Four good reasons for why you should start working out

Our fitness expert The Colonel looks at the multiple benefits of working out


Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

House mice may be spreading resistant superbugs

EEK! There's a superbug mouse in the house

House mice may be spreading resistant superbugs that are potentially lethal to humans, research from the US suggests.

Left, Alfie's parents, right Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans' parents apologise after reports of intimidation by hospital protesters

Alfie Evans' parents have apologised after reports of intimidation and verbal abuse among hospital protesters.
Steve Rowe

Wigan man's global success with ping pong fitness

A Wigan man is “absolutely buzzing” with the impact of his table tennis fitness class for young people, which has received global acclaim.

Eight out of 10 police officers are showing signs of depression according to a new report

Majority of police officers are depressed about work

Eight out of 10 police officers are displaying signs of depression or anxiety as a result of “doing too much”, the chairman of the Police Federation has warned.

Maternity staff shortage

Wigan Infirmary battles midwife arrears

Wigan Infirmary says it is not facing any “significant” difficulties in midwifery recruitment despite a shortage in maternity staffing.

Wigan Infirmary A&E

Wigan A&E waits are among worst in the country

Wigan Infirmary’s A&E department is one of the worst in the country for waiting times, it has been revealed.

Newborn babies are used to being in the womb

Ask an expert: How can I get my baby to sleep?

A GP and new father gives advice on how parents can encourage new babies to sleep better.
Row back as far as possible and bring the cord into your chest rhythmically for a fuller lower-body workout

Learn how to use gym equipment properly

Our fitness expert takes a look at three pieces of gym equipment that are often misused...
Lack of exercise is one of the main contributing factors in obesity

Inactivity levels high in borough

New data has shown that borough residents are some of the most inactive in the region, just days after we reported they are among the most obese people in the country.
Bedford Care Home

Failing borough care home bought out by leading healthcare provider

A failing borough care home has been taken over by a leading UK provider just weeks after being warned about numerous health and safety breaches.

Golborne Health Centre

Wigan surgery blasted for safety failings

A Wigan GP surgery has been pulled up by watchdogs for failings in infection control and inadequate staff checks.

Wigan has one of the biggest numbers of takeaways per head of population

Wigan shamed as one of the most obese boroughs in UK

Wigan outweighs the national average of obesity-related hospital admissions by more than double, making it the sixth most overweight borough in the country.

Health chiefs across Wigan have welcomed a marked increase in the number of bowel cancer screenings

Bowel cancer screening rises in Wigan

New figures have revealed an encouraging rise in the number of Wigan residents getting themselves tested for bowel cancer.

Parbold Equestrian Centre

Reining in horse riding costs

A prestigious horse riding school has teamed up with Aldi to offer discounted horse-riding lessons in a bid to encourage more Wiganers to saddle up.

Wigan Infirmary

Shock surge in urgent ops axed in Wigan

Hospital bosses have apologised after a surge in the number of urgent operations being cancelled.


Hygiene ratings - latest results

The borough’s food outlets continue to enjoy a strong start to the year after a bumper crop of hygiene inspections turned up scores of high marks.
The bedtime crew. DHX Media

In the Night Garden: how Igglepiggle and his friends talk your toddler’s language

Bedtime can often be a trying experience for young children – and their parents. But evidence suggests that regular bedtimes are very important for children’s wellbeing and development.
TV and Film
Everyone has their rituals and traditions

Should you shower in the morning or at night? Ask the experts

The time of day you wash affects your skin, hair and sleep. Apparently.

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