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CLOSED: Manchester Christmas Markets pictured last year PIC: Mark Waugh

UPDATE: Christmas Markets evacuated after report of suspicious package

STAR: Leigh actor Darryl Clark

Leigh actor is delighted to be 'home' for Christmas

Morrison's in Tyldesley will shut its doors on Sunday after being open since 2009

Morrisons to close on Sunday leaving more than 100 jobless

Astley lorry crash spills 22 tonnes of ketchup. Picture courtesy @gmptraffic/Twitter

Astley lorry crash spills 22 tonnes of ketchup

Winner of the design a mascot competition Tegan Newton, aged six of Bedford Square in Leigh

REVEALED: Winner of the Design a Mascot competition

The 4.5mile Leigh to Ellenbrook track for the guided bus way is almost complete

Tests taking place on controversial guided busway as it nears completion

MEMORY: Daniel Young

Parents raise money to fund defibrillator in memory of 16-year-old who died from heart attack while playing football

School attendance and welfare manager Stuart Smith held a confidence-building session with pupils

School pupils take part in day aimed at enriching their lives

Students show off some of the Christmas decorations that have been made for Christmas In The Street.

Festive fun at Lowton High School’s Christmas Market

Police investigating loss of wallet in Aldi store

Police investigating loss of wallet in Aldi store

Liz Sanderson, neighbourhood inspector for Atherton, Leigh and Hindley

Police and residents meet to discuss fears over gangs

The Christmas tree will be located outside Leigh Town Hall

Christmas tree is coming to town

Atherton train station

Atherton train station targeted by vandals

Elderly woman rescued from river in Leigh

Woman rescued from river in Leigh

Gill Opticians staff celebrate 25 years in business

Opticians celebrates 25 years in business


DELIGHTED: Sacred Heart team celebrate win

Sacred Heart triumph in Atherton and Tyldesley Sports Association event

Salford Red Devils' Rangi Chase. Pic by  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

The Chase is on for Leigh Centurions

Miners and England Lions coach Allan Coleman with Miners players picked for the England team Mark Nicolson, left, and Connor Radcliffe

Miners Rangers coach on mission for South African success

Coach Paul Rowley, left,

Centurions set up Wigan clash

Action from the Atherton Collieries against West Didsbury and Chorlton. Photo by James Lobley

Atherton Collieries boss Clegg eyes progress in the FA Vase

Adam Higson

Centurions: Higson signs two-year contract extension

Leigh Miners Rangers coaches Paul Whitworth, left, and Allan Coleman, right, with man of the match Scott O'Brien. Picture by Bernard Platt

Miners coach reconsiders stepping down after historic treble

Vale of Lune 22 Leigh 10

RUGBY UNION: Vale of Lune 22 Leigh 10

Tyldesley's senior men's team finished in second place in Division Five of the British Water Polo League

Tyldesley bag two victories to end league season as runners-up

Tyldesley's senior men's team finished in second place in Division Five of the British Water Polo League

Tyldesley bag two victories to end league season as runners-up

Action from Tyldesley and De Le Salle. Picture by Dave Balmer DRB photos

RUGBY UNION: De La Salle 22 Tyldesley 0

NCL GRAND FINAL: Leigh Miners Rangers 22 Siddal 20

Leigh Miners Rangers seal historic treble with heroic Grand Final comeback

Leigh remain interested in signing former Salford Red Devils star Rangi Chase

Leigh look set to lose out in Chase for Rangi

Pupils for the victorious Parklee hockey team celebrate with their medals and trophy

Parklee win ATSA hockey festival

National Sport

Yannick Bolasie, pictured left, notched twice as Crystal Palace routed Newcastle

Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace thrash his former club Newcastle

Saracens wing Chris Ashton scores his second try against Worcester

Mark McCall relieved by Chris Ashton's return to scoring

Fernando Alonso had endured a difficult year with McLaren (AP)

Taking next season off from F1 remains option for Fernando Alonso

Lewis Hamilton has been busy away from the track

Lewis Hamilton hits back at Ron Dennis, saying: I don't feel I behave wrongly

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