Cancer survivor’s charity challenges

A father-of-three once told he could have just months to live is now tackling big physical challenges to help other people with cancer.
A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Investigation reveals number of Wigan bus miles covered is at lowest for 28 years

Hundreds of thousands of fewer miles are now being covered by buses in Wigan borough as the national network shrinks to its lowest point in 28 years.

Firefighters were called to Edgeway Road at 2am. Pic: Google Street View

Investigation after arson attack at family home in Wigan

A family was evacuated from their home after an arson attack in the early hours.
Jane Holgate's swimming challenge

Swimmer from Wigan makes charity waves

A keen swimmer made a real splash when she raised charity cash money in honour of her Wigan father.

Wigan accident and emergency department

Seven ambulances diverted from Wigan Infirmary

Ambulances that would normally have gone to Wigan Infirmary’s casualty department were re-routed to hospitals further away seven times in a fortnight because of service pressures, it can be revealed today.

The health centre which is repeatedly under attack by teenage gangs

Teenage gang causing terror at Wigan doctor’s surgery

A Wigan doctor's surgery is being besieged by teenage yobs who intimidate staff and patients as they try to get into the building.
St Andrew's Drive in Springfield. Pic: Google Street View

Arson suspected as cars set alight on Wigan street

An investigation is under way after three cars were damaged in a possible arson attack.

Firefighters were called at 3.30am

Neighbour raises alarm when fire starts in Wigan kitchen

Residents in three houses had a lucky escape when a fire broke out in the early hours.

Police are investigating what happened

Shop worker threatened during 'violent' armed robbery in Wigan

A masked duo armed with an axe and a hammer threatened staff during a robbery in Wigan.
Martin Pike congratulated by his colleagues

Hero firefighter honoured after helping girl on roof of Wigan mill

A firefighter who talked down a suicidal teenager from the roof of a derelict Wigan mill has been saluted for his efforts.

Wigan Infirmary

Assault toll on Wigan hospital workers revealed

Staff working at the borough’s hospitals have been attacked hundreds of times over the past two years, it can be revealed.

The arsonists caught on CCTV

Teenage Wigan firebugs punished by court

Three teen firebugs who caused shock and misery by torching part of a Wigan school have been punished by a judge.
Wardley Square in Tyldesley. Pic: Google Street View

Neighbours given oxygen after fire in flat

A flat was badly damaged and neighbours needed medical attention after a fire broke out.
Firefighters were called to Beech Hill Avenue. Pic: Google Street View

Fault in new car blamed for blaze in Wigan

A new car bought just a few days ago has been badly damaged in a fire.

Paul Bullough has not seen since Boxing Day

Body found in search for missing Wigan man

Police searching for a man who has been missing since Boxing Day have discovered a body.
Firefighters from Wigan and Hindley attended

Smoke alarm alerts neighbour to fire in Wigan flat

Firefighters have highlighted the importance of smoke alarms after a fire broke out in a flat.

There have been several incidents this morning

Weather warning after crashes on motorway in Wigan

Drivers are being urged to take care after several motorway crashes in wintry weather.
Firefighters were called to South Drive, Appley Bridge. Pic: Google Street View

Stove warning after dogs caught in shed fire

A dog died and another needed medical attention after a fire broke out in a wooden shed.
Firefighters helped to rescue the man

Car crashes into farmer's field in wintry weather

A driver has been taken to hospital after crashing his car in "treacherous" conditions.
Firefighters were called at 10.40pm

Man rescued from blaze at Wigan flats

Firefighters rescued a man who was found unconscious in a burning building.

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