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Manhunt after girl, 13, is grabbed in Leigh park

A 13-year-old girl was grabbed and attacked her as she walked through a park in Leigh, say police.

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Dirty Dancing at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Theatre Review: Dirty Dancing at The Palace, Manchester

Before this week the phrase “nobody puts Baby in the corner” meant nothing to me.
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Thomas Street, Hindley Green, where a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old woman

Murder inquiry launched after death of 28-year-old woman in Wigan

A murder inquiry has been launched after a woman died at her home in Wigan last night.
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Thomas Street, Hindley Green, where a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old woman

Murder inquiry launched after death of 28-year-old woman in Wigan

A murder inquiry has been launched after a woman died at her home in Wigan last night.

Crime
Paul Cook

Cook: We don’t have the required belief

Paul Cook admitted Wigan Athletic are worringly short on belief with less than a fortnight to go until the start of the Football League season.

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Paul Cook

Notts County 1 Wigan Athletic 2

Youngster Callum Lang came off the bench to lay-on the equaliser and then score the winner as Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic recorded their first victory of pre-season at Notts County.

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Standishgate, Wigan

Detectives issue appeal over attempted rape allegation in Wigan

An appeal has been issued by detectives in Wigan investigating an allegation of attempted rape
Crime
The scene of the crash in Warrington Road, Leigh

Three men hospitalised after car hits tree and wall in Leigh

Three men have been taken to hospital after their car hit a tree and front garden wall at a house in Leigh last night.

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Haydock Park racecourse

Haydock stalls handler killed in ‘freak accident’

A stalls handler died in what has been described as a “freak accident” at Haydock Races.

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Sam Tomkins scores against Leeds

Wane ‘not getting carried away’

Shaun Wane insists he won’t be getting carried away after his Warriors became only the second side to nil Leeds in Super League.

Wigan Warriors
Oliver Gildart (right) scored two tries

Wigan 34 Leeds 0

Doubles from George Williams and Oliver Gildart helped Wigan wrap-up the regular season with a confidence-boosting win over Leeds.

Wigan Warriors
Andy Murray in Wimbledon action

Tennis fans given chance to partner Andy Murray in doubles

A lucky tennis fan will win the chance to partner Andy Murray in a game of doubles.

Offbeat
An exfoliating daily wash containing micro-beads

Government to ban microbeads in toiletries to tackle threat to marine life

Tiny plastic pieces known as "microbeads" will be banned from cosmetics and toiletries, as part of efforts to stop plastic waste entering the oceans, the Government has said.

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Justin Bieber performs on a stage during his world tour concert in Beijing

Justin Bieber banned from China over 'bad behaviour'

Justin Bieber will not be invited to perform in China because of his past "bad behaviour", Beijing officials said.

Offbeat
Readers’ letters - July 21

Readers’ letters - July 21

Our health service is in danger of grinding to a halt

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Readers’ letters - July 20

Readers’ letters - July 20

Before judging, remember not all disabilities are visible

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Readers’ letters - July 19

Readers’ letters - July 19

We can no longer afford our large government or Army

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Ironman athlete Rik English

‘Ironman’ Rik flies over from Manly for reunion with a difference

As rugby league legends gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wigan’s first World Club Challenge win, one native was back from his Manly base to take on a task as momentous.

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Standish Rec

Don’t wreck our rec say residents

A residents’ group battling against plans to change the use of a popular green space has set the record straight on its objections to the idea.

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