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Breaking news Machete-wielding intruders threaten family in Leigh home

Leigh Journal:

4:19pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A DAD had a machete held menacingly over him as his two children hid upstairs from intruders who had broken into their home.

Breaking news 78-year-old dragged to floor as handbag stolen in Atherton

Leigh Journal:

11:01am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN elderly woman was dragged along by a cyclist as she tried to stop her handbag from being stolen.

Fun on the farm for Hindley families

Leigh Journal:

6:20pm Monday 22nd September 2014

VISITORS to a children’s centre have been learning all about farm animals thanks to funds from a housing provider.

Bickershaw runner pulls out all the stops for charity challenge

Leigh Journal:

2:50pm Monday 22nd September 2014

WHEN Cat Dascendis was invited to a fell running weekend in Cumbria, it didn't seem quite enough of a challenge for the ultra-marathon runner.

Nurse retires after 30 years at Hindley hospice

Leigh Journal:

12:40pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SPECIALIST nurse has retired after more than 30 years working for a Hindley hospice.

Man admits downloading indecent images of children for 10 years

Leigh Journal:

10:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

A MAN who downloaded indecent images of children for ten years has been ordered to attend a stringent rehabilitation course.

Warning over employment email scam

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7:20am Monday 22nd September 2014

RESIDENTS are being warned not to be taken in by an email scam offering employment.

Author shares secrets of unconventional success

Leigh Journal:

6:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A BEST-selling author is among a series of special guest speakers who have helped get the new academic year off to a flying start.

Dogs have their day at Leigh care home

Leigh Journal:

3:50pm Sunday 21st September 2014

A CRUFTS-themed event has been held to raise money for a care home.

Police crackdown on metal thieves

Leigh Journal: Scrap metal theft in Kent is way down, according to police.

12:10pm Sunday 21st September 2014

METAL thieves have been dealt a blow as more then £20,000 was issued in fines during an operation in the borough.

Pet photographry business launches in Leigh

Leigh Journal:

9:20am Sunday 21st September 2014

A NEW business specialising in capturing the charm of much-loved family pets in action has opened in Leigh.

Get active for Diabetes UK at Leigh sports centre

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4:20pm Saturday 20th September 2014

A FUN day is being held at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre to raise money for Diabetes UK.

Leigh teacher wins Printworks prize

Leigh Journal:

11:50am Saturday 20th September 2014

A TEACHER Leigh has won a Keys To The City prize from The Printworks in Manchester city centre.

Waste contract to save council millions

Leigh Journal: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

8:10am Saturday 20th September 2014

A NEW waste contract is set to save the council millions and keep rubbish away from the landfill.

Coronation Street star to host Leigh film festival

Leigh Journal:

5:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

A FILM festival is being hosted by Leigh actor Will Travis next week.

Council leader backs rival hospitals' new alliance

Leigh Journal: Lord Peter Smith

2:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NEW plan for NHS services in the area has been welcomed by the leader of Wigan Council.

Morrisons' online delivery service to launch in Leigh

Leigh Journal: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

12:56pm Friday 19th September 2014

RESIDENTS in Leigh will be able to order from Morrisons’ online delivery service for the first time on Monday.

Aerial photos showing busway progress released

Leigh Journal:

11:14am Friday 19th September 2014

AERIAL photographs showing the progress of the guided busway have been released.

Know you numbers at Tyldesley Pharmacy

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Friday 19th September 2014

A PHARMACY in Tyldesley is offering free blood pressure checks.

Bring and buy coffee morning in Astley

Leigh Journal: Worlds Largest Coffee Morning

7:50am Friday 19th September 2014

A BRING and buy coffee morning is being held in Astley.

VIDEO: Leigh MP will donate 'unjustified' pay rise to charity

Leigh Journal: Commitment matters - Leigh MP Andy Burnham

5:50am Friday 19th September 2014

LEIGH MP Andy Burnham has assured his constituents that he will not accept an 11 per cent pay rise.

Blooming marvellous hanging basket workishop

Leigh Journal:

6:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FREE hanging basket workshop is being held tomorrow, Friday.

'Don't take our respite away from us'

Leigh Journal:

2:40pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE closure of a respite centre would take away a lifeline for many of its users, according to a woman who regularly attends the centre.

Tyldesley fan handed football ban for tirade of racial abuse

Leigh Journal:

9:38am Thursday 18th September 2014

A FOOTBALL fan who unleashed a tirade of racist abuse that was directed at players and a manager has been given a football banning order.

