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"27.02.2017 16:21:41" leighjournal.co.uk Brrr! Met Office issues ice warning ❄️️ Ice, ice baby
Be careful if you're out on the roads tonight and tomorrow
"27.02.2017 16:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Police station now shut to the public 'GMP say officer numbers will remain unchanged and the stations will still be used as bases for police staff and officers'
"27.02.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man accused of assaulting a woman and threatening a male faces trial 'The 31-year-old has been remanded on bail until his trial at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on May 26'
"27.02.2017 14:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Yobs set fire to four wheelie bins 'Anyone with information about the arson attacks should call police on 101'
"27.02.2017 13:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Prolific burglar jailed for five years 'Mobile phones, laptops, Ipod Touches, bank cards, purses, handbags and driving licences were among the items he stole'
"27.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Salesman receives positive feedback on debut tips book 'Craig Faulkner has written about his life as a salesman in both the UK and India and revealed numerous tips to help others in Secrets of a Sales Master'
"27.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Mum and daughter starring in New York stage show "Mollie has travelled to New York for every show that I have done. She has grown up back stage."
"26.02.2017 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Road safety should still be taught in schools' READER'S LETTER: "I used to spend several hours doing road safety lessons and I learnt not to play on the road at all from an early age."
"26.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Spring into action with walking weekend "The Greater Manchester Walking Weekend is an excellent opportunity for residents to enjoy some of the great walking routes we have through Leigh's Greenheart, coming together as communities to support each other in getting active.”
"26.02.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man brandished knife in serious assault 'As well as being given a suspended prison sentence Finch was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and comply with a rehabilitation activity requirement'
"26.02.2017 12:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week We're lovin' it :-)
"26.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Children help their dad propose at school assembly 'Nina, Babette and Rachel stood up in front of the rest of the pupils and asked their dad to make their mum a Stubbe like them'
"25.02.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk 'Ban company vehicles from parking on streets' READER'S LETTER: "In this day and age of human rights no resident should be expected to suffer from this."
"25.02.2017 18:30:01" leighjournal.co.uk Refurbishment at reopened electronics store has created 10 jobs Will you be checking out the refurbished store?
"25.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Creative winter wellbeing event helps people living in fuel poverty "Events like this are a fantastic way to talk to people about what they could be entitled to."
"25.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man made offensive phone call to emergency services 'The 29-year-old was conditionally discharged for 18 months and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim services surcharge'
"25.02.2017 12:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Boycie "Boycie sees the good in everyone and thinks everyone wants to be his buddy, which usually they do."
"25.02.2017 09:04:14" leighjournal.co.uk PICTURES: Leigh Centurions take Saints scalp for first time since 1994 Leigh Centurions recorded their first victory since winning promotion to Betfred Super League with a hard-fought 24-16 success over St Helens at… Wow! Pictures from Leigh Centurions first Super League win since April 2005
"25.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Owner accepts bid for historic chapel 'Community groups have a right to express an interest in purchasing the building but they must make a bid before an interim moratorium for the proposed sale ends on March 26'
"24.02.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man admits assaulting woman on two separate occasions 'The 52-year-old was ordered to adhere to alcohol treatment and rehabilitation activity requirements'
"24.02.2017 19:04:41" leighjournal.co.uk UPDATED: Teen found guilty of stabbing man to death over drugs debt Friends who helped Bamford escape, including an 18-year-old from Leigh, have now been caged
"24.02.2017 18:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Fundraising pupils visited by Super League star "When we heard about this touching story our kind-hearted students wanted to help."
"24.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Dispersal orders imposed to tackle anti-social behaviour 'Police hope they will make residents feel safer this weekend and help to prevent further acts of anti-social behaviour being committed'
"24.02.2017 15:23:45" leighjournal.co.uk Teen found guilty of stabbing man to death over drugs debt 'Police have described the killing as 'horrific' and are now determined to find other members of the gang he was part of'
"24.02.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Spring into action for clean-up campaign “We have fantastic volunteers who are leading the clean-ups and would encourage as many people as possible to get involved and give something back.”
"24.02.2017 13:54:14" leighjournal.co.uk Bill for first phase of HS2 rail project receives royal assent "This is a major milestone but it is now crucial that HS2's second phase, up to the north of England, becomes a reality as soon as possible."
"24.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Schoolgirl lands starring role in new CBeebies monster animation “It is really good but it is weird watching a small yellow monster with your child's voice coming out of its mouth.”
"24.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Mum fears for her baby as yobs keep hurling missiles at home "I am worried a brick will go through the window and hit my daughter."
"23.02.2017 19:05:30" leighjournal.co.uk Borough leading the way in childhood immunisation “The immunisation programme is so important as it helps to protect children and I would urge parents to make sure their child has their vaccinations.”
"23.02.2017 17:05:19" leighjournal.co.uk Family arranges surprise 90th birthday party at church for kind widower "My uncle Bill has always said that he doesn't like a fuss and doesn't want anything for his birthday, but because he does a lot for other people and he is not in the best of health we though it would be nice."
"23.02.2017 15:05:06" leighjournal.co.uk Man accused of assaulting woman faces trial 'The 32-year-old has been remanded on bail until his trial at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on April 28'
"23.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Library talk on the lighter side of being a PCSO 'The £1 admission fee includes refreshments'
"23.02.2017 10:54:55" leighjournal.co.uk Micky Higham relishing a big night against the Saints MICKY Higham can't wait to finally play a part in Leigh's quest for a first win of the new Betfred Super League campaign. Skipper looking forward to a big night for Leigh Centurions against Official St.Helens RLFC
"23.02.2017 09:52:56" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"23.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Surrogate dads inundated with messages of support from around the world "The response has been great because it shows that people from around the world are supporting us."
"22.02.2017 19:05:06" leighjournal.co.uk Man given community order after admitting assault 'The 32-year-old has to adhere to a rehabilitation activity requirement and a restraining order'
"22.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Schoolchildren skip to the aid of heart charity 'Healthy Hearts Week at the Swan Lane school included sessions focusing on healthy diets and exercise as well as an afternoon tea party for pensioners'
"22.02.2017 16:25:44" leighjournal.co.uk WARNING: Storm Doris alert issued for drivers Be careful if you're using the motorway tomorrow morning...Doris is on the way
"22.02.2017 15:05:21" leighjournal.co.uk Next of kin search for man who died in hospital Can you help with this?
"22.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man accused of making 458 indecent photographs of children 'The 48-year-old is set to stand trial at Bolton Crown Court on March 17'
"22.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pensioner fears he will be the victim of a never-ending rat problem "It is a public health hazard and one that should be treated at the source of the problem."
"21.02.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Town centre bakery reopens following revamp "We are delighted to be able to invest in Leigh and provide our valued customers with a modern and comfortable upgrade to the shop."
"21.02.2017 18:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Extra shows put on as theatre looks to build on record-breaking year “This is an exciting year for Turnpike with the addition of a third production to the annual schedule, additional performances for each production and the use of such iconic scripts."
"21.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Police treating barge fire as suspected arson "At first it didn't seem that big but eventually it consumed the whole vehicle."
"21.02.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Transport plans ignore Leigh', says UKIP "Why are there no plans to allow Leigh residents access to the national rail network?"
"21.02.2017 14:12:53" leighjournal.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of arson as family lose everything in house fire "Officers attended and arrested a man nearby on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life."
"21.02.2017 12:39:57" leighjournal.co.uk Fracking group protest outside compaction service plant A spokesman said the group is protesting for 'CRH Plant to withdraw from contracting to Cuadrilla and to seek contracts in the renewable energy sector, rather than the fracking industry'.
"21.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk High school dominates book knowledge competition “The students, who read the books in their own time, have proved that reading can be fun and competitive and their enthusiasm and commitment were clear to see, creating an atmosphere that was truly inspirational.”
"21.02.2017 11:52:24" leighjournal.co.uk Amber wind warning issued as Storm Doris heads for the north west Thursday is looking like a good day to stay in and batten down the hatches
"21.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Boy who beat cancer 'felt like celebrity' as he played starring role in Super League match "It was a once in a lifetime experience to get to do something like that and he will never forget it."
"20.02.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Chief executive has 'loved every minute' of her 35 years with the NHS "I do honestly love coming to work and regularly tell my colleagues that I enjoy what I do because I am so passionate about working for the NHS."
"20.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Rotary club offering free meal at open evening for prospective new members Are you interested in joining the club?
"20.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man accused on assaulting woman faces trial 'He is also charged with damaging a 6ft mirror valued at £150 belonging to the woman'
"20.02.2017 14:02:40" leighjournal.co.uk Feeling poorly? Here's what you need to know about the vomiting bug sweeping the UK Has anyone in your house had this?
"20.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Teenager wins sports scholarship at college Congratulations Joe
"20.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Emergency meeting set up as historic church faces threat of closure "We are looking at new ways of boxing clever to serve the community better and keep the church going."
"19.02.2017 20:54:37" leighjournal.co.uk Hundreds of 'drug-driver' cases could be reviewed as police probe test data Two men have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
"19.02.2017 19:07:03" leighjournal.co.uk 'What is being done to tackle killer fumes?' READER'S LETTER: "As our air quality declines it is estimated that exhaust fumes are linked to more than 40,000 deaths a year."
"19.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Woman beat and bit a man while on bail 'Court records show that the prison sentence she is serving was extended to four months as the offence was committed while Price was on bail, involved biting and she has a previous record of violence'
"19.02.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Former miner's family donate money to colliery museum “He was a very proud pitman, as all those guys used to be. It was like a band of brothers.”
"19.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Watson “Always keen to play, we couldn't imagine our lives without him.”
"19.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Woman feels lucky to be alive as yob hits her car windscreen with a brick "I just don't understand what goes through someone's mind to throw a brick at a moving car."
