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Colour run helps local charities

Runners got covered in colourful paint as one of the borough’s brightest fund-raising events returned bigger and better than ever.

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Lee and Olwyn Thornley will celebrate their daughter Robyns birthday by raising money for the hospital unit

Mum’s appeal for daughter’s first birthday

A businesswoman will celebrate her daughter’s first birthday by raising money for the hospital where she was cared for.

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Asylum seekers at an English lesson run by the Support for Wigan Arrivals Project

Refugees face language barrier at health visits

A report has highlighted some of the difficulties refugees and asylum-seekers are having accessing health services in the borough.

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Robert Godfrey

Windfall hopes for ex-miners

Former Leigh miners and their families could be in line for windfalls of up to £25k after being short-changed TWICE by different law firms over compensation payouts.

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Robyn Lockwood

Robyn aims high for charity challenge

A young Wigan daredevil will take the plunge and complete a white-knuckle 160ft bungee jump to raise money for a rehabilitation facility.

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Belong Atherton resident Beryl Melling enjoying afternoon tea with daughter Cheryl

Care home’s tasty twist on a very English tradition

A care village has produced a clever twist on the classic afternoon tea to transform the lives of residents with swallowing difficulties.

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Billinge Hospital Roy Hartley Maternity Unit - now a housing estate

Health chiefs blast bogus Billinge baby swap video

Health chiefs have blasted a spoof online video post that claimed a Wigan maternity nurse switched thousands of babies at birth behind their parents’ backs.

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Social media addiction

Online mental health fears

The negative effects of the internet and social media on young people could be far greater than previously thought, suggests new research.

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Wigan Infirmary

Hundreds left unhappy with hospital care

Wigan’s hospital trust receives an average of one complaint a day, new figures have revealed.

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Greggs new healthy pasties

Greggs introduces ‘healthy’ pasties in lower calorie drive

Those who relish the greasy-lipped indulgence of a fatty Greggs treat, look away now

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Participants at a previous "Run in the Dark Manchester" marathon, taken at MediaCityUK. (s)

Runners to light up the dark

Blindness and paralysis haven’t stopped Mark Pollock from tackling six marathons in seven days across the Gobi Desert, or winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games.
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Ongoing battle to find hospital staff

Ongoing battle to find hospital staff

Shock new figures show the difficulty Wigan’s health service has in recruiting staff.

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Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

As winter rolls in, many of us will be faced with a dilemma. Should we stick to the plan, settled upon long ago when the weather was still good and the evenings were long, and get out exercising?

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Are you set for National Fitness Day?

Are you set for National Fitness Day?

This year’s National Fitness Day, the biggest annual celebration of fitness and physical activity across the UK, will see leading retailer Argos become the headline partner.

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Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has recalled bars of its Raisin Milk Chocolate after it emerged they could contain traces of nuts.

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Fears over plans to cut NHS services

Fears over plans to cut NHS services

Wigan’s MP Lisa Nandy has criticised the Tory government after the extent of potential cuts to the NHS were revealed.

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Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

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Make sure to wear sun cream before going out in the sun

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Post natal depression links

Fear of giving birth can lead to post-natal depression

Women are even more fearful about giving birth than previously realised - increasing the risk of post-natal depression, according to new research.

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Breast is best when it comes to children's behaviour

Breast is best when it comes to kids’ behaviour

Babies who are breastfed until six months of age are less likely to suffer behavioural problems when they grow up, according to new research.

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