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Family’s plea to fund dad-of six’s cancer treatment

An appeal has been launched to help fund a potentially life-changing treatment for a dad-of-six who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Dr Das's surgery in Leigh

Lifeline to patients as surgery closes

Medical chiefs have moved to allay fears that patients will be left high and dry with the closure of a GP surgery.

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Charlie Taylor in hospital on his fourth birthday with his Nan Veronica Marriott

Inquest to be held into death of little Charlie

An inquest is to be held into the death of a four-year-old boy who battled a vicious cancer.

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Save the NHS demonstration in Wigan town centre

Protest called for NHS funding boost

Activists joined Wigan’s MP to launch a fight to win more cash for the National Health Service.

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Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

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Rachael Flaszczak, owner of The Snug cafe, Atherton, with John Worrall, left, and David Simpson, right, who are preparing to spend the night sleeping on the streets

Rough-sleeping for charity

Two Cub Scout leaders will join kind-hearted fund-raisers swapping sheets for the streets and sleeping rough to help a homeless shelter.

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Zoe O'Connor with daughter Kyla

Mum makes emotional plea to help keep her daughter alive

A Wigan mum has launched a fund-raising campaign to help her buy a monitor that will alert her to when her daughter has an epileptic fit at night.

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Bobby with mum and dad Emma and John

Brave Bobby enjoys early Christmas celebrations

Christmas came early for brave toddler Bobby Baldwin.

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Wayne with his wife Louise and baby Jake

Parking ticket issued as baby Jake is born

Wayne O’Donnell was on cloud nine inside Wigan Infirmary last weekend having watched his first son being born.

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Dr Steve Iley of Bupa

Senior ailments now beset younger people

Younger residents in the borough are undergoing treatment for conditions traditionally associated with older generations.

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Dentist Barry Rimmer with a pioneering mouth guard he has developed to slove snoring and sleep apnoea

Dental snore cure a roaring success

More than a third of all Wigan men snore loudly when they sleep.

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Andy Burnham

New call to boost mental health care

Andy Burnham has joined fellow former health secretaries in calling on the Government to promise better services for mental health patients.

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Hygiene ratings - latest results

Hygiene ratings - latest results

Nurseries, care homes and a supermarket are amongst the 31 eateries awarded five-star ratings for food hygiene - while 13 establishments received just one star.

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Wigan Town Hall

Progress made in the war on fuel poverty

Wigan’s communities worst blighted by fuel poverty have been revealed in a report which also highlights the success of council prevention schemes.

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Emma Doherty and John Baldwin with son Bobby

Christmas comes early for Bobby

The festive season is fast approaching - but it will be here even sooner for one poorly toddler.

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Wigan Infirmary's A&E department

A&E demand putting 'huge strain' on Wigan Infirmary

A fresh call has been made for people to stay away from Wigan Infirmary's A&E department unless they are seriously ill.

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Broken ankle

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

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Hanna Whittle, support worker at Eliot Gardens, and Alison Brown, Lifelines cafe organiser

Cafe that is a true Lifeline

A new dementia-friendly cafe has been opened and is looking for new members.

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Comic Peter Kay

Comic Peter Kay plans a show for ill mum

Comedian Peter Kay is taking to the stage for a special show in honour of a terminally ill mum from Wigan.

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