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  • Police appeal for help to find Hindley man's relatives Leigh Journal:

    POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of a Hindley man. read more

  • Rowley not feeling any pressure Leigh Journal: Leigh coach Paul Rowley

    LEIGH Centurions coach Paul Rowley insists there is 'no pressure' on his team as they prepare for the final two regular league fixtures of the Kingstone Press Championship campaign. read more

  • Urgent action required after Leigh care home inspection Leigh Journal:

    A CARE home has been warned that it must make urgent improvements following an inspection. read more

  • Stars in their eyes

    A STARS for a night event is being held to raise money for poorly children. read more

  • Security system fills Leigh bank with smoke Leigh Journal: Firefighters rescue of woman trapped under wardrobe

    A BANK was filled with smoke after a security system accidently activated. read more

  • Wartime thriller brings history to life at the Opera House Leigh Journal:

    A PASSIONATE wartime thriller is coming to Manchester's Opera House in October. read more

  • Comedy in store at Leigh club Leigh Journal:

    COMEDY is on the menu at the 180 Club in Leigh. read more

  • Group of otters spotted

    THERE certainly are otters in the Leigh area. read more

  • Lane benefits

    WE ARE fed up reading letters every week about ‘the stupid bus lane nobody wants’. read more

  • Fine building demolition

    WHEN the Tyldesley Conservation Area was extended but the former tech in Upper George Street was noticeably omitted it was clear its days were numbered. read more

  • Hospice gifts

    I WOULD like to reply to the letter ‘Don’t ignore old furniture’. read more

  • Busway has easy access

    THERE were several letters in last week’s Journal about the guided busway and, unfortunately, they included quite a bit of incorrect or misleading information, which I would like to address. read more

  • Pet of the week

    OUR pet of the week is settling in with his family. read more

  • Healthier Together roadshow on its way to Leigh Leigh Journal: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

    A PUBLIC roadshow is being held as part of the Healthier Together consultation. read more

  • Anger as college scraps AS-levels at Leigh campus Leigh Journal:

    A COLLEGE has decided to no longer take students on for AS-levels at its Leigh campus – but didn’t tell students until they tried to enrol. read more

  • Mildred Hodkinson

    HODKINSON On the 18th August 2014 peacefully in hospital MILDRED aged 84 years. Mildred will be sadly missed by all her family and all who knew her. Funeral service and burial to take place on Monday 8th September 2014 at 2.30 pm at Howebridge Cemetery. All enquiries please to Abbey Funeral Service, 45 Mealhouse lane, Atherton Tel 01942 886776. read more

  • Gordon Battersby

    BATTERSBY Suddenly at home on the 19th August 2014, GORDON Aged 71 years. Loving Husband to the Late Josephine. Devoted Dad to Tony, John and Joanne, a much loved Grandad to Lorna, Vicky and Codie. Also a special Great Grandad to Shaun and Hollie. Gordon will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 in Our Lady of the Rosary R.C. Chuch at 2pm, prior to Interment in Leigh Cemetery. Floral tributes welcome donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries please contact Leigh Co-operative Funeralcare, 37-39 Kirkhall Lane, Leigh WN7 1SA Tel 01942 608571 read more

  • Kathleen Downs

    DOWNS KATHLEEN Peacefully at High Peak Lodge on 26th August 2014 aged 91 years. KATHLEEN the dearly loved wife of the late Frank, also a much loved auntie, great auntie and friend to many. KATHLEEN will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all family and friends. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Wigan & Leigh Hospice. All enquires to Abbey Funerals Service Leigh Tel 01942-261936 read more

  • Bernard Byrne

    BYRNE On the 20th August 2014 peacefully whilst in hospital and of Astley BERNARD aged 76 years. The dearly loved Husband of Kathleen, much loved Dad of Deborah, Paul, Pamela and Mark and Father in Law to Stephen, Tracie, Barry and Cilla, Beloved Son of the Late THOMAS and MARY ELLEN, a devoted Grandad to Joseph, Emily, Howard, Polly, Hastings, Cilla, Christina, Olivia, Sarah, Carl, Rachel and Andrew, loving Brother to Mary and Anne and Brother in Law to Dorothy, Thomas, Frances, Paddy and Kath, fondly remembered by Stephen & Joyce and Carl & Caroline, a dear friend to many especially Lee & Michelle and Mick & Jill and very sadly missed by his faithful companion Patch. Funeral service to take place on Friday 29th August 2014 at St Richards RC Church Atherton at 10.00 am followed by interment at Howebridge Cemetery at 10.45 am. Flowers or donations as desired (in aid of Wigan & Leigh Hospice) may be forwarded to the immediate family. All enquiries please to Abbey Funeral Service, 40 Lower Elliott Street, Tyldesley. Tel: 01942-891331. read more

