Could Leigh be improved and made an attractive place to shop?

Leigh Journal:

10:49am Friday 31st October 2014

CAN we gain from the pain?

My head is now hurting after banging it against the wall..

Leigh Journal:

11:53am Friday 31st October 2014

THE following ideas seem so simple – it’s painful to see such chaotic planning by TFGM.

It’s about time an open meeting was called

Leigh Journal:

11:39am Friday 31st October 2014

WITH regards to the bus route, the situation is deteriorating daily and as winter approaches I fear we will see more problems arising.

The guided bus is for today like the East Lancs was for 1929

Leigh Journal: Hough Lane will be closed until September

11:23am Friday 31st October 2014

J STOTT refers to the cost of building the East Lancs Road in 1929 and compares it against the cost of building the guided bus way in 2014/15, Stott and Robinson moan about the inconvenience of temporary closure of Astley Street and Hough Lane.

Busway ‘folly’

Leigh Journal: HEALTH TALK: Andy Burnham, Shadow Health Secretary,  delivers the Keynote Speech at Future for Health and Wellbeing in the NE conference at The Durham Centre, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS (12151906)

12:03pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE crescendo of negative comments regarding the busway in the Journal was inevitable considering the widespread public hostility it has always generated.

Unconvinced about the benefits of the busway

Leigh Journal:

11:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

I WAS most surprised to read a recent article by shadow health secretary Andy Burnham where he said that when he goes to watch his son playing rugby in Leigh, the main thing people talk to him about is about immigration.

I bought a motorbike to get through traffic queues

Leigh Journal:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

I AM writing in response to the current issues related to the guided busway.

Andy Burnham has to realise he is the MP for Leigh

Leigh Journal:

10:13am Thursday 23rd October 2014

I WONDER how many people believe Andy Burnham when he says he is behind the constituents.

Apologies to those who have been affected by busway works

Leigh Journal:

10:06am Thursday 23rd October 2014

I’M writing to thank those readers who took part in the first bus priority Q&A on Twitter last week.

Spending £68m for just 4.5 miles?

Leigh Journal: Hough Lane will be closed until September

9:44am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Who in their right mind has sanctioned that?

Traffic disruption is losing me money!

Leigh Journal: CASH WINDFALL: The 4Together AAP has awarded grants to 18 groups

9:58am Thursday 23rd October 2014

REGARDING all this traffic disruption for this bus route – what I want to know is who is going to pay my loss of earnings because I have to leave work 10 minutes early every day so I can get to school in time to pick up my children?

Lanes puzzle

Leigh Journal: Traffic queuing on the M60 this morning

10:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS you reported, we keep being told: “When the works are complete there will be a minimum of two lanes for general traffic in each direction on the East Lancs. We are building a new lane wherever we can, and only using the existing road where there are currently three lanes.”

How many people will catch the guided bus during rush hour?

Leigh Journal:

11:41am Thursday 16th October 2014

AS a resident of Stour Road I’ve now lost money from work as I can no longer get into Manchester on time regardless of what time I set off.

I love my granddad so much

Leigh Journal:

12:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

IT was a great pleasure to see my granddad’s letter was in the paper.

Noise from the construction site is 'constant'

Leigh Journal: Storrington road closure for £150,000 drainage works

10:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

I AM a resident from School Street, Tyldesley, near to the ‘misguided’ busway.

Traffic is 'a nightmare'

Leigh Journal:

10:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

I LIVE in Leigh and travel to and from work in Manchester city centre.

Dr Magda 'will be missed'

Leigh Journal: Mentally ill patient stabs doctor with fountain pen

11:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

SO a brilliant doctor leaves Tyldesley.

What have residents got to look forward to?

Leigh Journal: Hough Lane will be closed until September

11:21am Thursday 16th October 2014

I WRITE with reference to your article ‘Transport bosses to meet over Leigh busway traffic disruption’.

No inspiration

Leigh Journal:

11:02am Wednesday 8th October 2014

HAVING watched Ed Miliband’s speech, where was the passion?

Bringing jobs

Leigh Journal:

10:58am Wednesday 8th October 2014

REGARDING your article about the new McDonald’s in Leigh.

Long journey

Leigh Journal:

10:54am Wednesday 8th October 2014

LETTERS in the Journal express the concerns of people in respect of the traffic problems caused, but spare a thought for the people who actually commute into Manchester.


Leigh Journal:

10:49am Wednesday 8th October 2014

WILL it ever be possible to travel through Glazebury without encountering roadworks?