"18.02.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Not feeling safe on the streets due to 'irresponsible cyclists' READER'S LETTER: "It is all very well installing cycle lanes but you can see cyclists riding on the pavement on St Helens Road with a cycle lane a few feet to their right."
"18.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Community champions boosted by £1,000 donation "Without funding like this grassroots teams like ourselves struggle as we are self-funding, relying on weekly subs from parents."
"18.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Look back at Leigh - Westleigh in late 1950s 'Westleigh Lane dominates the photograph as it winds its way up to the left on a sharp bend, past what was the Church Inn pub and St Paul's Church'
"18.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Retail giants set for Battle of The Loom charity football match Will you be going to watch the game?
"18.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Young mum credits family nurse for turning her life around "I am extremely grateful to Nicola for all her help and I would recommend the Family Nurse Partnership to any young mum in the borough.”
"18.02.2017 00:52:03" leighjournal.co.uk Jukes happy with Leigh Centurions' display despite narrow defeat Leigh coach Neil Jukes was delighted with his side's improved showing as they went down 17-14 to Leeds in their first home match of the 2017… Leigh edged out by Leeds Rhinos
"17.02.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Classic flicks to be screened on the last Monday of the month Do you love the classics?
"17.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Charity given Lottery funding to help feed the homeless 'The money will be used to equip a kitchen to prepare hot food for vulnerable and homeless families, adults and young people'
"17.02.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week “There is beauty to be seen all around us. We just need to take the time to stop and appreciate it.”
"17.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man faces two assault charges 'Mark Edwards admitted beating a woman on October 7 but denied assaulting a man on the same day'
"17.02.2017 09:33:03" leighjournal.co.uk Scarlet fever warning: Everything you need to know after rise in north west cases Hopefully this should help familiarise you with the symptoms
"17.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Forces veteran given France's top military honour "Bill is not one for showing feelings but I can read Bill and he was very happy and very proud."
"16.02.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Two passengers taken to hospital following guided bus crash "We are thankful that there were no major injuries to customers, staff or the driver of the other vehicle involved, but we can confirm that an ambulance attended the scene and two customers were taken to the local hospital.”
"16.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Children play 'chicken' on guided busway “The hazards of playing on the guided section are the same as playing on a road or a tram or train track and could result in serious injury or worse.”
"16.02.2017 15:53:35" leighjournal.co.uk Policing element of council tax raised by £5 What's your view on this?
"16.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Careers Convention at high school a 'great success' 'The purpose of the convention was to give young people the opportunity to obtain expert careers advice in various fields of employment, training and further/higher education'
"16.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Photography enthusiasts arrange charity get together 'Old Leigh Photographs' 2017 Get Together at Abbey Street Labour Club will include entertainment by singer Kayley Louise and comedian Jimmy O as well as an acoustic set from Set Sail'
"16.02.2017 10:52:19" leighjournal.co.uk RANKED: Shoppers favourite supermarkets Where do you prefer to do your food shop?
"16.02.2017 09:15:36" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"16.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Dad jailed for multiple school break-ins "He has let down his grandmother, for whom he is the sole carer, and his 10-year-old son, who he will now have left behind."
"15.02.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Council not listening to fence problem' READER'S LETTER: "We said to her it is not just the Tory government that is picking on pensioners, Wigan Council does not seem to care either."
"15.02.2017 17:28:26" leighjournal.co.uk SUPER SLIMMERS: Inspirational before and after weight loss pictures from Leigh Journal readers Struggling to hit your goals in 2017? This should give you a boost...
"15.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk School deemed to be inadequate by Ofsted “Sometimes all pupils do the same work, regardless of their ability. There is a lack of challenge."
"15.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Weekend of anniversary events at church 'Everyone will be made welcome at all the events'
"15.02.2017 13:15:06" leighjournal.co.uk Thief given suspended prison sentence after stealing flagstones 'Bolton Magistrates' Court also found the 26-year-old guilty of taking a Ford Transit van without consent'
"15.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk School's sporting activities praised on TV and social media “Twitter went through the roof afterwards. We had a big cross section of people taking an interest in it with lots of retweets."
"15.02.2017 11:39:46" leighjournal.co.uk Nokia 3310 set to be reborn: What else would you like to see make a comeback from 2000? Would you swap your current phone for one of these again?
"15.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Disabled man loses appeal against hospital appointment parking fine "I was advised by the warden that disabled pass holders could park there all day as long as their disabled pass is clearly in view, which it was."
"14.02.2017 19:00:05" leighjournal.co.uk Where does free money from parking charges go? READER'S LETTER: "It may not sound like a lot but if you multiply the £4,000-plus per year by the number of years the council has been charging people for parking it will come to an extraordinary amount of money."
"14.02.2017 17:05:33" leighjournal.co.uk Dancing children move 11-year-old cancer battler a step closer towards dream family holiday What a lovely thing for the children to do
"14.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Special services and Lent course looming at parish church Will you be attending the services or joining the course?
"14.02.2017 13:22:01" leighjournal.co.uk Woman who dumped newborn son in hospital cubicle walks free from court 'The 27-year-old was handed a 12-month community order that includes a three-month residency requirement'
"14.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Interactive maps of leisure facilities to help people with autism "We are always looking for innovative ways of encouraging people to look after their health through things like exercising."
"14.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Improved care home still not meeting key safety criteria "The manager was very passionate about her role and had brought about a considerable amount of change to the service to ensure compliance with regulations."
"13.02.2017 19:01:29" leighjournal.co.uk Road problems cause tar marks READER'S LETTER: Have you been finding tar marks on your car?
"13.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Spooky goings on at Ghost Encounters events Di you fancy going on a ghost hunt?
"13.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Weekly drop-in sessions arranged for woman affected by state pension age change 'The sessions will offer information, advice and support to any affected women in the area born in the 1950s who are suffering from not receiving their state pension when they thought they would'
"13.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk High school rallies for homeless people with bags of donations "I am delighted that our students, parents, staff and the community have given so generously to such a good cause."
"13.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Rugby dream to come true for five-year-old cancer survivor We hope you have a great night on Friday Riley
"12.02.2017 19:00:03" leighjournal.co.uk Regular surgeries the place to ask questions LETTER: "If this gentleman had been in the town centre recently he would have seen that myself, Cllr Martin Aldred, Julie Hilling and our colleagues and residents have been gathering signatures on Market Street regarding this matter on numerous
"12.02.2017 17:06:13" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh projects given more than £2.2 million of National Lottery funding 'The 12 grants given out boosted arts, sports and heritage projects in the town as well as community groups and those most in need'
"12.02.2017 15:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week "I have named the photograph Light Lunch. You can clearly see the coot trying to enjoy eating a fish in the water."
"12.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Information session arranged for people interested in adopting "If you have ever thought that adoption could be a rewarding experience then come along to this event to hear just how much you can make a difference."
"12.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Parents fundraising for disabled six-year-old son who cannot walk and needs new wheelchair "Alfie is unable to sit in his current wheelchair for long periods. It is a basic model that doesn't provide the support he needs and doesn't help with his posture."
"11.02.2017 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Dinner dance is open to all Do you fancy attending the event?
"11.02.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Cancellation a boot in the teeth READER'S LETTER: "Surely when I booked the people at Leigh Sports Village must have known they were going to cancel it."
"11.02.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Extension open ups 'wonderful' school to more children "Our new extension is a fantastic facility for our younger children."
"11.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Sam "Sam has made a big impact on our lives. He is my shadow – he is always around me."
"11.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Unique cafe offers free repairs of household items Can I have a cup of tea please - and while you're at it can you fix this DVD player :-)
"11.02.2017 11:23:11" leighjournal.co.uk Danny Tickle scores 100th try but Leigh routed on Super League return LEIGH Centurions were given a rude awakening on their return to Super League after a heavy mauling at Castleford. Rude awakening for Leigh Centurions on Super League opener at Castleford Tigers
"11.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Primary school hailed by Ofsted for improving 'markedly' 'The new Ofsted inspection of the school, which has more than 160 pupils, found that the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils has significantly improved'
"10.02.2017 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Love and romance in Tudor times the focus of society meeting 'The £2 admission fee includes refreshments and visitors will be made welcome'
"10.02.2017 17:30:50" leighjournal.co.uk FEELING THE LOVE: Find out how you can get a free Subway on Valentine's Day Because nothing says 'I love you' like free food
"10.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Novices invited to give scuba diving a try "If you start learning now then by the summer you will be able to dive at some of the breathtaking sites we go to in the UK and around the world."
"10.02.2017 15:06:44" leighjournal.co.uk Persistent shoplifter jailed for seven months 'His conviction triggered a six-month suspended sentence imposed on Atkinson in November for committing 12 counts of shoplifting and an assault'
"10.02.2017 14:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Josh Drinkwater excited for Leigh Centurions' year ahead JOSH Drinkwater never intended his stay at Leigh to be anything but a brief one. Drinkwater excited ahead of Leigh Centurions Super League campaign
"10.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Family devastated as 'much-loved' teenager dies after collision with lorry "This is a sad loss to his family, friends and the wider community. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."
"10.02.2017 09:17:02" leighjournal.co.uk LOOK OUT: Tonight you could see a lunar eclipse, Snow Moon and New Year comet Fingers crossed for clear skies...
"10.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Community health services ordered to improve by watchdog 'The CQC found that improvements were needed in safety, effectiveness and leadership'
"09.02.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Unique Dirty Dancing cinema experience offering free entry if you carry a watermelon 'As well as the classic movie the audience will be treated to live performances from professional dancers and Dirty Dancing-themed food served by waiting staff directly to their table'
"09.02.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Man pleads guilty to flashing 'Marius Vrinceanu, who also goes by the name of Mr Refused, has admitted a charge of exposing himself on September 26 intending that someone would see him and be caused alarm or distress'
"09.02.2017 15:05:30" leighjournal.co.uk Free craft workshop to make Valentine's Day extra special 'Residents are invited to learn how to make hand-crafted gifts, cards and mementos for their special someone'
"09.02.2017 12:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Booster seat 'ban': Everything you need to know about the new rules coming in on March 1 A little reminder this comes in next month
"09.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Borough bottom of the pile when it comes to food hygiene standards Something to bare in mind when trying to decide where to eat out
"09.02.2017 11:35:56" leighjournal.co.uk Naked Butler shortage: Can you help? Forget Brexit and Trump - we've got a real problem on our hands here.
