VIDEO: Volunteering is in the spotlight

Volunteers from organisations across the borough joined forces to encourage people to help make a difference.
Tina Roe at Buckingham Palace

Royal invitation for life-saver Tina

An ambulance service worker who has saved numerous lives was recognised for her efforts with an invitation to Buckingham Palace.

Swinley Road - pictured earlier this year - is among the roads being resurfaced

£3.6m plan to fix the borough’s roads

Businesses have welcomed plans to spend £3.6m on road repairs around the borough.

VIDEO: Sea of pink for fund-raisers at Race For Life

Hundreds of women pulled on their trainers as Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life returned to the borough.
Coun Chris Ready, front, and Adam Blezard ,of Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, with some of the athletes

Windfall will help borough athletes

Talented athletes from around the borough have been given a financial boost to help them achieve their dreams.

Firefighters were called at 6am on Tuesday

Warning about charging electrical items after garage fire

Residents are being reminded about the dangers of leaving electrical items on charge after a fire.
Firefighters from Leigh attended

Car set on fire in social club's car park

A car was driven onto the grounds of a social club and set alight.

The scene on Sandy Lane

Probe as car crashes into brick wall and lands in garden

An investigation is under way after a car came off the road, crashed into a brick wall and went into a garden.
Gareth Carr

Police search for missing man

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a man who has not been seen since Friday.

Wigan Infirmary

Health chiefs’ headway on scourge of bed-blocking

The number of hold-ups faced by borough patients waiting to be discharged from hospital has dropped.

The outgoing Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan, Coun Bill Clarke and his wife Joan

Mayor says farewell after raising thousands for charities

The Mayor of Wigan has thanked the people of the borough for an “incredible year” as his term draws to a close.

Wigan Infirmary

Borough's hospitals still axing hundreds of operations

Hundreds of operations are being cancelled at the last minute at the borough’s hospitals, it can be revealed.

Images of two of the men

Staff threatened in raid at mobile phone shop

Police have issued three images of men wanted in connection with a robbery at a mobile phone shop.
The incident happened at Hindley station

Railway station worker injured in attack by man with baseball bat

A man with a baseball bat smashed a train window and injured a member of staff at a borough railway station.

Murder probe launched after man is found dead

A murder investigation is under way after the death of a man in the borough.
Firefighters from Hindley, Atherton and Wigan attended

Sleeping man rescued from house fire

Firefighters forced their way into a house to rescue a man after a blaze broke out.
Karen Aldred

Former Wigan councillor reveals online abuse horror

A former councillor has spoken out about abuse she faced online, which she believes led to her failing to be re-elected.
A demonstration by Unison members

Strike date announced for borough's hospital staff

Hundreds of hospital staff opposed to their jobs being transferred to a controversial new firm will go on strike for 48 hours later this month.
Olly Johnson

Getting back in the saddle for battling schoolboy Olly

A brave schoolboy who battled a serious illness is inspiring people to get on their bikes to raise money for two good causes.


VIDEO: School ‘overwhelmed’ by support after blaze

It is business as usual for staff and pupils at a borough school - just weeks after a fire caused “sheer devastation”.
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