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Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

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Eight out of 10 police officers are showing signs of depression according to a new report

Majority of police officers are depressed about work

Eight out of 10 police officers are displaying signs of depression or anxiety as a result of “doing too much”, the chairman of the Police Federation has warned.

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Lack of exercise is one of the main contributing factors in obesity

Inactivity levels high in borough

New data has shown that borough residents are some of the most inactive in the region, just days after we reported they are among the most obese people in the country.
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Bedford Care Home

Failing borough care home bought out by leading healthcare provider

A failing borough care home has been taken over by a leading UK provider just weeks after being warned about numerous health and safety breaches.

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Delia Clarke, lead nurse at Leigh, with members of the new Leigh Warblers singing group

Singing group will hit the healthy notes in Leigh

A successful singing group for people with lung and breathing difficulties is expanding across the borough by starting sessions in Leigh.

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Thomas Welton

Hospital worker Thomas tweets for NHS

Tens of thousands of people around the world are getting a look behind the scenes at Wigan Infirmary.

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Theyre entertaining

Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

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Teenage pregnancy rates are falling locally

Teenage pregnancy rate falls but is still a worry

Teenage pregnancy rates in Wigan borough have fallen in recent years - but still remain above the national average.

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Outside Bedford Care Home

Safety errors at borough care home

A Leigh care home has been warned by health watchdogs after seven safety regulation breaches were discovered during a routine inspection.

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Wigan Infirmary

Interpreters are very much in demand at our borough hospitals

Demand for interpreters at the borough’s hospitals has risen as people from around the world come.

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Reshuffle plan protest held at same time as hospital meeting

A demonstration is being held today to protest against plans to change the employment status of hundreds of hospital workers.
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Workers across the care home sector in Wigan have been offered free flu jabs

Flu jab roll out for workers

A raft of measures - including free immunisation for care home staff - have been introduced in a bid to combat future outbreaks of flu in the borough.

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Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

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Asbestos

Family's appeal for information after asbestos tragedy

Family of a borough woman who died after developing asbestos-related mesothelioma are urging her former workmates to come forward with information about the working conditions at the plant where they think she may have contracted it.
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Wigan Infirmary

Strike threat looms as hospital staff reject employment move

The threat of strike action at the borough’s hospitals is looming after a controversial plan to alter employment terms was rejected by staff.
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Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.
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What makes you happy on this special day?

People across the North West and the world over are celebrating the sixth annual International Day of Happiness today.

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Wigan Infirmary

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.

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Another reason to quit cigarettes on No Smoking Day

Today is No Smoking Day and new research suggests smoking is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your hearing.
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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.

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