Know anyone that could help?
"09.02.2017 09:19:42" leighjournal.co.uk On-loan Ben Crooks wants to show Castleford Tigers what they are missing FORMER Betfred Super League young player of the year Ben Crooks insists there are no 'ill feelings' between him and Castleford. Ben Crooks looks ahead to Leigh Centurions Super League opener at Castleford Tigers
"09.02.2017 09:02:00" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"09.02.2017 07:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Councillor shelves MP's library claims “I have seen a number of claims stating that if Atherton Library moves into the town hall it won't house any books. This is complete nonsense. How can a library be a library without any books?"
"09.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Primary school hailed by Ofsted for improving 'markedly' "The whole team, including parents and grandparents, has enabled this successful Ofsted outcome."
"08.02.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Open day for bird enthusiasts 'a great success' "The open day was a great success because it enabled visitors to spend time chatting to like-minded people about all things birding, wildlife, nature, conservation and equipment in both an informal and friendly setting."
"08.02.2017 17:27:08" leighjournal.co.uk DON'T MISS: Join our Super League Dream Team mini league LAST CHANCE: Pick your team tonight to start picking up points this weekend
"08.02.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk UKIP get its election bandwagon rolling early "We want to listen to public concerns as well as explain our policies to passers-by,"
"08.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Charity founders will forever be stars “Trevor and Pam consistently show pride in our borough and in the process have helped to transform so many people's lives for the better."
"08.02.2017 11:09:45" leighjournal.co.uk INSPIRATION: Send us your before and after weight loss pics Do you know anyone who could help inspire others?
"08.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Paedophile who committed string of child sex crimes jailed for more than 27 years 'Judge Howard Crowson said the 'chilling' communications leading to the filmed rape of a vulnerable child for money were the most serious in Thompson's catalogue of crimes'
"07.02.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Keeping track of road issues READER'S LETTER: 'Local authorities, it is time to get your fingers out and clear the pavements of vehicles and look after the disabled people in your areas'
"07.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Young people to debate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender issues at festival “Most teenagers don't get the chance to have their views heard, so this is a big thing to be involved in.”
"07.02.2017 14:45:12" leighjournal.co.uk DON'T MISS: Join our Super League Dream Team mini league Picked your team yet?
"07.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Conman who helped rip off more than 100 people, insurers, a bank and councils spared immediate jail "Many of the victims were vulnerable people, mainly people on low incomes who were struggling to obtain adequate housing."
"07.02.2017 10:52:48" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh sign Naughton from Hull FC on a year-long loan LEIGH Centurions have signed Hull FC outside back Curtis Naughton on a season long loan. Leigh Centurions sign wing from Hull FC - Official Facebook Page
"07.02.2017 10:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Uniting for a better internet and to keep children safe "We are asking parents to make their children aware of the dangers of sharing information and images over the internet, and urging young people to think twice before uploading."
"07.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Fundraising firefighter runs 12 miles in full uniform in aid of mental health What a feat! Well done Wayne
"06.02.2017 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Volunteer to help save library READER'S LETTER: Have you filled out the questionnaire?
"06.02.2017 17:09:04" leighjournal.co.uk Blooming home and garden centre celebrating its 80th anniversary has grown from meagre roots “We have always followed our passions, taken chances and strived to innovate."
"06.02.2017 16:05:32" leighjournal.co.uk Communities asked to stand together against hate crime "Everyone has the right to feel safe and we all have a responsibility to stand against hatred and discrimination."
"06.02.2017 15:51:45" leighjournal.co.uk How many people in the UK have the same name as you? Think your name stands out from the crowd? This new site will tell you if you're right.
Let us know how you get on
"06.02.2017 15:09:58" leighjournal.co.uk First region to have zero tolerance for female genital mutilation “Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and I am proud that we have been able to make this historic declaration."
"06.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Valentines do not have to shell out a lot for well known aphrodisiac 'The 25p per oyster offer will end on Valentine's Day next Tuesday'
"06.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Hire company pledges to give £3,500 to community causes Will you be applying for a slice of the fund?
"05.02.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Loose stone chippings apology LETTER: 'We have spoken to the contractor, who will be carrying out the necessary remedial works to fix the problem'
"05.02.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Help at hand to tackle your winter fuel bills 'There will be a range of services on hand with advice that could help to lower bills and relieve fuel debt. They will also offer simple cost effective steps to keeping homes warm.'
"05.02.2017 15:00:07" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week “It was taken on a rare sunny day in winter while we were having a family walk.”
"05.02.2017 12:05:03" leighjournal.co.uk Man used pavement as weapon in 'appalling' attack on friend trying to help him 'He was deemed to have used a pavement as a weapon in a public place while under the influence of alcohol'
"05.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Charity founders to have Hollywood-style permanent tribute "Trevor and Pam consistently show pride in our borough and in the process have helped to transform so many people's lives for the better."
"04.02.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Dumping rubbish costs man £680 'Magistrates heard that the 53-year-old dumped various items, including two suitcases, building materials and an exercise book'
"04.02.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Start-ups and mall community projects boosted by £350,000 council investment "We face many different social issues and we know local people are best placed with the knowledge and connections to help us to address and tackle these problems."
"04.02.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pantomime was a real beauty Did you see the panto? What were your thoughts?
"04.02.2017 15:00:03" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Timothy "Timothy is very loving but can be quite short tempered if he does not get his food when he wants it, and will nip our legs."
"04.02.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk French culture to be celebrated with town twinning activities "There is so much for people of all ages to enjoy and I hope that everyone takes the time to see what is going on in their area."
"04.02.2017 09:56:30" leighjournal.co.uk Man who threatened woman with knife jailed “The woman he threatened was incredibly brave to resist his demands and deserves praise for her defiance."
"04.02.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Time capsule from 1901 found under former school building "The time capsule, which is still to be opened, is expected to provide a fascinating snapshot of life in Tyldesley in 1901."
"03.02.2017 19:05:59" leighjournal.co.uk Time to talk and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health "One in four of us will experience a mental health problem and nine in 10 say they have faced negative treatment from others as a result."
"03.02.2017 17:05:03" leighjournal.co.uk Week of events to help residents stay safe online Could you do with help in using the internet?
"03.02.2017 15:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Man fails to appear at court to answer pensioner robbery charges "Anyone who knows where Crompton is should call police immediately."
"03.02.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Couple put honeymoon on hold for operatic show What would you postpone your honeymoon for?
"03.02.2017 11:07:53" leighjournal.co.uk #LettuceCrisis: Supermarkets start rationing as shortage shreds supplies Lettuce pray it doesn't last long.
Have you noticed bare shelves in the veg aisle of supermarkets?
"03.02.2017 10:09:54" leighjournal.co.uk Towering inferno at asphalt yard proves 'awkward' for firefighters "We made sure everybody was out. All persons were accounted for."
"03.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Life or death plea for £50,000 as mum Polly Haydock runs out of cancer treatment money "I know no other way to keep my wife alive than to ask for an immediate injection of cash."
"02.02.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Free online skills workshop returns for people living with sight loss "Access to the internet and technology can open up a whole new world for people, but knowing where to start isn't always easy if you have got sight or hearing problems."
"02.02.2017 17:06:01" leighjournal.co.uk Knitting group makes range of clothes for tiny babies What a lovely project!
"02.02.2017 12:08:39" leighjournal.co.uk Tyldesley pupils triumph in annual kurling competition Well done Tyldesley Primary School
"02.02.2017 11:05:19" leighjournal.co.uk "One sport stands out": Super League poem goes viral How excited are you that Super League is back next week?
"02.02.2017 08:48:42" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"02.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Men flee after seriously injuring woman in high speed collision "I saw it and slowed down but the poor woman in front didn't see it and it smashed straight into her. The two passengers both got out and ran."
"01.02.2017 19:00:08" leighjournal.co.uk Trust change for child and adolescent mental health services "One NHS organisation delivering joined up mental health care in the borough will mean children and young people will have to tell their story less often and will be directed towards the right therapeutic interventions faster."
"01.02.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Leisure centres take part in world's biggest workout "We had 20 packed out classes and hundreds of members taking part. The atmosphere created by the instructors was fantastic."
"01.02.2017 12:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Cub Scouts sleep in cardboard shelters in aid of homeless charity What a sweet thing to do
"01.02.2017 10:57:45" leighjournal.co.uk How much!? Report finds holidays from Manchester Airport are 5 times more expensive during half term Would you take your child out of school during term time for a holiday?
"01.02.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Care home security being reviewed after elderly resident attacked and robbed during break-in "Our priority now is to ensure our residents and staff feel safe and secure and support the police with its investigation."
"31.01.2017 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk £14.8 million awarded to transform health and social care in the borough At last something to help reduce waiting times at Wigan hospital's A&E
"31.01.2017 17:05:43" leighjournal.co.uk Residents to have a say on town's growth plans 'Neighbourhood planning gives residents the opportunity to comment on planning applications affecting the agreed area, giving them a greater say on development and growth'
"31.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Owner delighted after being reunited with missing bird of prey "I am delighted to have him back and am overwhelmed by the response. I want to thank the Journal and everyone else for their help."
"31.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Rookie teenager fighting for boy with serious condition Would you agree to take part in a boxing match to raise money for a good cause?
"30.01.2017 19:05:04" leighjournal.co.uk Hospice boosted by £690 donation from shoppers wishing it well "The team is delighted to support such a commendable cause that benefits the local community and will continue to do so in the future.”
