NHS survey shows pressures on hospital staff

The pressures faced by NHS staff working for the borough’s hospitals trust have been revealed in a new survey.

The mobile breast screening unit

Borough breast screening hit by flooded unit

A mobile breast screening unit and specialist equipment has been damaged in a flood.

Breast screening

‘Postcode lottery’ breast cancer care and survival

Shortages in the breast cancer workforce in the North West have reached a critical level with over one in five mammography posts vacant, it was claimed today.

The Scout group raised money by washing cars

Scouting endeavour cleans up

Scouts braved the brisk weather over the weekend to take part in a fund-raising car wash.

Stacey with her father and children at a fund-raising event

Fund-raiser Stacey sets 40th charity target

A dedicated fund-raiser has set herself a special goal as she bids to help other people in memory of her mother.

The KFC branch in Ince is among those closed

Borough's KFC restaurants could be shut all week

The wait goes on for hungry chicken fans as the borough's KFC branches remain closed.

Polly Haydock, centre, with her family

Polly’s memory to live on as a charity

A fund-raising appeal set up to help a borough mum is bidding to become a charity to support others in her memory.
Persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer

Cancer signs ‘mistaken for dietary issue’

Women could be buying probiotic yoghurts instead of seeking medical health for a key symptom of cancer, a charity has warned.

Shaun Dingsdale with his 13-year-old daughter Olivia

Cancer survivor’s charity challenges

A father-of-three once told he could have just months to live is now tackling big physical challenges to help other people with cancer.
Wardley Square in Tyldesley. Pic: Google Street View

Neighbours given oxygen after fire in flat

A flat was badly damaged and neighbours needed medical attention after a fire broke out.
There have been several incidents this morning

Weather warning after crashes on motorway in Wigan

Drivers are being urged to take care after several motorway crashes in wintry weather.
Firefighters helped to rescue the man

Car crashes into farmer's field in wintry weather

A driver has been taken to hospital after crashing his car in "treacherous" conditions.
The bags will no longer be free

Free dog waste bags scrapped to save cash

Town hall bosses have decided to stop providing free dog waste bags for pet owners across the borough.
Dr Sandeep Ranote

Bid to treat youngsters’ eating disorders faster

Action is being taken to improve the waiting times for treatment of young people in the borough with eating disorders.

Police are appealing for information

Appeal to find woman's next of kin

Police are appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a woman from the borough.

Nick Sullivan

Murder accused in crown court after Hindley pub death

A Hindley man accused of murder has appeared before a crown court judge.
Nick Sullivan

Man in court charged with murder after Hindley pub death

A Hindley man has appeared in the dock accused of murder.
Damian and wife Karen

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.

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