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Six are charged in burglaries plot

Six people are due to appear in court accused of being involved in a string of burglaries.
Crime
An artist's impression of the proposed link road

Early 2018 start for long-awaited A49 link road?

Construction on a key link road to the south of Wigan town centre, costing £21.5m, could start as early as next spring.
Environment
Robert Birtles

Wigan web trader caught with fake fags haul

An online ‘trader’ caught with nearly 200,000 counterfeit cigarettes in his van on the M6 tried to claim his illegal haul was washing-up liquid.

Crime
Police were alerted after a car struck a farm building in Latham Lane

Road closed after farm building collision

A road has been closed off by police after a suspected drug driver crashed into a farm outbuilding.

Transport
Dan Howarth

Amputations may be avoided with more care

Nearly 150 diabetes-related amputations have taken place across the borough over the past three years, according to a charity.

News
Rivington Biscuits closed just before Christmas last year following a catastrophic cashflow failure leaving 99 workers out of a job and out of pocket

Axed biscuit firm workers’ pay win

Staff at a former biscuit factory - sacked just days before Christmas - have been told they are entitled to a payout from administrators.

Business
Joe King

Drugs mix-up alert going to Westminster

A coroner is set to write to the Health Secretary following the death of a 68-year-old who fell victim to a medication blunder at Wigan Infirmary.
Health
A Terex tipper truck, similar to the one stolen from New Boston Trading Estate

Detectives appeal for stolen tipper truck

An appeal has been issued by police after a tipper truck was stolen from a building site.
Crime
Joe King

Tragic OAP given wrong drug

A coroner has questioned why a senior medic failed to visit the family of a Wigan man who had been given the wrong drugs at the town’s hospital.
Health
Wigan Infirmary

Doctor's working conditions changed after review

A former Wigan Infirmary doctor who walked away with a £35,000 salary overpayment from a former employer has been told conditions must remain on his registration.

Health
Derek Moss

Park is on track for a mini railway revolution

A train enthusiast is looking forward to breathing fresh life into the popular miniature railway at Haigh Woodland Park.

News
The Old Courts

Cultural bid for a piece of new £15m funding pot

Arts bosses in Wigan could be about to benefit from a serious cash injection after the announcement of a new £15m funding pot.

Community
Strike action has been called off on the guided busway in Leigh

Bus strike is called off

A bus strike affecting Manchester-bound services in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley today has been called off.

Transport
Leigh MP Jo Platt

Autism diagnosis delays 'unacceptable'

Anxious parents in Wigan are facing a wait of up to two years to get an autism diagnosis for their children because of a staff backlog.

Health
Viorel Florea

Wigan man jailed for attempted rape in Gala Bingo car park

CCTV operators managed to guide police to a secluded part of a car park in Wigan where a 24-year-old man was trying to rape a woman after a night out, a court heard.
Crime
The area set for housing development if plans are approved

Neighbours fear village will be swamped by homes

Plans for more than 100 houses in the shadow of the M58 have divided a community.
Environment
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