First World War service to be held at Lowton church

Leigh Journal:

6:50am Friday 26th September 2014

A CONCERT is being held to remember the horrors of the First World War.

Chairty to hold sponsored walk at Pennington Flash

Leigh Journal: Pennington Flash

6:30pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A BREAST cancer charity is holding a sponsored walk at Pennington Flash.

Coffee and cake on offer at sports centres

Leigh Journal: Macmillan Coffee Morning

7:40am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A NUMBER of WLCT leisure centres will be serving up coffee and cake to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support on Friday.

Astley run for World Heart Day

Leigh Journal: Brendan Blood

6:30pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A FITNESS instructor is organising a free run to mark National World Heart Day.

Bring and buy coffee morning in Astley

Leigh Journal: Worlds Largest Coffee Morning

7:50am Friday 19th September 2014

A BRING and buy coffee morning is being held in Astley.

New McDonald's to open in Leigh

Leigh Journal: The eateries were awarded Gold statuses at the annual independent Loo of the Year Awards

7:50am Thursday 18th September 2014

A NEW drive-thru McDonald’s will open in Leigh next week.

Coffee morning at Atherton church

Leigh Journal: Worlds Largest Coffee Morning

6:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CHURCH is holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Talk to explore prisoner of war camps in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Leigh Library is at the heart of family tree research.

7:40am Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN archivist is to give talk on the town's First World War prisoner of war camps at Leigh Library.

Film festival to showcase talent in Leigh

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Friday 12th September 2014

A FILM festival is being held at the Turnpike Gallery Leigh for the first time.

Film club set up for senior citizens

Leigh Journal:

5:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

AN afternoon cinema club is being launched for senior citizens.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Private gardens to be opened to public in Glazebury

Leigh Journal: The Main Borders in summer at RHS Garden Harlow Carr (8933014)

3:50pm Sunday 17th August 2014

GARDENS will be open to members of the public this Sunday, August 24.

Military displays for wartime weekend

Leigh Journal:

12:30pm Saturday 16th August 2014

MILITARY memorabilia will be on display at a Wartime Weekend.

Explore family history with Leigh society

Leigh Journal: What is btter: films, or books?

5:20pm Thursday 14th August 2014

A HISTORY society will begin its new season with an informal session to encourage newcomers.

Tea parties are a blooming success

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Thursday 14th August 2014

TEA parties have been a blooming great success in Leigh.

Summer fete to be help in Astley

Leigh Journal:

5:20pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A SUMMER fete is being held at St Stephen’s CE Primary School in Manchester Road, Astley.

Morrisons extend opening hours at Leigh and Tyldesley stores

Leigh Journal: BANNED: Morrisons has had an advert for its burgers barred

6:10pm Monday 11th August 2014

MORRISONS in Leigh and Tyldesley will now be open longer after both stores extended their opening hours.

Leigh man denies rape

Leigh Journal:

3:25pm Friday 8th August 2014

A LEIGH man has denied raping a woman.

Heritage day to have First World War theme

Leigh Journal:

7:40am Friday 8th August 2014

A HERITAGE day is back and this year it is themed to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Bag pack for arthritis support group

Leigh Journal: Wimbledon Park's gone plastic bag-free

6:10pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A CARE support group for people with arthritis will be bag packing at Leigh Sainsbury’s this Saturday.

Car boot sale to be held at Atherton church

Leigh Journal: Car Boot Sale

7:40am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A CAR boot sale is being held at Atherton Baptist Church.

Hindley hospice to hold garden party

Leigh Journal: SUMMER FAYRE

6:10pm Monday 4th August 2014

A GARDEN party is being held at Wigan and Leigh Hospice on Saturday.

RSPCA to hold dog show and walk at Pennington Flash

Leigh Journal: ANIMAL WELFARE: The RSPCA prosecuted a 20-year-old woman for causing suffering to her dogs

3:30pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

A SPONSORED dog walk and show is being held at Pennington Flash.

Tyldesley nursery to hold fun day to help victims of domestic abuse

Leigh Journal: SUMMER FAYRE

5:10pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

A NURSERY is holding a family fun day to help victims of domestic abuse.

Bowled over

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.

7:40am Friday 1st August 2014

A BOWLING competition is being held to raise money for a project to help people with dementia.

