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  • Pet of the week Leigh Journal:

    Our pet of the week is a fan of dressing up. read more

  • Labour hurt the NHS Leigh Journal:

    THE NHS crisis is the government’s doing? read more

  • Pick up your pet’s mess

    WE HAVE heard many complaints regarding the guided bus route of late, rightly so. read more

  • There are too many greens

    I HAVE to agree with Pat Lycett regarding the new estate, Astley Green on the Letters page, January 22. read more

  • Speaking up for England

    IN RESPONSE to Christine Robert’s Labour Party supporter letter. read more

  • Candidate to run for seat

    THE letters pages of the Journal are generally full of notices of dissatisfaction with our council, whether it is centred on the hated busway or with planning decisions the reflection is that there is unease with the way we are being governed. read more

  • Busway will stall traffic Leigh Journal:

    LAST week I had an experience of what the East Lancs Road will be like when the guided busway is opened. read more

  • Housing development recognised for sustainability Leigh Journal:

    A HOUSING development on a former colliery site in Leigh has been received an award for its pioneering green design. read more

  • Margaret Elizabeth Ratcliffe

    RATCLIFFE In Hospital on 24th January 2015 MARGARET ELIZABETH (Betty) Aged 78 years. A loving Mum of David and Yvonne, special Nan of Donna, Daniel, Andrew, Marc, Linzi and Kirsty and Great Nan of Callum and Riley. Betty will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Wigan and Leigh Hospice. All enquiries: Unsworth's Funeral Service, 122 Twist Lane Leigh Tel: 01942 707562 read more

  • Marion Jackson

    JACKSON After a short illness, peacefully in Wigan Infirmary on the 23rd January 2015 MARION Aged 82 years The much loved Wife of the late RAYMOND, loving Mum of Lynn, devoted Grandma of Daniel and Kimberley and loving Auntie to Maureen. The service will take place on Friday 30th January 2015 at Oxford Hall, Oxford Street Leigh at 1pm prior to interment at St Pauls Church Westleigh at 2pm. MARION will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her All enquiries please to Paul Dainton F.D., 76 St Helens Road, Leigh, Tel: 01942 269555 read more

  • Christine Edna Pomfret

    CHRISTINE EDNA POMFRET Passed away suddenly on 18th January 2015 aged 69 years. Loving Mum to Matthew and Karen, Sister to Rick and The Late Glenda, Grandma to Daniel, Dominik, Connor, Harri and Charlie, Auntie and friend to many, She will be deeply missed. Christine's funeral will take place on Monday 9th February 11:30 Howe Bridge crematorium. Family flowers only with donations to British heart foundation or Alzheimer's society. All enquires to Abbey Funeral Atherton 45 Mealhouse lane 01942 886776 read more

  • Vivien Culshaw

    CULSHAW Suddenly on 15th January 2015 VIVIEN Aged 65 years. Beloved partner of Eddie Greenough, much loved Mum of Sarah and Eileen and devoted Grandma of Lucy, loving Sister of Granville and the late EILEEN and Sister in law of Vanessa, Barbara, Jack, Tony and the late JENNIFER. A dear Niece of Marian and a loving Auntie. The funeral service will take place on Thursday 29th January 2015, at St Pauls Church, Westleigh at 1.30pm prior to committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Wigan & Leigh Hospice. All enquiries: Unsworth's Funeral Service, 122 Twist Lane, Leigh, Tel: 01942 707562 read more

  • Ellen Sutton

    SUTTON Formerly LIVESEY Suddenly on the 16th January 2015 whilst in hospital and of Tyldesley ELLEN (Nellie) aged 89 years. A Beloved Wife, the dearly loved Mam of Pat, June, Doreen, Robert, Christine, Betty and David, a dear Mother in Law, a devoted Grandma to her 21 Grandchildren and loving Great-Grandma to her 22 Great-Grandchildren, also a dear Sister, Sister in Law, Auntie and friend to many. Funeral service and committal to take place on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at Howebridge Crematorium at 1.00 pm. Family flowers only please donations in aid of Derian House Childrens Hospice may be handed to the immediate family. All enquiries please to Abbey Funeral Service, 40 Lower Elliott Street, Tyldesley. Tel: 01942-891331. read more

