ON January 31, 1874, the first Leigh Journal was published.

One hundred and forty years later, we want readers to help us celebrate our big birthday.

So if you are set to mark a special birthday or anniversary on January 31, get in touch and let us know what you’re doing to celebrate.

Perhaps you are due to give birth that week or are celebrating a long-service award at work.

Whatever the event, email newsdesk@leighjournal.co.uk with your details, or call our newsdesk on 01942 670669.