What’s Brexit impact on Wigan hospital staff?

Brexit may have contributed to a fall-off in the number of EU nationals working in Wigan’s hospitals.

Bins being emptied

Councils working to reduce waste costs

More than three quarters of English councils, including Wigan, now pick up household rubbish which cannot be recycled or composted just once a fortnight, a survey reveals.

The former council offices on Orrell Road

Flats transformation for ex-council offices under way

Work has begun to convert former Wigan civic buildings into flats.

Crook Hall Inn

Eating Out - Crooke Hall Inn

It is the focal point of a hamlet which almost ceased to exist.
Eating Out
The pre-decimal tin of soup

Food fit for a museum!

A tin of Heinz soup, possibly made in Wigan more than half a century ago, proved a rather less welcome donation to a food bank.

Isaac Greenwood

Thieving Wigan pub worker stole £33,000

A thieving Wigan pub worker who stole more than £33,000 from his employers to fuel his booze and gambling addictions has avoided jail - and won’t have to pay back a penny to his victims either.

Lyndsey Vaux

How the case against Lyndsey Vaux's killer unfolded

Tragic Lyndsey Vaux was a victim of modern day slavery, the man who brought her killer to justice said today.
Firefighters were attacked twice in less than 24 hours

Fury over new 999 ambush

Fire chiefs have blasted yobs who pelted crews with stones in two ambushes within hours of each other.

Guilty of murder - Becky Reid

Lyndsey Vaux murder trial: Ex-lover found guilty of murder

Becky Reid has been found guilty of murdering Wigan mum Lyndsey Vaux but her mother Gillian has been cleared of the same charge.
PC Martin Burkinshaw (second left) with his Stars award

Life-saving police hero given new honour

A quick-thinking Wigan beat bobby has been honoured again for saving the life of a man who was trying to hang himself.

Wigan Town Hall

Council plans a healthy future for Wigan

The face of health and social care in Wigan looks set be transformed by a pioneering act of unification.

Andy Burnham visiting staff and volunteers at The Brick to launch his homelessness funds earlier this year

Fire stations host homeless

The borough’s fire stations are to be used to support the homeless.

Sheila and other friends of Hindley station

Prize joy for station friends

Volunteers who have turned an ordinary railway halt into a beautiful and novel attraction were celebrating double honours today.

The aftermath of the accident

Couple and child's lucky escape after car crash

A couple and a young child had a lucky escape after a crash.
Jenny Meadows

Meadows makes her mark at Believe Sports Awards

Sports stars of the future were celebrated at the 17th annual Believe Sports Awards at the DW Stadium at the weekend.
Mike Orrell and Charles Taylor at the Market Street parking facility

Parking facilities encourage a love of cycling

Cycling to Wigan town centre just got easier thanks to new parking facilities that residents may love.

Delegates at the Carbon Landscape launch

Project to create green wonderlands in ex-industrial areas

A multi-million pound project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been launched to restore areas of Wigan borough and other parts of the North West transformed by heavy industries like coal-mining, peat extraction and iron and steel production.

Alex with her young son, Joel, whose life she saved

Quick-thinking mum saved her baby’s life

A Wigan mum is urging all parents to learn first aid skills after she saved the life of her baby son.
Protestors at The Bell

Hopes of green belt reprieve as plan is revisited

Campaigners against a blueprint to build on parts of the borough’s precious green belt will be delighted at the wind of change which could be about to blow these plans off course.

The proposed M58 link road

Impact of proposed link road revealed

Controversial plans to build a link road between the M58 and the M6 have been fully revealed in detailed documents.

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