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Couple tell of terrifying kidnap ordeal

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Chris Smalley was homeless and is happy to be off the streets, living in shared tenancy in Platt Bridge, Wigan, thanks Lara Nocker, left, and Dawn French, right, founders of the newly registered charity Helping the Homeless

Determined to help those on the streets

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Neil Tyrer from Wigan as Forrest Gump

Marathon effort is a fancy way to run

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Coun Keith Cunliffe

Second councillor announces MP bid

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House damaged after fire spreads

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Safety warning after dog trapped in house fire

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Appeal for magistrates due to volunteers shortage

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Councillor bids to become an MP

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Firefighters use cutting gear to get woman out of overturned Hyundai on Thicknesse Avenue

Woman cut from overturned car

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Andrew Evans

Kidnapping suspect protests innocence online

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Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
 Left to right coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

New hopes for railway station

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Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

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Driver escapes with minor injuries after car lands on its side

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Wigan North Western

Extra trains put on during strike action to help Grand National-goers get home

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Couple tell of terrifying kidnap ordeal

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Appeal for magistrates due to volunteers shortage

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Andrew Evans

Kidnapping suspect protests innocence online

Crime
Fr Michael Higginbottom

Priest’s victim is praised after giving evidence

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Ofsted: Training provider not doing enough to prevent radicalism

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More children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Parents’ delight as primary school places granted

Education
More pupils will attend their first choice schools this year, the council has said

First choice primary figures on the rise

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Parental controls can keep your child safe and feeling less lonely

Pressures on teenagers are making them lonely

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Stressed teachers are turning to drink

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Work to start on £1m redesign

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The Thermoseal team

Royal honour for high-flying firm

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Burger King

Fears for 1,000 jobs at 36 Burger King branches as franchisees call in administrators

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Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
 Left to right coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

New hopes for railway station

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Second councillor announces MP bid

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Coun Jo Platt

Councillor bids to become an MP

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Yvonne Fovargue MP

Labour incumbents bid to retain their MP seats

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Coun Bob Brierley

Anger at care plan rebuff

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Wigan Town Hall

Library reform plan gets green light

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Rivalries formed over park plan

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Jumping in the mud at Haigh, Aspull and Blackrod Agricultural Show held in Windmill Fields, Haigh, last year

Last year’s rain forces axing of the Haigh Show

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Photograher Paul Simpson
Isherwood Skip Hire on Cemetery Road Ince
Picture Paul Simpson 14th November 2012

Waste site to be cleared

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Determined to help those on the streets

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Neil Tyrer from Wigan as Forrest Gump

Marathon effort is a fancy way to run

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Cold comfort for cash-starved OAPs

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Matron Carolyn Dereszkiewcz and Dr Naqvi with the logo for the  Heart Beat 2 appeal

Heartfelt thanks paid as residents’ support means hospital unit is ready to go

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Anti-depressant pills

Shock at high anti-depressant prescription levels

Health