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VIDEO: Wigan schoolgirl’s tribute to terror victims

A Wigan schoolgirl has used her impressive artistic talent to raise hundreds of pounds for victims of the Manchester bomb.

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The Incident Commander at the rear of the traffic queue following this morning's collison

M6 re-opens after ten-vehicle crash at busy junction

A lorry driver was taken to hospital by air ambulance after suffering major trauma in a multi-vehicle pile-up earlier today.

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Firefighters tackled a lorry fire

Firefighters tackle M6 lorry fire

One lane of the M6 was closed this afternoon after a lorry burst into flames.

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Firefighters are on the scene in Ince

Shipping container full of propane gas bursts into flames in Wigan street

Firefighters were called to a Wigan estate after a shipping container full of propane cylinders caught fire and exploded in a potentially "malicious" act.
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Flowers for Dave Hughes

A superhero's send off for "bravest" Wigan transplant dad

Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects to an "amazing" Wigan dad today at a moving service.
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VIDEO: Brave Wigan teen talks about being caught up in Manchester bombing

A brave Wigan teen has spoken out about the harrowing moment she was blown off her feet by a powerful bomb which took the lives of 22 innocent people.
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Sara Stiller gave birth to her daughter just five years after a double transplant

Wigan mum given "amazing" new life through double transplant

A Wigan mum, who is one of only dozens to have given birth after a double transplant, is backing the campaign for organ donation following the death of fellow organ recipient Dave Hughes.
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Headteacher Dave Fann

MP's crisis plan for failing school

A failing school is the subject of an emergency action plan after the local MP called in education chiefs to save its future.
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Protesters from Meadow Brook Estate

Mixed feelings as Wigan link road gets blessing

Campaigners against the M58 Link Road have voiced their “upset and anger” over council recommendations to approve plans for the multi-million pound scheme.

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The protest is against a move to WWL Solutions

Borough hospital strike set to go ahead following last-minute failed talks

A hospital walk-out looks set to go ahead as last-minute talks between union members and the NHS trust fail.

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Wigan care home acts after tragedy

A Wigan care home hit with a coroner’s warning following a pensioner’s death has been praised for safety improvements - but still needs to do more.

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Dave, Louise and George

Family prepares to celebrate Dave’s life

A brave Wigan dad will be remembered by hundreds of people at a funeral service on Monday.
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Remarkable turnaround for Wigan dog which vets said should be put down

A Wigan woman, who was told her 18-year-old pet pooch should be put down, is celebrating after he brought home two rosettes at a local dog show eight months later.
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Police at the scene of what was initially a murder probe

Wigan murder probe dropped as police call death a "tragic incident"

A man and a woman who were arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a Wigan man have been released and will face no further action.
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Firefighters tackled the blaze

Children evacuated and pregnant woman taken to hospital after Wigan nursery fire

Children were evacuated and a pregnant woman was taken to hospital after a kitchen fire at a Wigan nursery.
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Promising footballer Niall Dearnaley

Thousands raised in memory of promising young footballer

Thousands of pounds have been raised in memory of a young Leigh footballer who died in May last year.
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Becky Hampson with son Vinnie. Photo by Darren Turner

Borough yoga teacher promotes home birth, reiki and placenta smoothies

A pole dance and yoga teacher has used her talents to raise money for a home birth charity after giving birth to her second son in a pool in her living room.

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Abused Wigan children not hitting education targets

Hundreds of abused children in care in Wigan could be falling short of the expected education standards, according to the town hall.
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Claire Taylor

TV show charts tragic tale of two Wigan transplant patients

Two brave Wigan heart transplant patients will appear in an emotional feature-length BBC documentary which follows their tragic journeys.
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Wigan ambulance team scrutinised by health watchdogs

An independent Wigan ambulance service has come under fire from health watchdogs following a “comprehensive” assessment.

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