New McDonald's to open in Leigh

Leigh Journal: The eateries were awarded Gold statuses at the annual independent Loo of the Year Awards

7:50am Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW drive-thru McDonald’s will open in Leigh next week.

Residents ‘thrilled’ with Atherton housing plan rejection

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Thursday 18th September 2014

A PLANNING committee received a standing ovation for rejecting an application to build up to 100 houses in Atherton.

Coffee morning at Atherton church

Leigh Journal: Worlds Largest Coffee Morning

6:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHURCH is holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

VIDEO: Tyldesley councillor 'will not be bullied'

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COUNCILLOR has said he will not be bullied into resigning after a petition was launched calling for him to do so.

Man remanded in custody on manslaughter charge

Leigh Journal:

12:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A MAN accused of manslaughter appeared for the first time at Liverpool Crown Court today, Wednesday.

Roads closed following fire at derelict Tyldesley building

Leigh Journal:

11:59am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS entered a derelict building in Tyldesley in order to ensure there was no one inside.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

10:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OUR pet of the week had a traumatic early life.

Residents association to hold open day at Leigh park

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN open day is being held by Butts Bridge Tenants and Residents Association.

Work begins on Atherton's 'riviera'

Leigh Journal:

5:40am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WORK is underway to create Atherton’s ‘riviera’.

Walk and talk at Pretoria Pit ruins

Leigh Journal:

6:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MINING historian will give a guided lecture around the Pretoria Pit ruins on the Atherton/Over Hulton border.

Mum lost cancer battle days before first grandchild born

Leigh Journal:

2:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A MUM lost her 19-year battle with cancer just days before her first grandchild was born.

Sporting excellence recognised at awards

Leigh Journal: Guest speaker and British Paralympian Derek Derenalagi with the Winners of the Believe Sports Awards

10:57am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SPORTING excellence in the borough has been rewarded at the 14th annual Believe Sports Awards.

Woman admits pushing pensioner in Leigh social club

Leigh Journal:

10:21am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A WOMAN has admitted pushing a 76-year-old who plunged down a staircase breaking her shoulder and wrist.

Talk to explore prisoner of war camps in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Leigh Library is at the heart of family tree research.

7:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN archivist is to give talk on the town's First World War prisoner of war camps at Leigh Library.

Relied-on children's centre reopens after arson attack in Mosley Common

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A CHILDREN'S centre has reopened after an arson attack forced it to shut its doors for months.

Car-jackers punch man to ground in Atherton

Leigh Journal:

2:33pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN was left with a bloodied nose after he was the victim of a savage carjacking.

Phones 4u staff await fate as company goes into administration

Leigh Journal: Plans are being drawn up for a Shildon mobile phone app

12:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

STAFF at Phones 4u’s Leigh shop are still waiting to hear their fate after the company announced it had gone into administration.

Atherton man remanded in custody following aggravated burglary

Leigh Journal: St Helens Magistrates Court

6:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

A MAN has been charged following an aggravated burglary.

A Golden Eye for merchandise

Leigh Journal:

3:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

IN a secret warehouse in an undisclosed location lies the world’s biggest collection of James Bond memorabilia that has ever existed.

Leigh's unsung heroes sought for 'people's' Strictly Come Dancing

Leigh Journal:

3:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

COMMUNITY heroes from across Leigh are being sought to take part in the first ever 'People's Strictly Come Dancing'.

Lowton school rewarded for bringing the world into classroom

Leigh Journal:

11:20am Monday 15th September 2014

A SCHOOL has won an international award for its work to bring the world into the classroom.

Eyes down for charity bingo night

Leigh Journal: Big Cash Bingo

7:40am Monday 15th September 2014

A CHARITY is holding a prize bingo evening.

Pupils create artwork to illustrate Atherton author's work

Leigh Journal: Tony with his first book in which he imagines a world where the government controls the weather

6:10am Monday 15th September 2014

PUPILS from Atherton Community School have created pieces of artwork to illustrate a piece of music.

Leigh pub to drop prices for Tax Equality Day

Leigh Journal:

4:10pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A PUB is to cut the price of all food and drink by seven-and-a-half per cent for one day only.

Club night for adults with disabilities to celebrate anniversary

Leigh Journal:

11:50am Sunday 14th September 2014

A CLUB night for people with disabilities is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Morrisons to open food academy in Leigh

Leigh Journal: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

8:20am Sunday 14th September 2014

AN Academy of Food is being launched in Leigh.


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