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Bat detecting at Atherton wildlife walk

Leigh Journal:

7:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BAT detecting is on the agenda for Friends of Atherton Wildlife and Nature (FAWN).

Future leaders get a taste of democracy

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MEET the next generation of community leaders.

Man jailed for deliberately setting fire to Leigh flat

Leigh Journal:

5:30pm Monday 1st September 2014

A 40-year-old man who deliberately set fire to his flat after leaving a suicide note was today, Monday, jailed for three years nine months.

Man avoids jail after threatening to kill partner in Tyldesley

Leigh Journal:

3:16pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN held a meat cleaver to his terrified partner's face and threatened to take her hostage, a court heard.

Man dies following disturbance at Leigh house

Leigh Journal:

2:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

A MAN has died after he was injured during a disturbance.

Youth group visits war museum

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Monday 1st September 2014

A YOUTH group have been learning about the two World Wars.

Try scoring record holder still on top after 50 years

Leigh Journal:

6:20am Monday 1st September 2014

A FORMER rugby player has cemented his name in the history books after holding several records for more than 50 years.

Leftover cafe takes pressure off foodbank

Leigh Journal:

5:10pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A POP-up cafe has been making a little bit of leftover food go a long way.

Council make plans to boost number of new houses

Leigh Journal:

12:20pm Sunday 31st August 2014

PLANS are being made to boost the number of new homes for people to buy and to rent in the borough.

Visual impairment reading group recieves funding boost

Leigh Journal:

7:50am Sunday 31st August 2014

A READING group for the visually impaired is being set up thanks to funding from a Leigh-based housing provider.

Number of NEETs in borough falling

Leigh Journal:

11:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

THE number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) in the borough has dropped.

Thousands raised at Leigh charity night for Philippines

Leigh Journal: Stourbridge pastor on a mission to help typhoon survivors in the Philippines

8:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CHARITY evening has raised thousands of pounds for people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

Grant awarded to keep Hindley Green garden in shape

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Friday 29th August 2014

RESIDENTS have been granted £360 to help keep their garden green.

Mum’s bid to stop sale of legal highs

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Friday 29th August 2014

BEFORE he started taking legal highs, Thomas Shaw was a normal healthy 20-year-old, according to his mum.

Film club set up for senior citizens

Leigh Journal:

5:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN afternoon cinema club is being launched for senior citizens.

Field trip for Leigh Ornithological Society

Leigh Journal: Course for birdwatching high-flyers

4:58pm Friday 29th August 2014

LEIGH Ornithological Society is going on a field trip.

Q and A for Howe Bridge Sports Centre makeover

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN open evening is being held for residents to find out more about the multi-million pound refurbishment of Howe Bridge Sports Centre.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Leigh Journal:

2:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Anger as college scraps AS-levels at Leigh campus

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

A COLLEGE has decided to no longer take students on for AS-levels at its Leigh campus – but didn’t tell students until they tried to enrol.

Police appeal for help to find Hindley man's relatives

Leigh Journal:

3:37pm Thursday 28th August 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace the next of kin of a Hindley man.

Urgent action required after Leigh care home inspection

Leigh Journal:

2:10pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A CARE home has been warned that it must make urgent improvements following an inspection.

Stars in their eyes night to be held for poorly children

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Thursday 28th August 2014

A STARS for a night event is being held to raise money for poorly children.

Security system fills Leigh bank with smoke

Leigh Journal: Firefighters rescue of woman trapped under wardrobe

10:39am Thursday 28th August 2014

A BANK was filled with smoke after a security system accidently activated.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

9:06am Thursday 28th August 2014

OUR pet of the week is settling in with his family.

Healthier Together roadshow on its way to Leigh

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

7:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PUBLIC roadshow is being held as part of the Healthier Together consultation.

Step into history with Lowton author's debut novel

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

BRAVERY and heroism are aplenty in the debut novel of a Lowton author.

Peter Andre films advert in Culcheth

Leigh Journal:

11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SINGER and TV presenter Peter Andre has been causing a stir in Culcheth after being spotted filming an advert for supermarket Iceland.

