Weekend work on guided busway

Residents are being warned to plan journeys in advance ahead of a weekend of work on the guided busway.
Robbery suspect Andrew Evans

Robbery suspect is still at large

The prime suspect in a robbery who baited police on social media by claiming they were searching for the wrong man is still at large.

The dancers from Wigan Academy

Star-studded show for dance experts

The team behind an unusual Wigan scheme getting rugby league players to try ballet will be special guests at a star-studded dance extravaganza.

Marie Bintley, the council's assistant housing director

Council defends its record over social housing builds

Wigan Council has defended its record on building new social housing in the borough following criticism from opposition activists.

Bombay Blaze in Market Street, Atherton

Takeaway owner in terrifying Samurai attack

A takeaway owner has spoken of the terrifying moment a weapon-wielding masked man burst in and shouted vile racist abuse at staff.

Yvonne Fovargue

Anger at plan for huge units at junction 25

Politicians have reacted with fury to proposals for enormous warehouses to be built on greenbelt land at an M6 junction in the borough.
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man, 67, in court over historical sex allegations

A man has appeared in court on historical sex allegations at a care facility.

Cyclists face cross Channel challenge

The world’s most romantic capital beckons as fund-raisers saddle up for an epic Wigan charity ride.

Haigh Hall lovingly restored to all its glory

The transformation of Haigh Hall into a boutique hotel is continuing apace - and guests will not be in any doubt where they are staying.
Ellen Higginbottom

Ellen Higginbottom ‘stolen goods’ case postponed for a week

The case of a man accused of trying to derail a Wigan murder investigation has been adjourned.
Alex McHugh poses with her Hero Parent of the Year Award with Zoe Hardman (L) and Katie Piper (R)

Alex saved her baby’s life after watching video

When Alex McHugh watched a first aid video, little did she realise she would be putting it into action just hours later.

Tanya Bardsley from The Real Housewives of Cheshire

TV Tanya is dance show star guest

A Wiganer who is one of the Real Housewives of Cheshire will be the celebrity guest at a glamorous Strictly-style dance charity event next weekend.
Police incident

Car and truck collide at busy crossroads

A busy junction ground to a halt after a collision between a car and a tipper truck.
Emily McQueen with actress Jenna Coleman who plays a young Queen Victoria

Young actress Emily mingles with 'royalty'

The borough potentially has a new star of the screen as a talented young Wiganer makes her TV debut in a lavish primetime period drama.

The team behind Leigh Short Film Festival

Movie magic at film festival

“Lights, camera, action!” will be the cry this weekend as the borough’s biggest celebration of cinema returns for its most spectacular event yet.

Sue Astley with a pupil

It's never too late to learn!

One of the borough’s newest education providers is encouraging vulnerable pupils to give learning another chance and aim high in the classroom.
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