reliable ● Qualified Competitively Priced Free Estimates ● No Call Out Fee Leaks ● Bursts ● Blocks ● Taps Radiator Moves ● Toilets ● Basins Etc... Also Bathroom & Shower Installations

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Achieve more outdoors with Ozonefit Ozonefit are bringing Military Style fitness to Leyland. Our classes are for all fitness abilities and we start at our new Worden Park venue Leyland on Tuesday 24th March at 6.30pm. There are 3 different level fitness teams which offer flexibility for everyone. Our sessions fuse outdoor Fitness with a Military style edge and last for 1 hour. Classes always have a fun element; however our consistent results are due to the way that we train and a bit of hard work. We always ensure a full body workout focusing on core, body weight exercises, walking, jogging, running and stretching making it a great way to lose weight, tone up and build your fitness progressively. Ozone’s main resource is the creativity of our highly qualified instructors who plan and deliver motivating sessions 52 weeks per year. Ozone Instructors know the value of working as a team, building bonds within our classes that you will struggle to find elsewhere. Instructors ensure that our members always get a challenging but manageable workout; we can adapt exercises to suit any ability and people can attend our classes whether they are: Looking to lose Weight ; New to exercise; Aiming to boost fitness levels to a new high! The Ozone experience is reinforced with social

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events and adventurous training such as: muddy race days, nights out, camping trips and white water rafting. Simply, Ozoners like to explore and have fun! Other than gaining new friends and experiences, attending Ozone classes will tone and strengthen muscles whilst improving cardiovascular ability. Weight management is also a benefit as highlighted by Steven Mahon from Blackburn. Steven is an inspiration to all, joining us 9 months ago with the aim of losing weight. Last year he won the Ozonefit’s Blackburn Member Of The Year Award and in the process has lost 7 stones and 6lbs in weight. Seeing him dressed in a fitted suit at the ceremony highlighted what is possible with careful food choices and regular exercise. If you would like to try Ozonefit for free, simply visit our website at www.ozonefit.co.uk and book your free introductory session! During March we are running a special offer at our Leyland venue. Join after your free introductory session and receive 50% off your 1st month with this voucher! ‘Achieve more outdoors’ with Ozonefit at one our venues in: Preston, Chorley, Blackburn and Leyland.

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Strictly Legal A monthly legal advice column with Birchall Blackburn solicitors Make sure your business is up-to-date with the new changes in employment law

employment tribunal fees are still under consultation. We should expect to see the introduction of fees for issuing claims and in some cases, for “hearing fees”, but at what level, we don’t yet know. And as for the changes to the pension law…I will tell you about that later in the year. At Birchall Blackburn, we specialise in offering straightforward and practical employment advice to businesses. Our specialist team can provide you with the help and support you need to be able to manage your employees and have the correct employment policies and contracts in place to protect you and your business. Our aim is to simplify employment law for you - allowing you to get on with what you do best..... running your business.

2012 sees another year of shake up and changes in the workplace as the Government pursues, what we are told is, a radical modernisation of employment law to help to make life that little bit easier for business owners. Just when we all thought things had settled down, including businesses surviving the first round of claims brought against them under the revised Equality Act 2010, here we go again. This year, we see proposed changes to employment rights relating to unfair dismissal, pensions, transfer of employment (the dreaded “TUPE”), and for the first time, the introduction of fees in tribunal claims. The first wave of legislative changes hits on April 6 and relates to employee claims for unfair dismissal. Employees appointed after this date will now have no right to bring a claim against their employer for unfair dismissal in the first two years’ of their employment. The current law states that employees have protection after one year’s service but under the new legislation, this qualifying period for most Take advantage of our employment rights is set to double. free and no-obligation review service For those employees working for you on or to make sure your existing employment before April 6, rights will be unaffected and policies and contracts meet your legal the one year rule will still apply. Some rights obligations as an employer. will remain unaffected by these changes. If, Contact us today to arrange for example, an an appointment. employee is discriminated against on certain Call Sarah Evans, head of Employment at grounds, he/she will still be able to make a Birchall Blackburn, Leyland 01772 433775 or claim with less than two years’ service with e: scevans@birchallblackburn.co.uk their employer. Changes to TUPE law and the introduction of

4 Hough Lane, Leyland, PR25 2SD 01772 433775 E: info@birchallblackburn.co.uk W: wwwbirchallblackburn.co.uk

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Bespoke Driveways and Gardens Designed and Created with Style ● Full Design and Landscape Service ● Award Winning Permeable Installers ● Walling & Fencing Marshalls Regional Award Winner 2009 & 2011 Has the winter taken its toll on your patio or driveway, does it need some TLC? Don’t hesitate, call McPave today.

