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Wigan 42 Salford 6: Five things we learned

Five things we learned from Wigan’s 42-6 win against Salford...

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England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Shane Dowrich

Root knows the true value of hero Broad

Stuart Broad’s historic match-winning intervention came as no surprise to captain Joe Root in England’s innings-and-209-run trouncing of West Indies in this country’s first day-night Test.

Sport
Firsdale industrial estate, of Nangreaves Street, Leigh

Speedboat, caravan and cars wrecked in suspected arson attack

An arson probe has been launched after a suspected arson attack at a storage compound in Leigh.

Crime
Leam Richardson

Richardson pleased with ''professional'' performance as Lactics go top

Assistant boss Leam Richardson hailed a "professional" performance after Wigan Athletic made it three wins from three with a 2-0 victory at Oldham.

Latics
Paul Cook

Oldham 0 Wigan Athletic 2

A blistering start from Latics fired them to the top of the League One table with a 2-0 win at Oldham.
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Wigan Pier

Developers flock to take over Pier site

Plans to breathe life in Wigan’s Pier Quarter are edging closer after the council received a number of “excellent” offers from developers during the bidding process.

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Portland Wine Warehouse in Billinge

'Try before you buy' operation is refused by council bosses

A popular wine store is under scrutiny from the local authority after being refused permission to run its own wine-tasting scheme.

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Douglas Bank nursing home, Appley Bridge

Nursing home given one last chance

The new director of a suspended nursing home has pledged to bring it back from the brink of closure following a long history of shocking safety standards.

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Paul Cook has warned Oldham will carry a threat today when they host his Wigan Athletic

Cook wary of threat from winless rivals

Paul Cook is confident his Wigan Athletic players can continue their jet-propelled start to the season, but has warned fans not to expect three points from every game.

Latics
Paul Cook

Boss Cook may make changes for Oldham

Paul Cook has admitted he may be forced into making changes for Wigan’s trip to Oldham this afternoon.

Latics

BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Warriors coach Shaun Wane

Wane delighted after victory over Salford

Warriors coach Shaun Wane couldn't hide his delight as Wigan turned on the style to beat Salford 42-6 - describing it as their "best performance in a few years".

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Frank-Paul Nu'uausala celebrates scoring Warriors' seventh try

Wigan Warriors 42 Salford Red Devils 6

Wigan fired a warning shot to their play-off rivals with a landslide win - and what a time to do it
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Strictly Come Dancing: Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly

Sir Bruce Forsyth's most memorable shows

Sir Bruce Forsyth graced television screens around the country for more than five decades. Here's a look back at his most memorable shows.

Offbeat
Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

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Me and Ian outside his 'workshop' at Haigh Hall

The day I learned to swing my golf ‘stick’ properly

In a bid to “do more as a couple” with my partner I reluctantly agreed to attempt to play golf last summer.

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The former Abraham Guest High School

Ex-school site to be sold after housing plan fails

Council bosses are selling off a Wigan brownfield site after developer’s plans to build housing for the elderly fell through.

Business
Roger Gibbard will do the Wigan 10k barefoot to raise money for Swap

Former vicar’s barefoot 10k for charity

Running shoes may seem like an essential item for many people taking part in the Wigan 10k - but not for Roger Gibbard.

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