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Fund-raiser Stacey sets 40th charity target

A dedicated fund-raiser has set herself a special goal as she bids to help other people in memory of her mother.

Lee Suter

Plea for help to find Lee’s ring

A borough man is searching for a priceless ring given to him by his wife which was lost on a family walk the day before Valentine’s Day.

Judith Fitzmartin worked at Wigan Infirmary before her dismissal

Hospital trust remedies nurse's claim

Hospital bosses have settled an employment claim with a nurse who was “unfairly sacked” after breaking both of her legs.

Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
Ashley Vickers

Bank card scam fraudster and his gang jailed

Fraudsters bought £100,000-worth of cars, motorbikes, jewellery and even new teeth using stolen bank card details.
Paramedics took the man believing him to be genuinely ill

Man fakes medical emergency for free ride to hospital

A man faked a medical emergency to get a lift to hospital from paramedics, local ambulance workers have revealed.

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
The KFC branch in Ince is among those closed

Borough's KFC restaurants could be shut all week

The wait goes on for hungry chicken fans as the borough's KFC branches remain closed.

Pupils from Golborne High School donated gifts and essential items to The Brick

Schoolgirl Megan goes the extra mile for the homeless

School pupils have dug deep to donate heaps of gifts and essential items to the borough’s homeless.

The "accommodation" offered in Leigh

"Exploitative" online advert sparks outrage

An online advert posted on a Wigan community Facebook page has sparked controversy for offering "free accommodation" in return for security services.

Polly Haydock, centre, with her family

Polly’s memory to live on as a charity

A fund-raising appeal set up to help a borough mum is bidding to become a charity to support others in her memory.
Persistent bloating can be a sign of ovarian cancer

Cancer signs ‘mistaken for dietary issue’

Women could be buying probiotic yoghurts instead of seeking medical health for a key symptom of cancer, a charity has warned.

KFC in Pemberton

KFC closures across Wigan borough - latest

All of Wigan borough's branches of KFC have reopened after this week's nationwide chicken shortage forced them to close.
Wigan Infirmary

Health chiefs battle alarming rise in drug hospital admissions

Health chiefs say they are working hard to tackle an alarming rise in drug-related admissions the borough’s hospitals.

The scheme would help homeless veterans on the streets

New lifeline for ex-service personnel left homeless

A well-known veterans campaigner has come up with an ambitious plan to get homeless ex-personnel off the streets and back on their feet.

Shaun Dingsdale with his 13-year-old daughter Olivia

Cancer survivor’s charity challenges

A father-of-three once told he could have just months to live is now tackling big physical challenges to help other people with cancer.
Hindley Health Centre where the pharmacy is located.

"Red flag" system review following death of man

Borough healthcare providers have been ordered to review their "red flag" system after a prescription failure led to the death of a Wigan man.
General view of Crankwood Road where off-road bikes are a nuisance

Off-road bikers 'terrorising' neighbourhood

Off-road bikers are “terrorising” a local neighbourhood, according to one resident who has catalogued a string of anti-social behaviour involving the vehicles.

Andy Burnham

Greater Manchester Mayor to hold Q&A session at Wigan venue

Wiganers will get their first chance to grill the Mayor of Greater Manchester on the region’s hottest topics at a public question time event.

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".

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