Tel: 01772 455711 Mob: 07969 629668 info@mcpaveltd.co.uk www.mcpaveltd.co.uk

G. G. Plumbing No Job Too Small! FULL CENTRAL HEATING & BOILER CHANGES COMPLETE BATHROOMS & TILING COOKERS & GAS HOBS LANDLORDS GAS CERTIFICATES CORGI REGISTERED

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● Fencing ● Flagging ● Drainage ● Gravel Gardens ● Jet Washing ● Rock Salt spreading for driveways, footpaths etc ● Landscaping City & Guilds Qualified 20 years’ experience, Professional Service

LHL Landscapes 01772 313606 * 07946 585807 www.lhllandscapes.co.uk

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DALE ASTON CARPET SERVICES Massive selection of carpets and vinyls to choose from in the comfort of your own home ● Expert fitting service ● Quality carpet & upholstery cleaning ● Free removal of old carpets (elderly and disabled only) ● Will not be beaten on price, quality or service

For free estimates Call Dale on 07861 699 428 98 Towngate Leyland

SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2012 ST ANDREW’S CHURCH 2.30pm at Church Road, Leyland, PR25 Contact Lou Hunter 01772 422266

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Car Valeting and Detailing

The widest range of specialist detailing and valeting products Open 6 days a week Meguiar’s Master Stockist (only one in the area) AutoGlym Elite Stockist Competitive prices Free professional help and advice

THE POLISHING BOOTH call 01772 459773 or 07816 878960 Unit 9, Wigan Road, Leyland PR25 5UA (behind Tracey’s Garage) or visit www.thepolishingbooth.com

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Friday April 20

Rock and Roll Night In aid of Baby Beat Featuring Allan Heyes Leyland’s King of Rock n Roll

£15.00 inc hot pot supper

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Moving On Up with In the Zone of Leyland

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“We support the most diverse range of companies and organisations. Our strapline, with which we are appealing to the hard-pressed businesses of Leyland is ‘let us run your office while you run your welcome business’ That says, it all, really.” On the financial side, largely overseen by Mandy Cardwell, who previously ran Adminzone in Leyland for many years, the group provides bookkeeping, Sage software training and support, payroll and accountancy. Following a rapid re-furbishment, In the Zone The enthusiastic In the Zone team launched its new Leyland Martin Day, who runs In the Zone with fellow offices in partners Mandy Cardwell and Bianca Walsh, Training room for hire explains: “Our new HQ on Golden Hill Lane (the early March. former Whinfield School) gives us twice us much “We also have a branch in Stockport, but these new offices give us greater flexibility, better space. We have greater visibility and we are profile and huge potential for helping the Leyland closer to local amenities. As our aim is to help Leyland businesses, it’s a ‘win-win’ situation. We business community.” The team also operate an innovative and are delighted to be here.” successful weekly Business Evening Network In the Zone provides fully-serviced bespoke (BEN) which brings local businesses together. offices of varying sizes, backed up with Martin added; “In three years, we have come a telephone answering and calling services, use of long way. These are exciting times for the team. address and a whole host of business We have office space and lots of services administration and support. And with minimal available which we can tailor to suit individual commitment! In the Zone’s answering service already supports requirements. In the Zone is here to support local companies as far apart as Ramsgate and Dundee. businesses, just drop in or give us a call.” IF it’s hard enough running your business in such difficult times, spare a thought for In the Zone. Not only do they run their own, but they are also taking care of lots of other people’s - after all, it’s their business! And they are very good at it, so much so that after just three years, they have outgrown their original premises - off the beaten track in Longmeanygate - and moved to town.

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CHRISTINE MACLELLAN, owner of Abracadabra Cleaning Services in Leyland, says: “Mine is a brand new business and advertising in Leyland Leader has really helped me to get started. We call it the ‘Leyland Bible’ there is so much in it. It’s great for new businesses, give it a try!” ABRACADABRA CLEANING SERVICES 01772 510449 - 07966 365660

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LEYLAND LEADER COMMUNITY NOTICES RNLI Presents 5 times Champions of Brass In Concert

LEYLAND BAND Sunday April 22 2012, St Mary’s Church Broadfield Drive, Leyland, 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 Tel: 01772 423367 / 433450 for details or pay on the door Leyland Chess Club Meets Thursday Evenings 7.30pm during School terms at Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland. Junior coaching sessions available, also special lessons for beginners and tactics for those who know the moves. Contact David Clayton on 01772 434060 or e: dgclayton@btinternet.com

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Furniture Sale - Sue Ryder Every Wednesday & Sunday 10.00 am till 3.00 pm Furniture, household items and much more, Coffee/Book/Clothes Shop on site. Also furniture wanted, will collect (sorry no electrical items) call 01772 698145 office hours for info. All proceeds go direct to the charity. www.suerydercare.org ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain, 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland, PR25 1TA HOLY LITURGY - SUNDAYS 11.00 A.M. Pre-Sanctified Liturgy or Akathistos Hymn on alternate Fridays at 7.00pm during Lent ORTHODOX EASTER (PASCHAL) SERVICES Great and Holy Friday - 13th April 11.00am - The Royal Hours; 7.00pm - Vespers (Epitaphios Service); Saturday 14th April from 10.00pm; Midnight Hour - 11.30pm Proclamation of the Resurrection Midnight followed by Mattins, Holy Liturgy and Feast Services mainly in English 01772 437029 or 623380 or 07801 065705 www.holy-apostles.org.uk info@holy-apostles.org.uk

