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Teenager winked and smiled at classmate before stabbing teacher to death

A teenager winked and smiled at a fellow pupil just before he stabbed teacher Ann Maguire to death in her classroom, an inquest jury has heard.
Don't miss Santa!

Make a date: Santa’s sleigh is on its way

Members of Wigan Rotary Club will again by accompanying Santa around the streets of Wigan throughout December, as well as visiting supermarkets across the borough.

Amber, the dog injured in Alexandra Park

Pet's injury sparks call for action at 'eyesore' park

A dog walker demanding action to improve an “eyesore” park believes council plans for a clean-up are not enough.


Wigan's World War II tunnels are closed for good

Underground tunnels built at a historic Wigan mill during the Second World War have been sealed up.
Mesnes NRG

Holiday club becomes charity and plans community hub

A group of volunteers ensuring the time when school is out is much more fun has ambitious expansion plans after becoming a charity.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Row between neighbours ends up in court

A man who pushed his neighbour following an 18-month noise dispute has been fined hundreds of pounds.

Parking restrictions outside the sorting office in Hallgate; temporary free short-stay places have been introduced at a nearby car park in Moat Street to ease motorists frustrations

Free parking spaces for parcel customers

The construction of Wigan’s new bus station is causing some inconvenience but none more so than for people picking up parcels from the sorting office.

An app is helping pupils tackle bullies

App helps Wigan schoolchildren report bullying

Thousands of pupils across Wigan are using an app to report incidents of bullying in safety and without fear of reprisals.

Lee Leatherbarrow

Extra jail time given to on-the-run thief

A prolific thief from the Wigan area who fled from prison has been given a further six-month prison sentence.

Former Royal British Legion building in Ince

Former Legion club is up for sale

A club formerly home to a branch of the Royal British Legion has been put up for sale.

Bradley Lodge, nine, with cousin Elliott Guest, on the main road

Concerns at lack of crossing patrol

Parents have reacted angrily to the lack of a school crossing patrol on a dangerous main road.
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Benefit fraudster spared jail over £25,000 swindle

A woman has avoided jail after admitting swindling the taxpayer out of £25,000.

Living Wage payers Unify Credit Union

Credit union is proud to pay the living wage

A leading community bank in the borough has spoken of its pride at paying the real living wage.

Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

The mouldy curry sauce

Inspectors to investigate takeaway sauce 'mould'

A takeaway faces scrutiny from Wigan Council hygiene watchdogs after a customer complained about being served mould-topped curry sauce.

Teacher Ann Maguire

Ann Maguire inquest: Teacher had worst stab wounds paramedic had ever seen

Tragic teacher Ann Maguire gasped, "He's stabbed me in the neck. I'm dying", after being repeatedly knifed by her 15-year-old pupil, an inquest heard.

Wigan Christmas lights switch on

Thousands turn out for Christmas lights switch on

Wiganers turned out in droves to watch the official switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights.
Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

DW Stadium

Stadium pulls the plug on teen prom

Dozens of teenage school pupils were left devastated after their end-of-year prom plans were thrown into chaos by sports chiefs.

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