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Castleford 19 Wigan 18: Five things we learned

Five things we learned from Wigan’s 19-18 defeat at Castleford...

Wigan Warriors
Marcus Rashford will hope to be handed a start against Panama

Spirit can propel England into World Cup last 16 says Rashford

Marcus Rashford says the England squad are relishing the opportunity to show people how far they have come, saying Gareth Southgate’s World Cup group “really is a team” compared to Euro 2016.

Fire incident

Tyre fire started at abandoned Wigan mill

Firefighters were called into action last night after trespassers started a blaze at an abandoned mill.
Stefan Ratchford in training

Ratchford: This Test should be a classic

Stefan Ratchford hopes England can put on a show in their historic Test against New Zealand tonight.

Wigan Warriors
Warriors celebrate Tom Davies' try which helped level the scores at 18-18

Warriors coach Wane proud but frustrated

Shaun Wane was both 'proud' and 'gutted' after Wigan were edged out 19-18 in a thriller at Castleford.

Wigan Warriors
Sam Powell takes on the Castleford defence

Castleford Tigers 19 Wigan Warriors 18

Wigan let an eight-point lead slip from their grasp as Jamie Ellis' late drop-goal settled a dramatic contest.
Wigan Warriors
Stephen Tink Davison, whose death was alcohol and drug related

Best friend’s death haunted fraudster

A convicted fraudster went off the rails after finding his best friend dead – and then being arrested for his alleged murder.

Police probe

Wigan priest in court on sex rap

A Wigan priest will face a trial after being charged with historic sex crimes against children.

Police probe

Man fighting for life after assault following England game

A man is fighting for his life after a vicious street assault in Wigan.

The team at The Black Pepper bistro

Chef's delight at Wigan bistro's ideal location

The owner of a new Wigan restaurant says the town was the perfect place to set up his first eatery.

Andrew Foster, WWL NHS Foundation Trust chief executive outside Wigan Infirmary

NHS finances are 'the top priority' says trust chief

The chief executive of the borough’s hospitals has laid out why he backs setting up a controversial subsidiary firm and outlined the financial difficulties the NHS faces.
The land next to the Cherry Gardens pub

Residents to fight retail plans for Wigan green space

Angry residents are gearing up to fight council plans to hand over a piece of green space next door to a popular pub to the brewery who own it.

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen

Three supermarkets cut fuel prices again as wholesale costs drop

Three supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts for the second time in a fortnight amid a fall in wholesale costs.

Christian Walton

Wigan Athletic secure Walton extension

Wigan Athletic have managed to extend the loan of Brighton goalkeeper Christian Walton for a further 12 months.

Some of the drugs seized by the police

Borough man arrested after police find cocaine and heroin

Police have arrested a man from the borough after finding drugs during a stop-search in Southport.


VIDEO: Mayor cuts the ribbon as school’s refurbishment is completed

The Mayor of Wigan Coun Sue Greensmith joined the celebrations to mark the end of refurbishment work at Shevington Vale Primary School.

Octagenarian Lilian Goulding

Fearless Wigan pensioner, 88, to defy odds on skydive

An adventurous pensioner is all set for an incredible white-knuckle challenge to raise money for one of the borough’s biggest charities.

Norma and Jaffa

Can you help Norma and Jaffa?

Dogs are not only man’s best friend, for some people they can be a lifeline.

Joan, Mary and Joannie

Grand finale to Wigan pensioners' book series

A trio of pen-wielding pensioners are preparing to bring their successful series of children’s books to a close - for now at least.

Arthur Smiths Solicitors on King Street

Solicitor is found guilty of stealing Wigan firm’s cash

A solicitor alleged to have stolen tens of thousands of pounds from her Wigan legal practice has been convicted by a jury.

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