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Giant billboards showcase work of Leigh's talented artists

Leigh Journal:

8:50am Friday 24th October 2014

GIANT billboards showcasing the artistic talent of Leigh residents are now on display.

Hindley councillor 'abused his position' in car parking dispute

Leigh Journal: Clr Bob Brierley

6:20am Friday 24th October 2014

CLR Robert Brierley has been found guilty of breaching the council code of conduct for the fourth time in as many weeks after getting involved in a car parking dispute between neighbours.

Stepfather of Jade Lomas-Anderson recalls his last kiss goodbye before she was killed by dogs in Atherton

Leigh Journal:

8:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GRIEF stricken stepfather kissed his 'ideal daughter' goodbye the last time he saw her – before she was killed by a pack of savage dogs.

VIDEO: Violent robbery gang jailed for 24 years for 'crime spree of terror'

Leigh Journal:

12:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG has been jailed for a total of 24 years for a cross-border crime spree that saw cars stolen to raid homes and businesses in violent daylight robberies.

Support for people with osteoporosis in Hindley

Leigh Journal: Meeting for osteoporosis sufferers

2:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SUPPORT meeting for people suffering from or affected by osteoporosis will be held in Hindley tomorrow, Friday.

Driver admits responsibility for crash which killed Leigh taxi driver and Golborne passenger

Leigh Journal: Kenneth Grimshaw and Emma Houghton

1:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORIST whose driving caused the death of a taxi driver and his young woman passenger wept in a court dock as he admitted responsibility.

Plans to close day centres in Leigh and Tyldesley approved

Leigh Journal:

9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOURWAYS Day Centre in Tyldesley and Heathside Day Centre in Leigh will close, Wigan Council has confirmed.

5,000 cards from around the world for 104-year-old birthday girl Betty

Leigh Journal:

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHEN Betty Musker turns 104 tomorrow (October 24), she will be handed nearly 5,000 cards wishing her a happy birthday.

Leigh man who masterminded million-pound drug dealing gang is jailed

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MASSIVE million pound drug dealing operation masterminded by a Leigh man was smashed by police following a six month investigation.

Leigh man who bit off taxi driver's ear jailed for 13 years

Leigh Journal: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

5:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRUNKEN thug who savagely bit off part of a taxi driver's ear just months after biting another man has been given a 13-year sentence.

Astley man who stabbed Leigh widower to death found guilty of murder

Leigh Journal:

3:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN who stabbed a widower to death while robbing him to feed his drug habit has been found guilty of murder.

Easy Street Big Band heads for Atherton

Leigh Journal: Evening of big band at Bushey school

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

St Helens Easy Street Big Band is coming to Atherton for a concert next week.

Leigh pupils help others become confident iPad users

Leigh Journal:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Pupils at a Leigh school are in training to become peer mentors.

Regeneration plans for Leigh Spinners Mill move one step closer with lottery bid

Leigh Journal:

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Plans to regenerate Leigh Spinners Mill have moved one step closer after the charitable trust behind the project submitted a £5 million lottery bid.

£900,000 facelift for Leigh's main shopping street

Leigh Journal:

9:49am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Shopping in Leigh will get a £900,000 facelift making it fit for the future, it has been revealed.

Hindley Green councillor found guilty of breaching code of conduct for third time

Leigh Journal:

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Independent councillor Robert Brierley failed to attend the hearing, but the panel decided his behaviour was unacceptable and inappropriate.

Olympic medallist sets sights on gold in Rio - and inspires Leigh students

Leigh Journal:

11:50am Tuesday 21st October 2014

TOP cyclist and Olympic medallist Rik Waddon has been inspiring youngsters at a Leigh high school after proving that the best way to get over a near-fatal collision with a car is to get back on a bike.

Tyldesley road closure to be reconsidered

Leigh Journal:

10:33am Tuesday 21st October 2014

PLANS to close a major through road in Tyldesley for 18 weeks to allow work on the Leigh guided busway to take place are to be reconsidered by transport chiefs.

Former nurse blamed internet child abuse on drink

Leigh Journal: Burnley Crown Court

6:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN ex-nurse who looked at internet child abuse for 18 months blamed his perverted behaviour on drink, a court was told.

Homeless people in Leigh will have Christmas dinner at library

Leigh Journal:

2:20pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HOMELESS people in Leigh will be given able to enjoy a Christmas festive lunch this year thanks to a £500 donation from Adactus Housing Association.

Free lunch at dementia-friendly event

Leigh Journal:

4:10pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE next dementia-friendly community event will take place at Shackerley Community Centre, on Cumberland Avenue, Tyldesley, on Wednesday, November 5.

Great grandmother wins £3,000 in hospice draw

Leigh Journal:

3:40pm Monday 20th October 2014

A GREAT grandmother from Leigh has scooped £3,000 in a hospice’s annual draw.