  • Ronald Lloyd

    LLOYD Peacefully on 19th January 2015 RONALD Aged 88 years Beloved Husband of Mary, much loved Father of Carol and Graham and Father in law of Brian and Denise, a devoted Grandad and Great Grandad. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at All Saints Church, Glazebury at 12.00 noon prior to committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to All Saints Church, Glazebury. All enquiries: Unsworth's Funeral Service, 489 Warrington Road, Culcheth, Tel: 01925 766006 read more

  • Harold Baines

    HAROLD BAINES Peacefully in hospital on the 18th of January 2015. HAROLD aged 88 years and from Boothstown. The beloved Husband of the late Edith. A loving and much loved Dad to Harry, Jennifer and Christopher, and a cherished Grandad. Harold will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends. Please contact the funeral director for funeral details. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to "Dementia UK" (cheques only please). Please request a gift aid form from the funeral director. All donations and enquiries to Carriages Funeral Service, 385 Manchester Road, Astley, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 7BY, Tel: 01942 897 919 read more

  • William McLoughlin

    McLOUGHLIN Peacefully on the 25th January 2015, Fortified by the Rites Of The Holy Mother Church, WILLIAM (BILL) Aged 82 years dearly loved Husband to Edna and the late VERONICA, A much loved Dad to Diane and the late ALAN, Father In Law to Kevin. A special Grandad to Shirley & Simon and Cassie, also a loving Great Grandad to James, Tom and Myla and Brother In Law to Kathleen and the late DORIS. Bill will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Floral tributes welcome, All enquiries to Leigh Co-operative Funeralcare, 37-39 Kirkhall Lane, Leigh WN7 1SA Tel 01942 608571 read more

  • Olive Davies

    DAVIES Peacefully on 21st January 2015 OLIVE Aged 80 years Dearly loved wife of the Late Don and a much loved Mum and Gran. Will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Howe Bridge Crematorium on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 2.30pm Family flowers only donations if desired to British Heart Foundation c/o the family. For all enq Alan Jones Funeral Directors Limited Millbrook House, 56 High Street, Golborne, Warrington, WA3 3BH Tel: 01942 272027 read more

  • Jacqueline Neill

    NEILL Suddenly in Wigan Infirmary on the 18th January 2015 JACQUELINE aged 69 years, the much loved wife of Barry, loving daughter of Hilda, loving mum of Sarah, Caroline, Chris and Simon also loving mother in law of Guillaume, Rachael and Andrew, devoted grandma of Neeka, Raphaella, George, Sam and Mia. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church Pennington on Friday 30th January 2015 at 10.30am prior to interment at Howe Bridge Cemetery at 11.30. Floral tributes very welcome. JACQUELINE will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. All enquiries to Paul Dainton Funeral Directors, Church View, 76 St Helens Road, Leigh. Tel 01942 269555 read more

  • Albert Ogden

    ALBERT OGDEN Passed away peacefully on the 20th January 2015, aged 77 years. Loving Husband to Sylvia, Father of Stuart, Keith and Audrey, Father in law to Russell, Gail and Julie also a loving Grandad and Great Grandad. The funeral service will take place at Howe Bridge Crematorium on Monday 2nd February 2015 at 1.00pm. Flowers welcome, donations if desired in aid of the British Heart Foundation c/o the family. All enquiries to Sankey & Monks Funeral Services, 5/7 Hope Street, Leigh, WN7 1AQ, Tel: 673171 read more