St Mary’s RC Church Sunday April 8

FAMILY FUN DAY Following 10.30am Mass MOSS SIDE WI Moss Side Leyland Women's Institute meets at 7.15pm on the first Wednesday of the month at St James' School, Slater Lane, Leyland. April Meeting: Bill Blackledge 'BBC Radio Lancashire Gardener'. Guests welcome. Just turn up or contact Jane Huntley on 0780 848 0132 for more information. Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


Index of advertisers - a quick guide to all that’s in your Leader Accountants Ashleigh Accountancy Haines Watts Alarm SBC Alarms Architect Homeplan Designs Bedrooms Gordon Maclellan Blinds Sovereign Blinds Bottled Gas Chorley Bottled Gas Builder M K & A M Bradshaw Bricks ‘N’ Mortar Dave Delbridge James & Son Premier Renovations RDT Construction Telford Building Builders’ Merchants C&W Berry Ltd Butchers Whittakers, Leyland Market Car Body Repairs Braconash Motors Car Fix Chips Away Old Mill Garage Car Valeting The Polishing Booth Carpets, Cleaning and Care Dale Aston Wrennalls Catering and Bakery Parkinsons Purple Pig Charities Baby Beat Derian House Rosemere Cancer St Catherine’s Hospice Childcare Orchard House Sarah’s Ark Chiropodist Catherine Carlin Church notices Churches Together in Leyland Cleaning Services Abracadabra Wrennalls Coach Tours Cosgroves coaches Coffee shop Lakeside Coffee House Counselling/Healing Marguerite Ralphs Curtains Leyland Upholstery Decorating Services Mark Arthington Karen Lang John Maddock Colin Rawlinson Dog Grooming Dog Gone Beautiful

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Driving School Drive – Rite 52 Electrician Cowley Electricals 49 I S Ellison Electrical Services 53 Telford Electrical 63 Engineers’ Merchants Frank Blakeley & Son 62 Estate Agents Brian Pilkington 74,75 Fencing David Chany 64 Financial Services Derbyshire Booth 46,47 Fish Merchants The Fish Plaice 60 Fitness and dance classes AM-PM Academy 32 Diane Oakden 54 Ozonefit 65 Funeral Services N & K Harvey Funerals 26 Furniture Crown Furniture 28,29 Peppermint Cottage 43 Garage and Body Shop Braconash Motors 42 Old Mill Garage 81 Gardening Services MW Garden Maintenance 25 Gates and Railings Leyland Lane Wrought Iron 51 Hairdresser Maison Cy 9 Sandra Roberts 39 Handymen Ian Brotherton 31 Handy Mike & Co 56 SBC Handyman 72 Home Care Right at Home 38 Insulation HIS Energy 5 Jewellery Atkinson’s Jewellers 40 Joinery A M Bradshaw 26 Richard Hallam 21 J D Hull 7 Steve Taylor 17,70 Kitchens and Bathrooms Kirk & Ward 40 Kitchen Wizard 80 Landscaping, driveways and patios David Chany Landscaping 64 Duxburys 6 LHL Landscapes 72 McPave 69 Ultimate Driveways 11 Lawn Care/plant food Growing Solutions 18,19 Martial Arts Family Martial Arts 64 Offices In the Zone 83 Lancashire Business Park 37

Opticians Eyesentials 44,45 Marian Gray 57 Wright’s Opticians 58,59 Oven Cleaning Ovenclean Lancashire 57 Photographer I - Sight 27 Mattefinish Photography 22 Plasterer ADE Plastering 79 DB Plastering 49 I’M Plastering 51 TH Plastering 4 Plumbing & Heating Services Ian Brotherton 31 GG Plumbing 69 JCM Plumbing 15 M S Clayton 64 Pinnacle Plumbing 78 Planned Heating 24 Property Services SJF Property Maintenance 78 Public Houses Railway at Leyland 4 Restaurants Beijing 20 Charnock Farm 36 Leyland Hotel 12,13,77 Original Bistro French 39 Railway at Leyland 4 Wellington Park 3 Roofing Services Paramount Roofing 10 Security Systems, CCTV SBC Alarms 16 Sheds & Animal Homes MB Sheds 11 Slimming Class Slimming World 67 Social Club Knights of St Columba 38 Leyland & Farington Club 61 Solicitors Birchall Blackburn 1,23,66 SRBC notices Leyland Cinema 34 Taxi Services Leyland Taxis 8 Tiling Service Colin Rawlinson 24 Tools Frank Blakeley & Son 62 Tree Surgery Duxburys 6 Tyres Tomlinson Road Tyres 14 Upholstery Leyland Upholstery 48 Web Design Stefanie Williams 67 Windows, Conservatories & Doors Advanced Conservatory Design Centre 73 Cloudy 2 Clear 84 Dynamic Doors 16 Pro-Glaze 16 Steve Taylor 17,70 Windowgeeks 88

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