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Girl in hospital after dog attack

A five-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog.
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Liam Marshall is second in the Super League tryscoring charts

Huddersfield 19 Wigan 19: Five things we learned

Five things from Wigan’s 19-19 draw at Huddersfield...

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Darnell McIntosh is tackled by Wigan Warriors' Sam Tomkins  and John Bateman

Wane: We can still defend title

Shaun Wane has “no question” Wigan can still defend their Super League title despite another league game without a win.

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Warriors coach Shaun Wane

Huddersfield 19 Wigan 19

George Williams hit a late drop-goal to ensure it finished all-square between these two sides for the second time this year.

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Omar Bogle

‘I don’t regret coming to Wigan’ - Bogle

Omar Bogle is confident Wigan Athletic’s League One know-how will stand them in good stead next season.

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Paul  Cook

Home is where the heart is for Cook

Paul Cook is hoping home comforts will form the backbone of his new era at Wigan Athletic.

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St Helens North MP Conor McGinn

MP disappointed after Helen’s Law omitted from Queen’s Speech

A campaigning MP says he is “disappointed” Helen’s Law - named in memory of a Billinge murder victim - was not included in the Queen’s speech.

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from left, Julie Hurst, Margaret Whalley and Helen Prescott, have formed a group to find answer to why their late relatives were put onto end-of-life care pathway.

Fears vulnerable do not get represented

Families who believe their loved ones were put on end-of-life care pathways say they fear vulnerable people have no-one to speak out for them.

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The new Snap Map

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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Hotpoint

Thousands urged to contact Hotpoint over fridge-freezer in Grenfell Tower fire

Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.

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Andrew Dobson attempted to import the child sex doll

Man sentenced for attempting to import child sex doll into Cheshire

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months in what is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

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A 10-day giant panda cub at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo

Baby panda charms Japan

A baby panda who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan is a girl, Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has confirmed.

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William McDowell

Drug dealer evicted from council home

Council chiefs have used new powers for the first time to evict a convicted Wigan drug dealer.

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The typical suitcase alone will leave a 141.00 dent in the bank balance

The average holidaymaker's suitcase contains items worth over £3k

The average holidaymaker jets off to the sunshine with a suitcase crammed full of more than £3,000 worth of tech, toiletries and tanning products, it has emerged.

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Scarlett Lowe at Standish Community High School, with her design which was chosen by BBC Radio One as the cover for an online playlist

Scarlett’s design is a competition hit

A talented young graphic designer is enjoying the sweet sound of success after winning a contest to have her work used by BBC Radio One.

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The Line in Standish

Cyclist’s paradise on The Line

The overhaul of an old Wigan railway line to create a cyclist’s paradise will soon begin with plans to open by the end of the year.

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Scoring an opera hit with babies

Scoring an opera hit with babies

Sophisticated infants in Wigan can ditch nursery rhymes and lullabies and savour a pioneering opera crafted especially for babies.

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Shaun Wane

Wane: When pressure’s on, we’ve performed

Shaun Wane admits Wigan can use the Challenge Cup victory over Warrington as a ‘springboard’ to kickstart their Grand Final charge.

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WHAMM chair Sheila Ramsdale (left) at a fund-raiser for the miners' statue at the Victoria Inn in Aspull

Pulling together to create mining memorial

A campaign to give Wigan a permanent memorial to the thousands of people who worked in the coal industry is gathering pace.

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GMP new recruit Corin Willans with father Barrie

Police work is a family affair for Corin

Donning a police uniform is very much a family affair for one new recruit from the borough.

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