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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
Police incident

Traffic chaos as collision blocks road

News
Joan and Cyril Smith

Grandparents appeal for help to see Sana again

News

Motorway blocked after crash between two lorries and a car

News

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

News

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Business

Thief’s unfair job axe claim backfires

News
Festive decorations taking shape at the library and community hub

Library craft event wreathed in festive fun

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Pontoon at the Pier

Canoe pontoon at the Pier

News

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
Delays are reported to be tailing back to junction 26.

Delays on M6 after series of crashes

Transport

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
The Greyhound

Thief’s unfair job axe claim backfires

News

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

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

News
The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

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

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

Transport
Wigan Council director of children's services James Winterbottom with care leavers

Council tax break for young care leavers

Business

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

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
Students at St John Rigby College

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

News

Canoe pontoon at the Pier

News
Litter in Wigan town centre

Council misses out on litter fines worth £60,000

Environment
Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

Health
Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

TV and Film
NHS Organ Donor Register card

Opt-out organ donation system moves closer

Health