Canoe pontoon at the Pier

Boaters and canoeists are set to benefit from a new £80,000 pontoon at Wigan Pier.
The severe weather warning sign at Haigh Woodland Park

Snow stops Haigh Hall run

A popular running event raising money for charity has become a victim of the wintry weather.

Wigan town hall

Planners split on homes bid

The first stage of plans to build new houses on the site of an existing home and garden has scraped past the planning committee.

Litter in Wigan town centre

Council misses out on litter fines worth £60,000

A monumental drop in the number of littering fines being handed out on Wigan streets could have cost the council at least £60,000.

The Oraefajokull volcano

Monitoring stepped up at dangerous Iceland volcano

Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes.

Council volunteers clearing up Alexandra Park in Newtown

Eyesore park spruced up by volunteers

A park dubbed an “eyesore” by a regular visitor has been spruced up.

The potholed car park off Rodney Street

Wigan's 'worst car park' to get a facelift

Improvements have been pledged to a Wigan car park after a visitor to the town branded it the worst she had ever seen.

You've bin warned!

'Awareness course' for Wiganers who put rubbish in wrong bin

Wigan residents who put rubbish in the wrong bins could soon be given the option of taking an “awareness course” to avoid fines.

Tony Callaghan on the roof-top terrace and outside bar

Tony’s most ambitious pub project yet

New life has been breathed into an old Wigan pub - and it has more than a few novelties to boast.
Paul McKevitt

Council rent to dip – for now

Rents for tenants at 22,000 council houses across the borough are set to dip slightly next year, it has been confirmed.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Will it be a white Christmas? Here are odds of snow falling when the big day rolls around

Do you wanna build a snowman? Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

Dazzling supermoon rises above Lancashire

Skygazers enjoyed magical views as a dazzling supermoonrose across Britain.
Residents and businesses concerned about HMOs and bedsits

Residents express concern at bedsits

A newly-reformed residents’ group is determined to tackle the huge rise in bedsits and cheap flats for rent in historic properties.

Whitley Reservoir

Concerns over foul smell at popular beauty spot

Political activists are calling for action after residents complained of a disgusting smell coming from the water at a little-known beauty spot.

Shevington Community Primary School closed earlier this year and it could now become a care facility

Survey into care facility proposals at school site

A consultation has been launched into controversial plans to transform a school site into a care facility.

The Cold Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual

Cold moon set to provide close-up for stargazers

Skygazers will be treated to a bigger and brighter moon this weekend as it moves closer to Earth.

Shanghai Palace

Battle at Shanghai Palace

A deal is being discussed between the owner of a former £650,000 restaurant in Wigan and the council over unpaid business rates.

Steve Denton

Anger over local bedsit ‘epidemic’

A residents’ group is re-launching with a meeting and a dramatic spike in flats, bedsits and homes for rent is expected to top the agenda.

It will be coldest on Thursdaywithoccasional wintry showers possible

Warning of ice and snow as temperatures set to dip well below freezing

Temperatures could dip as low as minus 10C (14F) in Britain later this week, with snow in some parts, forecasters have warned.

The currently empty site

New era of hope for abandoned outlet

Job hopes have risen for a large abandoned retail unit after the building was snapped up by a mystery buyer.

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