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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

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Home from Home with Right at Home of Leyland Right at Home provides care for people in their own homes. Most people given the choice would prefer to stay in their own home as long as possible rather than “going into a home”. We provide flexible solutions whereby our care package can change according to your needs. Our home care can be short-term, for example we can cover for your main carer whilst they take a break or help you recover from illness. An area currently in high demand is helping people whilst they recover from a hip operation when they may lose their mobility for a short period of time. We can provide you with companionship, undertake light household duties and accompany you to appointments or social events. In other situations Right at Home can provide longer term care, this can be 3-4 visits a day which could start by helping you to get up in a morning and conclude by aiding you to go to bed at night. Right at Home can also provide overnight care whereby one of our carers stays with you. Less frequently requested but also possible is the provision of 24 hour care. Right at Home provides excellent staff. Managing Director Mark Booker (pictured) explains: “In line with our regulator the Care Quality Commission, we undertake all the mandatory checks,

references and our staff training greatly exceeds the minimum required.” We realise “your home” is your private space therefore when we interview people for a job at Right at Home we always ask ourselves if we would want that person in our own home”. We have existing clients in the Leyland area. Not always, but quite often we find we are dealing with our client’s son or daughter who has the responsibility for finding care for a parent. Mark explains: “Our staff will listen and empathise because we know for some people getting outside help is a big step to take.” Right at Home provides consistent carers, we provide you with a full hour and do not take out travel time and we arrive promptly at a time to suit you. We will also introduce you to a carer before they start working for you. If you or your family are considering home care please call Lisa or Lorraine on 017722 615227.

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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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and team. For all dining requirements, including weddings, Christmas parties, functions or any night out, we cannot recommend the Leyland Hotel highly enough. The hotel is quartet of ’mini-puddings.’ The fantastic Tuscany Suite Starring together on one plate, she enjoyed a rich part of the award-winning Feathers Group with hotels across chocolate brownie, profiteroles, chocolate and orange mousse AND lemon and lime cheesecake. the North West. There are 93 superbly-appointed bedrooms, along with leisure facilities including a The combination was vividly described as swimming pool and trimnasium, not only for ‘immense and awesome.’ guests but locals too. Alistair informed me the Leyland Hotel HomeIn addition to the plush Venetian Suite, the made sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel state-of-the-art Tuscany Conference and ice-cream is Banqueting Suite offers flexible options for ‘famous.’ corporate or celebratory events of all kinds. It can After samaccommodate hundreds in one space or be broken pling it, it down into three separate rooms for independent surely deserves every usage. With no stone unturned, the ‘Tuscany’ has accolade and built-in LCD projector screens, an ultra-modern I shall do my PA system and furnishings offering the height of comfort, quality and luxury. utmost to further spread The Leyland Hotel, everyone knows where it is, now you know what’s on offer, give it a try. its fame. As hot, sticky, tasty and toffee as you could ever want, the home made ice cream proStart with J28 and the Four Seasons vided the coolest of contrasts. Two amazing des- Restaurant, there’s 20% off all meals until serts to round off a superb meal. Thank you chef June 30 2012! 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

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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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SANDRA ROBERTS HAIR SALON 10 Chapel Brow, Leyland

Introducing Lauren, a new member to our experienced team of stylists. SPECIAL OFFER For May, we are offering ÂŁ10 off colours when booked with Lauren 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.

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PROFESSIONAL & CLEAN WORK Plastering, coving, tiling, Dry lining Call Stephen for quotations on

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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..... All for just £10 an hour using your own cleaning products, or £12 per hour with everything provided. Call Christine to discuss your needs, we’ll be happy to help.

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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.

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

Special offer Full set foils ÂŁ35 Every Wednesday Ask for details 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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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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Distributors of Cutting Tools, Fasteners, Tools and General Supplies to Industry

PANOPLY Boots £29.99 - lightweight, comfortable, safety toe-cap, 3 colours (black, brown, nubuck)

WORK Gloves NOW £1 a pair Builders’ grip Super strong, hard wearing

ALL brands of workwear DASSY, SNICKERS, DICKIES and many more, call in and see....

