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Pupils learn about carbon footprint at Boothstown school

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Wednesday 30th July 2014

PUPILS at a Boothstown Methodist Primary School have been using an award-winning website to learn about the impact of their travel choices.

Retailers urged not to sell e-cigs to under 18s

Leigh Journal: An e-cigarette

7:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RETAILERS are being discouraged from selling e-cigarettes to under-18s by a new Trading Standards initiative.

Council leader hits back at fears over Healthier Together

Leigh Journal: Lord Peter Smith welcomes bid for transport cash

6:20am Wednesday 30th July 2014

LORD Peter Smith has hit back at claims that Healthier Together could reduce health services in the borough.

Towns to battle it out for football glory

Leigh Journal: The weight loss programmes are supported by Wigan Council

6:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE deciding game to find out once and for all if Leigh or Wigan is better at football will be played on Saturday, August 2.

Lowton dad-of-three becomes Ironman

Leigh Journal:

3:10pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN IT expert has successfully become an Ironman.

Judges aren't spooked by Atherton scarecrows

Leigh Journal:

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SCARECROWS took over an Atherton estate at the weekend.

Free skate park returns to Golborne

Leigh Journal: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FREE skate park has returned to Golborne for the summer.

Hindley residents show off their plants at Britain in Bloom

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

TENANTS from a social housing group have wowed judges at a flower show.

Book fair and tombola to be held in Tyldesley

Leigh Journal: What is btter: films, or books?

6:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

A BOOK fair and tombola are being held in Tyldesley Market Square on Saturday.

Artist's impression of Tyldesley guided busway stops released

Leigh Journal:

11:52am Monday 28th July 2014

AN IMAGE of how the guided busway will look when it is up and running has been released.

Asda sparks price war by cutting fuel prices

Leigh Journal:

11:40am Monday 28th July 2014

From tomorrow the company is reducing the price of its petrol and its diesel by up to 2p a litre.

Teen heads for top theatre school after suffering rugby injury

Leigh Journal:

10:30am Monday 28th July 2014

A YOUNG actor – who only discovered his talent for the stage after suffering a rugby injury – is heading for one of the UK’s top theatre schools.

Blood donor session to be held in Golborne

Leigh Journal: 6,099 people from Greater Manchester were among the 119,907 that signed up to be a blood donor

7:40am Monday 28th July 2014

PEOPLE in Golborne are being asked to give blood before they go on their summer holiday.

Hindley hospice seeks volunteers for Ticket to Ride fundraiser

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Monday 28th July 2014

A HINDLEY hospice is planning to construct a giant water slide in a town centre.

Lend a hand for Lowton fun day

Leigh Journal: Pupils braved a 30ft climbing wall

4:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A FAMILY fun day is in need of volunteers.

Leigh MP pops in to charity shop

Leigh Journal:

12:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

LEIGH MP Andy Burnham has been learning all about the British Heart Foundation at a charity shop.

Workers kick the habit at Golborne business

Leigh Journal:

8:20am Sunday 27th July 2014

A STOP smoking service has been helping people in Golborne to quit.

Time capsule buried to celebrate Leigh business' extension

Leigh Journal:

3:50pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A TIME capsule has been buried to mark the completion of a £1.75m extension of the head office of a Leigh business.

Organ recitals to raise money for restoration at Leigh church

Leigh Journal: St Albans Cathedral pulling out all the stops for brass and organ emsemble

12:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A SERIES of recitals are taking place in the hope of raising money for the continued restoration of the organ at Leigh Parish Church.

Charity shop's appeal for furniture

Leigh Journal:

9:10am Saturday 26th July 2014

A HOSPICE is urging people to clear out the clutter and give their unwanted furniture to the charity.

Healthier Together events planned in borough

Leigh Journal: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

5:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

SEVERAL events have been planned as part of the Healthier Together consultation.

Council needs to save further £41 million

Leigh Journal:

2:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FURTHER £41 million in savings needs to be made by Wigan Council in the next three years.

GPs are flagging for the Commonwealth Games

Leigh Journal:

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

A FLAG relay between the borough’s GPs is being planned to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

It's all good at Atherton school

Leigh Journal: New principal Elizabeth Haddock

7:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A SCHOOL which has only been open since 2012 is celebrating after it received a good Ofsted report.

Agonising wait to see if Jake can have life-changing surgery

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Friday 25th July 2014

A YOUNG boy and his mum are facing an agonising wait to see if he can have a life-changing operation.

VIDEO: And now the weather forecast... for dogs

Leigh Journal:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Former boxing heavyweight champion of the world, and proud Chihuahua owner, David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye delivers a knockout performance of a completely different kind today as he presents the world’s first-ever weather forecast just for dogs.

Rescue boost from Lowton primary

Leigh Journal: Insp Michael Eddleston and Garry Rhodes from Bolton Mountain Rescue Team

6:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BOLTON Mountain Rescue Team has received a boost following a £200 donation from primary school children.

Neighbours rescue family from burning Golborne home

Leigh Journal: Fire crews were called to put out the flames.

5:14pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HEROIC neighbours have rescued a family of three from a burning house after a children’s game went horribly wrong.

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.

'Gentlemanly' pupil recieves achievement award at Golborne school

Leigh Journal:

10:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

A KIND-HEARTED youngster has been rewarded for his gentlemanly nature.

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.

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