Driver ‘rammed police car’ at takeaway

A motorist who “panicked” when a police officer approached him at a takeaway rammed a patrol car before sparking an 80mph chase.

Travellers on the car park at Howe Bridge Crematorium, who prompted outrage from residents

MP: Travellers review ‘is urgently required’

A borough MP has called on the government to urgently assess the requirements placed on landowners and the police when dealing with traveller sites.

Arriva buses will be affected by a strike today

Bus strikes will hit services across Wigan, Leigh and St Helens

Bus services across the borough are being affected by the first in a series of one-day strikes today.

Dan Howarth

Amputations may be avoided with more care

Nearly 150 diabetes-related amputations have taken place across the borough over the past three years, according to a charity.

Strike action has been called off on the guided busway in Leigh

Bus strike is called off

A bus strike affecting Manchester-bound services in Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley today has been called off.

Refurbishment work is taking place

Area's history inspires new name for pub

One of the area’s oldest taverns is going back to the future as part of a major overhaul project.

Leigh MP Jo Platt

Autism diagnosis delays 'unacceptable'

Anxious parents in Wigan are facing a wait of up to two years to get an autism diagnosis for their children because of a staff backlog.

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