Fun in the sun at charity car wash

Firefighters made the most of the sunny weather by holding a charity car wash.

Holly the West Highland terrier -  who belonged to former magistrate Gail Bradshaw and her daughter Nicola - developed a severe skin condition

Animal cruelty toll still second worst in the UK

RSPCA complaints in Greater Manchester have dipped slightly over the past 12 months, new figures have revealed.

What a Wonderful Word by Nicola Edwards and Luisa Uribe

Book reviews: Wizard words, wartime adventure and a moon rabbit

Discover some of the world’s most extraordinary words, enjoy a thrilling wartime adventure, meet a girl who dreams of making dresses, and discover the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon in a sparkling selection of new springtime children’s books.

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Book review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Lies, lies and even more damned lies… but who is telling them?

Claire Roff, Sarah Hill, Rachel Singleton, Danielle Irving and Maxine Guy with Beau

Borough midwives promote alternative delivery

Only two per cent of women choose to give birth at home these days - but community midwives in the borough are encouraging those who are expecting their latest bundle of joy to give it some thought.


Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Lola the Chihuahua and Luna the French Bulldog were stolen last week

Dog theft rates ‘through the roof’ campaigner says

Dog thefts in the borough have “gone through the roof” in recent weeks, a local organisation says.

Have you seen missing man William Hope?

Have you seen missing man William Hope?

A search is on to find missing man William Hope.

Vianden Castle in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg

Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

The Shyte home page. The name is an acronym for 'seriously helps you to energise"

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online.

Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
Prince Andrew

Duke to make third attempt at visiting borough

It’s fingers crossed for third time lucky as the Duke of York makes a fresh bid to visit the borough.

This photograph illustrates the popularity of table tennis in 1948

Sport gave post-war life in Leigh a much-needed boost

Local historian Alf Ridyard looks at how the Leigh community bounced back after World War Two...

Lena Somerville

Borough woman's relief as Windrush scandal finally highlighted

A woman from the borough caught up in the ongoing Windrush scandal has spoken of her relief the issue has finally been put in the spotlight.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man charged with sexual assault

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.


Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

Police probe

Detectives have named the body of a baby girl found in Manchester

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Manchester have named her Pearl.

North West

VIDEO: Footage released as police tackle illegal off-road bikes

Greater Manchester Police is cracking down on the illegal, dangerous and antisocial use of off-road bikes, boosted by the Force’s Safer Roads Targeting Team.

Richard Johnson (left) and Jordan West

Jail for violent duo over hotel robbery

Armed robbers who carried out a terrifying attack on a well-known borough hotel and stole a safe have been put behind bars.
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