  • William Nicholson

    NICHOLSON After a short illness at home on the 23rd January 2015 WILLIAM (Bill) aged 85 years, the much loved husband of Elizabeth, loving dad of Gillian, loving father-in-law of John, devoted grandad of Caroline and Nicholas, also great grandad of Lola and Max, loving uncle and friend to many. BILL will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church Lowton prior to committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium Atherton, date and time to be confirmed. Family flowers only please donations if desired to Wigan and Leigh Hospice c/o the family. All enquiries to Paul Dainton Funeral Directors, Church View, 76 St Helens Road, Leigh. Tel 01942 269555 read more

  • Eric Radcliffe

    th Birthday Celebration ERIC RADCLIFFE Wishes to thank all who attended on Saturday 24th January, for their good wishes and gifts received read more

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    CLASS OF 1958 TO 1963 REUNION Did you attend Westleigh Secondary Modern, Lancs? Between 1958 to 1963, if so be at the Waterside Inn Leigh, Lancs WN7 4DB. 8pm 30th January 2015. read more

  • terry dainton

    TERRY DAINTON 28 01 2008 Always loved and never forgotten. Your loving wife Kath and family Ian, Caroline, Janet, Ian, Laura and Jonathan read more

  • mary and tony fitzmartin

    FITZMARTIN MARY AND TONY 30th and 31st January. Remembering a much loved wife, mum and nan, son, brother and uncle. Death cannot take away the love we feel. Love Pat (dad), Sharon and Fred, Sandra and Andrew, Debra and Jason and all the family. xxx 'A smile for everyone'. read more

  • david robert hewitt

    David Robert Hewitt 29th January 2011 Remembering you is easy I do it every day It's just the pain of losing you That never goes away. Mavis x read more

  • laura elizabeth roberts

    LAURA ELIZABETH ROBERTS 3rd February 2014 Loving Memories of Laura. One year has passed but the pain of losing you still hurts, Always in our hearts. How much we all love and miss you everyday for the rest of our lives. Lots of love Mum & Dad, Adrian, Jonathan, Dan and all the Family. XXX read more

  • Harold Edwards

    HAROLD EDWARDS 1st February In loving Memory of a dear Husband, Father, Grand and Great Grandfather. Gone but in our hearts and minds forever Betty and family xxxxxxxx read more

  • Patricia Penkethman

    PATRICIA PENKETHMAN Died 31st January 2014 Gone but never forgotten Love Fred read more

  • Alice White

    WHITE (aka HASTINGS) Nee BOOKER On the 27th December 2014 suddenly whilst in Tenerife and of Mosley Common ALICE aged 69 years - The dearly loved Wife of Roy, loved and loving Mum to Gary and Michael, Grandma to Joshua and Lauren also a dearly loved Sister, Auntie and friend to many. Funeral service taking place on Thursday 29th January 2015 at St Johns Church Mosley Common at 11.15am followed by private family committal service at Howebridge Crematorium at 12.15 pm. Family flowers by request please donations in aid of the British Heart Foundation may be forwarded c/o the immediate family. All enquiries please to Abbey Funeral Service, 40 Lower Elliott Street, Tyldesley. Tel: 01942-891331. read more

  • Bessie Hulme

    HULME Form OWENS Nee WOODWARD On the 22nd January 2015 peacefully whilst in High Peak Lodge Nursing Home and of Atherton BESSIE aged 97 years, Widow of the Late THOMAS HULME and of the Late WILLIAM OWENS, a much loved Mum, Mother in Law, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Aunt and friend. Requiem Mass to be offered at St Richards RC Church Atherton on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 12.00 noon to be followed by burial at Atherton Cemetery at 1.00 pm. Flowers or donations as desired; donations in aid of The Christie Hospital may be forwarded to the immediate family. All enquiries please to Abbey Funerals Leigh, 94 Chapel Street, Leigh. Tel: 01942-261936. read more

