Latest news from the Leigh Journal

Leigh man who bit off taxi driver's ear jailed for 13 years

5:04pm Wed 22 Oct 14

A DRUNKEN thug who savagely bit off part of a taxi driver's ear just months after biting another man has been given…

Astley man who stabbed Leigh widower to death found guilty of murder

3:08pm Wed 22 Oct 14

A MAN who stabbed a widower to death while robbing him to feed his drug habit has been found guilty of murder.

Easy Street Big Band heads for Atherton

3:00pm Wed 22 Oct 14

St Helens Easy Street Big Band is coming to Atherton for a concert next week.

Leigh pupils help others become confident iPad users

1:00pm Wed 22 Oct 14

Pupils at a Leigh school are in training to become peer mentors.

Regeneration plans for Leigh Spinners Mill move one step closer with lottery bid

11:00am Wed 22 Oct 14

Plans to regenerate Leigh Spinners Mill have moved one step closer after the charitable trust behind the project…

£900,000 facelift for Leigh's main shopping street

9:49am Wed 22 Oct 14

Shopping in Leigh will get a £900,000 facelift making it fit for the future, it has been revealed.

Hindley Green councillor found guilty of breaching code of conduct for third time

1:00pm Tue 21 Oct 14

Independent councillor Robert Brierley failed to attend the hearing, but the panel decided his behaviour was…

Olympic medallist sets sights on gold in Rio - and inspires Leigh students

11:50am Tue 21 Oct 14

TOP cyclist and Olympic medallist Rik Waddon has been inspiring youngsters at a Leigh high school after proving…

Tyldesley road closure to be reconsidered

10:33am Tue 21 Oct 14

PLANS to close a major through road in Tyldesley for 18 weeks to allow work on the Leigh guided busway to take…

Former nurse blamed internet child abuse on drink

6:10am Tue 21 Oct 14

AN ex-nurse who looked at internet child abuse for 18 months blamed his perverted behaviour on drink, a court was…


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