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Plan for 80 new homes approved

News
Don't miss Santa!

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

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
Wigan And Leigh Courthouse

Week in court

News

Triple awards joy for borough film society

News

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

Health

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

Transport

‘We tried to save tragic Chris’ life’

News
The club wants to serve alcohol until midnight at weekends

Club’s goal to serve till midnight

News
From left, parents David and Ellen Edwards, sister Nichola Gregory, Sarahs partner Garry Banner and their son Joseph, eight, front centre

Appeal to help family transform home after devastating accident

News

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
Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Transport

Week in court

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The  Co-Op store in Church Lane, Lowton

Store is hit by another raid

Crime
Det Chief Supt Mary Doyle

Call for gun owners to hand over weapons

Crime
Wigan and Leigh magistrates court

Thief's plea for mercy falls on deaf ears

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

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
Overall, men get a bigger buzz from secret spending

Men will spend £12,663 in their lives on purchases their partner knows nothing about

Business
Millions are facing a fuel poverty crisis this year

Three in ten Brits are too scared to put their heating on due to crippling costs

Business

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
Edwina Currie, junior health minister in the 80s

You can't ban making a pass at someone from workplace - Edwina Currie

Politics

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
Planet Earth photographed on December 7, 1972 during the Apollo 17 moon mission

Scientists issue grave 'warning to humanity' 25 years on from landmark alert

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