"30.01.2017 17:05:03" leighjournal.co.uk Project to revitalise former coalfields wins lottery funding 'The three main aims of the project are to restore these key areas, reconnect people to the landscapes and raise awareness within communities of the wild oases on their doorsteps'
"30.01.2017 12:05:04" leighjournal.co.uk Help on hand for residents to get care sector jobs "The jobs fair is an excellent opportunity for people to find out more about employment in the adult social care sector."
"30.01.2017 11:05:58" leighjournal.co.uk PICTURE GALLERY: Leigh see off Dewsbury Rams in final warm-up game LEIGH Centururions defeated Dewsbury Rams 36-4 at LSV on Sunday. Dozens of images from Leigh Centurions win over Dewsbury Rams
"30.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk A further 233 homes could be built in the borough as council receives trio of housing applications Do you fear that too much green belt land is being destroyed and our towns are turning into concrete jungles?
"29.01.2017 19:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk 'Botched job' chips away at residents READER'S LETTER: "The recent resurfacing is an absolute disgrace and a total waste of taxpayers' money."
"29.01.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk An expensive habit for cigarette butt dropper More than £200 on top of the extortionate cost of cigarettes nowadays
"29.01.2017 14:08:06" leighjournal.co.uk CCTV appeal: Woman, 97, with dementia attacked in care home robbery “How someone could sink so low as to break into a care home is beyond me."
"29.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk 'Reprehensible' residents leave used syringes on street "This kind of behaviour in leaving syringes around in public is reprehensible and we have taken action to remove them."
"29.01.2017 12:00:04" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week "It was a foggy night and frightfully dark but I still managed to get this beautiful shot."
"29.01.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Former sailor sets sights on darts glory after winning Pro Tour card "Gaining a tour card validates people's belief in me and I am so happy to prove them right."
"28.01.2017 19:00:04" leighjournal.co.uk 'Promises broken as closures destroy town centre' READER'S LETTER: "Instead of imposing changes that nobody wants when are our councillors going to get a grip and start giving us promises that mean something and lead to some beneficial, tangible changes that we can be proud of in our town centre?"
"28.01.2017 17:05:03" leighjournal.co.uk Ombudsman Services roadshow for those who are fed up with bad service Do you have any energy or telecommunications supplier complaints you would like help with?
"28.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man found in possession of drugs given community order 'As part of the community order handed down he has to wear an electronic tag and adhere to a curfew between 7pm and 7am for 20 days'
"28.01.2017 12:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Poppy "She is the best dog I could ever ask for, an adorable little lapdog."
"28.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Council tax will rise by £5m to combat police cuts What are your thoughts on the impending council tax hike?
"27.01.2017 19:00:43" leighjournal.co.uk 'Another year starts with incompetent administration by council' READER'S LETTER: "I don't know how many regular internet users the council thinks are in the borough. Obviously not everyone regularly goes online."
"27.01.2017 18:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Mini Olympics for primary school children hailed a success 'Pupils from seven schools competed in a variety of events, including running, jumping, throwing and relays'
"27.01.2017 17:09:52" leighjournal.co.uk Woman who kept 80 guinea pigs and two dogs in 'shocking' conditions loses appeal "The animals were housed in filthy, cramped conditions without food and many without water."
"27.01.2017 13:20:03" leighjournal.co.uk Reward offered for the return of missing bird of prey A BIRD of prey owner is appealing for residents to help him find a missing falcon. "It is illegal for anybody to keep him without paperwork, but if anybody does find him I am offering a reward for his safe return."
"27.01.2017 12:06:00" leighjournal.co.uk pupils treated to 'inspiring' visit from Paralympics star Andrew Small ""We followed the Paralympic Games in Rio last summer closely and to have a medallist local to the school come in and talk to the children about it was inspiring."
"27.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Energetic Ugandan band and choir help lift the January blues ""Their visit has been incredible and has brought so much laughter and joy."
"26.01.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Royal British Legion branch celebrating trophy and church service success "The Tyldesley branch impressed judges with its new member recruitment, Poppy Appeal and activities held within the town."
"26.01.2017 17:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Town given £4 million regeneration fund and a say on how to spend it How do you think the money should be spent?
"26.01.2017 15:26:48" leighjournal.co.uk Glenn Stewart keen to maintain high standards in Leigh's Super League return GLENN Stewart isn't accustomed to playing in struggling sides and sees no reason to change a career habit now he's joined Leigh. Stewart has standards to maintain
"26.01.2017 14:50:17" Timeline Photos Big year ahead for Ben
"26.01.2017 12:21:02" leighjournal.co.uk Meeting, social event and Westminster demonstration planned by WASPI group Do you support the WASPI campaign?
"26.01.2017 10:27:50" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh man convicted of sex offences against child A LEIGH man has been found guilty of a string of sexual offences. "This was a case of sickening and recurring abuse."
"26.01.2017 08:50:40" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"26.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Band given parking fines for free festive concert at supermarket "We were invited by Tesco to play at the store to bring some festive cheer to shoppers."
"25.01.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Variety fans to arise for Sir Ken Dodd in show on Sunday Are you a fan of Ken Dodd and do you fancy going to Sunday's show?
"25.01.2017 18:04:07" leighjournal.co.uk Homes and schools affected by burst water main in Hindley A TEAM of engineers have been working through the day after hundreds of homes and schools were hit by a water burst in Hindley and Leigh. How did this burst affect you today?
"25.01.2017 17:10:21" leighjournal.co.uk Rugby club hailed by singing star after holding heart screening day ""It is fantastic to know that the people of this club are protected."
"25.01.2017 12:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Green Party chairman the final candidate for mayoral elections Who will you be voting for in May?
"25.01.2017 10:33:08" leighjournal.co.uk BALLOT: Calls for change in law to stop 'sexist' dress codes Do you think companies should be able to tell workers what to wear?
"25.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Family devastated by theft of unique momento at 'wonderful' mum's graveside "I have been so upset since it was stolen and just don't know how anybody could do this."
"24.01.2017 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk 'Shining star' named Dementia Carer of the Year Well done Audrey
"24.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Owner of four-legged bus passenger sought Do you know who this clever dog belongs to?
"24.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Trash and treasure on sale in Tyldesley A TRASH and treasure sale will be held at Tyldesley Methodist Church on Saturday, February 4, starting at 10am. 'There will be a variety of stalls and a cafe selling hot drinks and snacks'
"24.01.2017 11:20:31" leighjournal.co.uk The MOT system could be set for a shake-up What's your view on the potential changes?
"24.01.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Police investigating resident's death at care home "Police are investigating a possible case of neglect."
"23.01.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Thousands of children helped through sport over the past year "There is nothing better for a child than being involved in a team and the fun and friendship that goes with that."
"23.01.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Chess club looking to recruit new players Do you enjoy playing chess or want to learn how to play?
"23.01.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Persistent drink driver given suspended jail term and banned for five years 'Magistrates said 'road users need protection from him' as they imposed the five-year driving ban'
"23.01.2017 13:11:54" leighjournal.co.uk PICTURE GALLERY: Cory Paterson leads charge as Leigh Centurions thump Wigan Warriors Leigh 50 Wigan Warriors 10. Leigh beat Wigan, all the pictures here
"23.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Electric fan causes house fire 'Crews from Atherton, Leigh and Hindley attended the scene'
"23.01.2017 07:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk 'Petrified' boy taken out of school as mum claims it has failed to tackle its bullying problems "Over the years I have complained about my son being bullied at least 20 times. He has been punched, kicked and put into a headlock just before the Christmas break."
"22.01.2017 19:30:04" leighjournal.co.uk 'Install cameras for speeding cars and lorries' READER'S LETTER: "I have seen cars and lorries go through the lights when they are on red late at night and early in the morning."
"22.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Help at hand to clear debt and stay out of the red "Christmas is a time for giving but people can soon find their generosity can have a knock-on effect on their budgets."
"22.01.2017 13:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week Do you have any snaps you would like to nominate for picture of the week? Then email them in.
"22.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Rotary club's festive fundraising amasses a record £3,500 "We wish to thank the generosity of people in donating a record £3,500 to the club's collection boxes, which will enable us to continue our sterling work in supporting groups, charities and other worthwhile causes."
"22.01.2017 07:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Green bin collections suspended over festive period LETTER: "We understand the inconvenience and would like to thank residents for their patience."
"22.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Home and garden centre launches £700,000 staff hub Sounds like a good place to work
"21.01.2017 19:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Looking for volunteering opportunities READER'S LETTER: Can you help with volunteering suggestions for this man?
"21.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Jobless numbers on the rise in Leigh and the borough as a whole Do you think it's difficult to find a job in the area?
"21.01.2017 15:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk Keen to reward girls who found phone and handed it in READER'S LETTER: Can you help to identify the good Samaritans?
"21.01.2017 13:00:13" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Archie "“Archie is very lovable, although sometimes he can be quite naughty."
"21.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Range of displays and stalls at open day for bird lovers Will you be attending the event?
"21.01.2017 07:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Heavy traffic has made lane more of a highway READER'S LETTER: "There are no traffic calming bumps and speed restrictions are not adhered to, especially at night."
"21.01.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Councillor blames police cuts for ATM robbers being undisturbed for an hour-and-a-half "It is absolutely dreadful and the police are now depending on members of the public to be their eyes and ears when it comes to incidents such as this one."
"20.01.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man fined for smashing car windscreen 'The 19-year-old was fined £73 and ordered to pay £150 compensation, a £30 victim surcharge and prosecution costs of £85'
"20.01.2017 17:10:32" leighjournal.co.uk Next of kin search after 68-year-old man dies Can you help? If not spread the world that police are looking for this man's next of kin.
