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Children urged not to dice with death

Firefighters have issued an early warning to youngsters thinking of dicing with death in the borough’s canals, ponds and water-filled quarries.

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Hygiene Ratings: Latest results

Hygiene Ratings: Latest results

It was a standout month for Wigan’s food establishments, with an impressive 72 per cent of the venues inspected in March being rated “Good” or “Very Good.”

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Winners for the third time of Wigan Post Gym of the Year,
from left, Tom Barlow and brother Steven Barlow, at The PT Studio, Leeds Street, Wigan

Gym of the Year - and the winner is ...

The votes have been counted and a champion has been crowned.

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Wigan Infirmary

A&E waiting times show improvement

More people are being seen within four hours at Wigan’s A&E department, new figures reveal.

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Chris Smalley was homeless and is happy to be off the streets, living in shared tenancy in Platt Bridge, Wigan, thanks Lara Nocker, left, and Dawn French, right, founders of the newly registered charity Helping the Homeless

Determined to help those on the streets

When Dawn French saw increasing numbers of people living rough in the town she knew she had to do something.

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Neil Tyrer from Wigan as Forrest Gump

Marathon effort is a fancy way to run

Two Wiganers will be among the many runners wearing fancy dress at today’s London marathon.

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Cold comfort for cash-starved OAPs

Cold comfort for cash-starved OAPs

Britain’s pensioners are turning off their domestic heat for as much as nine months every year as uncertainty over energy prices worries many into trying to cut their outgoings.

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Matron Carolyn Dereszkiewcz and Dr Naqvi with the logo for the  Heart Beat 2 appeal

Heartfelt thanks paid as residents’ support means hospital unit is ready to go

A much-loved heart doctor has thanked residents for supporting his campaign to further improve facilities at the borough’s cardiac unit.

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Anti-depressant pills

Shock at high anti-depressant prescription levels

Wigan mental illness patients are prescribed more anti-depressants than the national average.

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Daily 999 call-outs to deal with Spice menace

Daily 999 call-outs to deal with Spice menace

Paramedics have been called to the same street every day for the past two weeks to treat “Spice” users.

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Health impact of home ills

Health impact of home ills

Hundreds of Wigan people have suffered a deterioration in their mental health because of housing problems, and many are seeking help from GPs.

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Young health champions during a workshop, inspired by Diane Roberts, (second from left) who's daughter Jemma-Louise Roberts died aged 13 from sepsis, also pictured with Jemma-Louise's brother Joseph (back centre) and Wigan Council chief executive Donna Hall (back right)

Health matters as young people honour schoolgirl

A Wigan teenager was remembered as part of a pioneering project to encourage young people to think about their health and support others.

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Matthew Melling

Matthew just keeps running and running

A Wigan runner and charity supporter is celebrating reaching a major milestone in his bid to run a daily 5k for as long as possible.

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Councillor Phylis Cullen hands over the proceeds of the Children's Fun Day held at The Wellfield, Beech Hill, in aid of 4 year old cancer patient Molly Fleming, (pictured with dad Paul Fleming, front) to Molly's mum Claire Grundy

A packed day of activities to aid brave Molly

Generous Wiganers flocked to a community-owned pub for a special fun day raising money to help a brave young cancer patient.

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Mental health patients in crisis waiting too long for help

Mental health patients in crisis waiting too long for help

One in 10 mental health patients discharged from hospital after suffering a crisis has to wait more than a week for a follow-up appointment, according to new figures out today.

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Three-year-old Harry Howard's cancer was misdiagnosed as growing pains by three different health officials in Wigan. 

Pictured with mum Helen

Doctors miss son’s cancer three times

A Wigan mum was left in despair after her toddler’s cancer was misdiagnosed as growing pains an incredible THREE times.

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The CQC rated Wigan and Leigh Hospice as Oustanding

Inspection success for hospice staff

Staff at the borough’s hospice are celebrating after the national care watchdog gave it the highest-possible rating of Outstanding.

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Sub-standard homes level a real concern

Sub-standard homes level a real concern

Council bosses say care home standards are improving in Wigan amid fears the elderly are being forced into sub-standard facilities through a lack of choice.
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Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

This week, I am actually going to explore the possibility of preventing hay fever!

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Fundraisers Gary Baker and Stuart Phoenix, right

Wigan dads are marathon men

Two dads overcame old injuries to complete a running challenge and raise thousands of pounds for charity.

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