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Cancer signs ‘mistaken for dietary issue’

Women could be buying probiotic yoghurts instead of seeking medical health for a key symptom of cancer, a charity has warned.

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Hygiene ratings: Wigan’s One-Star rated eateries Nov 2017 to Jan 2018

These Wigan restaurants, shops and takeaways have been given the second lowest possible rating by the Food Standards Agency.

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Wigan Infirmary

Health chiefs battle alarming rise in drug hospital admissions

Health chiefs say they are working hard to tackle an alarming rise in drug-related admissions the borough’s hospitals.

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Hindley Health Centre where the pharmacy is located.

"Red flag" system review following death of man

Borough healthcare providers have been ordered to review their "red flag" system after a prescription failure led to the death of a Wigan man.
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HIV testing can be done at home

Diagnosing of HIV is being ‘left too late’

The vast majority of people with HIV in Wigan are not being diagnosed until the disease has damaged their immune system.
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Wigan Infirmary

Wigan health bosses promise to listen and talk to workers

Hospital bosses have promised to listen to staff concerns about a controversial employment move and possibly tweak the proposals.

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Val Fenton with a photo of husband Keith

Wigan widow: Don’t be the 1 - quit smoking before you die!

A widow has issued a stark warning to Wiganers about the dangers of smoking, as a new survey revealed most people underestimate the danger of their addiction.

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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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Doctors warn of "spike" in scarlet fever cases

Parents' scarlet fever warning

Residents are being urged to ensure they are vigilant in spotting the signs for Scarlet Fever after a rapid rise in the number of cases across Greater Manchester.

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Wigan accident and emergency department

Seven ambulances diverted from Wigan Infirmary

Ambulances that would normally have gone to Wigan Infirmary’s casualty department were re-routed to hospitals further away seven times in a fortnight because of service pressures, it can be revealed today.

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An undercover operation exposed an illegal teeth-whitening venture

Illegal teeth whitening earns fine for woman

A borough woman has been fined after she was caught practising illegal teeth-whitening during an undercover sting.

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Wigan Infirmary

Wigan Infirmary to get 100 more car park spaces

The number of parking spaces at Wigan Infirmary is to be increased by almost 100 this spring.

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Elaine Pye

A life-saving appeal from Wigan stroke survivor

Stroke survivor Elaine Pye is urging local people to be aware of the warning signs of stroke, and share the FAST message to help save more lives.

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David Hughes with son George

Desperate days as Wigan dad loses out on heart again

A Wigan dad who is desperately in need of a new heart has received a major blow after missing out on a vital organ transplant.

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Sarah Whytes surprise birthday party at the DW, including (back row, left to right) Latics stars Dan Burn, Nick Powell and Will Grigg

Birthday treat for brave Sarah at Wigan Athletic as she battles rare disease

A brave Wigan mum has spoken of her 10-year battle with a rare and incurable bone-eating disorder.

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Royal Albert Edward Infirmary

Hundreds of operations moved out of town from Wigan hospital

Hundreds of patients will have to travel out of the borough for high-risk surgery as part of a major shake-up.

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Derian House

Exciting times ahead for Derian House

The children’s hospice which looks after scores of Wigan youngsters is looking ahead to an ‘exciting’ year, with a new plan to improve its services and events to mark its 25th anniversary.

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Coun George Davies has expressed concern regarding WWL Solutions

Ex-porter's alarm at Wigan hospital trust plans

A popular backbench politician who spent decades working at Wigan Infirmary has given his full backing to staff involved in an industrial row.
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Some social media users disagreed with the rule change

Secondary school pupils told their finger nails must not exceed certain length

A secondary school has introduced a new rule in which its students are not permitted to grow their finger nails longer than 1.5cm.

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The team at Headway

Brain injury charity raising awareness in Wigan

A national brain injury charity is raising awareness of the work it does in the Wigan borough in a bid to get more injured people to take advantage of its support.
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