Suspect detained in dramatic Wigan sting

Dramatic footage has captured the moment police took down five robbery suspects in the middle of a busy Wigan street.
Wigan Infirmary

Health chiefs battle alarming rise in drug hospital admissions

Health chiefs say they are working hard to tackle an alarming rise in drug-related admissions the borough’s hospitals.

Hindley Health Centre where the pharmacy is located.

"Red flag" system review following death of man

Borough healthcare providers have been ordered to review their "red flag" system after a prescription failure led to the death of a Wigan man.
Firefighters were called to a house in Lancaster.

Car found torched at Wigan farm

Firefighters have battled a deliberate blaze after a car was torched at a Wigan farm.

Neighbours alerted firefighters to the fire at a Wigan flat

Fire breaks out at Wigan mill flats

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a kitchen fire at a block of flats in a Wigan mill.

HIV testing can be done at home

Diagnosing of HIV is being ‘left too late’

The vast majority of people with HIV in Wigan are not being diagnosed until the disease has damaged their immune system.
Sami-Jo with baby Parker Veall-Carter

Wigan baby Parker weighs in at 12lbs!

A Wigan mum is celebrating after giving birth to one of the biggest babies born in the borough.

The former furniture store

Flats scheme for Wigan furniture store

A run-down Wigan building is set to be transformed into shared-space housing under new proposals.

Doctors warn of "spike" in scarlet fever cases

Parents' scarlet fever warning

Residents are being urged to ensure they are vigilant in spotting the signs for Scarlet Fever after a rapid rise in the number of cases across Greater Manchester.

Wigan children are living in poverty

A quarter of children in the borough 'living in poverty'

More than a quarter of children are living in poverty in some parts of Wigan, shock new figures reveal.
Firefighters plea

Wigan firefighters make weary plea after spate of incidents

Wigan firefighters are urging people to think twice before dumping rubbish amid an epidemic of antisocial fires.

An undercover operation exposed an illegal teeth-whitening venture

Illegal teeth whitening earns fine for woman

A borough woman has been fined after she was caught practising illegal teeth-whitening during an undercover sting.

Highfield Care Home

Safety fears continue at Wigan care home after new review

A Wigan care home has again been ordered to make improvements to its safeguarding procedures following a health watchdog inspection.

Wigan inclusive dance charity heading back to Fringe

A dance charity which runs inclusive workshops in Wigan will soon be heading back to the world’s largest arts bonanza thanks to popular demand.
A squeeze of brown sauce cost Andy Sokill eight pence at Galloways

Customer left flabbergasted by a Wigan baker's 8p sauce charge

A saucy encounter with at a bakery left a visitor to Wigan feeling “shocked and outraged”.
David Hughes with son George

Desperate days as Wigan dad loses out on heart again

A Wigan dad who is desperately in need of a new heart has received a major blow after missing out on a vital organ transplant.

All high street bank branches have seen custom fall

Another Wigan bank branch axed

A major high street bank has announced the closure of its Wigan town centre branch planned for spring this year.

Karen and Mike Young, 37, died in the crash in December

Events planned in memory of Karen and Mike

A Wigan landlady is pulling out all the stops to help raise money for two children orphaned in a car crash.

Three men have been charged by police.

Three charged after armed robbery at sporting lodge

Three men have been charged following an armed robbery at a sporting lodge in Leigh.

Firefighters are growing concerned about the increasing number of fires.

Fly-tipping warning amid Wigan arson epidemic

Firefighters are urging people to think twice before dumping rubbish amid an epidemic of antisocial fires.

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