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Ex-Latics chairman’s hunt for the ultimate pie

His pies have been sent into space, and now they’re descending on your local supermarket.

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Wigan's schools could plummet down funding tables

Cuts will see schools fall in league tables

Wigan borough schools are set to plummet down funding league tables if proposed changes go ahead, education leaders have said.

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Emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster

Manchester Mayor slams Westminster terror attack

Greater Manchester’s Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner said that the terrorist attack at Parliament which killed five people was an “attack on the values which make our nation great”.

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Shock rise in child sex abuse

Shock rise in child sex abuse

The number of child sex offences recorded by police in Greater Manchester rose to 3,210 last year – an average of nearly nine a day.

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Eight charged with violent disorder in Wigan town centre

Eight charged with violent disorder in Wigan town centre

A group of eight accused of violence in Wigan town centre will appear at crown court next month.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week In Court

Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh magistrates ...

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University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge

Lancashire terror victim 'lucky to be alive' says mum

The mother of a teenager left with serious injuries from the London terror attack has admitted her son is "extremely lucky" to be alive.

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An example of SDA Architecture Ltd work

Couple making amazing dream homes come true

It is the stuff lottery winning fantasies are made of. Using your multi-million pound windfall to create your very own dream home with every luxury catered for.

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Women are being invited to a unique photoshoot to normalise breastfeeding

Focusing on making every feed count

A photoshoot with a difference will take place at the weekend - to highlight the beauty of breastfeeding.

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Residents are calling for more police

Residents call for more police following surge in crime

Residents who say their community is plagued by a serious wave of burglaries and vehicle crimes are demanding more police following an emergency meeting.

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The smashed up Vauxhall Corsa on Whelley after the early hours crash near the junction with Cumberland Street

Carnage after stolen car smashes into wall

This was the dramatic scene following an early hours crash involving a suspected stolen car in Wigan.

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from left, Coun John Hilton and Coun George Davies next to rubbish which has been fly-tipped, on Co-op Street, off Platt Lane, Wigan.

Brazen tippers a real menace, say councillors

A pair of councillors have hit out at remorseless fly-tippers who dumped waste - including an old couch - at a infamous litter hot-spot.

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Court’s mercy over refugee smuggler bid

Court’s mercy over refugee smuggler bid

A well-meaning Wigan restaurant boss was caught smuggling in a Syrian woman in the boot of his car.

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Wigan's Jenny Meadows takes over the baton to help England win their heat of the 4 x 400 Metres Relay at The Commonwealth Games at The City of Manchester Stadium

Borough offer to boost late Games bids

Wigan will lend its support “in any way it can” to North West bids for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, its council leader said today.

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Obesity in male teens could lead to cancer

Male teen obesity could cause cancer, report claims

Men who are overweight in their late teens have a higher risk of developing liver cancer in later life, a new study suggests.

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Funds to repair roads may not be enough, a watchdog has warned

Fears over road project delays and budget waste

An £11.4bn investment in England’s major roads will not provide best value for money unless “decisive action” is quickly taken, the Whitehall spending watchdog warns.

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Local MP tells of Parliament shooting shock

Local MP tells of Parliament shooting shock

A local MP has spoken of the shocking moments Parliament was put into lockdown after an intruder tried to get in and was shot.

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Police are appealing for information

Police appeal for information after man bottled in Standish

Police are appealing for information after a man was hit with a bottle and left with serious injuries in Standish.
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Former members, youth workers and volunteers from previous Wigan Council group Rafiki

Highs and lows for town’s asylum seekers

People from across the world who have made Wigan borough their home have spoken of their experiences of prejudice.

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Support worker’s terrifying ordeal

Support worker’s terrifying ordeal

A drunken Wigan man headbutted his support worker in the face, held him prisoner in his flat and threatened to kill him.

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