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Leigh Journal

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First time author grandfather-of-five inspired to write series of children's books

6:00am Sun 22 Oct 17

A GRANDFATHER-of-five has been inspired to write a series of 18 children's books in two years. 

Crime in Greater Manchester rises by more than 30 per cent in 12-month period

12:00pm Sun 22 Oct 17

CRIME in Greater Manchester has shot by more than 30 per cent in the last year.

Amateur photography club finds new home after being in danger of closure

6:00am Sat 21 Oct 17

AN amateur photography club which has been running for 62 years has found a new home after being asked to leave its…

Why this bunch of slimmers celebrated Christmas early

4:00pm Sat 21 Oct 17

CHRISTMAS has come early this year for a weight loss group.

A day in court: Offensive weapon, drug, drink driving and criminal damage offences

3:00pm Sat 21 Oct 17

A MAN has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after committing six offences on the same day.

Leigh pull off coup with signing of New Zealand Warriors forward Bodene Thompson

12:43am Sat 21 Oct 17

LEIGH have made another high-profile signing from the NRL, much to the surprise of owner Derek Beaumont.

Gaming addict spent 18 hours in front of a computer screen - now he's turned his life around

5:52pm Fri 20 Oct 17

A FORMER gaming addict who was spending 18 hours a day in front of the computer at his lowest point has turned his…

Police plead for dashcam footage as they step up hunt for hit-and-run driver who struck cyclist

10:23am Fri 20 Oct 17

POLICE are urging motorists to send them dashcam footage after a hit-and-run on Wednesday night which left a…

New councillor vows to 'listen to the people' after by-election win

4:00pm Fri 20 Oct 17

THE new councillor for Astley and Mosley Common has vowed to ‘listen to the voices of the people’ after her…

MP urges Parliament to halt rollout of controversial new benefit system

6:40am Fri 20 Oct 17

LEIGH'S MP has warned the Government that Universal Credit is 'leading to a cycle of debt, poverty and desperation'…

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