Leigh Observer

Dad jailed for five years after torching home in drunken rage

Crime
County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

News
John Pendlebury, of Wigan Cosmos, which has received 10,000

£100,000 awarded to groups from lottery funds

News
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Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

Business

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Business

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Business

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

Transport
The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Environment
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

News
Gareth Widdop in action during the World Cup Final. NRL Photos

Widdop: Australia were just too good

Sport
Kallum Watkins makes a break in the World Cup Final, but is brought down with an ankle tap. NRL Photos

Australia 6 England 0

Sport
Gareth Widdop scores against Tonga

Widdop relieved after Tonga scare

Sport
England are in their first World Cup final since 1995

Tonga 18 England 20

Sport

Hansen agrees new deal

Sport

England 36 Papua New Guinea 6

Sport

Saints to face Leigh in pre-season

Sport

Former Leigh star Walmsley dies

Sport
Don't Tell The Bride is back

Grooms: Do you have what it takes to pull off the ultimate wedding?

Arts
Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Book review: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

Arts

Liverpool One and Albert Dock at Christmas - review

Lifestyle
This "is an old way of eating ricotta in Tuscany as a breakfast or merenda (an afternoon snack)"

How to make Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's coffee and ricotta shots

Whats on
Ancient Roman city of Perge

Travel: Luxury in the ancient land where sun always shines: Antalya, Turkey

Lifestyle