Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Firefighters stopped the diesel running into the drains

Warning to motorists after fuel spill outside supermarket

Firefighters are urging motorists to take care after diesel was spilled on a road next to a busy supermarket.

Leigh Spinners Mill reopened after restoration work

Trust secures lease on half of historic Leigh mill

The team planning a spectacular renovation of a landmark Leigh industrial building is celebrating after securing a crucial lease.

Mayor Andy Burnham with Lord Smith and Chris Boardman

Radical plan to transform Leigh town centre

Leythers are being urged by Greater Manchester’s mayor to embrace a radical new approach to transforming the town centre.

How have our friends in the south coped with The Beast from the East?

So it's snowed - we'll cope.

A frozen pipe

Advice for residents to sort out frozen pipes

Residents across the borough have been given advice on what to do if frozen pipes stop their water supply during the cold snap.
The Greyhound Hotel

Well-known hotel for sale

A landmark borough hotel and popular wedding venue is up for sale.

Hindley train station parking

Wigan councillor says it’s a ‘scandal’ as proposals for station are dropped

Campaigners say that a controversial decision to abandon a long-awaited park and ride scheme for a Wigan railway station is a "scandal".

James Langer says fly-tipping means he cant open his windows

‘I could have to move because of fly-tippers’

A borough resident says the issue of fly-tipping outside his home has become so bad that it endangering his health.

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.
The Dray King, picture by Daniel

Hopes of work at Wigan eyesore

Hopes are rising that work is finally about to begin on renovating a former pub which has become an eyesore and magnet for anti-social behaviour.
Coun Stephen Hellier spoke against the plan to use local green belt

Planners allow homes to be built on green belt land

Planners agreed to depart from local policy and allow construction on the green belt as an ambitious scheme for an old waste recycling site got the go-ahead.
Maxilead Metals' site at the Parr Bridge Works in Tyldesley

Waste firm hopes for double planning success

A waste recycling firm hopes to secure double success when two proposals for its sites go before the planning committee.

Let there be lights - Spectacular aurora light up the sky in the north

Lighting up the night sky with greens and reds, these are the spectacular aurora by a photographer in the world's northern regions.

Festive bin collections

Council announces its festive period bin collection rota

It will be easier to recycle right, recycle more over the Christmas period with extended opening times at the borough’s largest recycling centre.

Formby Hall

Housing proposal for Formby Hall

More than a dozen bungalows for supported accommodation are to be built on the site of a once popular borough venue.

Room for just one more?

REVEALED: The true cost of Santa’s Christmas Eve journey

He’s a real contradiction, that jolly old fella in the red clothing. An eccentric billionaire, generously giving presents to all the children (well, the ones that have been good), yet an unreconstructed drink-driver who seems to be single-handedly destroying the ozone layer as he breaks speed limits around the globe.

34 square miles of wrapping paper will be used this year

Weight of 3.3m Emperor Penguins in plastic packaging 'in the Christmas bin'

Plastic packaging weighing more than the equivalent of 3.3 million emperor penguins will be thrown away this Christmas, campaigners have warned.

The likelihood of a soaking by a summer storm can be gauged

Will it be a washout summer? Scientists think they have the answer

Washout summers can be predicted months before the UK and Ireland get drenched thanks to a weather forecasting breakthrough, scientists say.

It's doubtful we'll get Christmas card scenes this year

Dreaming of a white Christmas? The long-range weather forecast is out

It doesn't look like the spare carrots are going to be adorning snowmen's faces this year.
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