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Chemicals in red wine could help prevent tooth decay, research finds

Chemicals in red wine could provide an unexpected route to healthier teeth and gums, research suggests.

Health
Coun Steve Jones

Court drama as Bryn by-election ruled ‘not lawful’ and scrapped

A top judge has ruled tomorrow’s Bryn by-election should be halted as an independent politician never resigned as councillor.

News
Cora is able to answer basic verbal questions

NatWest testing 'digital human' Cora who can answer customers' questions

NatWest is testing out a "digital human" which it says could in future be used as an additional way for customers to get answers to basic banking queries.

Business

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
Sherrie Hewson stars in the hit ITV show Benidorm

Interview: Sherrie Hewson

Prepare for plenty more sun, sand and sangria as ITV sitcom Benidorm celebrates its 10th birthday with another season at the Solana hotel. Back with more hilarity, Wigan-based star Sherrie Hewson tells Wigan Today of the show’s magic.

News
Dave Hughes with parner Louise Sedgwick and their son George

Survey echoes Wigan dad's support for 'opt-out' organ donor scheme

Almost three-quarters of people in the North West are in favour of an “opt out” organ donation system, according to new figures from a charity.

News
More planned road closures for next month

Traffic chaos for Wigan motorists

A perfect storm of emergency and planned road closures has caused traffic chaos for motorists across Wigan.

News
The KFC branch in Ince is among those closed

Borough's KFC restaurants could be shut all week

The wait goes on for hungry chicken fans as the borough's KFC branches remain closed.

News
The draw was delayed by an hour after a huge demand for tickets

Euromillions lottery draw rolls over to £154 million

The National Lottery EuroMillions has rolled over to Friday with an estimated £154 million jackpot, after there were no lucky winners in Tuesday night's draw.

Business
Mums outside Haigh Hall

Bump to buggy weekly walk in Wigan

Scores of mums, bumps and babies are joining the weekly stroll through Haigh Woodland Park.

News
Pupils from Golborne High School donated gifts and essential items to The Brick

Schoolgirl Megan goes the extra mile for the homeless

School pupils have dug deep to donate heaps of gifts and essential items to the borough’s homeless.

News
The "accommodation" offered in Leigh

"Exploitative" online advert sparks outrage

An online advert posted on a Wigan community Facebook page has sparked controversy for offering "free accommodation" in return for security services.

News
The trees chopped down on Green Lane

Trees chopped down at Wigan building site

A construction company has sparked anger among residents by chopping down trees at a site where dozens of homes are being built

Environment
Bridge Street in Hindley

Legal notice for owner of dangerous Wigan building

The owner of a building in such a dangerous state that a busy main road has had to be shut to prevent it collapsing has been served a legal notice by the council.

Transport
Fans rejoice at DW Stadium

Wigan fans in the money after cup shock

Bookies took a hit as Latics fans cashed in on their team’s FA Cup wonder win.

News
Coun Steve Jones

More court drama ahead over Bryn by-election

A Wigan politician and the council are back in court today after a sensational last-ditch bid to have a top judge hear issues with the Bryn by-election was successful.

Politics
Aguero was in a dispute with a Latics' fan last night

City and Latics charged with failing to control players

Manchester City and Wigan have been charged with failing to control their players following Fabian Delph’s dismissal in Monday’s FA Cup match, and the clubs have been asked for their observations on crowd trouble at the end of the game, the Football Association said.

Crime
Police appeal

Drone footage appeal in bid to snare sex attacker

Could a member of the public’s drone hold vital clues to a vile rape at a Wigan beauty spot?

Crime
An electric shock collar

Call to ban sale of 'cruel' electric shock collars for dogs

Campaigners are calling for a ban on the sale of electric shock collars which are used to deliver a painful jolt to dogs to correct their behaviour.

Crime
William Hill was fined 6.2 million for systemic failures

Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other to take my own life

According to the Gambling Commission, which fined bookmaker William Hill £6.2m for "systemic failures" on Tuesday, one customer was allowed to deposit £654,000 over nine months without any check on their income, which was around £30,000 per year at the time.

Business
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