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Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

Transport
Cat DAscendis celebrates achieving the world record

Sweet success for record-breaker Cat

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‘Development plan has not gone away’

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Shop worker’s drug shame

Crime

Man’s desperate appeal: “I just need my arm back”

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Writer Welland’s TV gems on sale at last

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Chance to taste long-lost local beer once more

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Second councillor announces MP bid

Politics
Firefighters were called to Argyle Street. Pic: Google Street View

House damaged after fire spreads

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Firefighters found the dog in the kitchen

Safety warning after dog trapped in house fire

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Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

Transport
Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
 Left to right coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

New hopes for railway station

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David Pipe believes Randox Health Grand National favourite Vieux Lion Rouge "ticks a lot of the boxes" ahead of the world's greatest steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday

Grand National travel trouble for passengers on strike day

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Wigan Council accepts just under 50 per cent of appeals

Half of parking ticket challenges succeed

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Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

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Shop worker’s drug shame

Crime
Peter Smith had his prosthetic arm stolen from his car

Man’s desperate appeal: “I just need my arm back”

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Appeal for magistrates due to volunteers shortage

Crime
Fr Michael Higginbottom

Priest’s victim is praised after giving evidence

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Parents’ delight as primary school places granted

Education
More pupils will attend their first choice schools this year, the council has said

First choice primary figures on the rise

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Sacred Heart RC Primary School in Hindsford. Pic: Google Street View

School told it is still rated good

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The Deanery High School has recently undergone a re-build

Schools’ £50m overhaul

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Wigan's schools could plummet down funding tables

Cuts will see schools fall in league tables

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New hopes for railway station

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Lloyds' branch in Tyldesley will close in August. Pic: Google Street View

High street blow as bank shuts branch

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Wonga

Wonga data breach could affect 245,00 UK customers

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‘Development plan has not gone away’

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Coun Keith Cunliffe

Second councillor announces MP bid

Politics
Coun Jo Platt

Councillor bids to become an MP

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Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham: A message to the people of Leigh

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Wigan Town Hall

Library reform plan gets green light

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Plan for 18 new apartments

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Couns John Hilton and George Davies highlighting a particularly bad fly-tipping site in Whelley

New measures to combat fly-tipping

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Pond restored to former glory

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Heartfelt thanks paid as residents’ support means hospital unit is ready to go

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Mental health patients in crisis waiting too long for help

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Three-year-old Harry Howard's cancer was misdiagnosed as growing pains by three different health officials in Wigan. 

Pictured with mum Helen

Doctors miss son’s cancer three times

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The CQC rated Wigan and Leigh Hospice as Oustanding

Inspection success for hospice staff

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

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