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Support group to meet in Hindley to help sleep apnoea sufferers

Leigh Journal: NHS charging proposals slammed

12:20pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A SUPPORT group is hoping to help people with obstructive sleep apnoea to get a good night’s rest.

Pupils celebrate Easter with a craft session at Leigh school

Leigh Journal: Pupil Abigail Trend shows off her glittery creation

8:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PUPILS from St John’s CE Infant School, in Leigh, celebrated Easter with an afternoon of crafts.

Survey shows bus passengers more satisfied

Leigh Journal: Temporary closure of bus stop at Victoria Square

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

TRANSPORT leaders have welcomed new figures showing that bus passengers are more satisfied.

Driver fears poor road surface in Atherton will damage car

Leigh Journal: Road works to affect Mill End main road

2:20pm Friday 18th April 2014

A POOR road surface is forcing drivers to slow right down to avoid damage to their cars.

Leigh teen graduates as RAF engineer

Leigh Journal: Kane Higham

11:10am Friday 18th April 2014

A TEENAGER from Leigh has graduated as a weapons engineer in the Royal Navy.

Damhouse to celebrate 20 years as Astley community project with food market

Leigh Journal: Village delight - Dam House, Astley

7:40am Friday 18th April 2014

DAMHOUSE is holding an Easter egg hunt and food market.

Public choose new services to make Leigh 'dementia-friendly'

Leigh Journal: The first event was held last Friday and was well attended by people eager to have their say

6:20am Friday 18th April 2014

SEVEN new dementia services will soon be up and running in Leigh.

Young woman seen assaulting baby son in Leigh 'lost her temper', court told

Leigh Journal: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

4:56pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A YOUNG woman was seen by shocked passers-by to repeatedly slap her baby son across the face and then drop him onto the pavement, a court heard today, Thursday.

Granddad viciously attacked while babysitting for five-year-old in Atherton

Leigh Journal: Police are appealing for witnesses

3:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MAN was repeatedly punched in the head while babysitting for his granddaughter at a house in Atherton.

GMP party in Leigh park postponed

Leigh Journal: Hunt for man called off

6:20pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A PARTY being held in Lilford Park to celebrate 40 years of Greater Manchester Police has been postponed until May 24 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Charity worker attempted to steal van in Leigh to pay drug debts

Leigh Journal: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

4:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A CHARITY worker used the organisation's recovery truck to try to steal a van to pay off a drugs debt, a court heard today, Thursday.

Leigh cyclist to peddle 500 miles in aid of hospice

Leigh Journal: Ian Cummings will notch up more than 500 miles on his bike, thanks to the sponsorship of Alfred Jones

4:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

TACKLING four cycling challenges will see Ian Cumming notch up more than 500 miles on a bike for a hospice.

Leigh bingo night to be held in aid of morris dancing troupe

Leigh Journal: Ewell St Mary Morris Dancers will perform in Leatherhead town centre on Saturday

1:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A GROUP of morris dancers is holding a family bingo and quiz night to raise funds for the troupe.

Easter fun comes to Leigh Library

Leigh Journal: Jack Hurst

10:40am Thursday 17th April 2014

EASTER is here and to celebrate, children descended on Leigh Library to decorate their own giant Faberge-styled eggs.

Coronation street star raises £20,000 on ITV's The Cube for Golborne family's fund

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7:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

CORONATION Street star Kym Marsh raised £20,000 for a Golborne schoolgirl’s fund by appearing on a TV game show.

Leigh man claims 'council tax blunder ruined life'

Leigh Journal: Samuel Hulmes

6:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

A YOUNG man claims his life has been ruined after a debt he never owed reached more than £1,600.

Atherton drink driver banned from getting behind wheel

Leigh Journal: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A DRINK driver caught nearly three times over the legal limit has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Easter Sunday craft fair to be held at Lowton Civic Hall

Leigh Journal: Finger Knitting

4:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A FOOD and craft fair will be held at Lowton Civic Hall, from 10am to 4pm, on Easter Sunday with artisan food, crafts and children’s activities.

Council promise to keep residents updated as Tyldesley road closes

Leigh Journal: Epsom Downs Road, closed earlier this year by fallling trees

3:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE council has promised to give residents regular updates as work on the guided busway closes a main Tyldesley road.

More than 90% of children allocated first choice primary school place

Leigh Journal: The cost of school uniforms is rising

2:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THOUSANDS of children found out today, Wednesday, which primary school they will be attending in September.

Lowton pub reopens after major refurbishment

Leigh Journal: Michelle Peake, Andrew Blakeley and Heather Lynn raise a glass to the newly refurbished Red Lion

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PUB in Lowton has reopened following a major refurbishment.

New service launched in Hindley to promote bone health

Leigh Journal: NHS charging proposals slammed

7:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NEW fracture liaison service has been launched.

Community group prepares to make Atherton bloom

Leigh Journal: Epping Forest in bloom

6:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A COMMUNITY group is preparing to take part in the Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2014 after being picked from more than 1,000 entrants.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal: Mercedes

10:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

OUR pet of the week is one of three chicks hatched by a primary school pupil.

Pupils pitch in to clear up Lowton path

Leigh Journal: Members of LENDF with the rubbish they collected

6:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS from a primary school pitched in to help clean up an area of Lowton.

Taxi driver determined to make run difficult in memory of Atherton granddad

Leigh Journal: James Davies is running the Manchester 10k with an oxygen cyclinder on hi back

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TAXI driver is training to run a 10k with the full weight of a transport oxygen cylinder on his back

Stolen Crufts puppy found in Culcheth

Leigh Journal: Stolen Crufts puppy found in Culcheth

12:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FIVE missing chihuahuas, including a Crufts champion, have been reunited with their owner after they were found by a jogger in Culcheth.

