Latest news from the Leigh Journal

Fire started in kitchen of scout hut

10:18am Sun 21 Dec 14

A DELIBERATE fire was started in the kitchen of a scout hut after cloths and tea towels were lit over the cooker.

Pupils get stuck in to learn about the nativity story

5:10pm Sun 21 Dec 14

THOUSANDS of pupils have been learning about Christmas thanks to a Leigh school.

Writers' group moves meeting place

12:40pm Sun 21 Dec 14

A GROUP of aspiring writers is looking for new members.

Church holds a second party for festive season

8:40am Sun 21 Dec 14

THE Messy Church based at Leigh St Peter’s has held it’s second Christmas party.

Unattended cooking sparks kitchen blaze

6:18pm Sat 20 Dec 14

Firefighters were called to put out a kitchen blaze in Leigh after a woman left food under the grill unattended.

Warning from firefighters after Leigh flat block evacuated following electrical fire

9:53am Sat 20 Dec 14

A BLOCK of flats in Leigh was evacuated after a small fire started in a motion sensor.

Pensioners treated to impromptu carol concert

4:30pm Sat 20 Dec 14

PENSIONERS were treated to an impromptu carol service during their Christmas dinner.

Tesco customers feed thousands

12:30pm Sat 20 Dec 14

GENEROUS Tesco customers in Atherton and Leigh have donated 7,250 meals for people in need this winter.

Selection boxes donated thanks to Rotary club

8:10am Sat 20 Dec 14

NEEDY families visiting Atherton and Leigh Foodbank may get more than they thought this Christmas.

Councillor up in front of standards committee for failing to apologise

3:30pm Fri 19 Dec 14

A COUNCILLOR has been called back in front of the standards committee after he failed to apologise to complainants.







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