Wigan fund-raisers limber up for Race For Life

Hundreds of fund-raisers will pull on their trainers in Wigan today to join the fight against cancer.

The Wigan store is not earmarked for closure

Wigan's M&S shop is safe ... for now

Wigan’s Marks & Spencer store has escaped the axe - for now - as the firm announces plans to close more than 100 branches by 2022.

Five-year-old Victoria Calland will officially start the Race For Life at Haigh Woodland Park tomorrow

Wigan runners prepare for Race for Life

The countdown is on for women to pull on their trainers and take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life in Wigan.

Wigan Infirmary

Health chiefs’ headway on scourge of bed-blocking

The number of hold-ups faced by borough patients waiting to be discharged from hospital has dropped.

The outgoing Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan, Coun Bill Clarke and his wife Joan

Mayor says farewell after raising thousands for charities

The Mayor of Wigan has thanked the people of the borough for an “incredible year” as his term draws to a close.

Dr Geoff Baker

New head pledges to make Cansfield ‘a great school’

The new headteacher at a borough school says he hopes to turn it into a “beacon of excellence”.

Wigan Infirmary

Borough's hospitals still axing hundreds of operations

Hundreds of operations are being cancelled at the last minute at the borough’s hospitals, it can be revealed.

Drones surge in Wigan

Complaints about drones in Wigan rise by 266%

Police have experienced a huge upsuge of complaints about the use of drones in Wigan.

VIDEO: The tiny device that transformed the life of diabetes sufferer Vinny

A diagnosis of type-one diabetes proved to be a real shock for Ashton-in-Makerfield teenager Vinny Patterson and his family.
Marian Brown and husband Philip at the garden party at Buckingham Palace

Wigan youth group leader enjoys royal visit

A youth group leader described her visit to Buckingham Palace for a royal garden party as “absolutely amazing”.

McCormick tries to evade capture by climbing onto his roof

Rooftop drama man pleads guilty to robbery at the eleventh hour

A Wigan man has admitted robbery and having a knife in a public place, after changing his plea on the day of a trial.

Images of two of the men

Staff threatened in raid at mobile phone shop

Police have issued three images of men wanted in connection with a robbery at a mobile phone shop.
A busy Wigan Infirmary A&E

Wigan's health chief slams decision to block visas for foreign doctors

The head of Wigan’s hospitals has blasted the Home Office’s decision not to grant visas to doctors from overseas, describing it as “bonkers”.
Natasha Wild mental health first aider

Wigan woman helps fight against workplace mental health stigma

A young Wigan woman has become one of the first mental health first aiders for a major North West company.

The incident happened at Hindley station

Railway station worker injured in attack by man with baseball bat

A man with a baseball bat smashed a train window and injured a member of staff at a borough railway station.

Murder probe launched after man is found dead

A murder investigation is under way after the death of a man in the borough.
Marian with her invitation

Marian swaps Wigan for Buckingham Palace after royal invitation

A youth group leader is looking forward to a royal engagement after being invited to Buckingham Palace.

Wigan Infirmary accident and emergency department

Waiting times are still too long at Wigan's A&E department

More patients are being seen within the target time at Wigan’s A&E unit - but it continues to be one of the worst performing in the country.
Firefighters from Hindley, Atherton and Wigan attended

Sleeping man rescued from house fire

Firefighters forced their way into a house to rescue a man after a blaze broke out.
Karen Aldred

Former Wigan councillor reveals online abuse horror

A former councillor has spoken out about abuse she faced online, which she believes led to her failing to be re-elected.
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