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Girls groups in need of volunteers in Atherton and Tyldesley

Leigh Journal: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

GIRLS in Atherton and Tyldesley are looking for new adult volunteers to help run their Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups.

Grants up for grabs from Gannett

Leigh Journal: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

2:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE Leigh Journal is once again offering charities in the area the chance to apply for a Gannett grant, with between £5,000 and £10,000 on offer.

Hospital boss sets out argument for Bolton to be specialist centre

Leigh Journal:

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CONSULTATION is under way to determine which hospitals in Greater Manchester should be given specialist status under the new Healthier Together proposals.

Church to hold holiday club in Atherton

Leigh Journal: CASTLE CHALLENGE: Turn toy bricks into a fortress.

7:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

A HOLIDAY club at an Atherton church will start on Monday.

Council bosses answer questions on social care changes

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

PROPOSED changes to the way adult social care is delivered in the borough will result in a ‘vibrant and diverse range of alternative services’, according to council bosses.

Charity in need of volunteers for Leigh collection day

Leigh Journal: The Alzheimer's Society says people are still reluctant to talk about the condition

5:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE Alzheimer’s Society is in need of volunteers to help at a collection day.

Fracking tests in Glazebury and Astley cancelled

Leigh Journal: The area where the tests may be carried out

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

TESTS to see whether the area around Glazebury, Astley Moss and up to Boothstown could hold shale gas have been cancelled.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

3:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Our pet of the week has travelled half way around the world.

Leigh man charged after hit-and-run leaves victim in serious condition

Leigh Journal:

2:48pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LEIGH man has been charged in connection with an alleged hit-and-run.

Pupils hatch ducklings at Leigh school

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THERE have been some new arrivals at Gilded Hollins Primary School.

Leigh Neighbours to launch community art project

Leigh Journal:

7:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NEW project that hopes to bring a burst of colour to Leigh will launch next week.

Long-serving teachers head for retirement

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NUMBER of long serving teachers have waved goodbye to their schools as retirement beckons.

Knife-wielding robber jailed after targeting same shop twice

Leigh Journal:

5:16pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A KNIFE-wielding masked robber, who targeted the same Hindley shop twice, has been jailed.

Tyldesley school's football match raises thousands for children's hospital

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEACHERS were joined by celebrities and an MP to raise more than £4,000 for a children’s hospital.

Tyldesley pub reopens after makeover

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PUB'S £130,000 makeover is now complete.

Leigh man pleads guilty to child porn offences

Leigh Journal: Liverpool Crown Court

7:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A LEIGH man has admitted child porn offences - for the second time.

QUIZ: How well do you know your area of Leigh? The Office of National Statistics has released a quiz challenging your knowledge

Leigh Journal: Have your say on how Turnpike Gallery is run

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

How many people in Tyldesley have a degree? What proportion of people in Lowton are Christian? Take this quiz and test your knowledge of your area.

Politicians back campaign for safer holidays after death of Hindley Green toddler

Leigh Journal:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

POLITICIANS are backing a campaign launched by the family of a toddler who drowned in a swimming pool on holiday.

Pensioners' Link to hold WW1 commemoration event in Leigh Library

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

6:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

A COMMEMORATION day to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War is being held at Leigh Library.

UPDATE WITH PIC: Man jailed for raping woman while holding an air pistol to her head

Leigh Journal:

4:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

A TYLDESLEY teenager has been jailed for raping a woman while holding an air pistol to her head.

Motorbike ride to honour soldiers killed in First World War

Leigh Journal:

2:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

ARMED with just a motorbike, two wreaths and 100 poppies, two men are hoping to complete a daring ride.

Ironman UK 2014 declared 'best ever'

Leigh Journal:

10:20am Monday 21st July 2014

IT has been declared the best Ironman yet.

Help organise a community event with Trust in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Have your say on how Turnpike Gallery is run

7:10am Monday 21st July 2014

NEW traineeships - designed to help young people gain experience working in the arts - are being offered by Trust in Leigh.

Dad speaks out about decision to donate Lowton daughter's organs

Leigh Journal: Leah Davies

5:50am Monday 21st July 2014

A DAD has spoken about his family’s decision to give permission for his daughter’s organs to be donated.

Look out for letters about registering to vote

Leigh Journal: Ealing defends delay in declaring poll results

12:20pm Sunday 20th July 2014

LETTERS will be arriving on doorsteps telling residents whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register.