Leave him be

Leigh Journal: site_logo

10:41am Wednesday 8th October 2014

DAVID Cameron wants to go bomb Iraq and Syria (again).

Fast food talk

Leigh Journal:

10:38am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IT was indeed sad to see some of the negative comments about the new McDonald’s.

Moral panic

Leigh Journal:

10:36am Wednesday 8th October 2014

HAVING received a parking fine for stopping for less than two minutes near the McDonald’s in the town centre not too long ago, I am quite pleased to hear that we now have the drive-through here in Leigh.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

10:28am Wednesday 8th October 2014

OUR pet of the week is a people watcher.

Out of touch

Leigh Journal: site_logo

10:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

ISN’T it funny that Leigh MP Andy Burnham’s ‘plan’ to give his £7,600 per year pay rise to charity comes on the run up to the general election, especially as the actual increase was announced nine months ago.

Nursing pay

Leigh Journal:

10:23am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I TOTALLY support Mr Burnham’s loyalty towards his constituents and the rest of the UK.

Top carnival

Leigh Journal:

10:18am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I HAVE never written before to the Journal to give my opinion on anything, but felt I would like to say a massive thank you to all the Mosley Common in Bloom members for organising the first mini-music festival held on the green at the common.

I'm loving it

Leigh Journal:

10:13am Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE wife and I visited the new McDonald’s at Parsonage Way last Thursday.

Work needed

Leigh Journal:

10:08am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I WOULD like to respond to KJ Marsh’s letter, entitled ‘Busway fears’.

Long delays

Leigh Journal:

9:58am Tuesday 30th September 2014

I COULD not agree more with KJ Marsh in his concern as to the proposed five-month planned closure of Astley Street, Tyldesley.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

9:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014

OUR pet of the week is a real character.

Farewell town

Leigh Journal: site_logo

3:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

WELL said J Robinson.

Traffic trouble

Leigh Journal: site_logo

2:52pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE construction disruption from the guided busway comes from the fact that it crosses busy main roads at street level.

Huge thanks

Leigh Journal:

2:50pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ON behalf of Good Deeds Trust, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the recent cake bake event in Atherton, for all their time and effort they put into their entries.

Lost pledges

Leigh Journal: site_logo

2:46pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

READING your columns on the health debate, I would like to comment further.

Hospital help

Leigh Journal:

2:22pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

I HAVE served Wigan and Leigh for the past 35 years.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

2:18pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

OUR pet of the week has been enjoying a spot of sunbathing this month.

Voters' fury

Leigh Journal: site_logo

10:51am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WE were inundated with responses following last week’s front page story, ‘Is it time for you to resign?’ Here are some of your letters:

Time to go

Leigh Journal: site_logo

10:43am Wednesday 17th September 2014

LAST week, Clr Robert Bleakley, ward member for Tyldesley, caused outrage after he was found guilty of using his council-issued phone to call sex lines and send inappropriate text messages of a sexual and sexist nature.

Bin is needed

Leigh Journal:

10:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

WHEN I saw a kind-hearted lady clearing the rubbish up on the footpath around Holy Family school I decided to get my complaints in print.

Busway fears

Leigh Journal:

10:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

FOLLOWING the announcement in last week’s Journal regarding the extended closure of Hough Lane and proposed closure of Astley Street to facilitate the construction of the guided busway, I am writing to express my concerns over the total lack of consideration shown to the residents of Astley and Tyldesley, especially the shopkeepers and business owners located in Tyldesley town centre.

Pet of the Week

Leigh Journal:

10:27am Wednesday 17th September 2014

OUR pet of the week had a traumatic early life.

Pet of the week

Leigh Journal:

10:22am Thursday 11th September 2014

OUR pets of the week love cuddles from owner Matthew Padgham from Leigh.

Weed woes

10:19am Thursday 11th September 2014

MOSLEY Common Flowers in Bloom has made a big impact on Mosley Common, particularly as you drive here via the Texaco garage.

No logic

10:19am Thursday 11th September 2014

ONCE again we have a farcical situation through Tyldesley that defies logic.

Closure cost

10:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

IN LATE April, Hough Lane was closed to traffic for work on the bridge for the guided busway, and our local bus service was re-routed.

Thank you

10:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

THANK you to the generous independent shop owners and market stall holders of Leigh.

Busway blast

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10:08am Thursday 11th September 2014

I WOULD like to take the opportunity to comment on the ‘Busway’ aka 'misguided busway'.


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