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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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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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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Live MayEntertainment

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

Sat 5 Gatorville Classic Rock Covers Sat 12 Tiredness Kills Indie and Rock Band Sat 19 Shakeys Brother Rock and Pop Covers Sat 26 Red Moon Job Top Chorley band playing originals and covers STARTS SUNDAY MAY 6 Sunday Soul Session 5.30pm-8.00pm guest DJs 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

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LEYLAND & FARINGTON CLUB since 1933

MAY ENTERTAINMENT Saturday May 5 ROBBIE ELLIOTT Excellent guitar/vocals Saturday May 12 ANITA MADIGAN Brilliant vocal entertainer Saturday May 19 TONY STEWART Excellent vocal entertainer Saturday May 26 JAMES DEVINE Multi-instrumentals/ vocals entertainer www.leylandandfarington.com

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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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 5th April 2013 to do this. If you miss this deadline, you’ll lose your £11,280 allowance for the 2012/13 tax year forever. So the sooner you take advantage of your allowance the better. 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 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 to £11,280 per tax year. Of this, the maximum you can put into a cash ISA is £5,640, and then the remainder can be invested into a stocks & shares ISA. Alternatively you may choose to allocate the entire £11,280 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 or stock & shares ISA to a new stocks and shares ISA with another provider, 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

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

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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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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

NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL CALL DAVE

Tel:01772 454291 Mob: 07546 906847 E: telfordelectrical@hotmail.co.uk

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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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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, 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 To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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

Call Mike on 01254 830921 or 07792 418567

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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 Sticky salmon with Chinese greens Fish Recipe of the Month sponsored by The Fish Plaice

Preparation : 5 mins; Cooking time: 15 mins; Serves 4 Ingredients 4 skinless salmon fillets, 150g/4oz each 3 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp teriyaki sauce 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp oil (a mix of vegetable and sesame) 1 tbsp finely grated fresh root ginger 1 garlic clove, finely sliced 1 red chilli, de-seeded, finely sliced 500g/1lb 2oz mixed green veg eg: bok choi, sugar snaps, broccoli Method 1 Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Place the salmon on a baking tray. Mix together the oyster sauce, teriyaki and honey, then brush a little

over the fish. Roast for 8-10 mins until glazed and just cooked through. Set aside. 2 Heat the oil in a wok, then fry the ginger, garlic and chilli for 1 min. Stir-fry the broccoli or any larger, harder veg for 3 mins, then add the leafy veg and cook for 1-2 mins more. Stir in the rest of the sticky sauce, heat through and serve with the fish. Leyland Market Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

01772 641955

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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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MAY OFFER 2 courses Tues - Thurs, Sun £9.90 FRIDAYS SPECIAL MEAL

3 Courses @ £15 Opening times for food.. Tuesdays - Sundays 6pm - 10pm

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Live Music in May CABARET NIGHTS including Soul Nights, Sixties Nights and more Call us for details 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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Growing Steady with Growing Solutions Ltd of Leyland

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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 1 litre normal price £7 now special offer 1 litre just £4 this makes 200 litres of feed for all plants, fruit and vegetables, specially good for tomatoes 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

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

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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

Book in advance, great food, great value

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

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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 Steaks with Blue Cheese and Roasted Vegetables Recipe of the Month sponsored by Whittakers Butchers

Serves 4; Prep time; 15 mins Cook time: (for 2cm/¾inch thick steaks) Rare: 2½ mins on each side Medium: 4 mins on each side Well done: 6 mins on each side Ingredients 4 lean rump or sirloin steaks salt and freshly milled black pepper 30ml/2tbsp olive oil 50g/2oz blues cheese eg: Stilton, crumbled 30ml/2 tbsp fruit chutney of your choice For the roasted vegetables: 1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut into wedges 3 raw beetroot, peeled, cut into wedges 2 medium onions, peeled, cut into wedges salt and freshly milled black pepper 30ml/2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil One hour FREE parking behind Market

Method 1 Preheat oven to Gas mark 6, 200° C/400°F. 2 To prepare the roasted vegetables: place the vegetable son a baking tray, season, drizzle with the oil and roast for 30-35 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Season the salt and cook according to your preference. During the last minute of cooking time, spoon the chutney over each steak and top with the cheese. 4 Spoon the roasted vegetables on to each plate. Add the steaks and drizzle any meat juices from the pan over the steaks. Serve immediately.

