Bold plan to give lifeline to the homeless

A new scheme to address homelessness in Wigan and the rest of Greater Manchester will see 270 homes made available to rough sleepers.
Firefighters were called to the park three times

Drunk adults start several fires at park

Firefighters were repeatedly called to a park to tackle blazes started by adults who had been drinking.

Firefighters spent two-and-a-half hours at the house

Smoke pouring from window alerted resident to fire in her home

A bedroom was badly damaged when a blaze broke out in a house this afternoon.
Wait times revealed

Ambulance response times revealed

A new way of recording ambulance response times reveals how long people are having to wait for emergency care.
Organisations are working together to combat domestic abuse

Helping victims of violence

A new approach to tackling domestic abuse in the borough has been launched.

The workers do housing maintenance

Union takes holiday claim to employment tribunal

A trade union is taking legal action to support members employed by a troubled contractor, after the company secretly cut holiday pay.

Willow Street, Atherton. Pic: Google Street View

Bedroom destroyed after house blaze

Neighbours raised the alarm when a fire broke out in a bedroom.
Borough carers could be entitled to the discount on their council tax bill

Council tax data error affects borough carers

Carers in Wigan could have been missing out on council tax relief for four years due to out-of-date information.


Anger as lorry blocks exit for drive-through

An angry motorist is calling for changes to be made to a coffee shop drive-through after she was stuck there for more than 10 minutes.

Wigan accident and emergency department

More patients are waiting longer at Wigan Infirmary A&E

Wigan Infirmary’s A&E department has experienced another drop in the number of patients seen within the four-hour target.

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