A WIGAN dad who was nearly blinded when yobs shot him with an air gun has spoken of his fury at being the latest victim of drive-by attacks.2 comments
A WIGAN butcher is appealing for help in tracking down the owner of a purse hidden for nearly 40 years at the site of a former school.4 comments
A WIGAN businessman who was caught behind the wheel while nearly double the drink drive limit blamed cough medicine containing alcohol for his error.
ONLY five people in Wigan used a scheme where they ask the police to check whether an individual who has access to children has committed any child sexual offences.
FORMER Wigan Athletic star Jesus Seba has been remanded in custody in Spain on charges relating to an alleged insurance fraud.
A POPULAR town hall restaurant is closing – just three and a half years after thousands was spent refurbishing it.14 comments
WIGAN hospitals could be making the local economy millions of pounds by being a foundation trust according to new research.2 comments
A CONVICTED shoplifter who twice breached suspended sentence orders has been jailed.
A SCIENCE teacher rapped for growing cannabis has claimed smoking weed helped him create better lessons for his pupils.23 comments
IT was all change at Wigan Town Hall as the borough’s chains of office passed into new hands.4 comments
A DRUNK who growled at police and made noises like an owl after repeatedly refusing to tell them his name and address was hauled before the courts.10 comments
TWO Wigan men are facing jail after admitting a frenzied knife attack during a botched car-jacking.
ONE of the borough’s busiest arterial routes, Rectory Lane in Standish, has been blocked after a lorry and its HGV trailer became temporarily lodged under the bridge carrying the West Coast Main Railway Line.14 comments
A WIGAN man was appearing at the Old Bailey today accused of involvement in a massive cocaine smuggling operation.
WIGAN commuters face rail strike disruption after station, signalling and train crew staff backed proposed industrial action in a ballot called over fears of the workforce being casualised.4 comments
A WIGAN family has paid an emotional tribute to a Good Samaritan who handed in a priceless family heirloom at the DW Stadium.3 comments
THE number of tenants taking up the right to buy their council home in Wigan has more than doubled in the past year.9 comments
THERE were worries that it might prove a damp squib, that no-one would turn up - in the event a tidal wave of support swept the Olympic torch through Wigan borough.9 comments
THE future of Wigan’s last remaining JJB store remains bleak as administrators confirmed a lack of interest in the company’s stores.4 comments
A WIGAN man who disturbed hotel residents by trying to sleep rough in the corridor has admitted to being drunk and disorderly.
TWO men looking for drugs, raided the home of a Standish man by mistake, a court heard.
THOUSANDS of Wigan Athletic supporters packed out the town centre to see their heroes show off the FA Cup in a glorious end of season parade.25 comments
A NEW campaign has been launched to boost Wigan jobs, tourism and the economy by granting City Status to the borough.44 comments
A DISABLED Wigan man fears he is to become one of Wigan’s first victims of the controversial Bedroom Tax.28 comments
A CANNABIS user, whose life got out of control, was caught with 36 small bags of the drug to sell, a court heard.
THE parents of a severely disabled Wigan girl are demanding an investigation into her standard of care during a council-organised break in the Lakes.
OUTRAGED shop owners are appealing against a decision to shut a busy Wigan road for four months.8 comments
A DRUNKEN Wigan man brought mayhem and terror to a plane in mid-flight.
A WIGAN man is set to go on trial accused of receiving a stolen mountain bike worth £250 after he was stopped by police while riding it.
THE fire service has issued a dire warning after youths have been dicing with death by entering an unsafe building and setting rubbish alight.10 comments
A BOOZED-up Wigan business man who racially abused and assaulted a railway security guard was ordered by justices to pay him £100 compensation.
AN aggressive attacker, described in a character reference as a “role model”, was branded “a disgrace” by a judge.
A STRUGGLING Wigan community has been dealt a devastating 11th hour jobs blow.25 comments
A MISSING teenager has been found concealed in the loft of a Wigan property after being tracked down through the “perseverance and tenacity” of local police officers.
TOWN Hall chiefs today refuted claims over the eye-watering cost of a probe after complaints that a Wigan councillor posted an allegedly racist video on social media.
A WIGAN borough MP has led calls for reforms to A&E departments after doctors and managers called for urgent changes in the NHS.16 comments
HEALTH chiefs are confident that the measles outbreak in the borough is under control after only a further six confirmed cases have been reported.3 comments
POLICE investigating an assault have released an Evofit of a man they wish to speak to.
A MAN has been charged following a robbery at a bookmakers in Wigan.
MORE Wiganers are turning to controversial pay day loans as a way to pay for the rising cost of living.19 comments
MORE than 300 jobs could be created after retail giants signed an historic store share deal in Wigan.23 comments
A CAMPAIGN is being launched to beat off some of the effects of Government spending cuts by slashing the number of Wigan borough councillors.
HUNDREDS of 11 year olds in Wigan will sit a new grammar, spelling and punctuation test this week - the new test is part of the national tests, known as Sats, taken by children in their final year of primary school.7 comments
WIGANERS are still on a high after the Latics’ historic FA Cup win at the weekend.6 comments
POLICE are warning youngsters to be on their guard after a second teenager in a week was robbed in Mesnes Park.29 comments
YOUNG Wiganers got to meet a TV adventurer during an action-packed weekend at one of the borough’s biggest Scouting events.
A COUNCILLOR claims that alleged sub-standard installations have a left a Wigan council home a “dangerous” health and safety risk.7 comments
A WELL-known soft drinks chain leant a helping hand to the Latics players who, unlike their supporters, are on a strict alcohol ban for their celebrations.
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