Leyland Market, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Tel: 07759 558390

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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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General Building Contractors

Great offers on garden decking 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

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Established 1968

01772 422581 Braconash Road, Leyland PR25 3ZE Email: braconashmotors@btclick.com Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


CROWN

FURNITURE don’t just picture it...

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

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ince 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.

JUST A SELECTION OF MANY DISCOUNTED ITEMS AVAILABLE Oak Frame Cheval Mirror with Shelf (8 in stock)....... was £195 .........now £85 Oak Coffee Tables .................................................................... from only £75 Belfast Sink Unit (1 only) ......................................... was £1295 .......now £395 Large Oak TV Unit (5 in stock) ................................... was £385 .......now £195 Oak Low Bookcase ................................................. was £325 .......now £195

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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

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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.

01772 459467 07814 915669 To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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National Gardens Scheme gardens open for charity All proceeds to NGS charities including Macmillan Cancer support, Marie Curie Cancer care, help the Hospices, National Trust, Queens Nursing Institute etc Saturday, Sunday May19-20

12 Crocus Field, Leyland 1pm – 5pm Open gardens, plant stalls, home baking, cakes, refreshments 01772 456616 Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


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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

07709 408677 - 01772 432694 To advertise call 01772 432963 or email keith@leylandleader.com


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Brian Pilkington Estate Agents 3 Hough Lane, Leyland Tel: 01772 422772/464341 After hours: 01772 455038/422507

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MAY Sudoku How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That's all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive! Answers on Page 84

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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

T: 01772 460421 M: 07881 485271 www.thplastering.com

COLIN RAWLINSON TILING & INTERIOR DECORATING

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FRIENDLY & RELIABLE SERVICE

TEL: 01772 466165 or 07833 647439 For more information and pictures, please visit www.colinrawlinson.co.uk Please mention Leyland Leader when responding to advertisements


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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

71 Duddle Lane, Walton-le-Dale 01772 312595 07910 242103 www.jdhulljoinery.co.uk

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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

FREE ESTIMATES NO OBLIGATION

T: 01772 458526 M: 07816 316411 Have you been coughing for three weeks? In May and June the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network is supporting the national NHS campaign to raise awareness of lung cancer symptoms. Finding lung cancer early makes it more treatable. People who have symptoms should go to their doctor straight away. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer. There are 33,000 new cases every year, killing more than any other form of cancer. It affects people of all ages but is most common in over 50s. Although more common in smokers, around 1 in 8 people with lung cancer has never smoked. The risk gets worse as you get older, but finding it early improves the chances of successful treatment. You need to see a doctor straight away if you have been coughing for the past three weeks or more. Other symptoms of lung cancer include: A cough that has got worse, repeated chest infections, coughing up blood or breathlessness, feeling more tired than usual, losing weight for no obvious reason, an ache or pain in your chest or shoulder that has lasted some time. If you notice symptoms, tell your doctor right away. Seeing your doctor quickly may save your life. Please don’t ignore the symptoms or put off a trip to the

doctor. You won’t be wasting anyone’s time. If you know anyone with symptoms, insist they see a doctor. It’s probably nothing serious, but they should get it checked out. Ernie Burton, 62, from Blackburn was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2010 after he noticed he had been coughing for over three weeks. Following chemotherapy and surgery Ernie is now living each day to the full. He said: ‘I’d urge anyone experiencing any of the symptoms of lung cancer to see their doctor immediately, don’t think you’re wasting their time and try not to be scared. I thank my wife for making me go to my doctor when I did, I know I’d have probably put it off longer otherwise. The earlier the cancer is diagnosed the better your chances of survival’. If you need to find your doctor’s contact details or need more information on lung cancer please visit: www.nhs.uk/ lungcancer. For more local support and guidance please visit the Lancashire and South Cumbria website: www.cancerlancashire.org.uk or www.cancercumbria.org.uk.

