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High school told it needs to improve

Education inspectors have found a high school requires improvements.

Call to review end-of-life care

Call to review end-of-life care

A national charity has asked the borough’s hospital bosses to request an independent review of end-of-life care after concerns about treatment.

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to ‘feel like cattle’

Women in labour are being made to feel like cattle or like they are on a conveyor belt due to midwife shortages, a new report warns.

We Care To Share hampers being distributed to churches, charities and organisations helping vulnerable and elderly Wiganers

Community group shows they care to share

Organisations working with vulnerable and elderly Wiganers received a new year boost thanks to a kind Wigan mum’s community group.

Samuel Brown

Young father became obsessed with under-age girl

A father-of-two fixated by “forbidden fruit” has been put behind bars for 18 months after he admitted repeatedly trying to incite a 15-year-old girl into sexual activity.

The incident caught on CCTV

Taxi office bite yob arrested

A man has been arrested after a woman was bitten in Wigan.

Polly Haydock

Cancer mum is given new hope of life

A mum given months to live has been given fresh hope of survival after undergoing experimental treatment abroad.

Wigan Town Hall

More houses give a council tax boost

Council coffers have been given a boost thanks to new homes being built around the borough.

Wigan Infirmary's A&E department

MP praises staff as NHS crisis grows

Wigan’s MP has praised Wigan’s hospital at a time when the NHS is facing an unprecedented crisis.

Tom Hardy as James Delaney in Taboo

RL star’s TV acting debut in Hardy hit

A former borough rugby league player is to make his acting debut in a new prime time TV drama - at the suggestion of its star: Hollywood A-lister Tom Hardy.

Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Drivers suffering delays on M6 after HGV smash

Drivers are experiencing delays on the Southbound M6 after an incident involving two heavy goods vehicles.

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Firefighters from Wigan put out the fire

Man rescued from fire after neighbour raises alarm

A man was rescued from his home by firefighters after falling asleep while cooking.

The Beeches hotel and brasserie

Anger at hotel shutdown

The shock closure of a popular Wigan hotel and restaurant was today cloaked in mystery.

Liverpool Crown Court

‘Paedophile hunter’ was a child abuser himself

A “devious, sinister man” who claimed to be a paedophile hunter was actually a child abuser, a court heard.

Rita Swan

Employee thief ‘utter disgrace’

A trusted employee of a family-run borough retail company who stole £154,000 from her unsuspecting bosses has been jailed for three years, nine months.

Police on Logwood Place

Man charged after 12-hour stand-off at flat

A man has appeared in court after a stand-off lasting more than 12 hours.

Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

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