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B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

Offbeat
Mr Burnham has made tackling rough sleeping a cornerstone of his mayoralty. He is seen here at The Brick in Wigan

Bold plan to give lifeline to the homeless

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Cash raised for homeless Chris’ funeral

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Charges over jail disturbance

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Betting shop smashed up by masked robbers with sledgehammers

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Telecoms firm calls in real living wage

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Deputy council leader David Molyneux

Plan for 80 new homes approved

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Don't miss Santa!

Make a date: Santa’s sleigh is on its way

News

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Transport
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

Transport
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Environment
A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

Transport
Travellers on the Asda car park off Atherleigh Way,  Leigh last night

Travellers check out supermarket for new home

Transport

Charges over jail disturbance

News
Police are searching for the masked robbers

Betting shop smashed up by masked robbers with sledgehammers

News
Wigan And Leigh Courthouse

Week in court

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The  Co-Op store in Church Lane, Lowton

Store is hit by another raid

Crime

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Education
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Education
Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Education
Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Education
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Education

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Transport
Managing director Paul Baxter, left, with staff at Corptel which is a living wage employer

Telecoms firm calls in real living wage

News
Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Business
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

Transport
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Transport
The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Politics
At the end of last year, there were nearly 56,000 "declared absconders"

56,000 foreign nationals disappear off Home Office radar

Politics
The group is calling for childcare to be subsidised from when a child is six months old

Campaigners protest to improve rights for working mothers

Politics
Deputy council leader David Molyneux

Plan for 80 new homes approved

News
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Environment

Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

Environment

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

Health
The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Health
How is your eyesight?

Motorists’ eyesight ‘should be retested’ every 10 years

Health
3,300 people have been diagnosed with heart failure in the borough

Wiganers are the most at risk of heart failures

Health
Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

Health