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.

Presidency handed over at Rotary Club of Astley

Leigh Journal:

12:10pm Saturday 5th July 2014

THE annual handover meeting for the Rotary Club of Astley has taken place at the Greyhound Hotel in Leigh.

Taster day to be held at Leigh's new elite rugby league academy

Leigh Journal: Hendon seal home success

7:40am Thursday 3rd July 2014

AN ACADEMY dedicated to training the professional rugby league players of the future, while providing them with academic qualifications, is set to open in Leigh.

Family of Leigh stroke victim arrange fun day to help fly him home

Leigh Journal: John Fillingham

6:10pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A FAMILY fun day is being held to raise money to help fly a Leigh man who had a stroke on the last day of his holiday home.

Friends of Tyldesley Library to hold book sale

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

7:40am Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Friends of Tyldesley Library are holding a book sale and tombola.

Leigh man avoids jail for attack

Leigh Journal: Bolton Magistrates' Court

6:10pm Monday 30th June 2014

A LEIGH man has been sentenced to a suspended jail term for an attack.

Wildlife walk to take place in Lightshaw Meadows

Leigh Journal: Lightshaw Meadows

7:30am Monday 30th June 2014

A WILDLIFE walk is taking place at Lightshaw Meadows.

Supporters of Hindley hospice complete skydive

Leigh Journal: Some of the 39 people who completed the skydive

4:40pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A GROUP of fearless fundraisers have thrown themselves out of a plane to raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Boothstown school given life-saving equipment

Leigh Journal: Head teacher Anne Farrell and pupils Kade Robinson, Aerin McAndrew, Isaac Jones and Kyra Hough with the defibrillator

12:20pm Sunday 29th June 2014

A SCHOOL has received a potentially life-saving piece of equipment.

Organisations recognised for commitment to being breastfeeding friendly

Leigh Journal: Both organisations have received a Breastfeeding Friendly Business Award

9:10am Sunday 29th June 2014

WLCT and Wigan Council have both received awards recognising their commitment to supporting mothers who choose to breastfeed.

Council to support people affected by problem gambling

Leigh Journal: The launch of the service

4:40pm Saturday 28th June 2014

SUPPORT for people affected by problem gambling is now available in the borough.

Man denies wounding brother-in-law following dog attack at Leigh house

Leigh Journal: Woman jailed for horrific attacking on disabled friend

11:50am Saturday 28th June 2014

A MAN has pleaded not guilty to wounding his brother-in-law following a dog attack.

Group of Astley women get pretty muddy for charity

Leigh Journal: Some of the women who completed the Pretty Mudder course

8:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

A GROUP of women have taken on a Pretty Mudder course.

Fire stations to hold open days to celebrate anniversaries

Leigh Journal: Haworth fire station

5:20pm Friday 27th June 2014

TWO fire stations are holding open days to celebrate their anniversaries.

Trust to promote priority care for veterans on Armed Forces Day

Leigh Journal: The flag flying over Dudley

7:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

AN NHS trust is launching a new campaign to mark Armed Forces Day.

Girlguiding division to hold fair to rebuild holiday home

Leigh Journal: Find out about Stonehouse Girl Guides

6:10pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A GIRLGUIDING division is holding a summer fair to raise money for a new holiday home.

Willow woven miner 'another reminder of the fantastic heritage' of Howe Bridge

Leigh Journal: The willow woven miner

10:50am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A NEW piece of artwork has been installed in Howe Bridge.

Food bank in need of donations as demand soars

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

7:40am Wednesday 25th June 2014

A FOOD bank is appealing to the public for help to re-stock its shelves after an unprecedented rise in demand.

Homeless shelter to hold summer fair in Leigh

Leigh Journal: Volunteers are making sure everything is ready for the national play day celebrations.

6:20pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A SUMMER fair is being held on Saturday to raise money for a homeless shelter.

Family fun event at Leigh Centurions game 'a great day'

Leigh Journal: Leigh Centurions squeeze past Doncaster

7:30am Tuesday 24th June 2014

A FAMILY fun day, hosted by Leigh Centurions has been hailed as a tremendous success.

Litter pick to spruce up community land

Leigh Journal: Residents are being encouraged to litter pick in their neighbourhoods

7:40am Friday 20th June 2014

A LITTER pick organised by Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF), takes place from 10am on Saturday on the community open space land on the Rowan Avenue estate.

Residents given chance to have their say on council services

Leigh Journal: Clr Terry Halliwell

7:40am Thursday 19th June 2014

RESIDENTS are being asked to share their thoughts about the council.

Mosley Common school to hold summer fete

Leigh Journal: SUMMER FAYRE

6:30pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

A VILLAGE fete is being held on Saturday.

Recovery service to hold open day in Leigh

7:40am Monday 16th June 2014

A DRUG and alcohol service provider is holding an open day.

Annual motorcycle show to return to Astley

Leigh Journal: RALLY: Vintage motorbike

4:20pm Sunday 15th June 2014

MORE than 100 motorcycles are expected to gather at Astley Green Colliery for the 20th annual rally and show.

Atherton bowling club buys life-saving piece of equipment

Leigh Journal: Clr Karen Aldred, chairman Robert Naylor, a representative for NWAS and secretary of the club Margaret Broom

12:10pm Sunday 15th June 2014

A BOWLING club has purchased a defibrillator to help it provide a safe environment for its members.

Get involved with a museum and archive group

Leigh Journal: Passionate about library

8:50am Sunday 15th June 2014

A MEETING is taking place for people who wish to get involved in a museum and archive group.

Learn some new moves to raise money for charity

Leigh Journal: Afternoon tea is served.

4:40pm Saturday 14th June 2014

DANCING and afternoon tea will be on offer at an event organised by Leigh Soroptimists.

Oldest church in Atherton to celebrate birthday

Leigh Journal: Brenda Catherall

8:20am Saturday 14th June 2014

ONE of the oldest places of worship in Atherton will celebrate its birthday tomorrow, Sunday.

Leigh Centurions to host family fun day

Leigh Journal: Leigh Centurions squeeze past Doncaster

7:40am Thursday 12th June 2014

A FAMILY fun day is being held at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday.

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