"20.01.2017 16:02:59" leighjournal.co.uk Download TV shows illegally? Find out why you will receive a warning letter this week Just in case you know anyone who might be getting one of these
"20.01.2017 15:07:32" leighjournal.co.uk Man admits knife and drug possession charges 'As well as being handed the suspended prison sentence Haigh was ordered to adhere to a curfew order and wear an electronic tag for six weeks'
"20.01.2017 12:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Government accused of abandoning communities as crime continues to rise 'Violent crime, robbery and criminal damage have seen the biggest rise, with slight increases of burglary, vehicle offences and theft reports'
"20.01.2017 10:28:44" leighjournal.co.uk Firefighters extinguish kitchen fire 'Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, a positive pressure ventilation fan and a hose reel jet to bring the fire under control'
"19.01.2017 19:06:28" leighjournal.co.uk Man breaks down in tears after being cleared of raping woman in alleyway “Whether a judge agrees with a jury is of no relevance to the court procedure, but it may be of some comfort for you to know I do agree with your verdict.”
"19.01.2017 17:12:54" leighjournal.co.uk Burr completes Jukes' pack How do you like the sound of the latest signing at Leigh Centurions?
"19.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk MP welcomes plans to involve the north in Brexit negotiations "“Rather than leaving these crucial decision to a London-centric right-wing clique around the Prime Minister, it is time to open up the debate, give Greater Manchester a voice in it and establish a Brexit committee of the nations and regions.”
"19.01.2017 12:05:05" leighjournal.co.uk Drink driver almost two-and-a-half times over the limit banned for two years 'Magistrates disqualified him from driving for two years and ordered him to pay a £180 fine, a £30 victim surcharge and prosecution costs of £85'
"19.01.2017 11:34:53" leighjournal.co.uk Car tax is changing in April: Here's what you need to know Because life would be boring if everything stayed the same hey..
"19.01.2017 10:28:18" leighjournal.co.uk Car wash plan for former Atherton police station Plan submitted for former police station in Atherton
"19.01.2017 10:04:51" leighjournal.co.uk Ambulance service ordered to improve by healthcare regulator The chief inspector of hospitals queried whether the service 'had enough staff to meet the needs of patients'.
"19.01.2017 10:04:30" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh Centurions ready and waiting for Wigan Warriors Battle of Borough clash READY and waiting is the message to Betfred Super League champions, Wigan Warriors, ahead of Leigh's Battle of the Borough clash at Leigh… Leigh Centurions ready to tackle Wigan Warriors in Borough battle
"19.01.2017 08:34:30" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"19.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Deal in Action returns to Leigh "As a proud Leigh resident I am passionate about the town and would like to see residents feel more engaged with the council and playing a part in The Deal."
"18.01.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Pupils pass military course 'The intervention course includes team building, resilience training, military physical training, conflict management and shelter building'
"18.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Veteran gearing up to help imprisoned soldier's bid for freedom 'The marine was sentenced to between eight years and life imprisonment for killing an injured Taliban soldier'
"18.01.2017 15:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Commemoration event on Holocaust Memorial Day Will you be attending to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides?
"18.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Dad thanks Journal readers for helping to reunite him with four-year-old son "It has been a horrible and emotional rollercoaster but it has a happy ending and Charlie is finally able to live with me."
"18.01.2017 11:37:47" leighjournal.co.uk Robbers with angle grinder steal £80,000 from Tyldesley cash machine Police footage shows the robbers who had an angle grinder remained undisturbed for 90 minutes
"17.01.2017 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Consultation event to discuss the future of library services How do you think the currently library services can be transformed?
"17.01.2017 17:05:04" leighjournal.co.uk Walk in aid of boy with leukaemia and cerebral palsy " I think people are embracing the cause because Ben is an absolute inspiration."
"17.01.2017 14:59:12" leighjournal.co.uk Need to ring 999 but it's not safe to talk? Here's what to do... Hopefully you'll never have to use this but it's well worth knowing
"17.01.2017 12:05:03" leighjournal.co.uk Deadline to have your say on plans to protect policing fast approaching "I am asking for your support on this proposal so we can help maintain a strong, effective police service."
"17.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Remarkable rescue' sees trapped swan lifted from tree “I believe she had been there for a couple of days. It seems as though she was blown into the tree by strong, stormy winds as she tried to take off nearby."
"16.01.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Guide dog trainers given £4,000 boost from grateful workers ""The money will help make a real difference to those living with sight loss.”
"16.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Baby saved by gran after being born in a car with umbilical chord wrapped around his neck “It was quite traumatic and frightening but looking back now it is really nice because he was born in daddy's car and delivered by his gran.”
"16.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk New police recruits to spend week engaging with community Keep an eye out for the new recruits in your town
"16.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Film society to expand after being awarded 50 new chairs "In the case of Leigh Film Society we were impressed by the way it intends to put on more screenings in more venues, offering a great range of films for the community across Wigan borough in a relaxed and welcoming manner."
"15.01.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk The Lancashire Caruso advice READER'S LETTER: 'At the age of 70, his Primavera on that CD is simply stunning'
"15.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Survey shows that small business confidence is rising “Small business confidence is showing resilience following the uncertainty reported in the wake of the Brexit vote, which is good news."
"15.01.2017 17:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Fast response to railway station issues READER'S LETTER: "This should now make for a more comfortable environment for all passengers at the onset of winter."
"15.01.2017 13:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week Have you taken any photos that could be our picture of the week? Then send them in.
"15.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Women's group raises £2,400 for young carers 'The charity organisation will use the money to support groups in Leigh and fund activities for young carers in the summer'
"15.01.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Gang of youths threaten to stab teen in attempted robbery "I feel so upset and angry that my son was threatened just for having his phone out."
"15.01.2017 07:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk 'Former semi-rural district fast becoming a concrete jungle' READER'S LETTER: "Leave Tyldesley alone – stop this urbanised vandalism."
"14.01.2017 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Bin collections 'oversight' READER'S LETTER: Were your bins collected?
"14.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Mum of teen who smashed bus window ordered to pay compensation 'He smashed a First Bus window valued at £450'
"14.01.2017 17:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk 'Asset stripping harming residents' lifestyles' READER'S LETTER: "Has Wigan Council become the cause and not the cure? Does it truly care about residents' physical and mental health?"
"14.01.2017 13:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Dolly “As you can see from the photograph, she is not a fan of the cold weather.”
"14.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man jailed for assault with bladed weapon 'A man has been jailed for 10 months after admitting assault with a bladed weapon causing actual bodily harm on the basis of excessive self defence'
"14.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Woman jailed for embezzling £150,000 from retail factory outlet 'The owners of the company have thanked customers and staff for their support following the conclusion of the 'regrettable' case'
"14.01.2017 07:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Flood of concerns about council plans READER'S LETTER: "It was almost as though the chaos caused by Storm Desmond a year ago never happened."
"13.01.2017 19:00:03" leighjournal.co.uk Look back at Leigh - much maligned workhouse 'It was much maligned – often for good reason – by literary writers including Charles Dickens and George Orwell'
"13.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses of collision that caused man's death Spread the word that police are looking for witnesses who may hold 'vital information' about this fatal collision
"13.01.2017 13:22:27" leighjournal.co.uk Witnesses sought as collision leaves girl with broken leg and arm injuries Did you witness the collision?
"13.01.2017 12:05:47" leighjournal.co.uk New £10m affordable homes development is 'heaven' for residents What's your thoughts on the new 81-home development?
"13.01.2017 09:22:18" leighjournal.co.uk 7 reasons why Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky date Unlucky for some...
"13.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Prolific shoplifter jailed for three months the day after committing her latest offence 'The court heard that her 'appalling record for similar offences' includes stealing £150 of coffee from Aldi in Leigh on October 25, a further £300 of coffee from the same store the following day and £59.20 of soap powder from a Wilco shop on October 30'
"12.01.2017 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Suspected arson attack on shop cash machine 'Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service believe the fire was started deliberately'
"12.01.2017 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Protest held against Formby Hall demolition at full council meeting "“What we want is for it to be handed back to the community, run by the community or replaced with a similar property which can cater to the town's needs."
"12.01.2017 14:47:08" leighjournal.co.uk Twenty-three suspects and organisations could face criminal proceedings following Hillsborough Another step closer towards justice for the 96
"12.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk New guided busway service to Manchester hospital on the way 'The new service will run hourly every day to and from the infirmary and will provide extra buses at peak times'
"12.01.2017 09:15:13" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
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"12.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Woman thought boys helping pensioner were muggers “It is nice to hear positive stories about young lads and it shows that not all groups of boys are out to cause trouble."
"11.01.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Contestants wanted for TV dating show Do you or someone you know fancy taking part?
"11.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh Conservative welcomes transformation of mental health care for young people "“These new proposals will ensure children and young people in Leigh, Astley, Tyldesley and Lowton receive the compassion, care and the treatment they deserve."
"11.01.2017 12:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Star Wars and Bridget Jones swell Cineworld audience numbers to 100m What was the last film you went to see at the cinema?
"11.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Park's cafe may have closed its doors for good, fears volunteer group "It is so sad what the council is doing to a facility which was set up to serve the community."
"11.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Medical practice rated 'outstanding' "Across Wigan borough there are 63 GP practices and we have become one of only two to have been rated as 'outstanding'."
"10.01.2017 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Super League player arrested on suspicion of assault and theft offences leaves club 'The 28-year-old was arrested after a high speed police chase ended in a 'significant struggle' which left an officer with a broken wrist'
"10.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Warrant issued for arrest of man facing abusive messages charges 'The 27-year-old faces three charges of sending threatening messages to a woman after a restraining order had been made against him at Liverpool Crown Court on October 6'
"10.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Mayor candidates sent business wish list manifesto “The region's success post devolution will largely be based on having a strong, resilient and healthy private sector, and the new major will have the powers to help make that happen."
"10.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Residents urged to only use A&E in emergency as norovirus hits hospital "Norovirus is still circulating within the hospital and in the community and wards continue to be monitored closely."
