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Round up of bonfire and firework events

Leigh Journal: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

10:20am Friday 31st October 2014

BONFIRE night is on the horizon and here's our round up of what is happening in your area

Store reopens as Vodafone in Leigh

Leigh Journal:

10:17am Friday 31st October 2014

A FORMER Phones 4U store has reopened today, Friday, as a Vodafone Leigh.

Fundraising football game hopes to help research

Leigh Journal:

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

A CHARITY football match is being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Group praised as number of alcohol-related incidents in Hindley fall

Leigh Journal: Bradford hospital admissions over alcohol abuse more than double in a decade

6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

THE number of alcohol-related incidents in Hindley are is falling thanks to a new group set up to tackle underage drinking.

Top 10 Hallowe'en costumes: Families now spend an average of £162 on spooky celebrations

Leigh Journal: The Halloween-themed treasure hunt is organised by businesses in the town every year

10:12am Friday 31st October 2014

Households now spend an average of £162 on Hallowe'en, new figures reveal.

Thug threatens to kill immigrants during racist outburst in Hindley

Leigh Journal:

2:26pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A KNIFE-wielding thug threatened to ‘kill every immigrant’ during a racist outburst in Hindley.

Cancer patient raises £900

Leigh Journal:

6:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A CANCER patient who pre-empted losing her hair by shaving it off has raised £900.

Councillor guilty of sending intimidating emails

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4:16pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUNCILLOR has been found guilty of sending a barrage or intimidating emails to a council employee.

Social event at Atherton church

Leigh Journal:

4:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A FANCY dress and social evening is being held at Bag lane Methodist Church.

Grandson to parade medals that fallen Leigh soldier never saw

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A PROUD grandson will be travelling to Ypres next month in memory of his grandfather - a Leigh soldier who was killed during the First World War.

Audience are brought to tears by pupils’ songs at Leigh centenary event

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

PUPILS from a Leigh school brought an audience to tears as they sang war songs at an event to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Residents to hold meeting about busway work in Tyldesley square

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MEETING is being held in a bid to raise awareness of what the busway route will mean for Tyldesley Market Square.

Careers showcased for Westleigh pupils

Leigh Journal:

7:20am Thursday 30th October 2014

STUDENTS at Westleigh High School took part in its annual careers and mock interview day, which is aimed at promoting the wide range of options open to teenagers once they’ve completed their GCSEs.

Volunteers nominated for scrutiny award

Leigh Journal:

6:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A GROUP of tenants who volunteer to improve the service of their housing association have been short-listed for a national award.

Son to hold on to cold storm with pool challenge at Leigh pub

Leigh Journal:

2:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MAN is hoping to keep the momentum of the ice bucket challenge going by holding a charity pool night.

Residents warned not to hold home firework events during four-day firefighter strike

Leigh Journal: Friends of Woodhill School Botley Bonfire Night

1:10pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS are to go on strike this weekend as many people will be heading out to bonfire and firework events.

Church rot worries solved thanks to funding

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CHURCH has been given new life after dry rot was found.

Busway bosses to give residents say on Astley Street closure

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Wednesday 29th October 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to have their say on three different options for traffic management for the guided busway works on Astley Street at a public meeting.

Fungi focus of Atherton nature walk

Leigh Journal: Colourful fungi growing on a dead tree captured by camera club member Tony Horsfield

FUNGI will be the focus of the next ecological walk in Atherton.

Talk at Tyldesley Library to explore demands of war

Leigh Journal:

6:30pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE demands of war on a Lancashire town will be the topic of a talk for the Friends of Tyldesley Library.

HS2 depot Golborne location 'needs work'

Leigh Journal: An early look at what the HS2 trains could look like

3:20pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS opposed to a HS2 depot being built in Golborne have welcomed a report that recommends the location 'needs further work’.

Betty's birthday surprise from Liverpool legend Ian Rush

Leigh Journal:

11:20am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A LIFELONG Liverpool football fan received a special visit on the eve of her 104th birthday.

Choir helps Astley woman's memory loss

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Tuesday 28th October 2014

AN Astley woman is singing the praises of joining a choir after discovering that learning lyrics and melodies can help with memory loss.

Past players sponsor Leigh union game

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A RUGBY union match received sponsorship from Leigh Past Players Association.

Halloween theme for dementia-friendly cinema club in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Halloween quiz darkness

6:20pm Monday 27th October 2014

A MONTHLY cinema club for people with dementia will have a Halloween theme this Thursday.

Leigh sex offender jailed after moving in with woman and her underage daughter

Leigh Journal:

3:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

A SEX offender who moved in with a woman and her daughter breaching the terms of a prohibition order has been jailed for three years.

10 things to do this Halloween

Leigh Journal: Hope Support Services aim to make it a spooky Halloween for Herefordshire motorists.

10:50am Monday 27th October 2014

ARE you looking for a spooktacular party to entertain the kids or a frightful pumpkin carving experience this Halloween? Check our list of scarily good things to do this week.

Funding bid hopes to revamp 'dilapidated' schools across borough

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Monday 27th October 2014

THREE schools in the borough have been put forward for Government funding to help improve or re-build their buildings.

