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Woman taken to hospital following a house fire

An elderly Wigan woman has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in her home this morning.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Racist’s rant: I’ll burn down your business

A man racially abused a shopkeeper and threatened to burn down his business, a court heard.

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Firefighters in Nicola Storeys back garden in St Elizabeths Road, Aspull, which flooded four times in four weeks

Council’s windfall to tackle flood nightmare

Wigan Council has landed a massive £857,000 to mend borough flood damage.

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Mayor of Wigan Coun Ron Conway speaks at the event

Remembering the workers who died

For a moment the park fell silent and everyone paused to remember those who had paid the highest price in the course of their employment.

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Firefighters were called out in the early hours

Fire started on outskirts of racecourse

A gang of youths set fire to land on the outskirts of Haydock Race Course in the early hours of this morning.

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Noel Rigby, 57, of Brookhouse, has been jailed

Predator jailed after tormenting teen victim over Facebook

A Wigan man who bombarded a teenage girl with explicit Facebook messages has been jailed.

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Andrew Evans

Kidnap suspect is still avoiding police contact

The prime suspect wanted by police in connection with the kidnapping of a Wigan couple is still managing to evade officers.

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Delays on the M6

Road chaos after motorway smash

Friday evening rush hour traffic was brought to a near standstill after a motorway smash at Wigan
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Noel Rigby

Sex pest jailed for pursuing teenage girl on Facebook

A man who pursued a girl on Facebook and bombarded her with explicit messages has been jailed.

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Coun Jo Platt, Labour's candidate to become Leigh MP

Councillor announced as MP candidate

Wigan Council cabinet member Jo Platt has been announced as the Labour Party candidate to become Leigh MP.

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Katy Clark ‘withdraws from race’ to become Leigh candidate

Katy Clark ‘withdraws from race’ to become Leigh candidate

Katy Clark has withdraw from the race to become the Labour candidate for the Leigh seat at the general election, it has been reported.

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Bernard Cocklin on the crossing patrol at St Richard's RC Primary School, Atherton

Popular lollipop man Bernard retiring

Is this the borough’s kindest lollipop person?

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A dazzling gold statue used to promote the film Gladiator is currently brightening the car park of Titan Flooring on Wigan Road

Fun, but naked statue can’t stay

A 20ft naked statue quickly becoming a Wigan landmark should be taken down in a few weeks, a councillor has said.

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Rivington Terraced Gardens

Treasures in a forgotten garden

A unique lost garden at a popular walking haunt for Wiganers is revealing treasures unseen for 80 years.

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Work continues on building the new units at Robin Retail Park, Wigan.

Contrasting fortunes of retail park plans

A new development at Robin Park is nearing completion although question marks remain about a nearby hotel and restaurant plan.

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From left, event organiser John Bolton, Alab Bibby, Jerry Lundan and Nathan Thomspon, take part in the fifth annual Amanda Penk Memorial Golf Day, held at Gathurst Golf Club

A poignant day on the greens

A popular golf event in memory of a tragic young Wigan mum is back - but this year the fund-raising will be even closer to home than usual.

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Anthony receives his medal off Kate and, inset, the royals, William, Kate and Harry cheer on the runners

Royal high five as Anthony crosses the line

A Wiganer got a royal seal of approval when running the London Marathon at the weekend.

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A stag party enjoy a pint or two at Two Left Feet Tap and Brewery, at The Kitchen Courtyard at Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan

Pints in park as beer bar and kitchen opens

Visitors to a popular Wigan beauty spot are hopping with delight after a new microbrewery opened its tap and kitchen.

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Images from the UNDER-RAPT lookbook

Yasmin’s designs bring fashion to the world ...

A Wigan fashionista has broken onto the global scene with a pioneering clothing range to cater for all races and religions.

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The Beeches car park closed off

Dismay as concrete blocks close car park

Traffic and parking chaos could be looming in Standish after a popular car park used by parents on the school run was blocked off.

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