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Mystery bug found in bird seed packet bought in Wigan

Boffins are examining a mysterious insect that was found alive in a pack of Wigan shop-bought bird food.

Health
Gabrielle Thompson, who is supporting the Bricks summer campaign to feed hungry children

Wigan charity's plan to combat child hunger during school holidays

An appeal has been launched to help children in Wigan who are at risk of falling into holiday hunger during the summer school break, when the safety net of free school meals is removed.
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Manchester Airport

Fresh dividend from Manchester Airport holding for Wigan

Wigan Council’s part ownership of the Manchester Airport Group has earned it another handy dividend.

Transport
Amanda Gallagher

Wigan woman shows it's never too late to change careers

A Wigan grandmother is changing her life and career to follow her passion to become a trauma nurse.

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Wigan indoor market

Market traders’ dismay at threat to charge VAT on their rents

Borough market traders find themselves at the heart of a national tax row that could decide whether some of them stand or fall.

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The newlyweds are showered in confetti outside the town hall

Community helps couple tie the knot

A community has pulled together to make couple’s wedding dreams come true.

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Robin Park gym will get a makeover

All change as council spends £6m on sport in Wigan

The borough’s biggest leisure hub is to be given a £6m makeover.

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There have been multiple protests about the possibility of building on a Pemberton area of Green Belt known as The Bell

New hope that Wigan greenbelt may be saved

The fate of two prized pieces of Wigan greenbelt remains in the balance after the release of a major new planning blueprint was delayed until the autumn.

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Wanted: Adam Perks

International hunt for leader of drugs gang from Wigan

This is Wigan’s most wanted man - Adam Perks, the ringleader of an multi-million pound drug smuggling ring.

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Wigan Pier

Mystery surrounds future of Wigan Pier regeneration

What will become of Wigan Pier in the months to come remains a mystery as the people appointed to breathe new life into its once famous tourist attractions remain tight-lipped.

Environment
Mark Collier and his girlfriend Hayley Melling

Witness thought unprovoked attack in Wigan had killed his best friend

A young Wigan man says that a street attack which left him with a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain was a case of mistaken identity.

Crime
The former St John the Baptist Primary in New Springs

Work begins at long last on site of old Wigan school

Work is under way to rehabilitate one of Wigan’s longest-running eyesores.
Education

VIDEO: Dog rescued from scorching hot car in Wigan car park

Three Wigan traffic wardens have been hailed heroes for rescuing a dog trapped inside a boiling hot car.
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Paul Watson during his Army days

War veteran swaps guns for history scrolls

A former soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan after leaving school aged 16 is graduating with a first class history degree.

Education
Police probe

Man fighting for life after assault following England game

A man is fighting for his life after a vicious street assault in Wigan.

Crime
Bolton Crown Court

Wigan man admits to fleecing firm out of £370k

A Wigan man has finally admitted to ripping off a company to the tune of £370,000.

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Wigan's old cattle market

Plans to create 70 homes on former cattle market land

A public consultation has been launched over plans to create up to 70 new homes on the eyesore site of Wigan’s old cattle market.

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Council leader Coun David Molyneux and town hall officials at the site of the link road

Contractor named for Wigan link road plans

One of the UK’s leading engineering contractors will deliver the planned A49 link road, which will ease congestion and improve air quality along a busy Wigan road.

Transport
The memorial garden for Ellen Higginbottom at Winstanley College

College pays tribute to tragic Ellen Higginbottom with new memorial garden

A murdered Wigan student has been immortalised by a new memorial garden.
Community
Protesters embark on a walk around The Bell

Protesters redouble their efforts for The Bell

A new protest walk took place around a Wigan community’s last piece of green belt amid continuing fears it could be built on.

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