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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.


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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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