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Revealed: the UK’s most-loved pancake topping

It’s Shrove Tuesday - traditionally the day in the religious calendar which precedes Lent.

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North West Motorway Police have issued the plea after they were called to 47 accidents across the northwest before 10am on 28 February.

Police warning after 47 accidents on motorway network

Lancashire's motorists have been urged to slow down after bad weather causes a spate of accidents on the motorway network.

North West
Kylie Hutchison from lawyer Irwin Mitchell reads out a statement on behalf of relatives outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Grieving relatives of the Tunisia attack to sue tour operator

Grieving relatives of some of the British victims of the Tunisia terror attack plan to sue tour operator TUI after a coroner ruled all 30 were unlawfully killed.

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Next Bond? Ryan Gosling in and earlier role as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling has James Bond odds slashed after keeping his cool amid Oscar chaos

La La Land star Ryan Gosling may have missed out on an Oscar but his composure amidst the chaos that surrounded the best picture prize has catapulted him into the running to be named the next James Bond.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Palace Theatre, Manchester

Theatre review: Dreamboats and petticoats at Manchester Palace Theatre

It’s cold, it’s dark and I needed cheering up on a Monday evening - so what better than a song and dance?

Theatre and Comedy
Waspi members taking their message to Wigan Council

State pension campaign set for major demo

Women from the borough protesting about changes to the state pension age will take their battle to London for a mass demonstration.

Politics
Michelle Brindle was in charge of Golborne St Thomas primary school up to 2015

Wigan headteacher at centre of dispute

A former headteacher of a Wigan primary is at the centre of a school closure storm.
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Samuel Ainscough

Wigan teenager jailed for sexually abusing three children

A Wigan youth who sexually abused three young children has been described as a “predatory” sex offender as he was put behind bars for nine years.

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Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Singletons wanted for Channel 4’s Naked Attraction

Fancy getting your kit off with the aim to find true love?

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OAP in court over sex charges

OAP in court over sex charges

A pensioner has been accused of historical sex offences against girls - one dating back almost 40 years.

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It is your legal right to appeal to any the schools on your original application.

Anger as one in six children miss out on secondary school places

Thousands of children in Lancashire will miss out on their first choice school on March 1, according to a new study.
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Free-range eggs become ‘barn eggs’ following bird flu

A bird flu panic has seen free-range eggs temporarily lose their status after hens were brought indoors.

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Jenny Meadows winter training at Robin Park.
12th December 2015

Equality centre stage on Women’s Day

Celebrities and gender equality activists will descend on Wigan this International Women’s Day.

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Dan Williams and Andrew Smith filming in Wigan

‘Please help fund our new movie!’

A young Wigan film-maker is turning to the borough’s culture enthusiasts in the hope that they can crowd-fund his latest short movie about mental illness.

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James Brice left a woman paralysed

Man who left woman paralysed at crash scene is jailed

A man who fled the scene of a motorway crash which left a woman paralysed has been jailed for 43 months.

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All flights were suspended at Manchester airport this morning due to heavy snow.

Flights suspended at Manchester Airport due to snow

All flights were suspended at Manchester airport this morning due to heavy snow.

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Commuters were facing tailbacks at the junction 25 roundabout at Landgate

Gridlock grips Wigan borough's road network

Motorists are facing tailbacks at many major commuter routes through the borough on Tuesday morning.
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The digger before it was stolen from the site of the former Last Orders in Standish

Digger stolen in full view of commuters

Brazen thieves made off with a three-ton mechanical digger right under commuters’ noses.

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Arsene Wenger has reportedly turned down a huge deal to manage in China

Wenger rejects multi-million pound offer?

Tuesday’s football stories from the papers and web

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Sir David Higgins

All aboard for HS2 summit meeting

Wigan will play host to a meeting about the HS2 rail masterplan this week, days after its first stage cleared a parliamentary hurdle.

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