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New location announced for Wigan armed forces hub

The borough’s long-awaited armed forces hub could be open within a matter of weeks - though not at the expected location.

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Ian Wadsworth Adele Platt Gary Milligan and Stephen Hussey stand outside the new building at 2 The Parks Haydock with the firms Scott Rees Solicitors sign in the background

Scott Rees and Co moves to Newton-le-Willows

Staff at personal injury legal firm Scott Rees and Co Solicitors are enjoying new offices.

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Sheltered accommodation residents on one of the taster sessions

Elderly internet project nominated for national award

A scheme to make the internet more accessible to older people has been shortlisted for national honours.

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Laura Black

Charity dinner at Leigh Sports Village for Teardrops in St Helens

The courage and inspiration of a young mum is behind a fund-raising drive in Leigh to raise cash for research in to Cystic Fibrosis and to help the homeless.
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Youngsters were transformed into superheroes

Mini marvels had a super time for brave Wigan schoolgirl

A schoolgirl swapped battling cancer for fighting baddies when she hosted a superhero fancy dress day to raise money for a children’s hospital.

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Noah's Ark pictured here in the 80s was launched in 1922

IN PICTURES: Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the 80s and 90s

Most adults who grew up in the North West will have fond memories of childhood visits to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Nostalgia
Police cuts

Police jobs cut by half in Wigan communities

The number of bobbies on the beat in the borough has more than halved in the past five years, it has been revealed.
News
Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time under Government proposals.

Passport fees hike set to make postal applications more expensive than online

Passport applications will cost more in the post than online for the first time under Government proposals.

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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
Community
Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.
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Pictures: Wigan through the decades

Wigan has changed almost beyond recognition through the decades.

Nostalgia
The former My Local shop in Bryn. Pic: Google Street View

New charity hub planned for Wigan shop

A former convenience store in Bryn could be about to see a new lease of life as a shop and distribution hub for the Salvation Army.

News
Wigan Warriors youth players, from the left, Joe Brown, Nathan Reidy, Sam Grant and Declan ODonnell are greeted by Rosemere Cancer Centre Ribblesdale Ward's Rebecca Biltcliffe, Dr Alison Birtle and lead chemotherapy nurse Joanne Wilkinson on their mission to cheer patients on behalf of Helen Duchamp and dad Mick Brakewell

Wigan Warriors hand out chocolate delights at Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston

A Wigan rugby team has helped cheer cancer patients in Preston.

News

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

Safe to say, a lot of these dishes are seriously retro.

Lifestyle

These are the top 10 Volkwagen GTI models of all time

Over the past 50 years, three letters have resonated deeply in the motoring world - GTI. Applied to some of the greatest road cars of all time, it's come to represent a genuinely involving driving experience

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

Homeless charity is back on the streets

A Wigan charity dedicated to getting people off the streets and turning their lives around is back.

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Picture from Highways England

UPDATE: Roads reopen after motorway pile-up

A three-vehicle pile-up on the motorway near Leyland has been cleared..

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Tracy Sheppard of Resolutions Mediation and Family Group Meetings CIC

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

Some of Wigan’s most deserving good causes have had more than one-and-a-half million reasons to be cheerful in 2017 thanks to the Big Lottery Fund.

Community
Neil Aspinall with son Jacob soon after he was born

Fun day in memory of devoted dad Neil

The family of a Wigan dad-of-one who died following a long battle with an aggressive form of cancer, has organised a fund-raiser in his memory.

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Animal-shaped wheatbags

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

A firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.

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