Community

Community

Collectable craze perfect for Christmas

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn takes a look at a popular brand of teddies...

Nostalgia
Local veteran, Andy Reid gave an inspirational speech at the end of the event to encourage services to rethink how they support veterans

‘Join forces’ to support veterans

Services helping the borough’s ex-forces community have been given a boost.

News
Emily Abbott and villagers

African adventure ‘changed my life’

A teenager has issued a rallying call for Wiganers to follow in her footsteps after she returned from volunteering in Tanzania.

News
Nadia Rachford (right) volunteering in Nicaragua

Volunteer Nadia is a global role model

A Wigan teenager today urged her peers to get volunteering - as she returns from doing just that in Central America.

News
Believe I'm Only Human - Howe Bridge Sports Centre

Disability heroes open hearts about prejudice

Two inspirational people with disabilities have spoken out to break down barriers and encourage tolerance as part of a powerful campaign.

News
The New Fleece Hotel, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Rock pub’s licence revoked by council

A badly-run rock pub which subjected town centre residents to months of late-night misery has had its licence revoked by a council committee.

News
Lisa Nandy and Yvonne Forvargue address a packed meeting about The Bell under threat from developers

Angry locals seek to block plan to plunder green belt

A church was filled to overflowing as hundreds of residents voiced their angry protest over development plans for their precious open spaces.

News
Siobhan Hoppley with Brin and D'jango

Greyhound rescue party fund-raiser

A borough animal charity that comes to the aid of a particular type of dog is celebrating its third birthday.

News
Market Place, Wigan, in the early 1950s

Ten pictures from the archives

Old pictures are like a time machine.

News
Youth zone staff at last year's Christmas lunch

Appeal launched to spread Christmas spirit

An appeal has been launched for donations for an annual Christmas lunch for young people and their families.

Community
Paul Knox, the owner of Gidlow Plaice

Chippy’s gesture to feed homeless

Christmas may be another month off but the season of goodwill has started early triggered by one Wigan business owner.

News
British World War Two veteran Bernard Sharrock, 92, is awarded with the Legion d'Honneur, presented by the Mayor of Wigan coun Ron Conway, surrounded by family, friends, members of the armed forces and pupils from Worsley Mesnes Community Primary School

War veteran given French hero’s medal 72 years later

A veteran who cheated death serving in World War Two has been given a top military honour from the French government for his service.

News
These brooches are just �5 each and there are lots to choose from

Brooches that won’t break the bank

A look at antiques with our expert Allan Blackburn...

Opinion
Wigan World Formby inpersonator Anthony Mason has a CD out in time for Christmas

Geoffrey Shryhane’s My World

Let’s face it, it’s not Christmas without being wooed by the everlasting songs of our own George Formby.

Nostalgia
Supermarket closure scuppers any hopes for more taxis

Supermarket closure scuppers any hopes for more taxis

The closure of a town centre supermarket has impacted on demand for Wigan’s taxis, an independent report has claimed.

News
The demolition of Central Park in September 1999

Ten pictures from the archives

Everybody likes looking at old pictures, right?

Nostalgia
Parents of pupils who attend Newfold Primary School, St James Road, Orrell with their petition

Parents angered over lollipop lady axe

Fears have been raised about the safety of pupils from two primary schools after a decision was taken not to replace a lollipop lady on a busy road.

News
The ground is being prepared and a plinth is in place, ready for the Dave Whelan statue, at the front of DW Stadium

Dave Whelan statue unveiling coincides with 80th birthday

A bronze statue of Wigan Athletic President Dave Whelan will be unveiled on his 80th birthday next week, the club has said.

News
Gym parking row rumbles on

Gym parking row rumbles on

Parking bosses have issued guidance to disgruntled motorists who have fallen foul of controversial new charges at a popular Wigan site.

News
Volunteers turn out to help the homeless

Volunteers turn out to help the homeless

Volunteers turned out in force to hand out hot drinks, food and warm clothing to homeless people in Wigan.

News
Load more