Rillington Place - Tim Roth reaches new levels of creepy, but Samantha Morton steals the show in serial killer drama

It’s that time of the year – and that type of weather – which means the days never seem to get properly light.

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Dave Whelan with his statue outside the DW Stadium

Dave Whelan Column: I did it my way

I have to say it was an overwhelming feeling for me to unveil the fabulous statue outside the DW Stadium at the end of last week.

Danny Dyer confounded expectations in Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? A compelling journey with ruff diamond Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer. He’s the living embodiment of chirpy Cockney sparrer-dom, isn’t he? Star of countless films about moody geezers and football hooligans, current landlord of TV’s most dramatic boozer the Queen Vic – if you cut him, he probably bleeds jellied eels.

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Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Are we bargain-lovers or just plain gullible?

Even I, celebrated Grinch of our town, am failing to withstand the torrent of festive bunkum being levelled at our minds, our inboxes, our eyeballs, but mainly our purses as December beckons.

These brooches are just �5 each and there are lots to choose from

Brooches that won’t break the bank

A look at antiques with our expert Allan Blackburn...

Wigan World Formby inpersonator Anthony Mason has a CD out in time for Christmas

Geoffrey Shryhane’s My World

Let’s face it, it’s not Christmas without being wooed by the everlasting songs of our own George Formby.

Australia were the only ones who held up their end of the bargain

Talking RL: ‘Anfield should stage Magic Weekend’

The outcome of the Four Nations final was as frustrating as it was predictable, though the Aussies can’t be blamed for holding up their end of the bargain, when England, New Zealand – and the organisers – fell short.

Australia captain Cameron Smith lifts the Four Nations trophy

Martin Gleeson column: ‘It’s a well-oiled Green and Gold machine’

In the last of his Four Nations columns, former Wigan and Great Britain centre Martin Gleeson highlights the Australians’ admirable strength.

New Zealand training at Wigan's Orrell base

Talking RL: We’re close... what’s new

New Zealand have won only one of their last six Tests.

James May drives another fast car in The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour - Clarkson can't get out of first gear

When the BBC declined to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract in the wake of the Top Gear presenter’s well-publicised bout of fisticuffs with a producer, there was huge outcry.

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Chinstrap penguins and their chicks cover the slope of Zavodovski Island, an active volcano in the Southern Ocean

Planet Earth II - A bit like the Apprentice, but with penguins

Sometimes, in my darker moments, I feel like one of the chinstrap penguins of Zavadovski island.

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Cult Latics hero Bobby Campbell who has died at the age of 60

The 12th Man Column: God bless you, Bobby

I was lucky enough to witness first hand Bobby Campbell’s time as a Wigan Athletic player, he may have only been with us for two seasons but what an impression he made on the club and supporters.

Sam Burgess cant hide his disappointment after England's loss to Australia last Sunday

The Liam Farrell Column: Not content with second or third best

We were all hugely disappointed with our defeat to Australia on Sunday.

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Shaun MacDonald

Latics player column: Shaun MacDonald

We’ll be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat against Reading when we travel to Barnsley this weekend.

Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Tackling emergence of ‘trumped-up’ news

I think it is safe to say it is increasingly difficult to identify what is or is not true online and across social media.

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Warren Joyce has put the players through their paces

Talking football: Time to make this season more than a relegation scrap

It seems an eternity since Wigan Athletic were last in action.

England captain Sam Burgess (left) appears dejected after the final whistle against Australia

Martin Gleeson column: ‘Time to bring back GB’

England blew a golden chance to beat Australia at the weekend.

England captain Sam Burgess looks dejected after thefinal whsitle

England v Australia: Talking points

And so Wayne Bennett’s press conference after the 36-18 defeat to Australia started something like this.

Kevin Brown in training for England

Talking RL: Bennett still trying to work out his best team

“If England are going to win the World Cup,” said Ian Millward. “They’re going to need Kevin Brown.”

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