- Andy Burnham (Lab) 24,312 (53.88%, +5.84%)
- Louisa Townson (C) 10,216 (22.64%, +1.70%)
- Les Leggett (UKIP) 8,903 (19.73%, +16.27%)
- Bill Winlow (LD) 1,150 (2.55%, -15.61%)
- Stephen Hall (TUSC) 542 (1.20%)
- Lab maj 14,096 (31.24%)
- 2.07% swing C to Lab
- Electorate 75,974; Turnout 45,123 (59.39%, +1.33%)
A family has appeal for help after a shocking theft from an 82-year-old woman as she lay dying after a road accident in Leigh.
Irene Ditcher had her purse stolen after a collision with a lorry.
The police officer in charge described it as one of the most disgusting crimes he'd ever investigated.
Irene's niece, Christine, is urging whoever was responsible to give themselves up.
Tim Scott reports:
The family of a dying pensioner whose purse was stolen have urged the culprit to give himself up.Read the full story ›
The daughter of a woman who succumbed to cancer has told Good Morning Britain how her mother was "over the moon" that she could say goodbye to her beloved horse.
Sheila Marsh, 77, passed away just hours after nurses agreed she could be taken outside Wigan Royal Infirmary to say goodbye to her horse Bronwen.
It had been her dying wish to say goodbye to her horse, who she had looked after for 25 years.
Deputy director of nursing at the hospital, Pauline Law, said her "heart jumped into action" when she was first asked to see if Mrs Marsh could say goodbye to Bronwen.
Luckily, the team had a "perfectly choreographed plan" that helped Mrs Marsh fulfil her dying wish.
Her daughter Tina said her mother has "over the moon" and "clear as day shouting Bronwen's name".
The daughter of a woman who was visited by her beloved horse at hospital just hours before she died, says she was "crying her eyes out" as the two were reunited.
Shelia Marsh was allowed to see her horse Bronwen at Wigan Wrightington and Leigh Hospital. She lost her life to cancer just hours later.
Her daughter Tina Marsh, 33, told the Manchester Evening News, her mum’s hospital bed was wheeled outside for the meeting. She said: “I was crying my eyes out and all the nurses were crying too. She took comfort out of it and it was a beautiful moment.”
Tina said: “She loved her horses and she loved and adored all animals. She had six horses, three dogs, three cats and other animals.
“Her condition did not get any better and the hospital allowed us to bring Bronwen in. It was a matter of hours later that she passed away. I want to thank the hospital and all the nurses.
“It was very important for my mum. She was one of the most hard-working people that you could meet and she would do anything for anyone.”
Sheila Marsh passed away just hours after being taken outside in her hospital bed to say goodbye to her horse Bronwen.Read the full story ›
Leigh Centurions has led the tributes following the death of the club's oldest surviving player, Dick Breare.
Mr Breare, who was 93, first played the for the Rugby League club in October 1939. He died suddenly on Sunday.
He served in the Royal Navy during the Battle of the Atlantic and on D-Day and returned to the sport after the Second World War,
He went on to make 69 appearances for Leigh, scoring 4 tries and kicking 86 goals, enjoying a good run in the first team during the 1950-51 season, when he scored two tries and kicked 53 goals in 27 games.
Mr Breare finished his professional career with a spell at Widnes after a £300 transfer in November 1952, kicking five goals in seven games before hanging up his boots.
The club said he continued to take a great interest in the Leigh club and lived locally.
Leigh Centurions won the Championship Grand Final on Sunday night.
Next year they'll go professional in a bid to gain promotion to Super League.
Until then, it's back to their day jobs away from the pitch, where their winners medals won't earn them a longer tea break.
One man's passion has landed him in the record books.
When Nick Bennett bought his first Aston Martin twenty years ago it started a life long fascination - not with cars but with James Bond.
Now, two decades on, his collection has more than 12,000 pieces in it and could be worth in excess of half a million pounds.
We sent our very own Odd Job, Matt O'Donoghue, to find out more:
A Bond buff from Leigh has got into the Guinness Book of Records for having the biggest collection of 007 memorabilia.
Our own Man with a Golden Pun, Matt O'Donoghue, has been out to meet Nick Bennett.
So what's your favourite Bond film? Who's the best, or can no one touch Connery? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page.
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