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Travel review - Rothay Manor, Ambleside

Within walking distance of Ambleside town centre can be found Rothay Manor: for many years a byword for good taste, comfort and fine dining.
Lifestyle
Louise Sellars

Louise Sellars' killer takes first steps towards freedom

A notorious North West killer has taken his first steps towards freedom.
North West
Det Chief Supt Mary Doyle

Call for gun owners to hand over weapons

A new campaign has been launched to get guns off the borough’s streets.

Crime
Carly Fairhurst

Bitter-sweet pride of crusading couple

There were tears and smiles as a Wigan couple were honoured for the campaigning work they carried out in their tragic daughter’s memory.

News
Wreaths were laid

The borough falls silent to honour its war heroes

The borough bowed its collective head in respect as Remembrance Sunday was once again marked.
News
Empty wine bottles

Teens' lives blighted by parents' drinking

Hundreds of thousands of teenagers’ lives are blighted by the drinking problems of their parents.

Health
Antibiotics

Alert over antibiotic use

Borough folk are being urged in a new crusade to “keep antibiotics working.”

News
Fire service

Firefighters speak out about vile attacks on emergency services

Local firefighters have spoken out about the impact of having stones and bricks thrown at them when responding to incidents.
Crime
Bins being emptied

Councils working to reduce waste costs

More than three quarters of English councils, including Wigan, now pick up household rubbish which cannot be recycled or composted just once a fortnight, a survey reveals.

Environment
Firefighters were attacked twice in less than 24 hours

Fury over new 999 ambush

Fire chiefs have blasted yobs who pelted crews with stones in two ambushes within hours of each other.

News
Wigan Town Hall

Council plans a healthy future for Wigan

The face of health and social care in Wigan looks set be transformed by a pioneering act of unification.

Health
Sheila and other friends of Hindley station

Prize joy for station friends

Volunteers who have turned an ordinary railway halt into a beautiful and novel attraction were celebrating double honours today.

News
Delegates at the Carbon Landscape launch

Project to create green wonderlands in ex-industrial areas

A multi-million pound project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been launched to restore areas of Wigan borough and other parts of the North West transformed by heavy industries like coal-mining, peat extraction and iron and steel production.

Environment
Protestors at The Bell

Hopes of green belt reprieve as plan is revisited

Campaigners against a blueprint to build on parts of the borough’s precious green belt will be delighted at the wind of change which could be about to blow these plans off course.

News
Wigan Business Expo 2017

Wigan Business Expo gets underway

The biggest day in the borough's calendar is under way with the launch of the annual Wigan Business Expo.

Business
Ellen Higginbottom

Misconduct probe in connection with Ellen Higginbottom murder investigation

Three police radio operators are under investigation for alleged misconduct in connection with the disappearance and murder of Wigan student Ellen Higginbottom.
Crime
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