Help out at Bickershaw bulb planting event

Leigh Journal: The Lily Group Bulb Auction

4:30pm Sunday 26th October 2014

GREEN fingered volunteers are being asked to put on their gardening gloves and help give the former colliery site at Bickershaw a facelift ready for spring.

Vet urges pet owners to get unneutered dogs checked for Movember

Leigh Journal: movember

12:40pm Sunday 26th October 2014

MOVEMBER is all about men growing beards and moustaches to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer but one Leigh vet is urging dog owners to get their unneutered dogs checked for the disease as well.

Townswomen’s Guild to hold grand charity event in Leigh

Leigh Journal: KNITTING CLUB

9:20am Sunday 26th October 2014

LEIGH Townswomen’s Guild will be holding a grand charity event in the Derby Room at Leigh Library next month.

CrossFit gym to open in Leigh next year

Leigh Journal:

4:10pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A CROSSFIT gym is set to open in the town early next year after premises were secured.

Grandma wins holiday of a lifetime in Wigan and Leigh Hospice auction

Leigh Journal:

12:20pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A LUCKY grandmother will be swapping Hindley Green for the Dominican Republic after making the winning bid for the holiday of a lifetime in a charity auction.

Event set to raise money to build Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley Guides' house

Leigh Journal: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

8:40am Saturday 25th October 2014

LEIGH, Atherton and Tyldesley Girl Guiding fundraising team will be holding a charity concert next month starring The Three Towns Operatic Society.

Inquest into death of tragic Jade Lomas-Anderson concludes

Leigh Journal:

6:51pm Friday 24th October 2014

A BULL Mastiff involved in the fatal attack on schoolgirl Jade Lomas-Anderson was one of the most aggressive pets a vet had ever encountered, an inquest heard.

Big band heads for Atherton

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5:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

ST HELENS Easy Street Big Band is coming to Atherton for a concert next week.

Places for under 18s reduced at Hindley Young Offender Institution

Leigh Journal:

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

HUNDREDS of places for under 18s are being decommissioned at a young offenders institution.

Warning over council tax scam in Wigan

Leigh Journal:

2:50pm Friday 24th October 2014

SCAMMERS are targeting people in the borough by falsely claiming they are due a tax refund, Wigan Council has warned.

6 Halloween recipes for frighteningly good grub

Leigh Journal:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The spookiest night of the year is a great excuse for throwing a party. Kate Whiting offers some treats to tempt even the most reluctant Halloween fan

Giant billboards showcase work of Leigh's talented artists

Leigh Journal:

8:50am Friday 24th October 2014

GIANT billboards showcasing the artistic talent of Leigh residents are now on display.

Hindley councillor 'abused his position' in car parking dispute

Leigh Journal: Clr Bob Brierley

6:20am Friday 24th October 2014

CLR Robert Brierley has been found guilty of breaching the council code of conduct for the fourth time in as many weeks after getting involved in a car parking dispute between neighbours.

Stepfather of Jade Lomas-Anderson recalls his last kiss goodbye before she was killed by dogs in Atherton

Leigh Journal:

8:59pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GRIEF stricken stepfather kissed his 'ideal daughter' goodbye the last time he saw her – before she was killed by a pack of savage dogs.

VIDEO: Violent robbery gang jailed for 24 years for 'crime spree of terror'

Leigh Journal:

12:08pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A GANG has been jailed for a total of 24 years for a cross-border crime spree that saw cars stolen to raid homes and businesses in violent daylight robberies.

Support for people with osteoporosis in Hindley

Leigh Journal: Meeting for osteoporosis sufferers

2:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A SUPPORT meeting for people suffering from or affected by osteoporosis will be held in Hindley tomorrow, Friday.

Driver admits responsibility for crash which killed Leigh taxi driver and Golborne passenger

Leigh Journal: Kenneth Grimshaw and Emma Houghton

1:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MOTORIST whose driving caused the death of a taxi driver and his young woman passenger wept in a court dock as he admitted responsibility.

Plans to close day centres in Leigh and Tyldesley approved

Leigh Journal:

9:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOURWAYS Day Centre in Tyldesley and Heathside Day Centre in Leigh will close, Wigan Council has confirmed.

5,000 cards from around the world for 104-year-old birthday girl Betty

Leigh Journal:

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHEN Betty Musker turns 104 tomorrow (October 24), she will be handed nearly 5,000 cards wishing her a happy birthday.

Leigh man who masterminded million-pound drug dealing gang is jailed

Leigh Journal:

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MASSIVE million pound drug dealing operation masterminded by a Leigh man was smashed by police following a six month investigation.

Leigh man who bit off taxi driver's ear jailed for 13 years

Leigh Journal: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

5:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRUNKEN thug who savagely bit off part of a taxi driver's ear just months after biting another man has been given a 13-year sentence.

Astley man who stabbed Leigh widower to death found guilty of murder

Leigh Journal:

3:08pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MAN who stabbed a widower to death while robbing him to feed his drug habit has been found guilty of murder.


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