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Edition 153: Friday, 17 May 2024: Last chance to catch swashbuckling show, gin tasting event, plant sale, hundreds turn out for opening of new Community Hub.

Edition 152: Friday, 10 May 2024: Big weekend for Elvis fans; Bag a bargain at Optician event; local sporting heroes wanted; memorial service remembers loved ones. Swashbuckling show prepares for curtain-up!

Edition 151: Friday, 3 May 2024: Local Election results are in! Plus: Countdown to Golborne music festival; Plant Sale; treat for Oasis fans. Ladies invited to join WI.

Edition 141: Friday, 26 April 2024: Local elections; new community hub opening; Accolade for Lowton school; Roadworks update; new pub playground opens. Plus: Elvis is coming to Lowton!

Edition 140: Friday, 12 April 2024: Local election candidates; defib appeal update & FREE uniform shop opens. Plus: live music, car boot sale; lakeside quiz; beer festival; colour party and more!

Edition 139: Friday, 5 April 2024: Live music, indoor bootsale, beer festival… & more! Plus: Defib appeal update; residents’ meeting; Colour party; baby sensory & your gardening tip of the week.

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Edition 138: Friday, 29 March 2024: From egg hunts to live music; we've got your Easter Bank Holiday entertainment sorted!

Edition 137: Friday, 22 March 2024: Next step towards Golborne's new station; Mining Disaster Remembered; Catch classic cinema; Messy Church; Residents' meeting and the launch of our Spring Photo Challenge!

Edition 136: Friday, 15 March 2024: Golborne mining disaster remembered; new housing approved for Lowton; Community clean-up. Plus: All invited to Daffodil Tea; fire station's future on the agenda at residents meeting.

Edition 135: Friday, 8 March 2024: Golborne Station update; Byrom Woods news; Plans revealed for The Bonk. Plus, new martial arts club for all ages; Education Fair for college students; Awards for operatic society.

Edition 134: Friday, 1 March 2024: Local art sale; defib fundraiser update; woodland volunteers needed; 12,000 reasons to attend Open House event this weekend.

Edition 133: Friday, 23 February 2024: Appeal after defibrillator stolen; Scout group's camping boost; Housebuyer event in Lowton; Forget Me Not Cafe; Book Club & live music this weekend.

Edition 132: Friday, 16 February 2024: Free live music this weekend; Trustees needed for community centre; Church service for Ukraine; Classic cinema on the big screen; woodland work update.

Edition 131: Friday, 9 February 2024: All invited to residents meeting; free live music this weekend; bingo bedlam; wedding fayre & more.

Edition 130: Friday, 2 February 2023: Woodland volunteers wanted; Sausage Dog meet-up; Believe in Business Festival; live music this weekend; Table Top Sale.

Edition 129: Friday, 26 January 2024: Enjoy live music, browse bargains at New Year Fair; have your say at Residents' Meeting. Plus: Top weight loss tip and garden job of the week.

Edition 128: Friday, 19 January 2024: Live music in Lowton; Exciting apprenticeship opportunities in Golborne; Classic film screening; Weight loss expert shares top tip.

Edition 127: Friday, 12 January 2024: Welly Walks; Motown Night; roadworks latest. Plus: top weight loss tip; worrying report for local nursery; Sea Cadets seek new recruits.

Edition 126: Friday, 5 January 2024: Everything that was said as plans for Golborne Station enter new phase. Plus: Britpop icon plays local gig, volunteers wanted for woodland work, top dieting tip from local Slimming World expert.

Edition 125: Friday, 15 December 2023: Golborne Station plans move on; festive Messy Church; Autumn Photo Gallery goes live; Yarn bombers spread Christmas cheer; Leigh Lions need your help!

Edition 124: Friday, 8 December 2023: Christmas carol concert, festive afternoon tea; party for the young at heart. Rotary Santa dates. Plus: have your say on Local Plan.

