Driver cut from car after collision

A motorist was cut from his car and taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries following a road collision.

Leigh Market

Markets to stay council-run after review

The borough’s markets will remain under council control after traders overwhelmingly rejected alternative models to run them in a major review.


Benefit pilot leaves most in rent arrears

Universal Credit claimants in Wigan are much more likely to be in rent arrears and owe four times as much money as fellow tenants, Greater Manchester’s mayor has said.
A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Weekend work on guided busway

Residents are being warned to plan journeys in advance ahead of a weekend of work on the guided busway.
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man, 67, in court over historical sex allegations

A man has appeared in court on historical sex allegations at a care facility.

Cyclists face cross Channel challenge

The world’s most romantic capital beckons as fund-raisers saddle up for an epic Wigan charity ride.
The team behind Leigh Short Film Festival

Movie magic at film festival

“Lights, camera, action!” will be the cry this weekend as the borough’s biggest celebration of cinema returns for its most spectacular event yet.

Sue Astley with a pupil

It's never too late to learn!

One of the borough’s newest education providers is encouraging vulnerable pupils to give learning another chance and aim high in the classroom.
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