Charity evening in Leigh to help typhoon hit Philippines

Leigh Journal: Stourbridge pastor on a mission to help typhoon survivors in the Philippines

7:40am Thursday 31st July 2014

A CHARITY evening is being held to help the Philippines recover from a devastating typhoon that hit its shores last year.

Retailers urged not to sell e-cigs to under 18s

Leigh Journal: An e-cigarette

7:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

RETAILERS are being discouraged from selling e-cigarettes to under-18s by a new Trading Standards initiative.

Towns to battle it out for football glory

Leigh Journal: The weight loss programmes are supported by Wigan Council

6:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE deciding game to find out once and for all if Leigh or Wigan is better at football will be played on Saturday, August 2.

Free skate park returns to Golborne

Leigh Journal: Rodney Clarke will launch series of skateboarding masterclasses at Pioneer

7:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A FREE skate park has returned to Golborne for the summer.

Book fair and tombola to be held in Tyldesley

Leigh Journal: What is btter: films, or books?

6:40pm Monday 28th July 2014

A BOOK fair and tombola are being held in Tyldesley Market Square on Saturday.

Lend a hand for Lowton fun day

Leigh Journal: Pupils braved a 30ft climbing wall

4:10pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A FAMILY fun day is in need of volunteers.

Pensioners' Link to hold WW1 commemoration event in Leigh Library

Leigh Journal: Leigh Library is at the heart of family tree research.

6:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

A COMMEMORATION day to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War is being held at Leigh Library.

Pupils win prizes for guided busway arguments

Leigh Journal:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

YOUNGSTERS have had their say on the guided busway.

Rock and roll band to play at Atherton charity night

Leigh Journal: Soaring guitars and Chcago blues

6:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE 50s and 60s are coming to Atherton to help raise funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Hindley Green church to hold coffee morning

Leigh Journal: Successful Marlow coffee shop spreads its wings

6:40pm Monday 14th July 2014

A CHURCH is holding a coffee morning and a mini market on Saturday.

MP visits Leigh school to learn more about communication project

Leigh Journal:

4:30pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A SCHOOL has been showing off its dedication to speech and language skills to Leigh MP Andy Burnham.

Astley developers nominated for design award

Leigh Journal:

1:20pm Sunday 13th July 2014

AN ASTLEY-based housing developer has been shortlisted in the UK’s top design awards.

Football club recognises volunteers

Leigh Journal:

9:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

A FOOTBALL club has recognised its volunteers at a presentation evening.

Trust to hold annual member's meeting

Leigh Journal:

4:20pm Saturday 12th July 2014

THE Annual Member's Meeting of Leigh’s specialist mental health and learning disability services provider is being held on Tuesday.

Pupils glance into future at careers fair

Leigh Journal:

1:20pm Saturday 12th July 2014

STUDENTS from Bedford High School have taken time away from lessons to learn a little more about life.

Supermarket helps Leigh foodbank collect food for people in crisis

Leigh Journal: WIMB GREEN Food bank chief says "everyone is a paycheck away from disaster"

4:40pm Friday 11th July 2014

VOLUNTEERS and supporters of a food bank have helped raise money and supplies for it.

Young people to take part in challenges to improve skills

Leigh Journal: NCS Party in the Parl'

7:20am Friday 11th July 2014

YOUNG people from the borough are embarking on a new challenge.

Charity cake and bake sale to raise money for dementia services

Leigh Journal: Strawberry, citrus and pistachio polenta cake

7:10am Thursday 10th July 2014

A CHARITY bake a cake competition is being held to raise money for dementia services.

Sports club receives £50,000 to create multi-use area in Golborne

Leigh Journal: Guiseley's pitch is recovering well from its close-season work

7:50am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A SPORTS club has received a £50,000 grant towards transforming its pitch.

Householders could cut the cost of their energy bills

Leigh Journal: BUSINESS NEWS: Ask the Landlord with Mark Trenfield

6:20pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

HOUSEHOLDS could apply for thousands of pounds to help slash the cost of their energy bills through a brand new energy campaign.

Next round of bidding for community funding opens

Leigh Journal: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

7:40am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A CASH injection is on offer to those who wish to make a difference in the borough.

Green army celebrated at awards ceremony

Leigh Journal:

4:20pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A GREEN army of volunteers have been championed at an annual awards ceremony.


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