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Manhunt after girl, 13, is grabbed in Leigh park

A 13-year-old girl was grabbed and attacked her as she walked through a park in Leigh, say police.

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Thomas Street, Hindley Green, where a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old woman

Murder inquiry launched after death of 28-year-old woman in Wigan

A murder inquiry has been launched after a woman died at her home in Wigan last night.
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Thomas Street, Hindley Green, where a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 28-year-old woman

Murder inquiry launched after death of 28-year-old woman in Wigan

A murder inquiry has been launched after a woman died at her home in Wigan last night.

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Standishgate, Wigan

Detectives issue appeal over attempted rape allegation in Wigan

An appeal has been issued by detectives in Wigan investigating an allegation of attempted rape
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The scene of the crash in Warrington Road, Leigh

Three men hospitalised after car hits tree and wall in Leigh

Three men have been taken to hospital after their car hit a tree and front garden wall at a house in Leigh last night.

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Haydock Park racecourse

Haydock stalls handler killed in ‘freak accident’

A stalls handler died in what has been described as a “freak accident” at Haydock Races.

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Standish Rec

Don’t wreck our rec say residents

A residents’ group battling against plans to change the use of a popular green space has set the record straight on its objections to the idea.

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Jennifer Forshaw

Prison teacher jailed over affair with inmate at HMP Wymott

A prison teacher who had an affair with an inmate has been put behind bars for 21 months.
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Pupils at Dean Trust Wigan with Dean Trust CEO Tarun Kapur and head teacher Paul Bousfield

A change of name and a change of school ethos

It is all change at a Wigan secondary school hoping to climb the league tables with a new name and outlook.

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Rev Alan Overend at St Aidan's Church, Billinge

Parishioners say fond farewell to popular vicar

A popular Vicar is retiring after a decade at his Wigan parish.

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Retiring Dr Tony Ellis (blue shirt) with Dr Krepple and new Dr Craig Molyneux and staff at Mesnes View Surgery

GP says farewell to his patients

A doctor who has spent his whole working career in Wigan has hung up his stethoscope.

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£50m surgery hubs booster

An extra £50million has been found to help support a high-risk surgery hub which will cover Wigan and Leigh.

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Blanket liver disease jab project questioned

Blanket liver disease jab project questioned

A Wigan medical campaigner has blasted a government decision to inoculate all children against the liver infection hepatitis B.

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Adam Bridge will undergo major repairs

Delays as Saddle faces 12 weeks of repairs

Major repair works are set to see significant delays for motorists using one of the main routes leading out of Wigan town centre next month.

Transport
Kate Roach and baby Charlie at home

Mum’s praise for home birth

A mum has told of her “amazing” home birth experience following two traumatic previous pregnancies.

Health
Police appeal

Baby was found in car after high speed chase

A drink-driver led police on a high-speed chase with an eight-week-old baby in the back of his car, a court heard.

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The highest performing surgery was Slag Lane medical centre in Lowton

The best and worst of Wigan and Leigh's GPs

Wigan’s best and worst GP surgeries have been revealed in this year’s patient survey results.

Health
Wigan teenager Jessica Fisher has written a poem about the Manchester Arena bomb as she was at gig but wasn't injured, pictured with her mum Emma, right

Jess puts Manchester Arena bombing horror into words

A Wigan teenager has written a poem describing her first hand experience of the Manchester Arena bombing.

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Fears over online puppy sales

Fears over online puppy sales

The number of complaints against illicit puppy trading has spiked in the borough following a rise in online animal sales.

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