Residents were at risk in Wigan care home

Residents at a Wigan care home have been put at risk from potentially gone-off food, fire and poor infection control, health watchdogs have revealed.

VIDEO: Wigan gran fears for family's safety after racial abuse

A Wigan grandma is terrified for the safety of her family after suffering more than a decade of racial abuse.

Hundreds of Wiganers are unfit for work due to alcoholism

Hundreds of Wiganers on disability benefits for booze addiction

Hundreds of Wiganers are claiming disability benefits for alcoholism, putting the borough well above the national average for those unfit to work due to their addiction.


Wigan new-build engulfed in flames after suspected arson

Wigan firefighters are calling for an investigation into the safety of certain construction materials after a new-build was engulfed in flames last night.
Scores of dogs are arriving who need emergency treatment

Help us to help these dogs

A local animal charity has issued a desperate appeal for help as it struggles to cope with the huge demand to look after animals whose owners have been taken into care.
The leisure centre was refurbished earlier this year

Travellers accused of trashing popular Wigan leisure centre

Horrified staff at a popular Wigan leisure centre watched on as two women smashed up communal toilets during peak visiting hours.
The crash on the M6 on January 10th

Tragic driver in fatal Wigan motorway crash "did not brake"

A lorry driver who died in a three-vehicle pile-up on a busy stretch of the M6 in Wigan may have “been distracted” moments before the crash, an inquest has heard.
The hearing took place at Bolton Crown Court

Battered Wigan dad backs son in note to judge

A Wigan man who broke his dad’s jaw and cheekbone in a frenzied attack has walked from court thanks to a supportive letter written to the judge.
The axe-wielding raider enters the Asda store bringing terror to staff

Wigan supermarket staff to wear body cams after axe attack

A supermarket giant is introducing body cameras for its staff following a terrifying incident at a borough store when an employee was doused in petrol and threatened by an axe-wielding robber.

John McLaughlin

Abuser walks free from court after months of torment for girlfriend

A Wigan man who emotionally and physically tormented his girlfriend, causing her to lose her job and fear for her safety, has walked free from court after being given a chance to change his ways.
A manhole cover

Sewage worker loses tax claim for his laundry bills

A sewage worker has lost a tax rebate battle with the inland revenue over who should pay to have his work clothes cleaned.

Brocstedes Park in Bryn

Evicted travellers set up camp on another public field

Travellers have sparked outrage after setting up camp on a Wigan playing field less than a day after being evicted from a nearby site.

VIDEO: Wigan man's plea to help his dying mum

A Wigan man is desperately appealing for help to fund potentially life-saving cancer treatment for his mum.

VIDEO: Bullied Wigan teen finds solace as top circus juggler

A Wigan schoolboy who was bullied “mercilessly” for having learning difficulties has won a prestigious circus competition to find the country’s brightest star.
Jordan is believed to have Wigan links

Emotional plea for Wiganers to help find missing soldier

The family of a soldier, who has been missing for almost a week, are appealing for information to help find him.
British Transport Police are hoping to speak to this man in connection with a cable theft

Images released in connection with Wigan train line cable theft

Images have been released after thousands of pounds worth of cable was stolen from a Wigan train line.

A group of travellers have set up on Bryn Recreation Ground off Bryn Road

Travellers move onto popular Wigan playing field

Travellers have caused uproar after moving onto a popular borough sports ground late last night.
Rivi Kickstart Chicks Susan Rigby, Deb Ward, Gaynor Parker and Joanne Brown

Rivi biker chicks get tough against prostate cancer

A Wigan woman will lead a team of fearless bikers in a eight-hour endurance challenge to battle cancer on the racetrack.
Winstanley Road in Wigan

Thirty-one claims for a single pothole in Wigan - in one day

The number of motorists claiming compensation from Wigan Council for damaged cars rocketed last year after dozens of people demanded payouts for the same pothole on the same day.

Veterans Jonathan Beever and Steven Atkin

Wigan ex-soldier takes plunge for trauma victims and the sea

A Wigan ex-soldier who suffered brain damage in a motorbike crash is hoping to help raise money for military veterans and serving personnel who have suffered from life-changing physical and mental trauma.

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