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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.

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.

Planning committee votes unanimously for Atherton site visit

Leigh Journal:

5:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

A PLANNING committee has suspended making a decision about an application to build up to 100 houses in Atherton.

GCSE Results day live blog

Leigh Journal: Leigh school top of the class for GCSE results

8:50am Thursday 21st August 2014

Pupils across the borough will find out today what results they have achieved in their GCSEs

Man spared jail after admitting child porn offences for second time

Leigh Journal:

5:13pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A MAN who admitted committing child porn offences - for the second time - walked free from court today, Thursday.

Post mortem of woman found dead in Leigh back garden inconclusive

Leigh Journal:

4:56pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A POST mortem has failed to establish a cause of death after a woman's body was found in the garden of her Leigh home.

The blooms of Bag Lane

Leigh Journal: "TakeFive" Haxby & Wigginton Flower Club Demonstration

5:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHURCH is holding a flower festival weekend.

Become a puppy pal

Leigh Journal:

3:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A CHARITY is in desperate need of puppy socialisers to help train future assistance dogs.

Hospice’s hardy hero

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Thursday 21st August 2014

NOT only is fitness fanatic 54-year-old Bradley Doyle in the middle of an 880-mile bike ride, but he is kipping in a one-man tent every night so he 'doesn’t get too comfy'.

Event come rain or shine

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN arts festival which had to be postponed due to bad weather can now go ahead rain or shine on bank holiday Monday.

Patrol step-up after rise in outhouse burglaries

Leigh Journal:

6:20am Thursday 21st August 2014

PATROLS had to be stepped up in Golborne and Lowton West in an attempt to combat a rise in shed break-ins in the area.

Memorial: John Patrick Fletcher

3:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014


UPDATED 11.12: Man charged with murdering wife after body find in Leigh

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with murdering the woman he lived with.

Thief jailed for stealing alcohol from ASDA

Leigh Journal: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A THIEF has been jailed for stealing spirits from Asda.

Cub's cupcakes are a recipe for success

Leigh Journal:

3:40pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BEING shy and struggling to communicate in crowded places hasn't stopped a nine-year-old girl from raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Ducklings celebrate outstanding ofsted

Leigh Journal:

10:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A NURSERY has been awarded the highest possible grade from Ofsted inspectors.

Sign up for creative walks at Pennington Flash

Leigh Journal: Pennington Flash

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

GUIDED, informal walks are being held at Pennington Flash.

True Colours to help fill day centre gap if social care changes approved

Leigh Journal:

5:50am Wednesday 20th August 2014

COMMUNITY groups could play a large role in the proposed transformation of adult social care in the borough.

UPDATED 18.09: Murder probe launched after woman found dead in back garden in Leigh

Leigh Journal:

8:48am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MURDER investigation is under way in Leigh after a woman was found dead in the back garden of a house on Wigan Road.

Pie and pea charity night to be held in Golborne

Leigh Journal: Cats Protection Meeting

6:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A PIE and pea supper is on the menu at a charity night for Cats Protection Atherton and Wigan.

Mum avoids jail after fleeing persecution in Iran

Leigh Journal: Chelmsford Crown Court

3:20pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A MOTHER has avoided jail after she fled Iran where she was being persecuted for her choice of husband.

Farm shop's blinding effort at national awards

Leigh Journal: Head chef Barbara Bulmer with Sarah Ball who cooked both winning products

11:05am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FARM shop is celebrating after winning not one but two awards at the world’s largest blind-tasted Great Taste food awards.

Hotel to hold charity day in Leigh

Leigh Journal: SUMMER FAYRE

7:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FUN Day is being held to raise money for two charities.

'Family and sherry' the secret to Annie's 101 years

Leigh Journal: Staff at Tesco in Hindley surprised Annie Harvey for here 101st birthday

3:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A GREAT grandmother has celebrated her 101st birthday with a little help from her supermarket.

Governors urge residents to attend Healthier Together listening event

Leigh Journal: The new Hanover Centre at Leigh Infirmary

6:30pm Monday 18th August 2014

A LISTENING event is being held in order for the public to find out more about the Healthier Together proposals.

Residents given say on busway planting in Tyldesley

Leigh Journal:

3:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

RESIDENTS living alongside the guided busway are being given a say in the types of trees and shrubs they want to see planted along the new route.

Dating show appeals for Leigh contributors

Leigh Journal:

1:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

A CHANNEL Four dating show is looking for contributors from the town for their new series.

College appoints new principal

Leigh Journal:

11:10am Monday 18th August 2014

A NEW principal has been appointed at Wigan and Leigh College.

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