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DIVISIVE: Belgian expert Goedele Liekens has some controversial methods when it comes to sex education

School slammed over ‘inappropriate’ role with explicit Channel 4 show discussing hard-core porn and sexual pleasure

Embarrassing spelling mistake on a road marking in Market Street

'I before E' but not if you live in Leigh: Embarrassing spelling mistake on road marking

Thieves struck twice in Manchester Road in just 12 hours on Saturday

Two homes in same street hit in 12-hour weekend theft spree

Firefighters called out to strong chemical smell find cleaning fluid poured down drain

Firefighters called out to strong chemical smell find cleaning fluid poured down drain

Enter our competition to design a new mascot for Leigh Market

Enter our competition to design a new mascot for Leigh Market

Council reassures online bin calendar will be accessible to all

Council reassures online bin calendar will be accessible to all

CCTV images show masked man robbing bookmakers in Leigh

Machete wielding man robs Leigh bookmakers

JAILED: Rizwan Arshad was kingpin of the heroin ring

Henchmen for blind drugs baron jailed after heroin, cash and pistol found in raid

Accrington man pleads guilty to assaulting nine-year-old girl

Accrington man pleads guilty to assaulting nine-year-old girl

Lancashire Military Exhibition in Spinning Jenny Shopping Centre

Families treated to military display in shopping centre

Car bursts into flames on main road

Car bursts into flames on main road

The East Lancs Road near Astley. Image: Google Maps.

Car fire on East Lancs Road causes delays for drivers

VICTIM: Mark Walsh was peppered with shotgun pellets

Wagon driver denies conspiracy to murder East Lancs man in child-custody feud

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Accrington man charged with class-A drugs offences after raid

Thug jailed after biting Accrington doorman

Thug jailed after biting Accrington doorman

Bibby, of Stanley Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to assaulting Andrew Taylor

Drunk man who attempted to hit another man over the head with paving slab ended up worse off

Police hunt Leigh man for breaching non-molestation order

Police hunt Leigh man for breaching non-molestation order

Leigh Neighbours are calling time on crime with support event

Leigh Neighbours are calling time on crime with support event

Beau was strangled to death with her own collar by owner and then buried in the garden. PIC: RSCPA

Woman jailed for strangling her dog to death and burying her in garden (warning contains images of animal cruelty)

VICTIM: Mark Walsh

‘Gunman’ paid ‘tramp’ to do his ‘dirty work’

MOURNED: Les Pilkington 97 of Rishton, whose father was a founder of Accrington Stanley

Heartfelt tributes flood in for war veteran and local cricket legend

Saeed Nawaz, 36, of Hopwood Street, Accrington, had his joint driver’s licence revoked by councillors

Accrington taxi driver loses appeal against council decision to revoke licence

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman

Pitch protests spark fears over Accrington Stanley v Blackpool match

Barn fire destroys 500 tonnes of straw

Barn fire destroys 500 tonnes of straw

Kieran McGrath, who died last October after being shot in the chest.

Golborne man among five people charged with Kieran McGrath murder

Mohammed Akram, 41, had not been taking his anti-psychotic medication when he carried out two arson attacks

Arsonist who set fire to sister-in-law and mother’s car looked ‘like a man possessed’

Radio 1 DJ Lottie

Music lovers launching new event to improve Accrington nightlife

Engineers from United Utilities began work at the junction with Altham Lane

Temporary traffic lights in use as roadworks get underway in Accrington

Atherton Residents Association plan for future of town in meeting

Atherton Residents Association plan for future of town in meeting

Alison Mercer from Acorn Farm, who came in to teach the children about animals

Old Leigh Library had a farm EIEIO...

CELEBRATING: Tommy Goulden and his daughter Layla with the championship shield at the Holiday Inn Express

Jubilant Centurions thank their sponsors

CHAMPIONS: From left, Mickey Higham, Fuifui Moimoi and Gareth Hock with fans as Leigh Centurions are crowned league leaders.

Fans show their support as Centurions romp to victory

Police at the scene

New pub forced to close ‘for safety reasons’ after travellers arrive in beer garden

Parents have been sent a letter outlining why the ban has been introduced

Accrington school to ban mobile phones being brought in

Eighty new homes could now be built on the site

Council loan could kickstart housing plan for key Accrington site

READY: Edward and Andrew show off their souped-up day-glo Honda Prelude which they will be driving

Accrington pair gearing up for European banger rally

Dog walker exposes himself in a park in Tyldesley

Dog walker exposes himself in a park in Tyldesley

Cannabis farm found in property after fire alarm alerted neighbours in Lowton

Cannabis farm found in property after fire alarm alerted neighbours in Lowton

Man stole furniture from flat after charity provided him with home

Man stole furniture from flat after charity provided him with home

Greyhound rescue centre appeals for donations for expansion

Masked thieves rob security guard as he made cash delivery in Tyldesley Poundland

Masked thieves rob security guard as he made cash delivery in Tyldesley PoundStretcher

Security guard in axe raid terror

Diaz, aged five, with volunteers Gill Rafburn in the checked apron and Anne Crompton on her left, Amber Burgess fourth from the right, and homeless service users.

Youngster make a big hearted gesture to homeless charity

Police called to reports of drunken woman causing problems outside Sports Direct

Police called to reports of drunken woman causing problems outside Sports Direct

PROBE: A scene of crime officer at work in the Maudsley Street area where Mark Walsh was blasted in the head with a shotgun

Truck driver accused of plotting to murder love rival told police: “I don’t want anyone dead”

Bridge, of Commercial Street, Bacup, has now been offered help with his drinking problem after admitting to a child abduction offence

Man admits abduction after befriending 13-year-old girl

SOLD: Catarina was painted by Lord Leighton in 1878 and went for £233,000

Victorian oil painting once owned by wealthy Accrington businessman fetches £250,000

Pair held after number of expensive items stolen from car

Pair held after number of expensive items stolen from car

CHARITY: Apply for a grant

Cash grants available for charities in Leigh

FOOTBALL: All Star Charity FC including coronation street stars Ryan Thomas and Alan Halsall, Hollyoaks soap star Ashley Taylor and former footballer Michael Grey with poorly youngster Guy Ryan.

Charity football match raised funds for poorly youngster

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