Employee thief ‘utter disgrace’

A trusted employee of a family-run borough retail company who stole £154,000 from her unsuspecting bosses has been jailed for three years, nine months.

Shaun Wane gives the orders in training

Wane to blood more youngsters this year

Wigan will operate with their biggest-ever Super League squad in 2017 and coach Shaun Wane says all 37 players will get a taste of the action.

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Water damage in a resident's home on  Pool Street

Comment: Flood yobs must face criminal charges

It is wishful thinking to believe that the idiots who opened the lock gates on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Wigan Pier thought it would just be a harmless jape.

How Not to Fall in Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto

Book review: How Not to Fall in Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto

Love can come into your life at the most unexpected time… rather like a baby!

Police on Logwood Place

Man charged after 12-hour stand-off at flat

A man has appeared in court after a stand-off lasting more than 12 hours.

Sirens by Joseph Knox

Book review: Sirens by Joseph Knox

‘We still live in a world where you can disappear if you want to. Or even if you don’t.’

Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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Chills, thrills and spills for young readers

Book reviews: Chills, thrills and spills for young readers

Banish the January blues with a season of brilliant new books!


NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

Lancashire's new head coach Glen Chapple and his assistant Mark Chilton. Photo: Lancashire County Cricket Club

Chappy so happy to be Red Rose head coach

Glen Chapple believes it is the perfect moment for him to become the new head coach of Lancashire.

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Lotto jackpot rises to £12.2million after nobody wins top prize

Lotto jackpot rises to £12.2million after nobody wins top prize

There will be an estimated £12.2 million jackpot in tomorrow’s National Lottery draw after nobody scooped Saturday’s top prize.

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Gary Caldwell

Gary Caldwell appointed Chesterfield boss

Former Wigan Athletic boss Gary Caldwell admits he’s looking only forward, not back, after confirming his return to management at Chesterfield.

Scholefield Lane was closed after the crash

Road closed after man seriously injured in crash

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a car crash.

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.

What do new tax changes mean for you?

DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Mums who pile on the pounds during pregnancy are no more likely to give birth to a baby that develops heart problems in later life

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

A new social media platform has been launched for 7-year-olds

‘Facebook’ for seven-year-olds is launched

A former police sergeant has created a ‘safe’ social media platform aimed at seven-year-olds.

New year fitness crusade to save lives

New year fitness crusade to save lives

A major charity initiative is urging families across the North West to take action to combat the “January blues” by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

Ntember will appear before court on February 6 for animal cruelty offences.

Second Lancaster man guilty of hamster drug cruelty

A Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to a catalogue of animal cruelty offences.

North West
Driving test: Picture posed by models

Figures show 40 learners are caught using driving test impersonators each year

More than 40 learners are caught using impersonators to take driving tests each year, new figures show.

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