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Alarms at smoke-logged flat saved lives, say fire crews

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Fire service

Faulty fan in bathroom causes flat fire

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A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Police called to late-night busway brawl

Crime

Have you seen 74-year-old James who is missing from Ashton?

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Parent Power list celebrates our top schools

Education

Special Millie award for nursery

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RL star faces lengthy sentence

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Retiring head Pat Carter with pupils

'I've had the best of both worlds', says retiring head

Education
Banned

Driving instructor was over the limit

Crime

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

Transport
Delays are reported to be tailing back to junction 26.

Delays on M6 after series of crashes

Transport
Traffic is backed up to junction 30

Crash caused huge headaches for commuters on M6

Transport
Manchester Christmas Markets

Festive rush leads to early station closure

Transport
Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Transport

Police called to late-night busway brawl

Crime
Malcolm Alker

RL star faces lengthy sentence

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Banned

Driving instructor was over the limit

Crime
Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

Crime

Parent Power list celebrates our top schools

Education
Retiring head Pat Carter with pupils

'I've had the best of both worlds', says retiring head

Education
Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Education
Holy Family School in Platt Bridge

Parents excluded from Wigan school grounds

Education

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Business
Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Business
One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.

Managers reluctant to hire women who may have children, survey finds

Business
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

Transport

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

Business
Gareth Fairhurst

Council probe launched in community funding row

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Yvonne Fovargue

Lives being put at risk by brigade cuts, MP claims

Politics
MP Lisa Nandy

MP defends 'Top 10' expenses list appearance

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More empty homes being brought back into use

Community
Kieron Smith (second right) with his colleagues at Learndirect, wearing purple for Pancreatic Awareness Day

Learndirect staff in Preston, Wigan and St Helens go purple for Pancreatic Cancer Action

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Students at St John Rigby College

Students raise funds for babies charity after teacher goes into labour during class

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This years event was a hive of activity at All Saints Church, Hindley

New Year boost for vulnerable residents

Community
Litter in Wigan town centre

Council misses out on litter fines worth £60,000

Environment
The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Environment
A new sexual health service is being introduced across the borough

New approach to tackling sexual health issues

Health
Janet Rawlings from Bridgewater with The Brick service user Danni Hillier

Health trust giving flu jabs to homeless

Health
Roy Holding with wife Jill

Roy aims to spread word on rare cancer

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