New venue for Leigh Ornithological Society

Leigh Journal: Winter bird-watching walk - 11/1/2014

7:40am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NEW season of events for Leigh Ornithological Society will take place at a new venue.

Slimmers club together to replace stolen charity money

Leigh Journal:

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SLIMMERS have clubbed together to raise thousands of pounds for charity after money they originally raised was stolen at a meeting.

End of the road for car tax disc

Leigh Journal: Police seize vehicles for not displaying tax disc

12:37pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

After more than 90 years affixed to British motorists' cars, the tax disc will be scrapped in just five weeks time.

Ladies night at Tyldesley rugby club

Leigh Journal: The Alzheimer's Society will visit Stockton and Darlington

6:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A LADIES night is being held to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Plans for Leigh Spinners mill progressing despite asbestos delay

Leigh Journal:

3:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

PLANS to transform part of the Leigh Spinners mill are progressing despite a delay caused by asbestos.

Join Shaun in saving lives

Leigh Journal:

8:40am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A VOLUNTEER who offers a helping hand to the ambulance service is calling on more people to sign up and help him save lives.

Bowling competition to raise money for Dementia Buddy

Leigh Journal: TABLE-TOPPERS: Gwaun cae Gurwen extended their lead at the top of the Neath and District Bowls League with a win over Ystradgynlais.

6:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A BOWLING competition is being held to raise money for a dementia buddy project.

Flower and vegetables on show

Leigh Journal: Best of the bunch: Tulips

4:40pm Monday 25th August 2014

A FLOWER and vegetable show is being held in Newton Le Willows.

Out in force for Lowton litter pick

Leigh Journal:

12:20pm Monday 25th August 2014

LITTER pickers came out in force to clear up Highfield Moss.

Women raise hundreds by getting pretty muddy

Leigh Journal:

8:20am Monday 25th August 2014

A GROUP of women have raised hundreds of pounds by getting a little bit muddy.

Arts and crafts retailer to open at Bents

Leigh Journal:

4:20pm Sunday 24th August 2014

AN arts and crafts retailer is to open a flagship store at Bents Garden and Home.

Tyldesley teen urges others to sign up for social media apprenticeships

Leigh Journal:

12:30pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A SOCIAL media apprentice is encouraging other teenagers to sign up for the programme.

Walking Day theme to dementia film club in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Padiham walking day

8:50am Sunday 24th August 2014

WALKING Day will be the theme of the next dementia film club.

Forum for breast cancer patients

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

4:20pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

PATIENTS who have experienced breast surgery will have the opportunity ask questions at a new patient forum.

Project to help Leigh women find work gets £1,000 boost

Leigh Journal:

12:10pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A PROJECT that helps disadvantaged women back to work has received a helping hand from a Leigh-based business.

Leigh event to mark Older People’s Day

Leigh Journal: The Council faces an increased demand for care services for older people

9:10am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AN event is being held to mark Older People’s Day.

Fans wanted for Leigh Centurions' dragon boat team

Leigh Journal:

6:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LEIGH Centurions are looking for five fans to join them for a charity dragon boat race.

More than 6,000 Diazepam tablets seized in Leigh raid

Leigh Journal:

4:04pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THOUSANDS of Diazepam tablets were seized during a warrant in Leigh.

Teen tackles 140-mile run

Leigh Journal:

2:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A TEENAGER who has a chronic and incurable condition has completed a 140-mile run.

Man appears in court charged with wife's murder

Leigh Journal:

12:33pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A MAN accused of murdering his wife appeared for the first time at Liverpool Crown Court today, Friday.

Sailor takes on seas for charity

Leigh Journal:

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

MEET the star sailor defying the odds to sail from London to Brighton this weekend.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

8:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

OUR pet of the week is a ‘trusted companion’.

Litter pick in need of help

Leigh Journal: Golborne Village regularly organise litter picks

7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

A CLEAN-UP mission following a festival is in need of volunteers.

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