Chance to win with trophy pictures

Leigh Journal:

10:50am Monday 20th October 2014

FANS have been given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with Leigh Centurions' trophies.

Charity to hold public consultation

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Monday 20th October 2014

A CHARITY is holding a public consultation to find out how it can help strengthen the valuable work that is done across the community.

Friends to hold concert in memory of Astley musician

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Monday 20th October 2014

FORMER students from St Mary’s High School are all set to reunite for a one off charity concert.

MEP Paul Nuttall denies he played 'Bungle' in children's TV show Rainbow

Leigh Journal: MEP Paul Nuttall

12:42pm Monday 20th October 2014

NORTH West MEP Paul Nuttall has denied that he used to play the character Bungle in the 1970s classic children's TV show Rainbow.

Gales and heavy rain on the way

Leigh Journal:

9:27am Monday 20th October 2014

THE remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in the UK later today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the country, the Met Office has warned.

Wizard of Oz comes to Golborne

Leigh Journal: The Wizard of Oz in Winchester

4:20pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A LION, a tin man and a scarecrow are heading for Golborne.

Slimmers get baking for Macmillan

Leigh Journal: Staff at Herriot's Hotel, Skipton, bake a cake for the Macmillan coffee morning

11:50am Sunday 19th October 2014

SLIMMERS have been raking it in for charity by selling cakes made from Slimming World recipes.

Bake off success for Astley volunteer

Leigh Journal:

9:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

A VOLUNTEER has been named as a runner-up in a charity baking competition.

Lights illuminate village's wheel

Leigh Journal:

3:50pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A WHEEL that forms the centrepiece of a village has been fitted with lights.

Give blood in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Save a liife - give blood (7601520)

12:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BLOOD donation session is being held in Leigh.

North Sea adventure for space balloon

Leigh Journal:

9:10am Saturday 18th October 2014

A SCHOOL’S first attempt at space exploration has been a success.

Man banned from pub after waving bar at police

Leigh Journal:

5:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

A MAN has been banned from the Chat Moss pub in Glazebury after waving a metal bar at police when drunk.

All night crisis centre to help with mental illness

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

A CRISIS centre offering overnight support to people experiencing a mental illness has opened in Leigh.

Young Leigh footballers rewarded by supermarket for packing bags

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Friday 17th October 2014

A YOUTH football team has been given £200 by a supermarket as a thank you for helping to pack bags in the store.

Universal credit arrives in Leigh and Atherton

Leigh Journal: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

6:10am Friday 17th October 2014

JOBSEEKERS in Leigh and Atherton are now being signed up to a new way of claiming benefits.

Police come up with imaginative new use for tax disc holder

Leigh Journal:

12:41pm Friday 17th October 2014

Police have dreamt up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives.

VIDEO: Enough is enough: Talks held as traffic chaos reaches ‘unacceptable’ levels

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEEKS of traffic misery as a result of work on the guided busway finally forced transport bosses to hold an emergency meeting this week.

Last chance for Lowton night at the proms tickets

Leigh Journal:

6:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE are just a few tickets left for the Last Night of the Proms at the Rose Centre in Lowton.

Male slimmers set to complete towering journey for charity

Leigh Journal:

3:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A GROUP of men are on the last leg of their journey to help a fellow slimmer train for a charity ride.

Community group raises thousands for Wigan and Leigh Hospice

Leigh Journal:

11:20am Thursday 16th October 2014

A COMMUNITY group has raised thousands of pounds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice by walking 15 miles.

Q&A: Your busway concerns answered by transport chiefs

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

Journal reporter Sophie Arnold put some of your concerns to transport chief.

Busway Twitter Q&A criticised

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

A QUESTION and answer session about the guided busway has been criticised for avoiding ‘difficult’ questions.

Market struggling as Leigh busway works hit trade

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

TRADERS on Leigh Market say they are ‘struggling’ to survive due to roadworks to build the guided busway.

Residents urged to get free flu jabs

Leigh Journal: The flu jab is available on the NHS

6:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

RESIDENTS with certain conditions are being urged to get their free flu jab.

Report on adult social care changes to go before cabinet

Leigh Journal:

3:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FINAL report on the proposed changes to adult social care in the borough will go before the cabinet tomorrow, Thursday.

New employment figures show 'positive picture' for Leigh

Leigh Journal: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

11:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEW labour market figures show a ‘more positive picture’ for the Leigh area.

Coffee morning success for Hindley Green pupils

Leigh Journal: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE – WE NEED YOUR HELP! Erith Riverside Shopping Centre to host its own Macmillan Coffee Morning!

7:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PUPILS at Hindley Green County Primary School raised more than £100 for charity by holding a coffee morning.

Atherton cancer sufferer, 70, shaves head for charity

Leigh Journal:

6:20am Wednesday 15th October 2014

WHEN Chris Gore was diagnosed with breast cancer she decided not to just sit back and wait until she lost her hair.


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