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Man charged after Wigan arson attack

A man has been charged after an arson which took place in Wigan.

The retailer went into administration last week

Poundworld starts closing down sale amid struggle to find buyer

Beleaguered retailer Poundworld has started a "closing down" sale and drafted in consultants at Hilco to kick-start stock clearances.

The MHRA said that the mould could make a child unwell

Children's cough syrup recalled over mould fears

Some batches of children's cough syrup which have the potential to grow mould have been recalled.

New survey suggests cancer victims have a high risk of suicide

Cancer victims at greater risk of suicide

Some cancer patients are at significantly greater risk of suicide after diagnosis, a new study suggests.

Jen and Alexandra

'Inspirational' Wigan woman meets hero Alexandra Burke on national TV

A dream has come true for an inspirational Wigan dance teacher who runs inclusive classes for people of all abilities.

Stephen Pennington, a convicted rapist

Manhunt launched after convicted Wigan rapist dodges police

An appeal has been issued for a convicted rapist from Wigan who has failed to notify police of his whereabouts.

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy

MP brandishes 'leaked e-mails warning of rail chaos'

Leaked e-mails show transport bosses were aware of possible problems with rail timetable changes as long as two years ago, Wigan's MP has told Parliament.
Coun David Molyneux

Sort it out! Council leader's plea to resolve hospital dispute

The leader of Wigan Council has made an impassioned plea for an end to the bitter industrial dispute over moving staff into a subsidiary company.


VIDEO: Mum’s hell as racist thugs make family’s life a misery

She has been beaten, attacked in her family home and had racist insults hurled at her in a series of terrifying attacks.

GALLERY: Amazing pictures from inside the derelict Royal Court Theatre

The Wigan Post was granted a sneak peek inside the old Royal Court Theatre on King Street which has been derelict for decades.

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Fury over M6 slip road closure

A decision to close a slip road on the M6 could lead to more traffic coming through the already-congested roads of local villages.

Police probe

HIV misdiagnosis led to crime spree by young heroin addict

A young heroin addict who suffered major distress after being falsely diagnosed with HIV by a prison doctor, has avoided jail after admitting to stealing hundreds of pounds worth of goods to fund her habit.

Manchester Road, Astley

Schoolgirl suffers head injury in road collision

A youngster has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a collision close to a primary school earlier today.
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan man stole his own gran’s funeral fund

A Wigan man tried to pay off a drug debt by stealing £10,000 from his grandmother which she was saving to pay for her own funeral, a court heard.

Offensive graffiti outside a store in Wigan

Wigan sees a rise in recorded hate crimes

The number of reported hate crimes has risen in the borough, new figures reveal.

Emergency services rush to help woman sitting on edge of Wigan town centre car park

The emergency services were called to a Wigan town centre multi-storey car park after a woman threatened to jump from it.

Rail satisfaction falls amid poor punctuality and lack of seats

Passenger satisfaction with train journeys in Britain is "significantly down" amid poor punctuality, a lack of seats and the poor condition of stations, a study has found.
From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.

Rail timetable 'crisis' in northern England expected to last until NOVEMBER

It will take until November before there is a "stable network" in place to run trains on a new timetable in the north of England, Network Rail has said.
Children celebrate the funds

Brains and brawn boost for tots in deprived borough areas

Pre-school-aged children living in deprived parts of the borough will be able to take part in physical activity sessions designed to give them a helping hand in getting ready for primary school thanks to a £40,000 grant from BBC Children in Need and Wigan Council.

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