Community group shows they care to share

Organisations working with vulnerable and elderly Wiganers received a new year boost thanks to a kind Wigan mum’s community group.

The Beeches hotel and brasserie

Anger at hotel shutdown

The shock closure of a popular Wigan hotel and restaurant was today cloaked in mystery.

Coun Hilton at the bus stop

Bus stop crusade victory

Transport chiefs have pledged finally to replace a bus shelter following the intervention of a councillor and the Wigan Evening Post.

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian’s pride at his family roots

Sir Ian McKellen’s next big appearance is as himself, tracing his roots in BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Left to right: Emma Foster, Emma Allen-Taylor, Emma Taylor. Milly Read, Andy Bycroft

Bank staff raise thousands for charity

Caring staff at a borough bank came together to raise a staggering amount for a charity close to their hearts.

Couples urged to consider fostering

Couples urged to consider fostering

A new drive has been launched to get more borough couples into fostering.

Penningtons Tea Rooms

Community cafe costs reach £16k for council

Wigan Council has spent more than £16,000 supporting a community cafe in the past 18 months.

Wigan rugby legend Billy Boston and wife Joan have dedicated a bench in memory of daughter Angela

Billy’s bench is tribute to daughter

The unveiling of the new Billy Boston statue in Wigan town centre last September was a day never to forget for family and friends of the rugby super star.

Hilary Harrison

Tributes to much-loved Hilary

Tributes have been paid following the death of a long-serving and committed member of Wigan Musical Theatre Group.

Search at Mesnes Park for missing dog Mitch

Mission to find missing Mitch

Dogs - sadly - go missing all the time. But rarely can the search to find them be as extensive as the hunt for much-loved Mitch at the weekend.

Military campaigner and former paratrooper Royston Brett

Former soldier on campaign trail

A former soldier from the borough is getting on his bike to show support for an ex-serviceman who was controversially jailed for murder.

Geoffrey Shryhane

The magic of the five-star chippy

My World with Geoffrey Shryhane...

Joseph Wilson

Schoolboy raised hundreds by growing his hair - now he’s for the chop!

A schoolboy who has grown his hair long is preparing to face the chop for two good causes.

Project manager Elizabeth Griffiths with daughter and volunteer Bethan Griffiths at Wigan STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)

It’s full steam ahead for science and arts

A community group using the arts to get young Wiganers interested in science is full steam ahead for expansion as it launches a new hub.

Pennigtons Tea Room - closed

Sadness as community tea room closes

A community tea room closed its doors yesterday, unsure of whether it will ever open again.

Eileen at Everest Base Camp

Sister scales new charity heights

A Wigan woman trekked almost to the top of the world on an incredible charity challenge inspired by her sister.

Police appeal

Missing pensioner found safe

An elderly man who went missing from his home has been found safe and well.

Geoffrey Shryhane

What happens to the unwanted Christmas gifts?

Our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane with his latest memories and musings...

Rescued Bella

Good Samaritans rescue bleeding puppy

Can you help the RSPCA track down the owners of this poorly little pup found running along the side of a road in Wigan?

Karl Mather, owner of KDM Electrical, paid for an replaced an elderly couple's broken heating when they couldn't afford to pay for it

Kind-hearted electrician steps in to help pensioners

A Wigan electrician has been praised for his heartwarming gesture of paying for an elderly couple’s new heaters after realising they couldn’t afford it.

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