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FUN: Hannah Whiteman with Anna, Elsa - characters from the film Frozen - and baby Harrison

Boy’s meningitis ordeal inspires event which raises bumper £1,000

FUTURE: Formby Hall

Council refuses motion to put Formby Hall on meeting agenda as Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh backs petition

Leigh beauty prepares for the catwalk in final of Miss Wigan contest

Andy Burnham MP

Andy Burnham still confident he can win Labour leadership battle

The successful candidate will join the school on January 1

Applications open for deputy head teacher role at Accrington school

Fire breaks out after man falls asleep watching television  while cooking eggs

Fire breaks out after man falls asleep watching television while cooking eggs

HAPPY TOGETHER: Reece Bibby, who is still dating Noel Gallagher’s daughter Anais, is about to set out on a new phase to his career

Accrington singing sensation Reece Bibby 'set to join new band' after Stereo Kicks split

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Detectives have launched a probe into the incident

Accrington family forced to flee as fire bomb thrown through window

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DIRECTOR: Nicola Reynolds

St Joseph's Players present a real page turner for its season opener

CRASH: The scene of the incident in Wigan Road, Leigh

PICTURED: Driver walks away without serious injury after car crashes into house

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Louise with her daughter Amelia in happier times before she was struck down with Addison's disease

Young mum needs heart transplant after mis-diagnosis

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how the King street entrance might look

Work sails ahead on new canal project

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Accrington truck driver assaulted estranged partner after day of drinking

Accrington truck driver assaulted estranged partner after day of drinking

DIRECTOR: Nicola Reynolds

St Joseph's Players staging page turner for season opener

APPEAL: Teenager beaten up outside Leigh nightclub

Teenager beaten up outside Leigh nightclub

EVENT: Former rugby player Allan Jones will be the guest speaker

Invitation to meet ex-rugby player at event in Leigh

United Utilities has lifted the boiling water advice in some parts of Lancashire

United Utilities lifts boiling water advice in parts of Chorley

HAMMERING AWAY: Work well under way on the new Accrington bus station

Accrington's new £6.4 million bus station starting to take shape

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From left, Simon Byrom, manager of Howe Bridge Leisure Centre; Cllr Susan Loudon, Mayor of Wigan Borough; Julie Wright of ISG; Barrie Sant, ISG contracts manager; Alex Mastroddi, ISG site manager, and David Lea, WLCT Trustee

New fitness suite unveiled as part of leisure centre's £2.9 million revamp

TRIBUTES: Dale Joint

Tributes to father-of-one from Leigh who died while on his stag party

Accrington walk-in GP centre to stay open after calls

Accrington walk-in GP centre to stay open after calls

Atherton Community School comes under fire from parents after children fail at AS level despite being told they were on target for As and Bs

Atherton Community School comes under fire from parents after children fail at AS level despite being told they were on target for As and Bs

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SUPPORT: Guide dog

Enjoy a fun day out at Guide Dog charity event

Vicar hopes community can look to the future after church closes

Vicar hopes community can look to the future after church closes

How the new hospital will look

Help name new wards at Leigh hospital

SCENE: Gatty Park where a man was confronted

UPDATE: Manhunt launched for teens who brandished knife at park visitor before panicking and running off

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ACTION: Freestyle swimmer Fran Halsall

One-year countdown to Rio 2016 Olympics kicks off in style

Carol Knowles and Anthony Waite, members of Atherton Residents Association, collecting signatures from shoppers on Saturday

More than 1,000 people sign petition to keep Formby Hall for the community

Grave stone memorial items were left in bin bags after Howe Bridge crematorium staff did a "tidy up" of the site

Crematorium dumps memorial items in bin bags

SCENE: India Street, Accrington

Accrington taxi driver hurt after yobs attack his car with sticks

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One of Turnpike Community Theatre's recent productions

Turnpike Community Theatre is on the move to new home

TRIBUTES: Dale Joint

UPDATED: Groom-to-be from Leigh who died after being pulled out of Liverpool dock on his stag do named

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BATTLE: Jeremy Corbyn

Leigh Tories want Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

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Tributes our in for Ian Lane Smith

Tributes pour in for devoted sports fanatic Ian Lane Smith

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Firefighters were called to the house on Skipton Old Road in Colne

Couple in lucky escape after lightning strikes second home

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Salthouse Dock in Liverpool. Picture: Google Maps

Groom-to-be from Leigh dies after being pulled from a Liverpool dock while celebrating his stag do

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John Larder, of Huncoat, was filmed by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) officers repeatedly bending down and raising his arms aloft in celebration

VIDEO: £18k benefits cheat who claimed he was 'virtually unable to walk' rumbled while playing bowls

BIG DAY: Colin Langdon and Denise Hughes

Train-loving Leigh couple first to be married at transport museum

IT’ A SNIP: Student Nurse Rebecca Szabo styles and cuts the hair of Jamil Patel

Accrington hair stylist inspired to become nurse by Royal Blackburn Hospital staff

HEALTH: Zumba will be one of the activities on offer

Residents in Leigh invited to get fit and learn how to save lives

PUPILS: Zaq Atkins, Ryan Warren, Yasmin Jackson, Kammalah Bramhall, Hannah Eckersley and Chloe Williams

Golborne High School celebrates improved results on GCSE day

Liam Birkbeck from Westleigh High School achieved 10 A* to C grades at Westleigh High School,on GCSE results day

Students secure top grades at Westleigh High School

Craig and Jason Rose achieved the first and second highest grades in the year at Bedford High School

Bedford High School achievers look to future career paths

High flyers Katie Etherington, aged 16 and Lucy Betts, aged 16 got a clean sweep of A* grades in their GCSE's

Students are in the A team at Fred Longworth

Head girl and head boy Durri Ali and Jake Taylor are both hoping to become doctors with their top A grade results

St Mary's achievers top the scale with A* results

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BIG DAY: Pupils at Westleigh High School including Rebecca Williams (middle of front row)

GCSE results day in Leigh

Four men, all in their 20s, who were in the house at the time of the raid

Knives and suspected drugs found during police raid at Accrington house

Twins Liam and Olivia celebrated their A* and A exams results at GCSE

Students are in the A team at Fred Longworth

Lee Darbyshire received six A* and two A's and is going on to study at Winstanley College.

Fred Longworth celebrate another set of high flying exam results

AFFAIRS: Website homepage of Ashley Madison

Leigh cheaters beware: Ashley Madison dating website hackers 'post customer details online'

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