  • Jean Ashcroft

    ASHCROFT Suddenly but peacefully on 13th August 2014 JEAN Aged 81 years. Beloved wife of the late RAYMOND, much loved Mum of Sharon and Alison and Mother in Law of Adrian and Alun. A devoted Grandma of Michael, Laura, Rebekah, Katie, William and Tom. A loving Sister of Alice, Betty, Eric and the Late JOAN and PHILIP. A dear Sister in Law and Auntie. The Funeral Service will take place on Friday 29th August 2014 at Atherton Parish Church at 1.45pm prior to Committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 2.30pm. All enquiries: Unsworth's Funeral Service, 79 Bolton Road, Atherton. Tel. 01942 877557 read more

  • Anne Cocker

    COCKER Peacefully on 23rd August 2014 aged 85 years ANNE Beloved Wife of the late JOHN, much loved Mam of David, Trevor and Stephen, dear Mother in law of Julie, the late CAROL and Christine, loving Nan of Jane, Olivia, Craig, Claire, Sarah, Paul, Charlene, Andrew and the late ANDREW and a dearly loved Great Nan of John, Calum, Amy, Eleisha, Lauren, Chloe, Chelsey, Carlton, William and Holly. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Support. For Funeral details please contact Unsworth's Funeral Service, 122 Twist Lane, Leigh. Tel. 01942 707562 read more

  • Dorothy Rowland

    ROWLAND (nee Couch) Suddenly in Wigan Infirmary DOROTHY Aged 88 years. Beloved Wife of the late MICHAEL. Much loved and devoted Mam of Michael and Stephen, Mother in Law of Susan and Susan. Nan of Ian, Susannah, Vicky, Michelle and Scott, Great Nan of Jacob. Dorothy was much loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. For Funeral details please contact Paul Dainton Funeral Services on 01942 269555 read more

  • Elizabeth Winrow

    Treasured memories of a much loved Wife ELIZABETH WINROW BETTY 31/8/11 Time moves on, but never a day do I forget you and never will. For what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Kevan read more

  • Eric Albert Bilsbury

    ERIC ALBERT BILSBURY 28th August 2013 Put your arms around him Lord, don't leave him on his own. For today it is his Anniversary his first away from home. All Our Love His lovely wife Pat, his sons Shaun and Adrian and families read more

  • Dorothy Hunt

    DOROTHY HUNT 28th August 2012. It is two years since we lost you and we miss you so much. We miss the laughter and happiness you brought into all our lives. We miss the warmth and love of a Wife, Mother and Grandma. You have left such happy memories which we all shared. It still breaks our hearts, and our lives are not the same without you. All our love forever Jimmy and All your loving family read more

  • Bridie Morris

    Treasured memories. BRIDIE MORRIS 29-8-04 Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Margaret, Trevor, Bernie, Tony and family, Paul and Daniel, Josie and family read more

  • Robert Woods

    ROBERT WOODS Died 2.9.2010 Sometimes it seems a lifetime, sometimes just a day. But in our hearts you're always loved and never far away. From Your loving wife Dolores and all your family In Gods care you stay read more

  • Doris Emmison

    EMMISON On the 19th August 2014 sadly whilst in hospital DORIS Aged 89 years. A Loving Mum, Sister, Auntie, Nana (little nana), a Great nana (nana bungalow) Great Great nana and a friend to many. Funeral service to take place at Atherton Parish Church on Monday 1st September 2014 at 11.15am followed by Burial at Atherton Cemetery at 12 pm. All enquiries please to Abbey Funeral Service, 45 Mealhouse Lane, Atherton Tel 01942 886776. read more

  • Gladys Eaves

    EAVES Peacefully on 21st August 2014 GLADYS Aged 93 years. Beloved Wife of the late GEORGE, much loved Mum of Pamela and Trevor and Mother in Law of the late ALF and the late ANNE. A devoted Grandma and Great Grandma. The Funeral Service took place on Wednesday 27th August 2014 at Howe Bridge Crematorium. Donations are being sent in memory of Gladys to R.N.I.B. All enquiries: Unsworth's Funeral Service, 45 Leigh Road, Hindley Green. Tel. 01942 525980 read more

  • John Hindley

    HINDLEY Peacefully on 24th August 2014 JOHN Aged 79 years. Beloved Husband of Margaret, much loved Dad of Robert and Father in Law of Sharon. Devoted Granddad of Kerry, Carla and Jon. The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 10.45am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries: Unsworths Funeral Service, 122 Twist Lane Leigh Tel. 01942 707562 read more

  • Iris Glover

    For a special Wife, Mum, Grandma & Great Grandma IRIS GLOVER 1st September Many a lonely heartache, often a silent tear. But always a beautiful memory, of the one we loved so dear. Remembrance is a golden chain, that links us till we meet again, Never more than a thought away, loved and remembered every day. From your ever loving Husband Allan & family read more

