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Girl in hospital after dog attack

A five-year-old girl has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog.
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St Helens North MP Conor McGinn

MP disappointed after Helen’s Law omitted from Queen’s Speech

A campaigning MP says he is “disappointed” Helen’s Law - named in memory of a Billinge murder victim - was not included in the Queen’s speech.

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Andrew Dobson attempted to import the child sex doll

Man sentenced for attempting to import child sex doll into Cheshire

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months in what is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

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William McDowell

Drug dealer evicted from council home

Council chiefs have used new powers for the first time to evict a convicted Wigan drug dealer.

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GMP new recruit Corin Willans with father Barrie

Police work is a family affair for Corin

Donning a police uniform is very much a family affair for one new recruit from the borough.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Vengeful raid victim’s threat

A man threatened to destroy a pensioner’s house after believing a man who burgled him lived there.

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Lisa Doran and sister Sara Baxendale, co-owners of Circus Play

Burglars caught on CCTV ransacking play centre

CCTV cameras have captured the moment two burglars ransacked the office of a Wigan play centre.

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Dean Speakman and Vicki Calland

Pair guilty of taking Ellen’s belongings

A couple has admitted handling the stolen laptop and mobile phone of murdered college student Ellen Higginbottom and then trying to destroy them.

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Damien Rigby

Serial Wigan thief stole from gaming machines across the country

A serial thief from the Wigan area who targeted gaming machines at at 10-pin bowling alley in Worcester has been jailed for 32 months.

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Josh Mason, 13

MISSING: Two teenage boys missing from home

An appeal has been launched after two teenage boys went missing from home in Appley Bridge, say police.
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Ellen Higginbottom

Trial date set for Ellen Higginbottom murder suspect

A trial date has been set for a man accused of murdering teenager Ellen Higginbottom.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Thug sparked violent melee at police station

A man was jailed for assaulting two police officers and starting a violent struggle at Wigan police headquarters after a car chase.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

These people were brought before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court this week.

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Ellen Higginbottom

Ellen Higginbottom murder probe quartet in the dock

Four people have appeared in court in connection with the murder of Wigan student Ellen Higginbottom.

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Hindley Prison

Opposition to jail expansion is growing

Councillors are being urged to reject controversial plans to expand Hindley Prison as trade unionists join the ranks opposing the idea.

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Ellen Higginbottom

Three more charged in Ellen murder probe

Three more people have been charged in connection with the murder of Wigan student Ellen Higginbottom.

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Police and scene of crime officers at the scene of a stabbing, at a property on Hodder Close, Norley Hall

Stabbing victim in stable condition

A Wigan man is now in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach on Monday night.

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A photo of Ellen Higginbottom issued to the media by her family

Ellen’s family pay loving tribute

The heartbroken family of Ellen Higginbottom have tonight paid a loving tribute to her.

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The scene at Orrell Water Park where Ellen's body was found

Man charged with Ellen’s murder

A man has been charged with the murder of teenager Ellen Higginbottom.

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Wigan Magistrates' Court

Prison sentence for race hate drunkard

A racist drunk has been jailed for 12 weeks after shouting slurs at a police officer and urinating outside a supermarket in broad daylight.

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