Edition 123: Friday, 1 December 2023: Byrom Hall Woods victory for campaigners; Rotary Santa routes revealed; Christmas markets this weekend; carol concerts & more!

Edition 122: Friday, 24 November 2023: Our Support Local Christmas Gift Guide goes live! Plus: Lowton and Golborne get ready for their Christmas Light Switch-On events; gift fairs this weekend, residents meeting & panto tickets on sale.

Edition 121: Friday, 17 November 2023: Lowton's Christmas Lights event revealed; Indoor car boot sale, Christmas fair and Christmas Bonanza events this weekend; 1940s night invites you back in time; Local Plan consultation drop-in.

Edition 120: Friday, 10 November 2023: Remembrance events; 1940s Night, Songs from the Shows. Plus: Volunteers plant carpet of crocuses in Lowton and former councillor speaks about cancer battle.

Edition 119: Friday, 3 November 2023: This weekend: Bonfire & fireworks displays; jumble sale; new shop open day; last chance for free tutoring. Plus, sister from Golborne goes the extra mile for charity.

Edition 118: Friday, 27 October 2023: Halloween events for all ages; new playground unveiled; views sought on Local Plan; Indian restaurant scoops top award. Plus: call out for female rugby players.

Edition 117: Friday, 20 October 2023: Community clean-up; library reopening; pumpkin picking slots; Addams Family show; new era for Lowton pub. Plus: Date revealed for Golborne Christmas Lights switch-on.

Edition 116: Friday, 13 October 2023: More firework displays announced. Heritage event explores 300 years of local history. Golborne nursery back on track after damming Ofsted. New lego club for kids!

Edition 115: Friday, 6 October 2023: Worrying plans for Byrom Wood? Heritage day to reveal 290 years of church's history. Golborne care workers are the best! Last Night of the Proms comes to Lowton.

Edition 114: Friday, 29 September 2023: This weekend: Oktoberfest event, Maker's Market and Grand Auction. Golborne sister takes on mammoth challenge for charity that supported her brother. Plus: firework display tickets now on sale!

Edition 113: Friday, 22 September 2023: Brass Band do Golborne proud; MORE Slag Lane roadworks to watch out for; Forget Me Not Cafe & Cockapoo Meet-up this weekend. Plus: we launch our Autumn Photo Challenge!

Edition 112: Friday, 15 September 2023: Bistro's shock closure; new Murphy hub approved; behind the scenes of historic restoration; Oktoberfest celebrations; comedy night; live music & more!

Edition 111: Friday, 8 September 2023: Proms in the Park, car boot sale or historic church visit? Plus: Pumpkin picking tickets now on sale, comedy night and roadworks to know about.

Edition 110: Friday, 1 September 2023: Don't miss: pumpkin picking; illuminated trail; Proms in the Park, photo exhibition. Plus: 160-year-old local mystery solved!

Edition 109: Friday, 25 August 2023: Lots of live music to enjoy this Bank Holiday weekend, GCSE roundup for local schools; Forget Me Not Cafe returns; Don't miss Millstone Rocks!

Edition 108: Friday, 18 August 2023: Join a Battlefield Walk to uncover 375 year-old local history; Rugby for toddlers; Live music in Golborne; Free school uniform giveaway.

Edition 107: Friday, 11 August 2023: Green Flag Award for Golborne; new exhibition by Golborne photographer; rugby legend visits Haydock races; call out for uniform donations.

Edition 106: Friday, 4 August 2023: Friends from Golborne set off on 3 Peaks Challenge for special reason; Look ahead to Newton Town Show; All invited to pub's music festival; Date revealed for Proms in the Park.

Edition 105: Friday, 28 July 2023: Summer events galore, good as new sale continues, waste amnesty coming next week, Playday returns to Haigh Woodland Park.

Edition 104: Friday, 21 July 2023: Major roadworks begin next week; Free uniform shop opened by local mum; Good As New Sale will be packed with bargains. Plus: all invited to family afternoon tea!

