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News

Man arrested following fatal crash in Wigan

Crime
Damian and wife Karen

Car lovers out in force to say farewell to Damian

News
Shahida Shahid

Wigan student Shahida's death was misadventure inquest rules

News
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man jailed for motoring offences and assault

Crime

Manhunt still on for fake doctor who stole identity of Wigan medic

Crime

Wigan teenager saluted for helping suicidal man

News

Police are left facing budget gap of £12m

Crime

Community cinema launched at Wigan culture hub

News
Police appeal

Appeal to find Wigan man's next of kin

News
Police have warned motorists about giving lifts to strangers

Good Samaritan, 86, has purse stolen after offering lift

Crime

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
The green bridge over the A556 in Cheshire

Plan to use striking views by major roads to stimulate tired drivers

Transport
The planned route for the three stages of the M58 link road

Crossroads for M58 scheme

News
The car was well alight on the motorway

Vehicle fire causes more disruption on M6

News

Man arrested following fatal crash in Wigan

Crime
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man jailed for motoring offences and assault

Crime
The fake identity card used by Shyam Acharya, during his Australian fraud

Manhunt still on for fake doctor who stole identity of Wigan medic

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

Transport group launches blueprint to drive region's economy

Business
Parkside Colliery before it was demolished

New plans to be submitted for Parkside regeneration

Business
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
As of January 13, all surcharges for paying with either a credit or debit card will be banned

Card surcharges ban - what does it mean for consumers?

Business

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

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
Animal-shaped wheatbags

Firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

Business
Neil Aspinall with son Jacob soon after he was born

Fun day in memory of devoted dad Neil

News

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
Spy cameras are being deployed in the war on fly-tippers

Will spy cameras help to dissuade Wigan's fly-tippers?

Environment
Halting sneezing is a dangerous manoeuvre

Man ruptured throat by holding nose and closing mouth while sneezing

Health
Joanna Rog, 22, who has spoken about how she uses alcohol to help her deal with stress

'Worrying number' of adults drinking to cope with day-to-day life

Health
Missed appointments data has been released for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

43,640 missed appointments at Wigan NHS establishments

Health