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Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

Unison members joined hospital staff and members of the community to protest against 'back door privatisation'

Ballot open for action over Wigan hospital staff firm move

Hundreds of hospital staff who could be transferred to a controversial new company are voting on whether or not to take industrial action.

Dave and George Hughes

Images: The machine flown over from Germany to keep Wigan dad's heart beating

A brave Wigan dad who has been in hospital since a gruelling heart transplant has been fitted with a mechanical organ in a bid to allow his body to recover.

Patients are being encouraged to get out of their pyjamas during a hospital stay, as part of an intiative to celebrate the NHSs 70th birthday

Wiganers urged to get out of hospital PJs

Wigan health chiefs are backing a campaign to get patients out of their pyjamas and up and dressed during their stay in hospital.

Gates padlocked at Haigh Hall

Picnic protest will highlight Haigh Hall fears

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for a protest picnic at Haigh Hall on Sunday – in response to controversial changes introduced at the historic landmark in recent weeks.

Ronnie Dutch

Wigan clubs mourning a rugby legend

Tributes have been paid across the rugby world in Wigan following the death of a much-loved coach.

Wigan Youth Zone's armed forces day

Wigan Youth Zone in display of commitment to armed forces

Preparations are afoot for the return of Wigan Youth Zone's Armed Forces Day.

John and Clare Wignall in a rapeseed field, at Wignalls Farm

Wigan farm’s success is cropping up

A family firm in Standish has been oiling the wheels of progress to come up with a popular addition to any culinary experts’ cupboards.

Caroline Hughes

Wigan woman to cycle from London to Paris

A Wigan woman will take on a gruelling cycling trip from London to Paris this summer to raise money for a regional children’s charity.

Christina and Valentino Caramalou

Blind Wigan siblings to trial new visual technology

A brother and sister who lost their sight 20 years ago have become the first people in Wigan Borough to pilot state-of-the-art technology which is helping them to read and write.

Ofsted report

Ofsted tells Wigan school it must improve

A Wigan primary school has been told it must improve amid concerns about the progress being made by pupils.

Moya Platt, who is unhappy with the home care provided by Cherish UK, with her husband Cliff at their Atherton home

Wigan care home at centre of investigation is blasted by client

Care provided by a firm at the centre of a major investigation has been blasted by the unhappy wife of a service user from the borough.

Last years parade marching proudly through the town centre

Plans in motion for St George’s parade in Wigan

St George’s Day will be celebrated in all its glory this weekend with a large parade through the town.

Aston Martin Vantage

First drive: Aston Martin Vantage

Could this really be the much-loved British brand's Porsche 911 beater? Rebecca Chaplin heads to Portugal to see if it lives up to the hype.
Helen McCourt

Justice chief summit over ‘Helen’s law’

A Wigan murder victim’s mother today said that a Whitehall summit in which she pressed for the introduction of a “no body, no parole” clause in law went as well as she could have possibly hoped for.


VIDEO: Wigan record shop turns tables on vinyl event

Saturday may be Record Store Day, but one Wigan music shop owner will be marking the occasion in his own very much unofficial way.

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In a six-month-period last year, female MPs from all parties were sent more than 25,000 abusive messages on Twitter

Council reveals they have received online threats including rape, beheading and electrocution

The town hall has vowed to stand up to cyber abuse against women after the full extent of online hate was revealed in an emotive speech by a Wigan councillor.

Speed limits are set for a reason

Half of drivers think speeding is acceptable, poll finds

Half of drivers (50%) think it is acceptable to break speed limits, new research suggests.

Dean Wood Manor in Orrell

Medication given illegally at Wigan care home

A struggling Wigan care home has been told to make improvements for the fourth time in a row by health watchdogs.
Ariana Grande performing during the One Love Manchester benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack

No Tears Left to Cry: Ariana Grande unveils first new track since Manchester Arena attack

Ariana Grande has released her first new track since the Manchester Arena attack which claimed the lives of 22 concertgoers.
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