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Fury at bus stoning attacks

Transport bosses have hit out at yobs who smashed the windows of four buses.

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Dave Brindle

Care worker sexually molested pensioner and young girl

A Wigan care worker who sexually molested both an 84-year-old woman and a young girl has been jailed for two years two months.

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Wiganers urged to shop blue badge fraudsters

Wiganers urged to shop blue badge fraudsters

Residents have been urged to “tip off” the town hall if they suspect fraudsters are taking advantage of the disabled parking badge system.

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PC Martin Burkinshaw (left) receives his award from Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling

Hero bobby commended after saving man’s life

A Wigan bobby has been commended for saving a man’s life in Haigh Country Park.

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David Eatock

Wigan-born footballer tells of his sex abuse hell

A Wigan-born footballer has become the latest ex-pro to reveal he was sexually abused as young player.

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A crashed car

Thousands show support for Drive For Justice campaign

Almost 2,500 people have signed a petition lobbying for stiffer punishments for those who kill or seriously injure on our roads.

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Liverpool Crown Court

Murder trial jury hears how accused ‘stamped hard on victim’s head’

A man accused of involvement in a fatal attack on a flatmate has told a jury that he saw his co-accused stamping hard on the victim’s head.

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Preston Magistrates' Court

Prison workers accused of misconduct

Two employees at HMP Wymott in Leyland have appeared in court accused of a conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

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Joseph "Terence" Maughan

Teenager missing for three weeks

Police are appealing for help to find a teenager who has been missing for nearly three weeks.

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Man suffers ‘nasty cuts’ after being hit with glass

Man suffers ‘nasty cuts’ after being hit with glass

A man was taken to hospital after being attacked with a glass in a bar.

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Liverpool Crown Court

Murder accused tells jury he acted in self-defence

A Wigan man accused of battering a flatmate to death has told a jury he assaulted the victim in self-defence.

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Pam Briggs

Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

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Wymott Prison

Wigan prison workers due to face magistrates

Two Wigan women who work at a North West prison are due to appear at court in connection with several alleged offences.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Drunk man attacked girlfriend with a metal lampshade and threw TV at her

A man attacked his partner with a metal lampshade after a marathon booze session, Wigan magistrates heard.

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Police appeal

Teenager assaulted and robbed at Wigan cash point

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Wigan.

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Police would like to identify these women.

CCTV appeals - Lancashire Police would like to speak to these people - can you help?

The police have issued the following CCTV images of people from the Lancashire area that they would like to speak to.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Crashed biker had taken drugs

A man taken to hospital after being found by the side of a crashed stolen motorbike told medical staff: “I thought I was here because I’d OD’d.”

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Hindley prison

Drugs easier to get hold of than clean clothes, sheets or books in prison library, report finds

Inspectors have slammed a Wigan prison for serious failings that have led to a culture of drug use and violence.

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Sara Worrall (centre) confronts her abuser, stepfather Gordon Heaton (far right) on the Jeremy Kyle show

Stepdaughter confronts abuser on The Jeremy Kyle Show

This is the moment a Wigan woman appeared on national television to confront the man who abused her.

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Barry Bennell has been rushed to hospital

Barry Bennell rushed to hospital after being discovered unconscious at a Hotel

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been taken to hospital after police responded to a "fear for welfare incident" at an address in Stevenage on Friday night.

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