• Slimmer gets life back after dropping nearly eight stone

    A SLIMMER who felt too fat to attend weight loss classes has set up her own group. Sarah Freeman was so unconfident at her heaviest weight that when her sister, Karen, suggested they join a Slimming World class together she refused, saying she

  • Teenager rescued from house fire

    FIREFIGHTERS rescued a 17-year-old girl from a house fire in Leigh. Crews from Leigh and Hindley were called at about 5.52pm yesterday evening to a fire in a terraced house in Wigan Road, Leigh. A 15-year-old girl who was in the house at the

  • 'A year of good progress for Leigh'

    As we come to the end 2014, we can reflect on a year of good progress for Leigh. It began with the opening of the impressive new Hanover Centre at Leigh Infirmary. That was followed by the long-awaited start of work on the redevelopment at

  • Stop smoking services championed by quitter

    A MAN who used to smoke 50 cigarettes a day is hoping to inspire others to give up. Robert Parr, 40, from Leigh, had been smoking about 50 roll-ups a day for more than 20 years before he was referred to a Stop Smoking Service eight months ago.