MP opens new premises for Leigh business

Leigh Journal:

8:50am Sunday 20th July 2014

A LEIGH business has officially opened its new home.

Teachers invited to bid for free first aid training

Leigh Journal:

4:30pm Saturday 19th July 2014

TEACHERS are being offered the chance to bid for free first aid training for every student in their school with St John Ambulance.

Leigh Miners president still rooting for team 70 years on

Leigh Journal:

12:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

NEARLY 70 years after he first picked up a rugby ball, Rod Raines is still an avid fan and for him the side he’s always rooting for is the one he helped found – Leigh Miners.

Pupils win prizes for guided busway arguments

Leigh Journal:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have had their say on the guided busway.

First Leigh Business Expo a success

Leigh Journal:

5:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE first Leigh Business Expo has been hailed a success.

Student who underwent brain surgery aims high to thank charity

Leigh Journal:

2:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

A STUDENT is raising money for a charity that provided a home for his parents while he underwent brain surgery.

Leigh Journal design a T-shirt competition winners revealed

Leigh Journal:

1:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

HERE are the two lucky winners and two lucky runners-up in the Leigh Journal design a football shirt competition.

Fire station open day to raise money for Atherton toddler

Leigh Journal: Mum Louise Braithwaite and dad Craig Owen with three-year-old Finley

7:10am Friday 18th July 2014

A FIRE station is celebrating its 25th anniversary by raising money to help a three-year-old boy walk unaided.

Woman died after taking fatal dose of cocaine

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Friday 18th July 2014

A WOMAN died after taking a cocktail of illegal drugs despite having only tried illicit substances a handful of times before, an inquest has heard.

Rock and roll band to play at Atherton charity night

Leigh Journal: Soaring guitars and Chcago blues

6:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE 50s and 60s are coming to Atherton to help raise funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Consultation launched into Healthier Together proposal

Leigh Journal: The new Hanover Centre at Leigh Infirmary

2:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A REVIEW of health and care services is under way in a bid to ‘provide the best care possible for patients across the area’.

Father and son join forces in granddad's memory

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

ALEX and Paul West enjoyed some quality father and son time when they walked 192 miles from coast to coast together.

Proud daughter to hold bucket collection in Leigh to boost dad's fundraising

Leigh Journal: Vinny Vesty, pictured right, and Allan Jones will cycle 250 miles in four days

7:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

A PROUD daughter is holding a tombola and bucket collection to boost her dad’s fundraising efforts.

Gran's warning after baby falls into Astley pond

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER has recalled the terrifying moment that she feared for her grandson’s life after he plunged face first into a pond.

Day centre in Tyldesley under threat as part of new approach to social care

Leigh Journal:

4:50pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

AN ATHERTON day centre is under threat as part of an overhaul of adult social care in the borough.

Leigh MP labels planned HS2 depot as 'industrial monstrosity'

Leigh Journal: Commitment matters - Leigh MP Andy Burnham

3:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A HS2 depot has been labelled a ‘monstrosity’ by Leigh MP Andy Burnham.

Students strike a chord at festival

Leigh Journal:

1:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PUPILS at Westleigh High School have been making a right song and dance.

Atherton chip shop found to be selling illegal cigarettes to children

Leigh Journal:

10:21am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CHIP shop has been caught selling illegal cigarettes to children.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

9:16am Wednesday 16th July 2014

OUR pet of the week is gorgeous according to her owner Lauren Johnson.

Fine for Lowton dad who shouted abuse at staff in opticians

Leigh Journal: Halton Magistrates Court

8:10am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DAD has been fined in court after shouting abuse at Vision Express staff in a row over his daughter’s contact lenses.

UPDATED: Man stabbed in penis in 'sickening' attack outside Atherton pub

Leigh Journal:

9:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A MAN has been stabbed in the groin in a vicious pub attack.

Roads closed as Ironman UK comes to Leigh and Atherton

Leigh Journal: Ironman swimmers in Pennington Flash

6:10pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ROADS in Leigh and Atherton will be closed on Sunday morning as Ironman UK returns to the area.

Partner pays tribute to 'devoted father' whose body was found at Pennington Flash

Leigh Journal:

5:34pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE partner of a man whose body was found in shrub land in Pennington Flash has paid tribute to ‘a devoted father’.

Parents give school dinners the thumbs up

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

PARENTS have been given a taste of what their children will be eating for lunch from September.

Summer makeover for Leigh park

Leigh Journal:

10:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers turned out in force to bed plants and paint benches in Lilford Park.

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