THIS week the Leigh Journal is celebrating its 140th birthday with a new look and a 16-page souvenir supplement.

It includes a delve into our archives to see what was making the news in years gone by, along with some birthday messages and former staff memories.

We've also got two fantastic competitions - tickets for Elton John's concert at Leigh Sports Village next month are up for grabs, plus there is also the chance to win a Waterfields celebration cake.

Thank you to all our readers and advertisers for their continued support.

The birthday edition of the Leigh Journal is out today, Thursday.