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Speedboat, caravan and cars wrecked in suspected arson attack

An arson probe has been launched after a suspected arson attack at a storage compound in Leigh.

Crime
Wigan Pier

Developers flock to take over Pier site

Plans to breathe life in Wigan’s Pier Quarter are edging closer after the council received a number of “excellent” offers from developers during the bidding process.

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Portland Wine Warehouse in Billinge

'Try before you buy' operation is refused by council bosses

A popular wine store is under scrutiny from the local authority after being refused permission to run its own wine-tasting scheme.

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Douglas Bank nursing home, Appley Bridge

Nursing home given one last chance

The new director of a suspended nursing home has pledged to bring it back from the brink of closure following a long history of shocking safety standards.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

TV veteran Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said.

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Me and Ian outside his 'workshop' at Haigh Hall

The day I learned to swing my golf ‘stick’ properly

In a bid to “do more as a couple” with my partner I reluctantly agreed to attempt to play golf last summer.

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The former Abraham Guest High School

Ex-school site to be sold after housing plan fails

Council bosses are selling off a Wigan brownfield site after developer’s plans to build housing for the elderly fell through.

Business
Roger Gibbard will do the Wigan 10k barefoot to raise money for Swap

Former vicar’s barefoot 10k for charity

Running shoes may seem like an essential item for many people taking part in the Wigan 10k - but not for Roger Gibbard.

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The RMT has called another strike

Two days of rail strikes announced

Wigan’s train services will be hit by industrial action again after a union announced further strikes in a long-running safety row.

Transport
The Old Courts

Rock and soul nights keep the music flowing this weekend

The town centre is a fiesta of music this weekend courtesy of Wigan Live Festival but anyone getting to evening and requiring even more tunes are in luck.

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The statue of Billy Boston in Believe Square

War of words over bravery of famous 12

A long-running fight to remember a dedicated dozen who battled Franco’s fascists in Spain has led to a war of words with Wigan Council.

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Wigan Warriors player Anthony Gelling performs a rap solo for their Wembley cup final song

Warriors hope to be chart-toppers

Wigan Warriors will have one eye on a different kind of leaderboard today as their cup final anthem hits the charts.

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Developments in CT scanning and research have allowed a digital post-mortem to be performed without the need for the traditional invasive procedure.

Digital autopsy service launches in Lancashire

A new digital post-mortem service, which will avoid the use of invasive procedures, has been agreed for Lancashire.
Health
The lucky applicant will earn 28,000

Become a sex toy reviewer and net a £28,000 salary and unlimited holidays

Working a 9 to 5 isn't for everyone, so do something you can really shout home about and become Love Woo's new sex toy reviewer.

Offbeat
Alex and baby Joel

Life-saver mum up for hero prize

A Wigan mum is in the running for national honours after saving the life of her newborn son.
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Wigan Council is in a war of words with a leading motoring organisation as it insisted work upgrading parking meters to take the new 1 coins is on the right road.

Drivers take a pounding

Wigan Council is in a war of words with a leading motoring organisation as it insisted work upgrading parking meters to take the new £1 coins is on the right road.

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We find out about the overhaul in 999 systems

Revamped 999 system aims to reach seriously ill patients even faster

An overhaul of the ambulance service’s response to emergency calls has been introduced following trials which have shown giving more time to operators leads to better care. Michael Holmes reports
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Colin Cooper

Wigan man hired £16k cherry picker and tried to sell it

An aggrieved boss of a bricklaying firm hired a £16,000 cherry picker then tried to sell it for less than half price on a website.

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Fir Tree Flash, Leigh

Swan shot and killed by yobs in beauty spot

Cruel thugs who shot a swan and caused such horrific injuries that it had to be put to sleep are being sought by the RSPCA.

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