Car lovers out in force to say farewell to Damian

Car lovers got behind the wheel to say an emotional goodbye to a popular mechanic who died at the age of 35.
Andrew Green

Bogus taxi driver is jailed after raping teenager

A man who claimed to be helping a teenager by driving her home in the early hours is behind bars after raping her.
Runners cross the start line of last year's Race For Life at Haigh Woodland Park

Dates announced for this year's Race For Life events

Women across the borough are being invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life.

Firefighters were called at 10.30pm

Police informed after outbuilding was set on fire

An investigation is under way after a fire was deliberately started in a brick outbuilding last night.

The car was well alight on the motorway

Vehicle fire causes more disruption on M6

Drivers faced another morning of disruption on the M6 motorway after a car caught fire.
Devenn Sutherman is wanted by police

Man arrested after attempted murder report

Police searching for a man wanted in connection with an attempted murder and assault have made an arrest.
The walk-in centre in Leigh

Seven-hour wait at borough's walk-in centre

Health bosses have apologised after patients reported waiting for up to seven hours to be seen at the borough’s walk-in centre.
Childhood sweethearts Damian and Karen Hennefer and her three children on their wedding day in October 2015

Tributes paid to ‘caring and loving’ husband

A devastated wife has paid tribute to her childhood sweetheart who died just four years after they rekindled their relationship.
Paramedics and firefighters were called to the house

Upstairs window removed to rescue man hurt in fall

A man was carried out of his home through an upstairs window after being injured in a fall.

Wigan Town Hall

Overdue council tax bill nearly £19k

Council tax arrears totalling more than £14,000 are owed to the town hall by an individual living in the borough, it can be revealed.

Lack of suspects

Theft from borough shops are on the rise – but police lack suspects

Police had no suspects in more than half the reports of shoplifting in the borough last year, shock figures reveal.

Normas contribution as a nurse was recently recognised by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust when she was given the Chairmans Award For Lifetime Achievement at the annual staff awards.

Wigan nurse dedicates over five decades of her life to nursing

School nurse Norma Newcombe will be a familiar face to many people of different generations in Wigan.
The robbers in the shop

Petrol station staff threatened with axe in 'brutal' armed robbery

Four masked men smashed into a petrol station with an axe during a robbery.

The woman was crossing Barrowdale Road. Pic: Google Street View

Pensioner taken to hospital after being hit by car

An elderly woman is in hospital with a broken leg after being hit by a car.
The cannabis farm on Railway Road

Cannabis farm cop jailed

An ex-police officer and seven others have been jailed after police seized almost £85,000 worth of cannabis.

Grace and Reece Lynch, centre, with mum Carole Lynch, Paul Carroll, of Wigan And Leigh Young Carers, and Astley Hire MD Stephen Dorricott.

Teenager is like ‘second mum’ to her brother, 13

A teenage carer has been hailed a “second mum” for the support she gives to her younger brother.

Tyler Yates

Teen Tyler remembered for his ‘infectious giggle’

Friends and family gathered to say an emotional goodbye to a popular teenager with an “infectious giggle”.

John Pendlebury, of Wigan Cosmos, which has received 10,000

£100,000 awarded to groups from lottery funds

Community groups across the borough are celebrating after receiving more than £100,000 in lottery grants.

Wigan town hall

Planners split on homes bid

The first stage of plans to build new houses on the site of an existing home and garden has scraped past the planning committee.

Bolton Coroner's Court

Coroner's dire warning after man's drink and drugs death

A coroner has highlighted the dangers of illegal substances after a man’s life was “tragically cut short”.

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