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The Leigh Reporter

The Leigh Reporter (“incorporating Atherton & Tyldesley”) is a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper for the town of Leigh, formerly in Lancashire but now in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, and the surrounding towns and villages including Atherton, Tyldesley, Culcheth, Westhoughton, Hindley and Golborne.

It was founded in 1852. Up to 1963 it was the Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser, becoming the Leigh Reporter and South Lancashire Advertiser from January 1964. After a four-year hiatus beginning in 1975, it resumed publication in 1979 as the Leigh Reporter and Golborne Star. It settled on its existing title in 1991.

It’s published by Lancashire Publications, a branch of regional newspaper publishers Johnston Press‘s North division, as a local companion to the paid-for Wigan Evening Post. The editorial offices were in Lord Street in Leigh, but moved to Wigan in 2011.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • The Leigh Reporter
    Martland Mill
    Martland Mill Lane

    WN5 0LX
  • Tel:
  • 01942 228000