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Overnight new digest - Family of tragic ex-nurse want answers, pensioner dies after being hit with car, and more ex-footballers speak out about 'abuse'

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Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

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Bob Brierley

Councillor faces standards committee behind closed doors

Town hall bosses have said a councillor breached conduct rules but mystery surrounds a behind-closed-doors standards hearing held this week.

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Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election

Overnight news digest - Farage predicts 'seismic shock' at next general election and British Medical journey says no evidence for Vitamin D supplements

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MP’s calls for pension credit extension

MP’s calls for pension credit extension

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has backed plans for the thousands of women affected by state pension changes to be given pension credit.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

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Wigan Town Hall

Seven councillors warned about late payment of their council tax

Wigan councillors have been named and shamed on a list of elected members warned about late payment of their council tax.

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Sir Ian McCartney

Watchdog row review call

Bosses of a now defunct Wigan health watchdog have called for a town hall review after losing out on a new contract to a rival organisation.

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Justice Secretary Liz Truss will resume talks with the prison officers' union

Overnight news digest: Government to tackle Whiplash claims while Trump denies transition turmoil

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Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, visits Haydock residents protesting on Liverpool Road, Haydock, about a planning application to build two large warehouses on the site of North Florida Farm, Haydock

Committee’s shock opposition to plan

Councillors sensationally over-ruled officers and demanded the borough objects to a massive commercial development in a neighbouring town.

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Andy Burnham arrives to speak at an event in Manchester where he launched his campaign to become Mayor of Greater Manchester

Burnham launches mayoral campaign

Leigh MP Andy Burnham has launched his campaign to become mayor of Greater Manchester, vowing to “smash” London and the South’s hold on power in the UK.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election night rally

Trump’s team sought advice from Wiganer to win election

A Wiganer approached by Donald Trump’s campaign team to share communications tips has spoken after the US election result sent shockwaves around the world.

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President elect: Donald Trump

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.
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Today, America will finally find out who will lead it for the next five years.

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Tougher new benefit cap ‘to hit 830 local children’

Tougher new benefit cap ‘to hit 830 local children’

A new harsher benefit cap is expected to remove hundreds of pounds of support every month from the homes of 830 Wigan borough children when it comes into force on Monday, figures from The Children’s Society show.

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Theresa May

High Court rules MPs will have final Brexit say: What happens now?

The High Court has ruled in favour of a legal challenge that the Government cannot trigger Brexit without an MP vote.

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Wigan Town Hall

Review prompts action plan

An independent review has highlighted concerns that Wigan social workers “over-relied” on written agreements in child protection and care cases.

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Outrage as probe into Orgreave ruled out

Outrage as probe into Orgreave ruled out

Borough MPs and campaigners have united in dismay at the Government’s decision not to launch a full inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.

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Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue has welcomed the end of Concentrix's contract with HMRC

Concentrix benefits scandal - politicians and residents unite

Politicians and residents have demanded the Government backs up its decision to ensure there will be no repeat of the Concentrix benefits scandal.

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Waspi campaigners with Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue

Pension campaigners vow to go down legal route

Campaigners battling for state pension equality, including dozens from Wigan, are to take their dispute to the courts.

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