"09.01.2017 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Look back at Leigh - Historic hall 'The Etherstone estate was first recorded in historic annals in 1338 and became a thriving landmark'
"09.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Community rallies for cancer sufferer as £8,000 is raised "We can't thank people enough for all the support we have had and all the money people have helped us to raise."
"09.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Council clamping down on fly-tipping with on the spot fines “We will take action against people who ruin our borough with rubbish."
"09.01.2017 11:42:55" leighjournal.co.uk Met Office issues snow warning Hands up if the thought of snow this week still makes you a little bit excited...
"09.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Slimming expert starts internet craze after TV appearance "Being on the programme was an amazing experience."
"08.01.2017 19:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk 'No diamond service for shoppers' READER'S LETTER: "Why should we be dictated to in terms of where to shop?"
"08.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Panto promises 'enchanting mix of live music, magic, adventure and fun' "It is a treat for all the family, a real pearl of a panto packed full of swashbuckling action."
"08.01.2017 15:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week 'Although not as well known as the blue and grey tits, it is estimated that there are 600,000 breeding pairs of coal tits across the UK'
"08.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Youth group win award for mental health work "I am really proud of this group's achievements."
"08.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Free online skills session for people living with sight loss "Access to the internet and technology can open up a whole new world for people."
"07.01.2017 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk 'Shame on council leader' READER'S LETTER: "Not only has he sanctioned seizing and selling our much-loved buildings but the green land on which to build houses that are not needed in our small villages."
"07.01.2017 15:17:34" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Porsha "Porsha hates it when we go out – she cries on the sofa as we put our coats on."
"07.01.2017 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Mum with terminal cancer believes revolutionary treatment is working Encouraging signs for Polly and her family
"06.01.2017 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Council reply on vibration problems for homeowners LETTER: "The safety of our residents is very important to us and we are committed to investigating and taking appropriate action to reduce the number of road traffic casualties occurring."
"06.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Peter Pan pantomime set to leave audiences hooked Will you be going to see the pantomime next week?
"06.01.2017 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Motorway roadworks will see overnight lane closures Something to be aware of if you are planning to use the M61 at night
"06.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Heritage society meeting on First World War tribunals Will you be going to the meeting?
"06.01.2017 10:23:26" leighjournal.co.uk PJ DEBATE: Tesco customer calls on supermarket to ban shoppers in pyjamas What do you think?
"06.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Teenage musician hopes her second single hits the right chord “I feel I am growing as an artist, and after writing music and songs for me to perform, now I am busy writing songs for other people.”
"05.01.2017 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Incredible sum' raised through Poppy Appeal READER'S LETTER: "our thanks go to all who allowed our boxes to be displayed, the collectors working in the major stores and especially the generous people of Astley and Tyldesley."
"05.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man accused of New Year's Day crime spree 'Magistrates remanded him in custody to face trial at Bolton Crown Court on January 30'
"05.01.2017 14:44:58" leighjournal.co.uk Not sure who your child is talking to online? This film will make you check Difficult to watch but let's hope sharing this video saves lives
"05.01.2017 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pretoria Pit disaster walk and talk Will you be going on the guided lecture tour?
"05.01.2017 11:14:15" leighjournal.co.uk CCTV FOOTAGE: Armed robber strikes at Leigh tanning salon Can you help police?
"05.01.2017 10:53:27" leighjournal.co.uk Missing man found safe and well Missing man with links to Hindley found safe and well
"05.01.2017 10:02:25" leighjournal.co.uk Police concern over missing man with links to Hindley POLICE are trying to trace a missing man who has links to Hindley. Have you seen Kristian?
"05.01.2017 08:34:20" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
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"05.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Sleeping Beauty panto promises lots of fun for all the family Will you be going to see the pantomime?
"04.01.2017 18:23:00" leighjournal.co.uk YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: Help us fight section 40 legal threat to your right to be told the truth "Your local newspaper really does need you.”
"04.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Library to host wildlife images lecture Are you interested in going to the lecture or on the day trip?
"04.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man sent back to prison after stealing games console 'The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to stealing an Xbox valued at £249 from the home of an Atherton woman and failing to comply with the supervision requirements imposed following his release from a previous stint in prison'
"04.01.2017 10:41:17" leighjournal.co.uk Accidental kitchen blaze extinguished by firefighters "The cooking fire was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus using a hose reel jet and a large ventilation fan."
"04.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Atherton and Leigh labelled 'crime capitals of the north west' following spate of attacks on pension Residents assured that 'robust policing measures are in place' as four pensioners are robbed
"03.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Slimming World consultants praised by TV presenter Stephen Mulhern "People like Nicola and Sarah are clearly very important."
"03.01.2017 16:17:40" creweguardian.co.uk EXPLAINED: Everything you need to know about the new 12-sided pound coin - and the deadline for spending your old 'round pounds' A NEW 12-sided £1 coin will be rolled out on March 28, the Government has announced. New quid on the block
"03.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Honorary Leyther Ken Dodd knighted 'The 89-year-old comedian, singer-songwriter and actor who is famed for his unruly hair and protruding teeth has been recognised for his services to arts, entertainment and charity'
"03.01.2017 11:37:00" leighjournal.co.uk What was the bright light in the sky next to the moon last night? Did you see it?
Send us your pics
"03.01.2017 10:33:04" leighjournal.co.uk Masked men push over young girl and steel her parents' car Spread the word about this police appeal and let's try to help catch the men responsible for this
"03.01.2017 10:19:44" leighjournal.co.uk Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link receives £6,000 from Leigh Journal parent company Gannett Wishing everyone at Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link a very happy new year
"03.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Woman with 'severe agoraphobia' claims disability benefits cuts are unjust "It is absolutely crazy for the DWP to suggest that I am fit for work when I can't even get out of the house."
"02.01.2017 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man admits assaulting men but denies domestic violence and damaging windows charges 'The 30-year-old was remanded in custody to be sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on January 20'
"02.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Custard pie throwing, pyjama walking and marathon running sees students raise £5,395 for hospice “To raise more than £5,000 is amazing and will help a lot of people within our community at a time in their life when they most need it."
"02.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Grieving dad-of-two's clothing range to help other families struck by terminal illness "Terminal illness can be very difficult, not only for those who are going to die but for their family and friends too. I hope that our contributions can reach as many children as possible.”
"01.01.2017 19:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk Banner protest over impending Formby Hall demolition READER'S LETTER: "Well done to all who took part in highlighting what I say has been an appalling let-down to a community by the council, who should know better."
"01.01.2017 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Brass band's new musical director has 'a lot to give' "I know how much I loved playing in bands growing up, so getting the chance to give something back is always a great treat."
"01.01.2017 15:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week 'The bird is of similar size to a house sparrow but with its underparts streaked and its outer tail feathers white'
"01.01.2017 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Community group donates £2,500 to good causes "Every penny you help us raise will be put to the best possible use."
"01.01.2017 08:05:00" Timeline Photos Happy New Year to all our readers!
Got your New Year's resolutions sorted yet?
"01.01.2017 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Kind donations saves Christmas for group of people living alone “I want to say a big thank you to all the people who gave us donations to make the day happen."
"31.12.2016 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'MP needs to be proactive to keep police station open' LETTER: "He not only needs to call for the public desk to remain open, he should also get us firm reassurances that the station will not close altogether as we have seen in Tyldesley."
"31.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Seven-year-old wins store's Christmas poster competition "It was difficult to pick one winner as we received some excellent designs."
"31.12.2016 15:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pets of the week - Storm and Dexter Have you got any festive pics of your pets? Then send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org
"31.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Santa's sleigh visits raise record amount of £14,000 Did you visit Santa on his sleigh?
"31.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Market traders welcome rent-free month “The council recognises that January can be a quieter month in the year and it is great that we are all working together to support the market and the town centre."
"30.12.2016 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'MP was merely supporting those who elected him' READER'S LETTER: "An excellent New Year's resolution would be for all our elected representatives to follow Mr Green's example and fully support those who elected them in the first place."
"30.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Free help and support to stub out killer habit Will you be making the Yew Year resolution to quit smoking?
"30.12.2016 15:38:13" leighjournal.co.uk Government warned to get a grip as social care crisis dawns “Sustainability and transformation plans have revealed a health service that is in fact unsustainable without urgent further investment."
"30.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Garden centre donates £1,000 for device to tackle speeding 'The donation will help fund the first speed indicator device to be installed as part of the council's wider drive to tackle speeding'
"30.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Centurions star hails young fan who has died of cancer a 'true inspiration' = "Life is so cruel at times and no parent should have to deal with the death of their child at such a young age."
"29.12.2016 19:00:02" leighjournal.co.uk 'It is a rough life for the homeless' READER'S LETTER: "Most of us are guilty at some stage of turning a blind eye to this suffering, writing it off as a hopeless affair that can't be solved, while many households live from day-to-day just one expense away from disaster."
"29.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk The most special Christmas gifts of all as mum gives birth to twins Did you or anyone you know give birth on Christmas Day too?
"29.12.2016 13:12:51" Timeline Photos Please send all your Pet of the Week pics to email@example.com - remember to include you contact details name, address and a description of what makes your pet so cute
"29.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Interiors specialist appoints new sales manager "I am thrilled to be joining the business and look forward to getting stuck in.”
"29.12.2016 11:28:59" leighjournal.co.uk Hard work paying off for Leigh flyer Adam Higson ADAM Higson has never endured a tougher pre season but the Leigh Centurions winger is not complaining. Hard work paying off for Leigh Centurions flyer
"29.12.2016 09:37:52" leighjournal.co.uk Give your views in sexual health services review "This consultation will help to shape how a future sexual health service will look based on what people value and how we can make it easier to get support."
"29.12.2016 09:28:43" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"29.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man gets in gear to repay Wigan and Leigh hospice with 3,650-mile cycling challenge "It is a good way of me losing weight as well and I can't think of anything better to channel my energy into than raising money for such a worthy cause."
