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Jake to star at Bulger charity fundraiser

A schoolboy singing sensation from Wigan has landed a major gig.

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Christopher Lloyd (as Doc Emmett Brown) and Michael J Fox (as Marty McFly) in Back To the Future

Back to the DW for a drive-in classic

A drive-in cinema will return to Wigan this weekend after a successful first run earlier this summer.

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The Official Pikachu Lens

There’s now a Snapchat Pikachu lens and people are loving it

The success - albeit temporary - of Pokemon Go! Last year showed there’s still an appetite for all things Pokemon and now a new Snapchat filter is taking users by storm.

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The Ullswater Steamer

Travel review: The Lake District

Oh what fun it must have been for the wealthy Every-Clayton family of Carr Hall in Barrowford all those years ago.

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Wigan singer and Boy George tribute act Paul Sutton meets Boy George

Oh boy! Singer meets his pop idol

Music fans did a double-take when Wigan singer Paul Sutton met his idol Boy George.

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Cathedral Cove in New Zealand.

Travel: Why a trip to New Zealand can be anything you want it to be

Freezing cold and soaking wet, my bottom was squeezed inside a rubber ring and I was floating through caves studded with thousands of twinkling glowworms.

Travel
The eMoov nuke map

Bizarre map reveals 'best place' in Lancashire to avoid WW3 nuclear missile strike

An estate agent has put together a bizarre map which it says highlights the best places to live in Lancashire and the UK if you fear for the nation's impending doom.

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The planning application for a luxury four-storey home

3M-wide 'skinny house' fills gap in the market

A luxury four-storey home dubbed the "Skinny House" is to be built in a tiny three metre-wide gap between two buildings in London.

Offbeat
Rents rising again in region after two falls

Rents rising again in region after two falls

Rents in the UK rose by an average of 1.1 per cent during July, new data from HomeLet reveals.

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The entrance to Butlin's Minehead

Travel review: Butlin’s Minehead

When I was a child I never holidayed abroad.

Travel
Be warned, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) itll only cover you for certain treatments in the Europe.

You’re not covered if you’re drunk - 5 things you need to know about buying travel insurance

Travel insurance is as vital to a summer holiday as a passport but more and more of us taking the financial risk by not buying the right cover.
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Alan travelled aboard the Sir Winston.

Travel: Sampling the beautiful sights of Holland by barge and bike

One of the beauties of a cycling holiday in Holland is that you could virtually climb a pair of stepladders and have a panoramic view of the whole country.
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How to stay safe during Europe's record breaking heatwave

With thousands looking to find the sun abroad this summer, Brits are being warned about a record breaking heatwave currently affecting southern and eastern Europe.

Travel
The popular hotel, restaurant and spa, in Lepton, just outside Huddersfield.

Travel: Our perfect escape to tranquil haven of 315 Bar and Restaurant...

I’ve literally never been this relaxed in my entire life.
Travel
Large "tunnels" covering stretches of motorway to protect locals from dangerous levels of pollution are being considered by Highways England

Tunnels over motorways could be used as barrier to pollution

Motorways could be covered by tunnels to protect communities from dangerous levels of pollution, Highways England has announced.

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Wrong-way driver caught on camera moments before M6 motorway crash

A driver has been captured on dash-cam footage travelling in the wrong direction along a motorway - moments before a serious crash involving two other vehicles.
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REVEALED: This month's FREE Playstation games

It’s the start of a new month and PlayStation owners know what that means... free stuff.

Tech

Jay Kay’s old Lamborighini put up for sale at £550,000

A special edition Lamborghini originally owned by Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay and used in one of his music videos has been put up for sale for £550,000.
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Enter our 'Wigan in Photos' - a great place to live photographic compeition, sponsored by Fairhurst Accountants

Enter our ‘Wigan in Photos’ competition

Fancy yourself as a budding photographer?

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Graphic illustration of the terrible the conditions as soldiers struggle to extract a gun from the mud during the battle at Passchendaele

Lancashire on the frontline at Passchendaele

July 31 marks 100 years since the bloodiest battle of the First World War. Author Roger Goodwin delves into the Lancashire Infantry Museum’s archives to tell the story of Lancashire’s role in one of history’s most terrible battles.
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