About Cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies.

News

Tributes to 24-year-old woman who died after walking accident in Lake District

GIG: Chris Brevington visits the Railway Venue in Bromley Cross tomorrow evening

Leigh blues musician Chris Brevington brings his friends to next gig

AUTHOR: Year three pupils of Sacred Heart show off their work after help from author Dr Frank English.

Author's visit to school spurs on young wordsmiths

CELEBRATION: Cotton Close residents, in Leigh, held a street summer BBQ to bring together neighbours.

Yee-hah! Big hearted neighbours mark July 4 with American style celebrations

Fire at Pennington Flash after bird hide set ablaze

Fire at Pennington Flash after bird hide set ablaze

Tyldesley father died of smoke inhalation after house fire

YOUNG SCIENTIST: Charley Hughes age from St Philips Church of England School, Atherton,with her flying mouse

Charley leaps ahead at young scientists' summer festival

Bedford’s young reporters quiz Wigan Borough’s Mayor

Bedford’s young reporters quiz Wigan Borough’s Mayor

Edna Road, Westleigh. Image: Google Maps.

Caravan destroyed in suspected arson attack

VETERAN: Royston Brett

Gulf war veteran who spent time in prison aims to help others with new charity programme

SOLD: Formby Hall could soon become an extra care facility for the elderly after being sold to Hilldale Housing.

Residents' group fights back after elderly care facility plans for Formby Hall are revealed

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash with car

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash with car

Mum Vanessa Anderson with swimming pal Catherine Hughes

Mum to take on sea swim for hospital treating her daughter

Crown Prosecution Service now reviewing evidence of abuse at former Atherton care home

Street BBQ to bring neighbours together

Street BBQ to bring neighbours together

COLOUR: Back left to right: John Gredecki, Sue Shaw, Christine Farnworth, Susan Gredecki, Jan Eckersley, Michelle Downs.

Leigh Neighbours have a busy month with community events

Police cordon off area in Leigh following incident

Police cordon off area in Leigh following incident

CHALLENGE: Mick Southern is doing a charity bike challenge from john O'Groates to Lands End.

Fitness friends take on 1000 mile cycle

THANKYOU: Winston Wish representatives have thanked Sainsbury's in Leigh for their help in raising more than £4,000 for charity.

Bereavement charity thank Leigh supermarket for support

Teachers go viral online with uptown funk video spoof

Teachers go viral online with uptown funk video spoof

MUSICAL: Rachel Austin

Leigh actress Rachel Austin starring in musical set in 1990s nightclub

Man charged with robbery and fraud

Man charged with robbery and fraud

Paedophile vigilante hunter jailed for assault

Paedophile vigilante hunter jailed for assault

APPEAL: A man was dragged along by a car in Hindley

Man grabbed and dragged along by Land Rover in Hindley

Man charged after alleged machete attack in Leigh

Man charged with attempted murder after alleged machete attack in Leigh

Lauren Pilkington-Smith

Murdered schoolgirl's family in grateful tribute to people of Leigh on 10th anniversary of her death

Front John Sharples and Karen Sharples from Astley took part in The Midnight Walk with their family.

A walk to remember

Jake is off to America

Roller ace Jake is off to battle it out in America

House searched after man is attacked in Warrington Road.

House searched after man is attacked in Warrington Road.

REWARD: Police at the scene of the accident in Leigh Road, where a Ethel Irene Ditcher died after being hit by an HGV

£2,000 reward to catch thief who stole from woman's dead body

£2,000 reward to catch thief who stole from woman's dead body

£2,000 reward to catch thief who stole from woman's dead body

JAILED: Anthony Fearn

Bungling shoplifters who left blood trail from Tesco jailed for second supermarket break-in

Matthew Johson and Evie Phipps, both aged four

All hands on deck for pirate fun!

Suicide crisis centre to launch 24/7 helpline

Suicide crisis centre to launch 24/7 helpline

INSPIRATIONAL: Lemn Sissay

Poet Lemn Sissay who grew up in Leigh and Atherton children's homes wins University of Manchester chancellor vote

Meadowbank Nursery, Victoria Heppenstall, aged four, with teacher Judith Toner

All the latest pictures of the fun at Atherton Carnival

JAILED: Anthony Fearn

Bungling shoplifters who left blood trail from Tesco jailed for second supermarket break-in

Lynn Lloyd with Councillor David Molyneux

Atherton textile firm expands workforce and order book after securing cash grants

SHAKESPEARE: Jon Tozzi, Kat Ronson and Joe Parker

Atherton actor Joe to strut the stage in Italy with a key role in Romeo and Juliet

PARADE: Residents take part in Atherton carnival

Carnival fever hits Atherton

The accident happened on the A579, close to the junction of Sandy Brow Lane, Croft, near Warrington

62-year-old Leigh man dies in car crash

The Mayor of Wigan Borough, Cllr Susan Loudon, with volunteers from St Paul's Primary and Westleigh Methodist Primary

Pupils get 'tidy' in Westleigh

PROTEST: Padiham Close residents are outraged at a car park for guided bus route being built on East Bond Street in Leigh.

Fury at plans for guided busway carpark on residents' doorstep

PITCH: Astley and Tyldesley football refurbished football pitches have been unveiled.

Andy Burnham kicks off new pitches

Trish Anderson and GP Tim Dalton from Wigan CCG.

GP support for diabetes sufferers during awareness week

FITNESS: Men in fitness training for men's health week.

Leigh Centurions join fitness campaign for men's health week

HEALTH: Leading health officials Trish Anderson and GP Tim Dalton.

GPs to be available to see patients seven days a week

Former pupils get their own back on teachers in a basketball ‘grudge’ match.

Former pupils get their own back on teachers in a basketball ‘grudge’ match.

Teacher's bail extended

Keep in touch with local news

Sign up for email alerts

Most read stories

  • 1

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

Research local amenities