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Dad jailed for five years after torching home in drunken rage

Crime
Wigan Police HQ

Man told police "I'm going to chop someone's head off"

Crime
Lidl in Pemberton where radiers struck

Terror at the supermarket: Raiders swinging baseball bats demand cash

Crime
The entrance to The Way We Were at Wigan Pier

Wigan Pier museum remembered in new film 10 years after closing

News

£100,000 awarded to groups from lottery funds

News

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

Business

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Health

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

Environment
Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

News
Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Health

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

Transport
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

News
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

Transport
The Saddle Junction

Adam Bridge delays finally set to end

Transport
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

Transport

Dad jailed for five years after torching home in drunken rage

Crime
Wigan Police HQ

Man told police "I'm going to chop someone's head off"

Crime
Lidl in Pemberton where radiers struck

Terror at the supermarket: Raiders swinging baseball bats demand cash

Crime
Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

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

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

Business
Royal Mail recommends that people post early

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Business
Here are all the dates for when your benefits will be paid.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Business
The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

Transport

Opt-out organ donation system moves closer

Health
Former councillor Joe Shaw

Sex offenders and yobs barred from town halls?

Politics
Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

Business
Gareth Fairhurst

Council probe launched in community funding row

News

Community fire and ambulance station officially opens

Community
Gary (left) and Jason (right) after the Lakeland Monster Miles Challenge

Hard-working duo happy with fruits of their 52-mile challenge

News
The number of empty homes in the borough is dropping

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

News

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

Environment
The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Environment
Pontoon at the Pier

Canoe pontoon at the Pier

News
Be prepared for those questions

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

Health
Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Health
Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

Health