Votes needed for cash for innovative scheme

A Wigan school has launched an innovative scheme to help young adults with additional needs - and it needs your help.

The proposed unit for Portland Wines at the Winstanley Centre

Councillors to decide on wine and gin bar

The moment of truth is looming over whether supporters of a proposed new wine and gin bar for a Wigan shopping centre have the right mix to win over councillors.

Wreaths were laid

The borough falls silent to honour its war heroes

The borough bowed its collective head in respect as Remembrance Sunday was once again marked.
Christine with her baby son Jack

Grieving mum's festive fund-raiser

A grieving mum who did not have a Christmas with her baby son is planning a festive fund-raiser in his memory.

Karen Caffrey with local residents at The One House

Centre opened in memory of tragic David, 39

A much-missed son is the driving force behind a major new Wigan community centre which the family hope could prove a life-saver.

Boyswell House in Scholes

Inquest into flats plunge death opened

Tributes have been paid to a pensioner who fell from a Wigan block of flats as the inquest into his shocking death opened.

Coun Ready is presented with his award by Coun Paul Bettison, leader of Bracknell Forest Council

Councillor's award for funding efforts

A borough councillor has been honoured for his commitment to his ward at a national ceremony.


Victoria is star of charity campaign

A brave four-year-old girl who fought a rare cancer has become the face of a national fund-raising campaign.

Alison McKenzie-Folan, Coun Chris Ready, Su Johnson and Sami Mauger from Crowdfunder.

Crowding together for cash

A new online platform for residents to raise money through people power is due to launch next week.

Putting the wrong things in the recycling bin can cause cross contamination, causing the entire lot to be rejected and sent to landfill.

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what not to recycle

Brits could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.
Pub by the canal

Where are the best canalside pubs in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Land at Hindley has been earmarked for 84 homes

Plans for 84 new homes

Controversial plans to build dozens of homes on industrial land will be considered by the planning committee next week.

Bethany Dove wraps up

Fund-raiser samples life of the homeless

A Wigan woman slept rough to raise funds for a children’s charity.

HRH The Duke of York

Library gets set for Royal visit

A borough library is gearing up for a touch of the Royal treatment ahead of a visit from the Duke of York this week.

Wigan Market Hall, where the new hub will be set up

Council hits back in forces hub row

Wigan Council has publicly hit back at social media criticism questioning its commitment to a new armed forces hub for the borough.

Dolls heads are just some of the weird and wonderful housewarming gifts uncovered in a new survey

A housewarming gift you don't want

Moving home can be stressful enough, but some strange items left behind by previous owners can tip purchasers over the edge.

Skull House Lane, Appley Bridge

A tour of the scariest streets where people fear to tread

With Halloween fast approaching, many people are gearing up for fancy dress, pumpkin carving and a spot of good old-fashioned trick-or-treating.
Hens appeal

Campaign's bid to rehome hens

An animal welfare charity is coming to the borough with a campaign to re-home hundreds of hens which have been saved from slaughter.

Harry Pimblett with family and friends at Birchley Hall

Hero Harry is honoured for D-Day bravery

A pensioner had a birthday present to remember after being awarded a prestigious military honour for his service during the Second World War.

Children taking part in the event at Three Sisters Racing Circuit in Ashton with organisers Two Wheels Ride Out

Young racers on track for high speed fun

Young petrolheads were given a thrilling high-octane experience during the half-term holidays at a motor racing circuit in the borough.

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