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Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

Sign up for new campaign ‘One Year No Beer’ and get healthy

One Year No Beer, a new alcohol-free challenge launches today and aims to encourage more people to give up drinking.

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Wigan Town Hall

Consultation on STI funding

Health officials tasked with tackling Wigan’s rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases are facing budget cuts and job losses, it has emerged.

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GM Mayoral candidate Andy Burnham meets Jim Lawrence, Sam Palmer and Conor McTomney of Wigan-based Trim Down Shape Up on a new campaign to fight obesity

MP joins war on obesity

Greater Manchester mayoral candidate Andy Burnham met some of the people working to help the region lose weight and be more healthy as a major campaign is launched to put obesity in the spotlight.

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Warren Done with some of the donated clothes, at Atherton and Leigh Shelter for HoPe (homeless people)

Winter refuge helping the homeless reopens

A volunteer-run night refuge getting homeless people off the streets during the coldest months of the year has opened its doors once more.

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An artist's impression of the new Ashton Health Centre planned for the site of the former town hall on Bryn Street

Plan to raze town hall for clinic gets backing

Controversial plans to demolish a former town hall and build a new health centre in its place have been recommended for approval.

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Lisa Brabrook needs six operations to remove the excess skin

Fund-raising appeal to help teacher after dramatic weight loss

“You think when you lose that weight you have done it, but you haven’t. There are times I think I was better off before I lost the weight.”

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Terminally ill mum Polly Haydock with husband Dan, her mum Judith and children Darcy, 18, Emma, nine, and Alex, seven

Cancer mum’s charity bid reaches halfway point

A fund-raising campaign to pay for treatment for a terminally ill Wigan mum has passed the £200,000 mark.

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Ambulances outside Wigan accident and emergency department

A&E delays ‘putting lives at risk’

Paramedics were forced to spend hours queuing outside Wigan’s A&E department last week in order to discharge their patients.

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Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Very long waits of more than 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, figures show.

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Food hygiene ratings

Hygiene ratings - latest results

Nearly half of eateries in Wigan achieved the highest food hygiene rating possible in November.

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Alisha Bartolini

Students urged to have brain bug vaccine

A charity is urging all Wigan students to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis before returning to university.

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Sue Vardy is pictured with Kevin's brother Stan

Proud legacy of a cancer crusader

A campaigning Wigan prostate cancer victim’s legacy will be mandatory testing for the illness, his proud family said today.

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No end in sight for busy A&E problem

No end in sight for busy A&E problem

Lack of access to GPs, bed blocking and norovirus are just some of the reasons A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope, according to a health charity.

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Christine Stout with son Jack, who died at four months old

Grieving mum’s bid to help other tots

A grieving mum has pledged to keep raising money in memory of her baby son in a bid to help other tots.

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Logan in 2014 before he was first diagnosed

Community rallies to raise funds to pay for brave boy’s funeral

Thousands of pounds have been raised to help the family of brave Logan Gallagher pay for his funeral.

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Failing care home improves

Failing care home improves

A care home which was compared to a concentration camp by a resident has been re-rated as requiring improvement.

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Community engagement co-ordinator Wayne McGarrigan, team manager of Greater Manchester West Trust Aron Moss and health care worker Helen Sharples in the needle exchange, at the Coops Building, Wigan

Steroid awareness initiative takes off

An awareness campaign warning about the dangers of using anabolic steroids is to be launched in Wigan.

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