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Motorist in police chase 'collides with cars and wall'

A motorist has been arrested after a police pursuit in Leigh in the early hours of this morning.

Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue ground, where a fan collapsed and later died

Fan collapses and dies at end of Wigan and Wakefield tie

Tributes have been paid to a fan who collapsed and died at the end of Wigan's visit to Wakefield Trinity Wildcats yesterday

The scene of the fire at the Kirkless industrial estate in Cale Lane, Aspull, last night

UPDATED: Firefighters contain major blaze at plastics firm

More than 30 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a plastics firm on a Wigan industrial estate overnight.
The Montrose Skills Hub in Wigan

Rescue bid for animals following training centre fire

A rescue operation for dozens of small animals had to be launched by firefighters after smoke began to fill a training centre.

The location of the collision in Bolton Road, Atherton

UPDATED: Police appeal for witnesses after elderly man is hospitalised in road collision

An appeal for witnesses has been issued after a man in his 70s was in collision with a car in Atherton.
Alex with his fiance  Becky and their son Zach

Town rallies to help young dad

A young Wigan dad seriously injured on his stag do is making progress in hospital.

Kyle Buckley with his mum Carol

Emotional send off for heroic Kyle, 13

The funeral of a teenage boy who died following a long battle with a rare and aggressive cancer is taking place on Saturday.

Sarah and Lee Foster outside court

Woman who attacked partner's suspected lover given suspended jail sentence

A Wigan mum who attacked her partner’s suspected lover with a beer glass and scratched “cheat” on his car is now reconciled with him, a court heard.

Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

Michelle Balogun and son Stefan, four, with Dr Abdul Ashish

Hero doctor stepped in to save boy's life

A mum has thanked the off-duty doctor who helped to save her young son’s life.

Dale Edwards

Ex-Marine's African adventure to stop poaching

A former Royal Marine from Hindley Green is using his military skills to help train safari rangers protecting some of Africa’s most endangered species.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan child molester awaits sentence

A Wigan pervert who performed a sex act in the presence of a young girl will be sentenced by a crown court judge.

Andrew O'Neill, who was tracked down by a 'paedophile hunters' collective

Police reluctantly may start using paedo hunters’ help

Paedophile hunting groups which have targeted adults preying on the borough’s children, could soon have an official role in helping police operations.

Bolton Coroner's Court

Mystery of baby Charlotte’s death

A coroner has apologised to a young couple after an investigation failed to establish the cause of their three-month-old daughter’s death.

Mark Tilley, the council's assistant director for infrastructure

Concerns over school bus scheme

Dozens of children with disabilities and special educational needs have swapped taxis for buses on the school run under a council scheme.

Hindley Prison

Safety needs to improve at ‘prison’ for youngsters

Action is urgently needed to make sure young people detained in youth offending institutions and secure training centres such as Hindley Prison are safe, council leaders say.

Josh Lines

Wigan man's rape trial collapses

A young Wigan man has been cleared of raping a university friend after juries were unable to reach a verdict in two separate trials spanning a three-year-period.
How the hyperloop could look

Borough’s Hyperloop dream

Could Wiganers of the future travel to cities around the country in mere minutes sitting in super-fast pods inside a near-airless tube?


Sadness as demolition of hall begins

Residents and politicians have expressed sadness after bulldozers moved in to begin demolishing a popular civic hall.

Mayor Andy Burnam at The Brick in June

Forty places pledged to tackle rough sleeping

Forty rough sleepers in the borough could be helped back into accommodation as part of a far-reaching bid to tackle homelessness.

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