"28.12.2016 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Plans to de-classify green belt areas explained READER'S LETTER: "Council officials had failed to look into all the drainage issues that would arise from building on the Pennington site."
"28.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Smartphone tickets will speed up bus journeys and save you money 'First Greater Manchester has frozen mTickets prices but has announced that the cost of traditional tickets is rising from January 2'
"28.12.2016 15:54:38" leighjournal.co.uk Met Office issues freezing fog warning Basically, a good night to stay in
"28.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Trio of community group events Will you be going to any of the events?
"28.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Residents will benefit from enhanced support service, says council 'The service supports anyone aged over 50 or has a disability or is a carer and looking for help on reputable tradespeople, care suppliers and community groups'
"27.12.2016 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Bad vibrations in Atherton READER'S LETTER: "My whole house vibrates and I have been woken up almost every night. It is battered at least 20 times a day."
"27.12.2016 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Outgoing students hailed 'very special' group at graduation “You are all very special and you have given yourselves a great start as you embark on the next stage of your lives.”
"27.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Young people to benefit from new community eating disorder service “The extra funding will enable us to establish a high-quality, needs-led service, which will provide dedicated, specialist support for young people with eating disorders and their families.”
"27.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Give your views in sexual health services review "This consultation will help to shape how a future sexual health service will look based on what people value and how we can make it easier to get support."
"26.12.2016 19:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Flower tubs returned READER'S LETTER: "Thank you Wigan Council, especially in these times of drastic financial cuts by this horrible government."
"26.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Free screening of award-winning movie Do you fancy going along to watch the film for free?
"26.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Junior footballers given £2,500 kit sponsorship spark by electrical firm “Myself and everyone connected to the club would like to thank Jonathan Twentyman for his fantastic support and very generous gesture in sponsoring the club's junior teams."
"26.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Visiting Ugandan band and choir to help residents beat the January blues Would you like the band to visit and perform at your school, community group or event for free?
"25.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Entrepreneurs join year-long social business support programme 'The entrepreneurs receive start-up grants of £4,000 or scale-up grants of £15,000 to take their social enterprises to the next level and plan for the future'
"25.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Children swimming in pyjamas raise nearly £1,500 for heart charity "Our Charity PJ Week is the best way to teach our students important life-saving skills in a fun and relaxed environment, while raising money for a great cause."
"25.12.2016 08:01:00" Timeline Photos Wishing all our readers a very merry Christmas
"25.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Rugby star visits specialist care village “He really engaged with everyone and spent a long time getting to know our residents.”
"24.12.2016 19:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Charity brings Alice's Wonderland alive for Christmas parties Did you go to a Christmas party at the stadium this year?
"24.12.2016 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk A topsy-turvy world READER'S LETTER: Can anyone help with this bus stop query?
"24.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Fuzzy fundraiser turns heads with brilliant beard decorations “You get everything from people not looking at you because they don't want to talk to the crazy guy with the stuff in his beard to people talking to you as if there is nothing different about you and people coming over asking if they can take pictures
"24.12.2016 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk £5 council tax rise proposed following further policing budget cuts What's your thoughts on the proposed £5 council tax rise?
"24.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Christmas party organised by youth group for older people enjoyed by all "We had some interesting discussions with the older people and learnt a lot, especially about how different things are at Christmas today compared to when some of the residents were teenagers."
"23.12.2016 19:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Nursery children 'thrilled' by Santa's surprise visit Was your child among those to meet Santa at the nursery?
"23.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Where is the housing shortage?' READER'S LETTER: "You don't have to be very bright to realise this area is full to overcrowded and the situation should not be allowed to get further out of control."
"23.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Care home residents and invited pensioners enjoy community Christmas lunch "Our residents loved it and we are pleased to play our part in helping the wider loneliness issue.”
"23.12.2016 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Teenager's festive fundraising amasses £1,000 for other young carers “Grace is a superstar and we would be lost without her.”
"23.12.2016 12:30:56" leighjournal.co.uk Mum and daughter traumatised as robbers make knife threat “These people threatened an innocent mother who was terrified they would harm her daughter."
"23.12.2016 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Cub Scout donates 100 selection boxes to disadvantaged children "Thanks to Lewis' kind donations, he will make some children less fortunate that himself very happy this Christmas."
"23.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Plans submitted to bulldoze landmark building and replace it with houses What are your thoughts on the plans to flatten the historic building?
"22.12.2016 19:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk 'Formby Hall demolition a step too far' READER'S LETTER: "May I suggest that if you are as angry as I am at this further reduction in Atherton's facilities that you grit your teeth and vote for anyone but Labour at the next local election."
"22.12.2016 17:24:00" leighjournal.co.uk Storm weather warning spreads to Leigh area Tomorrow afternoon looks like a good time to stay in and watch Christmas films
"22.12.2016 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk School's all-singing and dancing Christmas concert a real cracker Did you or anyone you know go to the concert?
"22.12.2016 15:09:00" leighjournal.co.uk Government bond will help to tackle homelessness “Homelessness is ruining the lives of far too many people. We can now do more to help those who are living on our streets.”
"22.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Sex education u-turn is a welcome step, says mayor “Sexting, cyberbullying, online grooming, honour-based abuse and child sexual exploitation are real issues that are affecting our young people now – they cannot and must not be ignored."
"22.12.2016 10:11:37" leighjournal.co.uk PICTURES: 45 brilliant Elf on the Shelf and other Christmas elf ideas from readers Bit of last minute inspiration for you
"22.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Kind nine-year-old collects bags of clothes for the homeless "Oliver is a really sweet boy and he had been asking me questions and said he wanted to help homeless people when he saw them on the streets."
"21.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Vote of no confidence should be registered against council' READER'S LETTER: "I think the council should think about building more major roads, not houses, and make our area safer."
"21.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Pensioners get into the festive spirit at school's Christmas party "It was really good to see so many members of the community join the school to round off the year."
"21.12.2016 15:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Prosecution drops case against man accused of seven rape offences 'The Crown was offering no evidence because the complainant was unwilling to proceed, is suffering from anxiety and there were insufficient grounds to read her evidence'
"21.12.2016 14:30:52" leighjournal.co.uk Lidl gravy recalled as it 'could cause headaches and vomiting' Don't let it ruin your Christmas...
"21.12.2016 12:35:26" leighjournal.co.uk CCTV images released of armed robbery at supermarket “Despite the fact the offenders' faces are covered, I am appealing to people to study the CCTV footage as they may recognise their clothing, mannerisms or movement.”
"21.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Nursery jumps at the chance to help save children's lives How cute are these kids in their Christmas jumpers!
"21.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Hospital to have heightened police presence over Christmas and New Year 'The patrols at the hospital have proved successful in the past, reducing instances of violence and aggression while providing a safe environment for both patients and staff'
"20.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Heart warmed by a true princess READER'S LETTER: "She was beautiful as a fairy princess, but what was particularly wonderful for these tired old eyes was the time she gave to little aspiring fairy princesses, having her photograph taken with them and letting them wear her tiara."
"20.12.2016 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Big cow pat on the back for ingenious solution to unruly land problem "Where other cattle would turn their noses up at nettles, wild flowers and thistles, the Galloway tucks in and it eats them all."
"20.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Store giving away wonky carrots for Santa's reindeers “We want to make it easy for our customers to enjoy this magical tradition and highlight that wonky carrots are just as tasty as perfect-looking carrots."
"20.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Defenceless' pensioner left lying on the ground after 'cold-hearted' robbery If you can't help pass the message on that police are appealing for help in trying to catch the callous robber
"19.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Good deeds appreciated READER'S LETTER: Did you attend the annual memory tree event?
"19.12.2016 17:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh Centurions hand out their squad numbers for Super League 2017 LEIGH Centurions have revealed their squad numbers for the 2017 Betfred Super League campaign. Leigh Centurions squad numbers announced
"19.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Cub Scouts leaders raise £1,200 for the homeless by sleeping rough "We swapped our sheets for the streets to raise money for the shelter so it can give homeless people a safe and warm place to sleep during the cold winter months."
"19.12.2016 15:57:16" leighjournal.co.uk Man admits 14-month homophobic hate campaign against his son "Judging and abusing someone because of their sexuality is completely unacceptable."
"19.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Elderly woman robbed while using cash machine Spread the word. Let's help to catch the man who did this.
"19.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Dedicated blood donors honoured for century milestones "I would encourage anyone to donate blood as it is quick and painless and saves lives.”
"18.12.2016 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Leaders plea for Government support to tackle 'disgraceful' levels of homelessness "The levels of homelessness in our city region are disgraceful and we can, and will, do more to help those who are living on our streets."
"17.12.2016 19:05:11" leighjournal.co.uk Poppy Appeal in Leigh raised more than £24,000 READER'S LETTER: "It makes me so proud to know there are so many kind-hearted people out there who always show their support via their donations and support on the day."
"17.12.2016 12:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Pets of the week - Daisy and Dottie 'Daisy and Dottie belong to Sarah Masters, who decided to turn them into a pair of Santa's little helpers'
"17.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Take simple steps to stop Christmas being spoilt by vomiting bug Have you or anyone you know caught norovirus recently?
"17.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Revised £9m luxury housing scheme gets council approval “Our architects have created a truly exciting scheme for the site which will set the new homes and leisure opportunities in stunning landscaped surroundings informed by the local heritage, history and countryside."
"16.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Where do you hand found purses in once police station closes?' READER'S LETTER: "If I keep things I would be classed as a thief."
"16.12.2016 17:37:01" leighjournal.co.uk PICS: Best dressed Christmas trees 2016 There's a few real beauts here - which is your fave?