  • Francis Agius

    AGIUS Passed away peacefully at home on Friday the 16th January 2015 with his family by his side FRANCIS Aged 78 years. Lovingly remembered and missed by his loving Wife Valerie, Sons Joe & Ricky, and all his loving family. Funeral service at St Josephs RC Church Leigh on Thursday 29th January 2015 at 11.00am followed by interment at Leigh Cemetery 12.00 noon. All enquiries please to R.Banks & Son (Funerals), Parsonage House, 100 Railway Road, Leigh, WN7 4AN, Tel: 01942 261415 read more

  • Charles Knight

    KNIGHT Passed away suddenly yet peacefully on the 17th January 2015 CHARLES HENRY (HARRY) Aged 89 years. A dearly loved Father of Barry and Stephen and Father in Law of Linda. A devoted Grandad to Sharon and Andrew and Great Grandad to Jacob and Isobel. A dear Brother, Brother in Law, Uncle and a very dear partner to Lilian. Loving remembered and sadly missed. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Prostate Cancer UK c/o a family member. Funeral arrangements and all enquiries please to R. Banks and Son (Funerals), Parsonage House, 100 Railway Road Leigh WN7 4AN Tel. 01942 261415 read more

  • Dorothy Gregson

    GREGSON Passed away peacefully on the 21st January 2015 DOROTHY Aged 96 years. Devoted Wife to the late FRANK, loving Mum of Eileen and Colin, Mother in law to Helen and the late BRIAN, loving Grandma to Alison, Michael, Catherine and Angela, a much loved Great Grandma and also a good friend to Irene and Marian. Special thanks to the staff at High Peak Lodge for their loving care and to all the staff at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. The funeral will take place at Howe Bridge Crematorium on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 1.45pm. Flowers welcome, donations if desired to High Peak Lodge c/o the family. All enquiries to Sankey & Monks F.S., 5/7 Hope Street, Leigh, WN7 1AQ, Tel: 673171 read more

  • Michael Monaghan

    MICHAEL MONAGHAN The family of the late MICHAEL would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards, kind messages of condolence and donation. £612 was donated to Wigan & Leigh Hospice read more

  • Patrick MB ChB Fulton

    FULTON Dorothy and all the family of the late Dr. PATRICK FULTON M.B., Ch.B would like to thank all relatives, and friends for their expressions of sympathy, Mass cards and generous donations to Patrick's personal charities following their recent sad loss of a devoted husband, brother in law and uncle. The affection in which he was held by so many people has indeed been a great source of comfort to us all. Thanks also to Unsworth's Funeral Directors and special thanks to the Reverend Kevin Crinks for his kindness and compassion read more

  • Stephi Howard

    STEPHI HOWARD Loving Birthday Memories 31st January A little verse to keep in touch with one we love and miss so much. Lots of love always Daniel, Gemma, Nicola, Adam, Becky and Paul Birthday kisses always Love your Nieces and Nephews xxxxx read more

  • Betty Pemberton

    BETTY PEMBERTON Birthday memories Feb 6th Gone but not forgotten Love from C.a.m.e.o. group read more

  • Stephanie Howard

    STEPHANIE HOWARD We wish you were here today even for just a little while. So we could say Happy 25th Birthday Steph and see your beautiful smile. Miss u babe Heartbroken Mum and Dad read more

  • Elizabeth Winrow

    ELIZABETH WINROW (BETTY) 31st January Birthday Wishes Always thinking of you From Husband Kevan and all the family read more

  • ray webb

    RAY WEBB 29th January A smile for all, a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold. Never selfish, always kind, a beautiful memory he left behind. Loving birthday memories Ray from Trina, Tracey, Alan and all your loving friends and family xxx read more

  • Keith Monks

    KEITH MONKS Birthday memories of a loving son Keith 55th birthday A little verse to keep in touch With the one we love and miss so much. Lots of love Mum and framily xxx read more

  • Alice Madeley

    MADELEY The family of the late ALICE would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind messages of sympathy, cards and donations received during their sad loss. Special thanks to Sylvia, the ladies from Stocks Care Agency and the Reverend Butterworth for his kind ministrations. Also to staff at Sankey and Monks F.S. for their dignified funeral arrangements along with all those who attended Alice's funeral service read more

