Rooney's BMW on sale in Blackpool after the soccer star lost his licence

Wayne Rooney's eco-friendly BMW supercar has been put up for sale on Auto Trader after he was banned from the roads for drink-driving.

Wrestler Kevin Lloyd

Wrestler hits big screen in new film

A pro wrestler from the borough has taken part in a high-profile new comedy film bringing the ring to the silver screen.
Late last year Sainsbury's announced that it was axing 2,000 jobs

Thousands of shop floor jobs at risk in Sainsbury's shake up

Sainsbury's has announced a management shake-up at its supermarkets, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Can't get enough fish and chips?

Cardiff fish and chip shop in bid to operate 24/7

Residents and police have criticised plans for a fish and chip shop to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Eating Out
Britney Spears

Britney Spears is coming to Manchester

Britney Spears is taking her Piece Of Me show on the road after it wrapped in Las Vegas.

The DW Stadium

Potential new owners will ‘retain ethos and tradition of Wigan Athletic’

Wigan Athletic are in ‘advanced talks’ over the potential sale of the club to new investors.


Pictures: Wigan through the decades

Wigan has changed almost beyond recognition through the decades.

The Spar in Appley Bridge

Fresh appeal for Wigan store robbers who hit shopper in face with hammer

Police have released a fresh appeal for information after a man was hit in the face during a convenience store robbery.
Wigan Magistrates' Court

Jail for ‘Polish Pete’ race hate attacker

A former logistics worker who blamed “Polish Pete” and fellow Eastern Europeans for him losing his job hurled a rock through his front window in a revenge attack, a court heard.

Ant and Dec who will be hoping to snap up the presenting prize for the 17th year running

All eyes on Ant and Dec at the National Television Awards

Ant and Dec will be hoping to win the presenting prize for the 17th year running at the National Television Awards (NTAs).

TV and Film
Kelvin Skerrett (right) squares up tp St Helens forward Sonny Nickle in 1992

Former Wigan RL ace Kelvin Skerrett inspires new book title

Former England and Lions hooker Brian Moore described it as “commentary gold” but Mick Morgan says he was simply demonstrating his Castleford bias with his famous “I can’t spake” comment which has attracted a million views on YouTube.

Wigan Warriors
Norris Cole through the years

Malcolm 'Norris Cole' Hebden takes a break from Corrie

Coronation Street star Malcolm Hebden, who plays Norris Cole, is taking a break from the show.

TV and Film
Picture posed by model

SPECIAL REPORT: The misery of Wigan’s missing and exploited children

Reports of child sexual exploitation and missing youngsters in Wigan borough have soared in the past two years.
A joint investigation was carried out between Greater Manchester Police and the Health and Safety Executive

Manslaughter charges for company boss after roofer's fall

A company boss from Lowton has been summonsed to court over the death of a roofer three years ago.
Ursula Keogh, fromHalifax

Police searching for missing schoolgirl from Halifax find body in river

Police looking for a missing 11-year-old schoolgirl have found a body in a river.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Gossip: City ready to splash the cash again?

Tuesday’s transfer rumours link Premier League leaders with centre-half signing....

Shorrocks plans to make his mark

Shorrocks plans to make his mark

Jake Shorrocks has vowed to “make a mark” on the Wigan team after making his return from nearly a year on the sidelines.

Wigan Warriors
The number of roads police officers fell by nearly a third between 2007 and 2017

Drivers do not think police will enforce road laws, survey finds

Two-thirds of motorists think they can get away with careless driving due to a lack of police on the roads, a survey has found.

Firefighters have issued a number of safety messages after a house fire in Wigan

Firefighters' warning about smoke alarms after house is left damaged

Fire chiefs have stressed the importance of working smoke alarms after a home was left uninhabitable in Wigan following a blaze.

Police probe

Anti-social behaviour on estate surges

Police are responding to a spike in anti-social behaviour on a Wigan estate after concerns were raised by residents.
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