Thief’s unfair job axe claim backfires

A one-time hotel manager caught cheating his bosses has been left with a £7,500  legal bill over a backfiring claim that he was unfairly  dismissed

The Saddle Junction

Adam Bridge delays finally set to end

Major traffic hold-ups have seen traffic grind to a halt around Wigan's busiest junction today.

Murdered schoolgirl Lisa Hession

Reward to catch schoolgirl's killer - 33 years on

A £50,000 reward has been offered to finally name the murderer of schoolgirl Lisa Hession.
Sharon Haliwell

Risk of suicide 'should have been flagged up'

The suicide of a Wigan millionaire businessman’s wife sparked a radical overhaul of the way mental health assessments are conducted.

Former councillor Joe Shaw

Sex offenders and yobs barred from town halls?

Registered sex offenders and convicted yobs should no longer be allowed to be elected as councillors, politicians in Wigan have been told.

A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Police called to late-night busway brawl

A serious brawl on a guided busway service heading to the borough led to police being alerted.

A new sexual health service is being introduced across the borough

New approach to tackling sexual health issues

A new outfit has been drafted in to unite sexual health services for adults and younger people across the borough.

The Molyneuxs' display on Shevington Lane

Family’s light show brings festive cheer

One of the surefire signals it really is Christmas in Wigan is when The Molyneuxs fire up their festive display.

Stuart Gerrard

Backlash over town upgrade project snub

Wigan Council stands accused of being poised to snub Atherton after neighbouring Leigh was nominated for assistance by Greater Manchester’s mayor.

Aiden McAteer, who was jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving

Police in the clear over Violet-Grace Youens' death

An independent inquiry has cleared police officers of any blame in the run-up to the death of tragic Violet-Grace Youens.
John Pollard, Manchester West assistant coroner, who issued the notice

Coroner’s concern over ‘neglect’ after 91-year-old man died at Wigan care home

A coroner has demanded answers after a 91-year-old died after he was lifted using a hoist at a Wigan care home.

David Simpson

Online gambling spree helps to jail a serial burglar

A serial thief who ransacked homes for handbags - then went on spending sprees - has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Green Lane, Leigh, where the naked jogger has been spotted

'Naked jogger' spotted several times by residents

A naked jogger - who is thought to have struck at least three times - is being hunted by police.
Paul McKevitt

Council rent to dip – for now

Rents for tenants at 22,000 council houses across the borough are set to dip slightly next year, it has been confirmed.

The holiday resort of Puerto Rico where Ian Scholes died after a fall

Holiday fall ends in tragedy for family

A couple’s holiday to Gran Canaria was tragically cut short when the husband stumbled on steps near their hotel, an inquest heard.

Smithy Green at Ince

'Name and shame' call for louts

An appeal has been issued to police to name and shame those carrying out anti-social behaviour plaguing shopkeepers in a borough precinct.

Coroner Timothy Brennand

Tragic death of factory worker

Tributes have been paid to a Wigan glass factory worker who was found dead in his flat four weeks after failing to turn up for work.

Six hundred and eighty jobs will be lost at the RBS group

Banks branch closures plan will cost 680 jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland is set to close 259 branches - including one in the north west.

Drugs raids have taken place across Wigan

Hard drugs raids see 14 arrested

Fourteen people are being quizzed after a series of police drugs raids across Wigan earlier today.

Bolton Old Road, Atherton, near High Street

Road sealed off after man is struck by car

Paramedics and an air ambulance have been alerted after a man was left injured when he was struck by a car on a busy town centre road.
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