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Have you seen missing man William Hope?

A search is on to find missing man William Hope.

Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

Prince Andrew

Duke to make third attempt at visiting borough

It’s fingers crossed for third time lucky as the Duke of York makes a fresh bid to visit the borough.

Lena Somerville

Borough woman's relief as Windrush scandal finally highlighted

A woman from the borough caught up in the ongoing Windrush scandal has spoken of her relief the issue has finally been put in the spotlight.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man charged with sexual assault

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.


Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?


VIDEO: Footage released as police tackle illegal off-road bikes

Greater Manchester Police is cracking down on the illegal, dangerous and antisocial use of off-road bikes, boosted by the Force’s Safer Roads Targeting Team.

Richard Johnson (left) and Jordan West

Jail for violent duo over hotel robbery

Armed robbers who carried out a terrifying attack on a well-known borough hotel and stole a safe have been put behind bars.
Jo Platt MP

MPs' concerns about British involvement in Syria

Local MPs from opposite sides of the House have condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria and expressed reservations about British involvement.

David Dargan

Gang behind violent armed raid gets 34 years in jail

A gang of violent armed raiders who held up a convenience store have been jailed for 34 years in total.
Stephen Warburton

Police hunt wanted man after woman was held at knifepoint for eight hours

Police are searching for a wanted man with ties to Wigan after a woman was held captive for eight hours.
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.


Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

The borough's JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

RTC in Leigh

Car crash causes road closure near nursery

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers were called to the scene of a road traffic collision which forced a road to close.

Damian Hennefer with wife Karen and his stepchildren

Damian’s inquest adjourned after family’s questions

An inquest into the death of a popular mechanic has been adjourned so further investigations can be carried out.

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.
Street Paws running outreach sessions at the Homeless Support Project in Leigh

Volunteer vets to help homeless people's pets on the borough's streets

A team of generous vets are giving up their time to help homeless people’s pets on the streets of the borough.

Pam Yates, who will be walking 36 miles in memory of her brave son Tyler

Mission in brave Tyler's memory

The parents of a brave schoolboy who battled brain tumours are taking part in a massive physical challenge to support the charity that helped them.

When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
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