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Vote for your favourite Wigan Curry House

We are on the hunt for the best Curry House of 2017.

Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Destiny 2 is the first full sequel to the 2014 original

Destiny 2 filled with amazing things to do, say developers

The makers of Destiny 2 have said the sequel will be filled with "amazing things to do" as the first gameplay was revealed.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Little Nightmares, Platform PC, Xbox One, PS4, Genre Horror. Picture credit: PA PhotoHandout.

Games Central: The best bad dreams

This week it's horror from Little Nightmares and whimsy from Seasons After Fall on Xbox One, while we try to survive Prey and live as a Black & White Bushido on PS4.
Gadgets: 5 of the best walking gizmos

Gadgets: 5 of the best walking gizmos

Put your best foot forward during National Walking Month, using some top gadgets to set you on your way...
Gardening: 5 of the best children's garden toys

Gardening: 5 of the best children's garden toys

Fun and games for kids in the garden!

The rugby league team from Windermere Road Secondary Modern School, Leigh, in 1958

Every picture tells a story...

Historian Alf Ridyard looks at the intriguing stories within a single photograph...

Geoffrey Shryhane

Cheap music is so very potent – yeah yeah yeah

Geoffrey Shryhane’s memories and musings...

The Swan Hotel.

Travel review: Wonderful Welsh weekend in the ‘Town of Books’ - Hay-on-Wye

Ever fancied mixing literature with fine dining? There’s a small town in Wales that can give you both.

Chetham's School of Music student and composer Lucy Farrimond

Composer Lucy scores film festival theme

A young composer has teamed up with the borough’s biggest celebration of cinema by writing the event its own theme music.

Geoffrey Shryhane

Earl of Crawford’s body was stolen by a rat catcher

Geoffrey Shryhane takes a look back at a macabre story from Wigan’s history...

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

Unique cinema experience for Grease fans

Wigan fans of one of the most iconic movie musicals of all time, Grease, will be able to experience the film as never before.

Geoffrey Shryhane

SNAP! Just six weeks until the General Election

Geoffrey Shryhane’s musings and memories...

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh helps find the hair colour for her new Madame Tussauds waxwork figure

Corrie star Kym immortalised in wax

Coronation Street resident Michelle Connor has been revealed as the latest star at Madame Tussauds.

TV and Film
The Seattle skyline.

Travel: Seattle do very nicely for a buzzing city break

It’s scientifically proven that calories don’t count on vacation,” I’m told, as I bite into a hot, chewy, sugar-covered doughnut from Daily Dozen – the first of seven stops on my tour of Pike Place Market.

Waxwork honour for Corrie’s Kym

Waxwork honour for Corrie’s Kym

Apart from getting your face on a banknote, the surest sign of major celebrity status is to be immortalised in wax.

The rural four-star Siblu Holiday Park.

Travel: Experiencing the Normandy beauty through fresh pair of family eyes...

We’re away for a week in Normandy again, somewhere we’ve been as a couple many times before.
Grunge lost a legend in this year

1994: A look back at the big stories

This week in 1994, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, died in a New-York City hospital four days after suffering a stroke. He was 81.
Wigan-born amateur historian Terry Atherton, who now lives in Vancouver in Canada

A story all Wiganers should know

A Wigan-born history enthusiast will return to his hometown to commemorate 100 years since a hero soldier was awarded the country’s highest military honour.

Members of Leigh Film get ready for the screening with Fr Kevin Crinks and his dog Brian

Life of Brian screening in church a huge success

It was a case of “blessed are the cheesemakers” after the screening of a controversial comedy in a parish church proved a massive success.

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