  • Mary Atherton

    MARY ATHERTON 28th August Love You Always Happy Birthday Geoff and Barbara xx read more

  • Norah Anne Hodgkiss

    Birthday memories of NORAH ANNE HODGKISS Precious birthday memories of a much loved Wife, Mum and Grandma 27th August Quietly today your memories are treasured, loving you always forgetting you never. Arthur, Chris, Terry, Jean, Brian and Amanda Jane read more

  • John Anders

    Loving Birthday memories of JOHN ANDERS (Jack) 3rd September. A Birthday wish for you today, not a card in the same old way. But on a cloud written in gold with all our love for you to hold. From Your loving wife Brenda and family xxxx read more

  • Irene Hilton

    Loving Birthday memories IRENE HILTON 1st September Always in our hearts Michelle, Stu, Megan and Olivia xx read more

  • Emma Toone

    EMMA TOONE Treasured 90th Birthday memories of our loving Mam, 2nd September. If roses grow in Heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for us. And place them on our mother's arms and give her all our love. From All your loving family xxx read more


    JORDAN HULME Congratulations to our brilliant son on your fantastic GCSE grades. 5 A's and 4 A*s. Very well done Jordan you Simply are A-mazing. Lots of love from a very proud Mum and Dad xx (Wish your nan was here she would of been bursting with pride) Well done bro proper proud of yer From Andy, Kieran and Connor xxx read more

  • adrian vincent-dootson

    ADRIAN VINCENT-DOOTSON Congratulations on your 2:1 Degree in Physical Education & School Sport and your GCSEs in Maths and English, we're so proud Lots of Love Joe, Alex, Luke, Claire, Erin, Sam, Abi & Alfie read more

  • Barbara Anne Farnworth

    BARBARA ANNE FARNWORTH Jack and the family would like to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, cards and messages of condolence also for thegenerous donations to Wigan and Leigh Hospice. Thanks to all the staff at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, all the district nurses, Dr Warner and all the staff at College Street Surgery. Special thanks to Peter Zucca, Jon and all the staff at Carriages Funeral Service for their dignified arrangements and to all who attended the service read more

  • Paul Molyneux

    MOLYNEUX Valerie and the family of the late PAUL Would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their cards of condolence and donations received during their sad loss. Special thanks to Dr. Linton and her team at The Christie for the kindness and care shown to Paul. Thanks also to Rev. Judith Cooper for her kind ministrations and to Tim and staff of Unsworth's Funeral Service for their dignified arrangements. read more

  • Frank Tesmer

    TESMER The family of the late FRANCIS (Frank) would like to thank friends, neighbours and his friends from Wigan Council for their Mass cards, cards of condolence, floral tributes and donations towards the CAFOD Gaza Appeal received during their sad loss. Thank you also to Father Silviu, Deacon Tony Arrowsmith and all who attended the beautiful Requiem Mass for Frank. Also to Sankey and Monks for their dignified Funeral arrangements. Frank will be sadly missed by all who knew him. read more

  • Anne Clementson

    CLEMENTSON on the 15th August 2014 passed away peacefully ANNE aged 81 years. Loving wife of The Late Roy, loving mother and grandmother, loving sister and friend to many. Funeral service to held at Howe Bridge Crematorium on Friday 29th August at 10am. Any donations to the Alzheimers Society. All enquiries to Abbey Funeral Service, Leigh, Tel 01942-261936 read more

  • Brian Bullock

    BULLOCK Peacefully on 18th August 2014 BRIAN Aged 74 years at High Peak Nursing Home. Beloved Fiance to Margaret, loving Brother of Doris, Irene, John and the late JOAN, also Brother in law to Kathleen. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and all that knew him. The funeral took place on Thursday 28th August 2014 at Howe Bridge Crematorium. Donations if desired to High Peak Nursing Home c/o and all enquiries to Sankey & Monks Funeral Services, 5/7 Hope Street, Leigh, Tel: 673171 read more

  • Jesse Prescott

    PRESCOTT Passed away peacefully at home JESSE Aged 85 years. The loving Husband of Florence, dear Uncle to Alan, a very special friend to Marie and Frank. Family flowers only, donations to Macmillan Nurses to be given to family. JESSE will be sadly missed by all. All enquiries to: The Co-operative Funeralcare, 20 Prospect Street, Tyldesley, M29 8AU, Tel: 01942 882530 read more

  • Steven William Barton

    STEVEN WILLIAM BARTON 55th birthday 28th August 1959 Died 31st Jan 2012 To hear your voice, to see you smile, to sit and talk to you a while. To be together in the same old way, would be my dearest wish today. Love from your lifelong friend Jerry, Mavis, Caron and family, Hazel and family xx Never to be forgotten read more

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