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N & K HARVEY FUNERALS 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

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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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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

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INSIGHT a poem by Ann Hooson I smile when I think of him choosing it. It was a perfect wedding gift by any standard. He would of course ask the assistant for help, listen carefully as she described every detail, drinking in the information, forming a picture in his mind.

fine, fingered finesse, feeling the smooth curved lines, finding the little shelf, checking the size and the quality - that was always important to him. Satisfied with his findings, he would make the purchase, thank them for their help and leave.

Whenever I look into that mirror I often wonder was he reminding us of a Then, with the expertise he had acquired over many years, skilfully look more precious gift. with his hands, tracing the outline with APOLOGY: We previously published this poem in the February Leyland Leader but, due to human error, the last line went missing—losing the whole point of the verses. Ann Hooson accepts responsibility, apologises and has asked for it to be re-printed in full. Sudoku solution from page 77

LEYLAND LEADER REALLY WORKS! ‘....plastered again....’

Hidden Wordsearch Phrase from page 76: ‘Drama is life with the dull bits cut out’ Alfred Hitchcock Leyland Leader accepts no responsibility for any transactions, goods or services entered into with or provided by advertisers within these pages

Leyland Leader is printed by Printing World 01772 768744

IAN MOSS, of I’M Plastering services in Leyland, says: “We have advertised in Leyland Leader for a few years now and we get regular enquiries. The magazine is great, it keeps our business going. I’d recommend it to other local trades and services

I’M PLASTERING 01772 324312 - 07787 854002

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LEYLAND LEADER COMMUNITY NOTICES Churches Together in Leyland present IN VOICE AND VERSE

Performing a concert of song and verse ‘ELIZABETH to ELIZABETH’ At St Andrew’s Church. Leyland Saturday June 16 7.30pm Suggested minimum donation £7.50 (details church office 01772 622964) Yeah Yeah Yeah BEATLES NIGHT St Mary’s Parish Centre, Leyland A family-friendly great night out for all ages; Music, quizzes, optional 60s dress and anything we can think of Adults £2.50, OAP £2.00 U16 £1.50 Family (2 adults + 2children) £7.00 01772 455955 www.leylandstmarys.org.uk 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. VESPERS - THURSDAYS 7 P.M. Services mainly in English

01772 437029 or 623380 or 07801 065705 www.holy-apostles.org.uk info@holy-apostles.org.uk 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. Guests welcome. Just turn up or contact Jane Huntley on 0780 848 0132 for more information.

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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 St Andrews CE Infant School

SCHOLASTIC HALF PRICE BOOK FAIR Suitable for children 3-7yrs Starting Wed June 13 to Tues June 19 3.15pm - 4.15pm Everyone Welcome

St James Church Leyland 12.00 Midday Saturday June 2 Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Everyone welcome from the community. Afterwards lunch and fun and games for all the family. May at St Ambrose Sunday services: May 6, 13, 20, 27; 8:30am Holy Communion; 10:30am Parade Service 2nd Sunday; 10:30am Holy Communion 1st,3rd, 4th Sunday; 16:00pm Evensong; Special Events Sat May 5-6 1pm – 5pm National Gardens Scheme Open Garden: ‘Kasauli’ 32 Lancaster Lane, Clayton le Woods, PR25 5SN, £2.50 adults/ children free. 01772 434931 for details; Sat May 5 19:30 – 21:00 Base Café: All young people welcome; Sun May 13 15:00 – 18:00 Car Treasure Hunt followed by Barbecue at the Vicarage; Thurs May 17 Ascension Day. www.stambrose.info 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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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 Parts Motosave Car Valeting The Polishing Booth Carpets, Cleaning and Care Dale Aston Bill Whyte Floorcoverings Wrennalls Charities Baby Beat Derian House Childcare Stanley House Chiropodist Catherine Carlin Church notices Churches Together in Leyland Cleaning Services Abracadabra Alison Stones Wrennalls Coach Tours Cosgroves coaches Coffee shop Lakeside Coffee House Curtains Leyland Upholstery Decorating Services Mark Arthington Karen Lang John Maddock Colin Rawlinson Dog Grooming Dog Gone Beautiful Domestic Repairs HS Domestics Driving School Drive – Rite