"16.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man ordered to undertake unpaid community work after beating woman 'Ryan Anthony McCarron, of Woodford Court, Hindley, appeared for sentencing at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Tuesday'
"16.12.2016 15:58:37" Timeline Photos If your pet can go one better in the than Daisy and Dottie in the festive dressing up stakes for Christmas, then send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org - please include your name, address and a daytime telephone number, plus details of your pet
"16.12.2016 15:43:13" leighjournal.co.uk RFL disciplinary proceedings being reviewed and assessed for change So, Leigh Centurions fans, what would you change?
"16.12.2016 12:35:00" leighjournal.co.uk Historic Tyldesley Top Chapel put back up for sale 'The chapel is now being marketed by Monton-based Barlow White estate agency, looking for offers in excess of £210,000'
"16.12.2016 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Feeble town centre Christmas decorations story makes national news “To ensure we have a tree that everyone is happy with next year I would like to invite residents to work with us to make this happen.”
"16.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Treatment abroad gives mum with terminal cancer renewed hope "Although it is still very early in this long journey, initial indications are showing positive results and Polly is now home for what looks like being a Christmas filled with true hope for her, me and the family."
"15.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Oh come let us adore him, as nativity parade draws in the crowds in Atherton Were you there for the nativity parade?
"15.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Prime Minister accused of breaking promise as further police cuts revealed "The Government's irresponsible actions, shaving yet more money from local policing, puts added pressure on an already stretched police service that is facing rising crime and increasing demand.”
"15.12.2016 13:40:30" leighjournal.co.uk Higham: We want to cement this rugby mad town in Super League MICKY Higham is not so foolish as to predict unachievable targets for Super League's newest team. Micky Higham's Super League mission for Leigh Centurions
"15.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'Help to save Christmas Day for people who rely on café's free dinner' "It would be wonderful if people could help us out of a difficult situation."
"15.12.2016 09:43:17" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office
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"15.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Musical vicar on song with first major service Will you be attending any festive events in the run up to Christmas?
"14.12.2016 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Barber undeterred after failing to find love on reality TV show First Dates Girls, would you fancy dating Lee?
"14.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Woman sexually assaulted as she walks dogs Spread the word - let's help police find the man responsible
"14.12.2016 16:26:15" leighjournal.co.uk Care home offering free Christmas lunch for elderly people living nearby Do you or anyone you know fancy going along for free food and entertainment tomorrow?
"14.12.2016 15:11:43" leighjournal.co.uk Celebrating unsung heroes on #LocalCharitiesDay Here's how you can help your favourite local charity on Friday
"14.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Groundbreaking project to support vulnerable runaways "Any child that goes missing, even for a short period, is at risk, but it is clear we need a new approach to this issue, one which treats young people as individuals, listens to their worries and fears and gives them a voice in tackling the problems that
"14.12.2016 11:37:11" Timeline Photos Proud of your tree this year?
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"14.12.2016 10:10:53" leighjournal.co.uk Next of kin found after 92-year-old woman dies The police search is over
"14.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Signs of exciting times for Leigh Centurions “The signs will let everyone know who comes into Leigh about this great achievement.”
"13.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Santa busier than ever visiting streets in Leigh and Lowton Have you been to seen Santa and the sleigh yet?
"13.12.2016 17:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk 'True love could just be an aisle away' as supermarket gives away mistletoe “You never know, true love could just be an aisle away.”
"13.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Double celebration for Soroptimist club "The club is celebrating its 70-year anniversary and these accolades are the 'icing on the cake' to such a momentous year."
"13.12.2016 10:14:56" leighjournal.co.uk REMINDER: Last posting dates before Christmas Because everyone knows someone who will leave it to the last minute...
"13.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk No chance of meeting target of building one million homes by 2020, says federation boss "The Government deserves some credit for the priority it is now placing on house building, but unless planning departments have enough experienced planners on the ground our housing targets will be nothing more than aspirational.”
"12.12.2016 19:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Nativity play at church 'Everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas'
"12.12.2016 17:43:37" leighjournal.co.uk WATCH: CCTV footage released of woman being abducted Can you help police?
"12.12.2016 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Man allegedly threatened to drag a woman behind car using a rope 'The 27-year-old appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court last Wednesday on four charges of issuing threats to the woman, three via Facebook and one by telephone when he is alleged to have made the rope threat'
"12.12.2016 15:13:17" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh barber Lee looking for love on tonight's popular TV show First Dates A BARBER from Leigh is set to feature in this evening's popular series First Dates. Will you be tuning in to see Lee tonight on First Dates?
"12.12.2016 14:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Gone but not forgotten: 104 famous faces we've said goodbye to in 2016 What a sad year 2016 has been...
"12.12.2016 13:27:41" leighjournal.co.uk Next of kin search after 92-year-old woman dies Can you help police track down Edna's relatives?
"12.12.2016 13:27:14" leighjournal.co.uk Motorist cut from vehicle after collision in Leigh We hope all three people involved in the collision are ok
"12.12.2016 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pennington youngsters sport their new kit Grassroots football starts with youngsters like these!
"12.12.2016 12:00:12" leighjournal.co.uk Police appeal after woman dies in Leigh POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace the next-of-kin of a woman from Leigh. Can you help police track down this late woman's relatives?
"12.12.2016 10:05:12" We hope all three people involved in the collision are ok
"12.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Junior footballers lovin' their new kit from McDonald's "The kids absolutely love having this strip as it makes them feel like professional players."
"12.12.2016 07:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Triple award-winning Richmond House care home is one of a kind “We are delighted to have been recognised for our commitment to the transformation of the home and delivering the kindest care to residents."
"11.12.2016 19:30:01" leighjournal.co.uk Look back at Leigh - Fusiliers visit during coal strike 'Ironically cartloads of coal are heading up Bradshawgate either to Leigh station for ongoing transport or delivering locally'
"11.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Man sent for trial on charges of covert filming of sex acts 'The 42-year-old is also accused of five counts of distributing indecent images of a child'
"11.12.2016 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Up all night attaching tinsel to the bottom of your little girl's angel costume?
Or perhaps you've got glue everywhere after attempting to attach sequins to your son's Three Kings crown.
Then it's definitely time for you to show off your hard work and
"11.12.2016 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Get into the festive spirit at school's Christmas fair 'There will be live entertainment, a fun fair, an indoor ice rink, crafts, gifts, a photo booth, food and drinks to enjoy'
"11.12.2016 12:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Picture of the week Do you have any picturesque photographs of your town that might make our picture of the week? Then send them in.
"11.12.2016 07:15:00" leighjournal.co.uk Memorial plan for First World War heroes READER'S LETTER: "It is astonishing to find that the huge war memorial which we gathered around in Tyldesley Cemetery does not bear inscriptions of the names of all the local men who lost their lives in the First World War."
"11.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk 'Hardship women caught out by state pension rise are facing cannot continue', says council “It is paramount that we support the women in our borough and across the UK who are suffering as a result of the changes to state pensions, causing them to be financially unprepared for retirement."
"11.12.2016 00:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Free online session for those with poor sight to be held Failing eyesight is not necessarily a barrier to becoming silled at online
"10.12.2016 19:30:00" leighjournal.co.uk Find out more about HS2 relocation proposals "I understand that a series of information events are planned for January and February where HS2 representatives can answer your questions. I encourage people to attend."
"10.12.2016 17:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Borough hailed the most dementia friendly area in the country “We are thrilled that the hard work being put into making us a dementia friendly area has really paid off."
"10.12.2016 12:30:01" leighjournal.co.uk Pet of the week - Minnie "Her bottom set of teeth stick out and she looks funny when she barks or smiles."
"10.12.2016 12:00:00" leighjournal.co.uk Hire firm marks 50th anniversary by making 100 Christmas gift boxes for homeless people The true spirit of Christmas shines through here!
"10.12.2016 07:15:00" leighjournal.co.uk Storm in a team room READER'S LETTER: "I feel very angry about this and so will many others who enjoy the park even more since the tea room opened."
"10.12.2016 07:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Creative pupils handcraft baubles for festive celebrations at housing development It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
"09.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Atherton man faces trial on historic indecency allegations Gary John Collier, of Linden Avenue, faces two charges of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 between 1985 and 1987.
"09.12.2016 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Atherton man fined for assault on special constable David Walter Berkley, 42, of Lovers Lane, was fined £240 at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court
"09.12.2016 12:05:01" leighjournal.co.uk Man admits having hunting knife at shops 'Carl Crosby also admitted possessing items including a balaclava, saw and torch at Parsonage Retail Park in August'
"09.12.2016 12:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Less frequent bin collections could spark rat infestations, warns councillor What's your thoughts on the council's proposed budget changes?
"09.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Petition launched to save green belt land as 400-home development plan revealed "This is the only opportunity we have to try to stop it."
"08.12.2016 19:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk Commemorating the 344 people who died in the Pretoria Pit Disaster Will you be going to the service?
"08.12.2016 19:00:01" leighjournal.co.uk Leigh Journal. News, sport, education, business, leisure, in the Leigh area Leigh Journal - News, sport, business and leisure in your area Man faces sex charges dating back to when he was 15 years of age
"08.12.2016 17:05:02" leighjournal.co.uk Woman pleads for help to find stolen jewellery of huge sentimental value "If we can catch this low-life trying to sell any of the distinctive jewellery, maybe we can stop them from doing this to someone else."
"08.12.2016 13:55:56" leighjournal.co.uk Kieron Purtill glad to be back at Leigh Centurions KIERON Purtill reveals Leigh are aiming high on and off the field as they prepare for a first Super League campaign in 11 years. Purtill glad to get cracking back at Leigh Centurions
"08.12.2016 11:05:48" leighjournal.co.uk Motorist injured in collision between car and van in Tyldesley Hope everyone is okay
"08.12.2016 08:28:25" Leigh Journal This week's paper is in shops today and can be picked up at our Bold Street Leigh Journal office.
To read the paper online go to: http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/eedition/
"08.12.2016 07:05:00" leighjournal.co.uk MP calls for police to reconsider closing police station "The idea that a town the size of Leigh can have no place for the public to have direct access to the police is wrong."