  • Myra Rowley

    ROWLEY The family of the late MYRA would like to express their most sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, cards and messages of sympathy, beautiful flowers and generous donations received during their recent sad loss. Special thanks to the Doctors and Nursing staff at Salford Royal Hospital for all their care, to Jackie and staff of Unsworth's Funeral Service for their dignified Funeral arrangements and to all who attended Myra's Funeral Service. read more

  • Charles Smith

    SMITH The family of the late CHARLES would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their support, messages of sympathy, cards of condolence and kind donations received at this sad time. Special thanks to the Reverend V. Smith for her kind ministrations and all who attended the Funeral Service. Thanks also to Phil and staff of Unsworth's Funeral Service for their dignified arrangements. read more

  • Betty Joyce Pemberton

    PEMBERTON Suddenly at home on 9th January 2015, BETTY JOYCE aged 83 years, Betty will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved her. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 in Kirkhall Lane Independent Methodist Church at 1:15pm prior to interment in Leigh Cemetery. Floral tributes welcome, donations if desired to Kirkhall Lane Independent Methodist Church c/o the family. All enquiries please to Leigh Co-operative Funeralcare, 37-39 Kirkhall Lane, Leigh WN7 1SA Tel 01942 608571 read more

  • Joan White

    WHITE (nee Brimelow) Peacefully on 20th January 2015 JOAN Aged 97 years. Beloved Wife of the late JIM, much loved Mother of Eric and Mother in Law of Jackie, devoted Grandma of Karen and a loving Great Grandma. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at Bedford Methodist Church at 1.30pm prior to Committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Bedford Methodist Church. All enquiries Unsworth's Funeral Service, 122 Twist Lane Leigh Tel: 01942 707562 read more

  • John Pearson

    PEARSON Peacefully at home on the 20th January 2015 JOHN Aged 74 years and of Tyldesley. The beloved Husband of Margaret, a loving and much loved Dad of Michael, Karen and Neil, and a dear Father in law to Helen and Martyn, devoted Grandad to Marc, Anna, Tess, Megan and Maggie, a much loved Brother to Win and a dear Brother in law to Maureen, Graham and Tony. Also a dear Nephew of Phil and Chris and loving Uncle to his Niece and Nephews and their children. Funeral Service to be held at St. Richards RC Church, Atherton on Tuesday 3rd February at 11.00am followed by interment at Leigh Cemetery at 12.15pm. Family flowers only please by request but donations if desired to Prostate Cancer c/o and all enquiries to Sankey & Monks Funeral Services, 5/7 Hope Street, Leigh, Tel: 673171 read more

  • Veronica Shone

    SHONE On the 16th January 2015 peacefully at home VERONICA aged 72 years. The Loving Wife to Walter, a Loving Mum to Christine and Keith, also a Step mum to Wayne and Craig. A wonderful Nanny to Craig, Nakita, Stephanie, Kelly, Amanda and Jack and a Great Nanny to Dorothy and Nancy. A Sister, Sister in Law, Auntie and a friend to many. VERONICA will be sadly missed by all who knew her. All enquiries please to Abbey Funerals, 40 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton Tel 01942 886776 read more

  • Mary Matchett

    MATCHETT on the 20th January, peacefully in High Peak Lodge Nursing Home, MARY aged 97 years. The loving wife of the late Nathaniel. Loving mother of Frances, Kathleen and Glynis. Mother in Law to George and John. A devoted Grandma, Great Grandma & Great Great Grandma to her many grandchildren. Sister to Irene and Eva and the late Sid and Mabel. Funeral Service to take place on Tuesday 3rd February at 11:45am at Christ Church Pennington prior to interment at Leigh Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Dainton Funeral Directors, Leigh. Tel: 01942-269555 read more

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