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IN PICTURES: Wigan’s Race For Life 2018

Haigh Woodland Park became a sea of pink as more than 700 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life.

Some of the wacky costumes from last year's event

Former WWE star to guest at Wigan Comic Con

Former WWE superstar Harry Smith will be heading to the town at the weekend to appear at this year’s annual Wigan Comic-Con event.

VIDEO: A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers.
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Gardening: 5 of the best garden gnomes

We look at 5 of the best garden gnomes

LG Minibeam PH150G HD Ready Mini Projector, 259.99,

Gadgets: 5 of the best projectors

We look at 5 of the best projectors

VIDEO: Blind and partially sighted experience the thrill of the racetrack

Blind and partially sighted people were given the rare chance to experience the thrill of whizzing around a Wigan racetrack.

The Fallbarrow holiday homes border the eastern shore of Windermere.

Travel: Fantastic family adventures on the picturesque shores of Windermere

For one reason or another, taking a family trip to explore the splendour of the Lake District had always eluded us.

National Garden Scheme

Beautiful Lancashire gardens available to view via National Garden Scheme

People love a good nosey around someone else’s garden to see how they form their perennials and now is the perfect chance to snoop.

The Voice comes to Wigan

Live auditions in front of the producers of ITV’s The Voice were held at The Old Courts in Wigan.


WATCH: Galloway's Society for the Blind in Penwortham gives blind and partially sighted people a driving experience in Wigan

Blind and partially sighted people from Lancashire were given the chance to experience the thrill of whizzing around a Wigan racetrack.
Who will you vote for?

Vote for your favourite nursery

The competition is starting to get exciting!


RETRO GALLERY: Wigan through the decades

Here’s our latest gallery of pictures of Wiganers through the decades.

Watching the Wachirathan Falls in Doi Angka aka Doi Inthanon National Park.

Travel: Exciting sights, culture and food on a budget that tastes good, too

Thailand remains a long-standing favourite with UK travellers – for many good reasons.
Get outdoors for your exercise and enjoy the warmer weather as summer approaches

Summer’s approaching so get outside

Our fitness expert, The Colonel, gives a rallying cry to get out their and get fit...

The Calendar Girls as they are now

Calendar Girls photographer: We’re going to need bigger buns

Our top columnist Geoffrey Shryhane reminisces with the original Calendar Girls...


REVIEW: Blackpool - something for everyone, come rain or shine!

For this single mum and teenage daughter, the opportunity to spend some quality time together is few and far between, so when we were offered the chance of a weekend break to Blackpool we jumped at it, and it was non-stop laughter and fun from start to finish.


GALLERY: Fun run in aid of Nathan hailed a big success

A family fun run held in memory of a Wigan man has been declared a big success.

Nick Edwards and his daughter Penelope (centre back) with staff and children at Rainbow House breaking the giant chocolate egg

Parbold man donates large chocolate egg to children at Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Youngsters at a conductive education centre were given a large and tasty surprise thanks to generous donation.

Surviving parts of a Roman road discovered during excavations

Archaeologists’ find Roman road from Wigan to Warrington

Archaeologists have uncovered further evidence of the Roman road running from Wigan to Warrington - after decades of speculation.


PICTURES: Wigan and Wiganers through the decades

Everyone loves looking at old pictures of Wigan ...

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