Fun in the sun at charity car wash

Firefighters made the most of the sunny weather by holding a charity car wash.

Vianden Castle in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg

Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
This photograph illustrates the popularity of table tennis in 1948

Sport gave post-war life in Leigh a much-needed boost

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks at how the Leigh community bounced back after World War Two...

The River Ribble outside the Spread Eagle at Sawley

Restaurant review: The Spread Eagle at Sawley near Clitheroe

Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at Sawley has earned its reputation as a calming bolt-hole in a stunning corner of our beautiful Lancashire countryside.

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

Chicago White Sox vs New York Giants in 1924 at Goodison Park

Baseball’s links with rugby league around Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard takes a look at an American sport's surprising connections with local RL and football teams...

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
Lionel Richie

Former boy band star to join Lionel Richie at Leigh Sports Village

Megastar Lionel Richie will be joined by a well-known singer when he performs in the borough.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale - Why a computer game has turned into an obsession for Lancashire kids

Are you a parent whose child has been glued to their computer screen for hours on end?

The sugar tax will affect the cost of soft drinks

Five things to know about sugar tax on soft drinks

As the sugar tax levy comes into force today, we look at what this will mean for the regions consumers.

Jim Cunliffe heads for another win at the Red Lion in a 1950s panel match

When bowling was sport of champions in Leigh

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks back at the sport of bowels in his column, Tash Tales...

Shibden Mill Inn

Travel: A magical snowy escape to Shibden Mill Inn, West Yorkshire

Tucked away down a winding road amid the beautiful hills of a West Yorkshire valley lies the Shibden Mill Inn.
Gareth Winnard, Antony Winnard, John Winnard and Tony Callaghan

World famous Uncle Joe's launches Mint Ball gin

The tipple of the moment combined with Wigan’s most famous confectionary is proving a massive hit.

Frank Castle in full flow

RL players who played for Leigh just once but left their mark

Local historian Alf Ridyard takes a look at some Leigh players who played for the club just once...

Hoppy Hour columnist Andrew Nowell

Pub of the Year title is deserving accolade for a pub near Wigan

Our beer expert, Andrew Nowell, visits the best pub in the land and delivers his verdict...


Anne is leading the Modern Mystique League on a magical mission

When she saw smiles light up the faces of disabled Chernobyl children, Anne Walmsley discovered just how powerful her magic tricks could be.

Cat show was just purr-fect

The annual Lancashire Cat Show took place over the weekend, with an amazing array of four-legged furry friends.
Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

The old Ashton Baths

Mine workings killed off new baths in Ashton

Our columnist, Geoffrey Shryhane, looks back in time at a swimming pool's untimely demise in his weekly column, My World...

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