The Leigh Journal (or, to give it its full title, the Leigh, Tyldesley and Atherton Journal) is a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to homes in the town of Leigh (formerly in south Lancashire, now in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester) and the nearby towns and villages, including Hindley, Golborne and Culcheth as well as Tyldesley and Atherton.
It was founded in 1873 as the Tyldesley Weekly Journal, Leigh and Atherton News. It switched from being a paid-for broadsheet to a freesheet tabloid in 1988.
It’s published by Newsquest (North West) from editorial offices in Leigh.
Although it’s a freesheet, a very small number of copies (fewer than two per cent of the circulation) are sold through the news trade.
It comes out on Thursdays. A free e-edition’s also available on the website.
- Leigh Journal
44-46 Railway Road
- 01942 670669
- 01942 670479