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Leigh Journal

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Project to transform neglected colliery site into a country park launched with family fun day

6:40am Sat 19 Aug 17

WITH a history of toil and hard labour, the site of Bickershaw Colliery is being transformed for a family fun day.

Open auditions held for Dick Whittington pantomime

7:00pm Sat 19 Aug 17

FOLLOWING the success of its summer production of The Witches, Turnpike Community Theatre is holding open auditions…

Gas works set to be completed seven weeks early

5:00pm Sat 19 Aug 17

A MAJOR pipeline replacement project is set to be completed seven weeks earlier than originally expected.

Retirements not a bitter pill to swallow for pharmacy workers

3:00pm Sat 19 Aug 17

A PHARMACIST has swapped her days of dealing with medication for the blank canvas of retired life after becoming…

Care home residents take a walk on the wild side as exotic animals visit

12:00pm Sat 19 Aug 17

CARE home residents have been treated to a surprise visit from a range of exotic animals.

Leigh fans travelling for Catalans clash urged to 'remain vigilant' following terror attacks

11:45am Fri 18 Aug 17

LEIGH Centurions fans travelling to Spain for tomorrow's Super League Qualifiers clash with Catalans Dragons are…

Self-taught 10-year-old achieves A* at A-level maths

6:40am Fri 18 Aug 17

A SELF-taught child genius who has never spent a single day in school is celebrating after gaining an A* at A-level…

Family and friends say farewell to brave mum-of-three

5:00pm Fri 18 Aug 17

MOURNERS gathered together and a church bell rang as mum-of-three Polly Haydock was laid to rest.

Hospital extension gets under way

7:00pm Fri 18 Aug 17

WORK to expand the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory patient discharge facilities at Wigan’s Royal Albert Edward…

A day in court: Assault, drug dealing and weapon carrying cases

3:00pm Fri 18 Aug 17

A MAN from Atherton has admitted a trio of assaults.






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