Edition 103: Friday, 14 July 2023: Fantastic Ofsted report for Golborne Nursery; touching tribute to a much-missed bowler; Family Fun Day marks new playground opening; Golborne appears on Homes Under the Hammer!

Edition 102: Friday, 7 July 2023: Referendum says 'YES' to new neigbourhood plan; Waste amnesty comes to Lowton; Paws in the pews at church's Pet Service; One month until Golborne Live!

Edition 101: Friday, 30 June 2023: Six days until local referendum - we explain what it's all about. Plus: hospice volunteers create RHS showgarden, Pride celebrations this weekend, how to get discounted Gullivers tickets for summer.

Edition 100: Friday, 23 June 2023: Date confirmed for adventure playground opening; Forget Me Not Cafe opens for business; Bring your pet to church this weekend; and Lowton has another lottery winner!

Edition 99: Friday, 16 June 2023: Dates revealed for Memory Walks; Long serving stars of theatre group recognised; Rugby Tots gives toddlers an introduction to sport; Community hero awards needs your nominations.

Edition 98: Friday, 9 June 2023: Local referendum on planning - what you need to know; Head teacher steps down; Businesses to the rescue after charity theft; Newton Beer Festival is here!

Edition 97: Friday, 2 June 2023: New forest school for Lowton primary; Nominate your local heroes; Craft fair this weekend; Get involved with the Leigh Lions and do incredible things!

Edition 96: Friday, 26 May 2023: Lowton High celebrate Ofsted judgement; Cheerleaders are World Champions; Discover the Good as New shop; Don't miss May Markets event.

Edition 95: Friday, 19 May 2023: Musical director wins top award; Waste amnesty - coming soon; Plant sale this weekend; Memorial Service to remember loved ones.

Edition 94: Friday, 12 May 2023: Golborne Carnival weekend has arrived; Coronation celebrations roundup; Amazing old photo shows pub's 1902 Coronation party; Sailing Club open day.

Edition 93: Friday, 5 May 2023: Local election result; Lowton band hit No.1, Get ready for King's Coronation celebrations, Irene is a Coronation Champion.

Edition 92: Friday, 28 April 2023: Lowton and Golborne get ready to go to the polls; Award for long serving pub landlord & landlady; Community club's total transformation revealed; What YOU had to say on Golborne Station news.

Edition 91: Friday, 21 April 2023: Case for Golborne Station hots up; New voting rules that affect you; Young cheerleaders off to America; Care company through to awards final.

Edition 90: Friday, 7 April 2023: Your guide to all the local Easter events; Golborne primary praised by inspectors; Local election candidates revealed; A sun-inspired gardening job for this weekend.

Edition 89: Friday, 31 March 2023: Major roadworks postponed; Volunteers get digging to plant 400 new trees; Date set for Golborne Carnival; Your guide to what's on this Easter.

Edition 88: Friday, 24 March 2023: Lowton set for 12 weeks of traffic chaos; tree planting this weekend; your memories of Golborne Colliery disaster; don't miss Maker's Market.

Edition 87: Friday, 17 March 2023: Marking the 44th anniversary of the Golborne Colliery Disaster. Plus - new fashion boutique opens in Golborne; what's on this Easter and chance to have your say on littering.

Edition 86: Friday, 10 March 2023: Golborne Brass Band head to national finals; concert marks mining disaster; wrestling legend's dad dies; family fun run this weekend.

Edition 85: Friday, 3 March 2023 - Golborne High is officially 'Outstanding'; new cafe opens at Pennington Flash; Get involved in community cleanups; Pensioners afternoons; tickets onsale for Feelgood event.

Edition 84 - Friday 24 February 2023: New cafe ready to open; World Day of Prayer event; Golborne in Bloom needs YOU; live music in Lowton this weekend. Plus - top Ska band to play summer music festival in Golborne.

 

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