54 24 80 72 25 35 36 63 30 74 71 68 23 26 2 60 65 69 52 8 8 4 4 55 87 83 83 80 49 83 20 38 87 47 75 51 4 38 58 79 34 21

Electrician Cowley Electricals 72 I S Ellison Electrical Services 82 Telford Electrical 46 Engineers’ Merchants Frank Blakeley & Son 37 Estate Agents Brian Pilkington 76,77 Fencing David Chany 10 Financial Services Derbyshire Booth 42,43 Fish Merchants The Fish Plaice 50 Fitness and dance classes Diane Oakden 31 Funeral Services N & K Harvey Funerals 82 Furniture Crown Furniture 66,67 Peppermint Cottage 48 Garage and Body Shop Braconash Motors 65 Old Mill Garage 8 Gardening Services MW Garden Maintenance 22 Gates and Railings Leyland Lane Wrought Iron 38 Hairdresser Maison Cy 30 R & B Creative 1 Sandra Roberts 18 Handymen Ian Brotherton 63 Handy Mike & Co 49 SBC Handyman 10 Home Care Right at Home 9 Jewellery Atkinson’s Jewellers 39 Joinery A M Bradshaw 63 Richard Hallam 78 J D Hull 80 Steve Taylor 16,73 Kitchens and Bathrooms Kirk & Ward 51 Kitchen Wizard 14 Landscaping, driveways and patios David Chany Landscaping 10 Duxburys 75 Ultimate Driveways 70 Lawn Care/plant food Growing Solutions 56,57 Marketing TG Marketing Solutions 44,45 Martial Arts Family Martial Arts 34 Offices In the Zone 15 Lancashire Business Park 41 Opticians Eyesentials 32,33 Marian Gray 20 Wright’s Opticians 28,29 Oven Cleaning Ovenclean Lancashire 34

Photographer I - Sight 11 Mattefinish Photography 27 Lee Smethurst 18 Plasterer ADE Plastering 19 DB Plastering 52 I’M Plastering 36 TH Plastering 79 Plumbing & Heating Services Ian Brotherton 63 GG Plumbing 26 JCM Plumbing 74 M S Clayton 21 Planned Heating 81 Property Services SJF Property Maintenance 19 Public Houses Railway at Leyland 39 Restaurants Beijing 58 Charnock Farm 61 Leyland Hotel 12,13 Original Bistro French 54 Railway at Leyland 39 Wellington Park 3 Roofing Services Paramount Roofing 6 Security Systems, CCTV SBC Alarms 80 Sheds & Animal Homes MB Sheds 70 Slimming Class Slimming World 10 Social Club Leyland & Farington Club 40 Solicitors Birchall Blackburn 17,62,88 SRBC notices Leyland Festival 7 Loyal to Leyland 59 South Ribble Museum 64 Taxi Services Leyland Taxis 5 Tiling Service Colin Rawlinson 79 Tools Frank Blakeley & Son 37 Tree Surgery Duxburys 75 Tyres Tomlinson Road Tyres 53 Upholstery Leyland Upholstery 51 Web Design Stefanie Williams 46 TG Marketing Solutions 44,45 Windows, Conservatories & Doors Cloudy 2 Clear 21 Dynamic Doors 46 Pro-Glaze 69 Steve Taylor 16,73 Windowgeeks 53

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Leyland Leader May 2012  

Leyland Leader May 2012

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