TO celebrate the Leigh Journal’s 140th birthday, we want your children to design a birthday card for us.

There will be prizes on offer for the winners, plus the best designs will be featured in our birthday edition. To submit an entry, email or post them to Editor Hayley Smith, Leigh Journal, 44/46 Railway Road, Leigh, WN7 4AT.

Please include your child’s full name, age and address, plus a contact name, phone number and/or email address for us to respond to.

Entries should be no more than A5 or A4 in size and any materials can be used to make your designs, the more colourful the better.

Closing date for entries is Friday, January 17.

Editor’s decision is final and usual Newsquest rules apply. See

On January 31, 1874, the first Leigh Journal was published.

One hundred and forty years later, we want readers to help us celebrate our big birthday.

So if you are set to mark a special birthday or anniversary on January 31, get in touch and let us know what you’re doing to celebrate.

Perhaps you are due to give birth that week or are celebrating a long-service award at work.

Whatever the event, email with your details or call our newsdesk on 01942 670669.