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Wigan hospital patient spat mouthful of blood at police officer

Crime
Friends have described David Gaskell as having a heart of gold

Tributes paid to 'lovely and genuine' Wigan man

News
Figures provided by Public Health England show that 37 per cent of children in the borough left primary school with weight problems. Picture posed by model

Rise in number of obese Wigan schoolchildren

Health
Bolton Coroner's Court

Marriage break-up may have led to Wigan dad-of-three’s suicide

News

Planners give outline approval to scheme for 80 homes

Environment

Formidable fundraiser mourned by her family

News

Man arrested following fatal crash in Wigan

Crime
The company apologised at the time and cut the price of replacement batteries

Apple boss says iPhone update will let users switch off battery slowdown feature

Business
The plane's damaged wing

Cause of plane’s crash landing in Wigan is still a mystery

News

Car overturns on country lane in Wigan

Transport

These are the top 10 Volkwagen GTI models of all time

News
The DfT estimates its proposals would have saved motorists more than 100 million a year

Plans to extend MOT-free period for new cars scrapped

Transport
More than half a million new car buyers chose black last year

Black drives back into top spot as nation's favourite new car colour

Transport
The scene of the accident

HGV driver killed in M6 smash was just 37

News

Wigan hospital patient spat mouthful of blood at police officer

Crime
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Man arrested following fatal crash in Wigan

Crime
In a report Mr Burnham said: The number of police officers has reduced by 2,000 since 2010

Police are left facing budget gap of £12m

Crime

Parents struggle to secure top school choice

Education
Cansfield High School in Ashton

School hailed for improvements

News
St John's CE Primary School in Abram was rated as "good" after an Ofsted inspection

Ofsted inspectors praise three primary schools

News
Standish High has been incorporated into an academy with Southlands High at Chorley

Academy status is formalised at high school

Education
Youngsters tuck into their desserts

We feed over 100 primary schools every Christmas

Education

Apple boss says iPhone update will let users switch off battery slowdown feature

Business
The Leigh store only enjoyed a makeover and re-opening two years ago

Mobility service's sad demise

News

These are the top 10 Volkwagen GTI models of all time

News
The DfT estimates its proposals would have saved motorists more than 100 million a year

Plans to extend MOT-free period for new cars scrapped

Transport

Homes plan revealed for former pub site

News
Jo Platt

MP blasts troll for web attack on Wigan Council chief exec

Politics
Steve Jones

Embattled politician vows to contest by-election

Politics
Coun Steve Jones

Councillor’s resignation U-turn blocked

News

From creme brulee to prawn cocktails: Classic dinner party menus from the 1950s to the 2000s

Lifestyle

These are the top 10 Volkwagen GTI models of all time

News
Dawn French (left) and Lana Nocker shortly after Helping The Homeless was founded

Homeless charity is back on the streets

News
Picture from Highways England

UPDATE: Roads reopen after motorway pile-up

News
Tracy Sheppard of Resolutions Mediation and Family Group Meetings CIC

One and a half million reasons for good causes to be cheerful

Community

Planners give outline approval to scheme for 80 homes

Environment
Chopped-down trees in Haigh Woodland Park

Outbreak of parasitic fungi hits Wigan park

Environment
Maxilead Metals' site at the Parr Bridge Works in Tyldesley

Waste firm hopes for double planning success

Environment
Figures provided by Public Health England show that 37 per cent of children in the borough left primary school with weight problems. Picture posed by model

Rise in number of obese Wigan schoolchildren

Health

Protesters stage demonstration outside Wigan Infirmary

Health
Bad breath is easily one of the most off-putting hygiene issues a person can have

This is how to get rid of bad breath

Health