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Trains delayed after tree falls on electric wires

Some early morning train services may be delayed after a tree fell onto overhead electric wires, warns National Rail Enquiries.

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The final design for town centre plans

Work to start on £1m redesign

Construction work for Wigan town centre’s £1.3m transformation of Market Place is set to start next month, council bosses have said.

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The Thermoseal team

Royal honour for high-flying firm

A booming Wigan firm is celebrating winning the most coveted business prize in the country.

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Burger King

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

Up to 1,000 jobs are at risk after Burger King franchisees, which run branches across the country including in Wigan, were forced to call in the 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

Hopes are rising that plans to reconnect parts of the borough to the rail network have moved a small step closer.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Crackdown on bullying tactics of big business

A campaign backed by Wigan borough’s Labour MPs has been picked up by party leaders in the build up to next month’s local elections.

Business
Stressed teachers are turning to drink

Stressed teachers are turning to drink

Stress at work is leading some teachers to become increasingly reliant on caffeine, alcohol and prescription drugs, while a number have seen relationships breakdown, it has been suggested.

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Revolution.

Big expansion on cards for Wigan nightspot

One of Wigan’s most popular nightspots is planning a major expansion that may put the council’s tough booze licence stance to the test.

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The old Pagefield building, behind Mesnes Park

Council’s £80,000 bill to secure derelict building

A total of £80,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on securing the privately-owned derelict Pagefield building in just over a year, it can be revealed.

Business
David, Martin and Gary White of Bawnbua Foods

Appetite for success

Wigan-based and award-winning added value meat supplier, Eurostock Foods, which was recently rebranded as Bawnbua Foods, has announced new deals worth more than £10m.

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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

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Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

A crash on the southbound M6 at Haydock has been causing delays tonight.

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Motorists’ anger at rocketing insurance

Motorists’ anger at rocketing insurance

Wigan motorists have seen their insurance premiums rocket by an inflation-busting 12.8 per cent in a year.

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Wonga

Wonga data breach could affect 245,00 UK customers

Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach which could have affected nearly a quarter of a million UK customers.

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Wigan North Western

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

Revelers returning to Wigan after the Grand National will benefit from extra train services.

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Ashton town centre

Call for more zones to control booze licences

Council bosses have not ruled out imposing a restrictive booze licence policy to other areas of the borough.

Business
Andy Burnham

Pledge to tackle bully tactics of big businesses

Labour’s candidate for Greater Manchester mayor has pledged a crackdown on unscrupulous business bosses holding back payments to smaller firms.

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Benefit cap hits Wigan families hard

Benefit cap hits Wigan families hard

Thousands of families affected by the benefit cap changes have been left with just 50p a week for their rent.

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David Pipe believes Randox Health Grand National favourite Vieux Lion Rouge "ticks a lot of the boxes" ahead of the world's greatest steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday

Grand National travel trouble for passengers on strike day

Rail passengers heading to one of the region’s biggest sports fixtures will face major disruption after timetables for a day of strike action this weekend were revealed.

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Wigan Council accepts just under 50 per cent of appeals

Half of parking ticket challenges succeed

The likelihood of getting off a parking fine depends on which area of the country drivers get a ticket, with some councils approving as few as one in 10 challenges while others accept nearly every appeal.

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