Comedian Justin Moorhouse pays a visit to Mosley Common

Leigh Journal: Comedian Justin Moorhouse cut the ribbon for the group’s new iron seat and notice board

10:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A STAND up comedian cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Mosley Common in Bloom on Friday.

Model railway exhibition to chug into Leigh

Leigh Journal: Model Railway Exhibition

7:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A MODEL railway exhibition is coming to Leigh on Saturday.

Third awareness day for Jade's Campaign to take place in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Hundreds of dog owners came along for expert advice

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A THIRD awareness day is to be held as part of a major campaign aiming to cut the risk of dog attacks.

Meeting called to discuss suspected outbreak of deadly disease in Leigh area

Leigh Journal: Cornwall dog owners warned over deadly 'Alabama rot' disease

6:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A MEETING is being held for residents concerned about a suspected outbreak of a mystery illness that affects dogs.

Man rescued from Pennington Flash after wading in to save dogs

Leigh Journal: Pennington Flash

3:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

DOG walkers are being urged to take care after firefighters were called to Pennington Flash to rescue a man.

Task and rewards day keeps Leigh kids busy

Leigh Journal: Holly Hindley and Sanna Ghulam are rewarded for their hard work with a go on the climbing wall

11:20am Monday 14th April 2014

CHILDREN were kept busy during the Easter break by helping out in Lilford Park.

Party in Leigh park to celebrate 40 years of GMP

Leigh Journal: Hunt for man called off

7:30am Monday 14th April 2014

A PARTY is being held in Lilford Park to celebrate 40 years of Greater Manchester Police.

Foster parents from Leigh appear on TV documentary

Leigh Journal: Debbie and Chris Bulpitt appeared on the TV documentary 15,000 Kids and Counting

6:10am Monday 14th April 2014

A HARD-hitting documentary featured a Leigh couple as they prepared to wave goodbye to their first set of foster children.

Forum to involve residents in future of countryside and open spaces

Leigh Journal: St Helier open space

4:20pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A FORUM giving residents and businesses a chance to have their say on Wigan Council's transport and housing plans is being re-launched.

Primary pupils experience prison at Leigh school

Leigh Journal: Ellie Blood

12:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PRIMARY schoolchildren were treated to a day of inspiring workshops.

Community group appeals for tools to keep up good work in Lilford Park

Leigh Journal: The Friends of Lilford Park

9:10am Sunday 13th April 2014

A COMMUNITY group which is committed to improving Lilford Park is in need of gardening gear.

Nominations for borough sports awards now open

Leigh Journal: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

3:50pm Saturday 12th April 2014

NOMINATIONS are now open for the 14th annual Wigan Borough Sports Awards.

Kind benefactor steps in to replace plants stolen from Leigh park

Leigh Journal: Jamie Caine and Diane Green from Paul Dainton Funeral Directors help the children with their new plants

1:10pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A KIND benefactor stepped in to help a group of schoolchildren whose plants were stolen by heartless thieves.

Stroke group handed funding by Leigh-based company

Leigh Journal: Wigan and Leigh Stroke Group volunteers

10:40am Saturday 12th April 2014

A SUPPORT group for stroke victims has received a £1,000 grant from a Leigh-based company.

Changes to council services over Easter confirmed

Leigh Journal: Fortnightly bin collections will be offset by black wheelie bins according to councillor Harry Bramer. This photo shows bins awaiting collection in Newton Farm. Photo by James Maggs. (4379584)

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

CHANGES to refuse and recycling collections will take place over the Easter weekend.

Family threatened with baseball bats in own home

Leigh Journal: Police are investigating assault on Widnes pub landlord

4:31pm Friday 11th April 2014

A FAMILY are recovering after being threatened by men with baseball bats during a robbery in their own home.

Outstanding results all round for Lowton school

Leigh Journal: Staff and students celebrate their outstanding result

5:40pm Friday 11th April 2014

A LOWTON school is celebrating after it achieved top marks across the board in a recent Ofsted inspection.

Always saying 'yes dear' secret to Leigh couples 60 year marriage

Leigh Journal: Len and Joyce Fayle celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SENSE of humour and always saying 'yes dear' are the secrets to a successful marriage according to a Leigh couple.

Wild Wings given more time to find new premises according to Bents

Leigh Journal: The team at Wild Wings

11:20am Friday 11th April 2014

THE team at Wild Wings Birds of Prey Education and Rehabilitation Centre has more flexibility over when they must vacate its current premises, claims a spokesman for Bents Garden Centre.

Milkman left shaken by 'pepper spray threat' in Tyldesley

Leigh Journal: Paul Cartmell has lodged a complaint after employee Sam Quayle was allegedly threatened with pepper spray by police

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A MILKMAN has lodged a formal complaint after one of his employees was allegedly threatened with pepper spray by police officers.

Mum's tribute to Hillsborough victim who had a great future ahead of him

Leigh Journal: The impact of the Hillsborough inquiry on Warrington

12:52pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THE family of Hillsborough victim Colin Ashcroft said the teenager had a great future ahead of him and is greatly missed by his family.

Dog owners warned after mystery 'Alabama Rot' type illness suspected in Leigh area

Leigh Journal: Spaniel Taffy has not shown any symptoms of the disease but owner Gary Hallows says his other dog Sally is in quarantine after falling ill

6:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

PET owners are being warned about an outbreak of a mystery illness in the area.

Seed giveaway hopes to create riot of colour in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Wildflowers of the Cotswolds

6:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A FREE seed giveaway has been held at Leigh Library.

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