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Doctors warn of tough months for NHS services

A winter action plan by Wigan health authorities will be severely put to the test this month, a survey of medics has suggested.

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Oscar

Pet helps Rebecca cope with illness

A Wigan woman has spoken out about how getting a pet helped her to conquer her depression and anxiety.

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Dr Das's surgery in Leigh

Lifeline to patients as surgery closes

Medical chiefs have moved to allay fears that patients will be left high and dry with the closure of a GP surgery.

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Charlie Taylor in hospital on his fourth birthday with his Nan Veronica Marriott

Inquest to be held into death of little Charlie

An inquest is to be held into the death of a four-year-old boy who battled a vicious cancer.

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Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

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Polly Haydock

Polly crusade gets some extra muscle

Strongwomen from across the UK descended on a Leigh gym to be pictured for a new calendar in aid of a gravely ill mum.

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Rachael Flaszczak, owner of The Snug cafe, Atherton, with John Worrall, left, and David Simpson, right, who are preparing to spend the night sleeping on the streets

Rough-sleeping for charity

Two Cub Scout leaders will join kind-hearted fund-raisers swapping sheets for the streets and sleeping rough to help a homeless shelter.

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Dr Steve Iley of Bupa

Senior ailments now beset younger people

Younger residents in the borough are undergoing treatment for conditions traditionally associated with older generations.

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Dentist Barry Rimmer with a pioneering mouth guard he has developed to slove snoring and sleep apnoea

Dental snore cure a roaring success

More than a third of all Wigan men snore loudly when they sleep.

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Andy Burnham

New call to boost mental health care

Andy Burnham has joined fellow former health secretaries in calling on the Government to promise better services for mental health patients.

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Hygiene ratings - latest results

Hygiene ratings - latest results

Nurseries, care homes and a supermarket are amongst the 31 eateries awarded five-star ratings for food hygiene - while 13 establishments received just one star.

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Owen Waudby, centre, with friends Olivia Seweel, Tanya Chikombe, Dylan Jackson and Christian Slater

Owen’s hair-raising charity bid

A caring schoolboy has stayed out of the barber’s chair for more than a year to help poorly youngsters.

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Wigan Infirmary's A&E department

A&E demand putting 'huge strain' on Wigan Infirmary

A fresh call has been made for people to stay away from Wigan Infirmary's A&E department unless they are seriously ill.

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Lamb rogan josh was made with beef at dirty Blackpool takeaway

Lamb rogan josh was made with beef at dirty Blackpool takeaway

Two takeaway owners cheated customers and operated from filthy premises, a court heard.

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Broken ankle

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

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Comic Peter Kay

Comic Peter Kay plans a show for ill mum

Comedian Peter Kay is taking to the stage for a special show in honour of a terminally ill mum from Wigan.

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Alzheimers and dementia are the cause of death of over 1,100 people every week

Alzheimer's and dementia most common death in England and Wales

Alzheimer's and dementia are now the biggest killer in England and Wales with more than 1,100 people dying from the disease each week, according to official figures.

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Liam Denner

Unique illness mystifies toddler’s doctors

The everyday functions of eating and drinking make can make one local youngster seriously ill.

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Matilda with Paul and Rebecca Callaghan

The house fit for a ‘polka dot’ princess

A couple who spent their life savings transforming their home for their disabled daughter say the project was worth every penny.

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