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Fresh arson attack on wheelie bins in park

Youths have torched four wheelie bins in the latest arson attack on a borough estate.
Crime
Wheelchair users "cannot get round"

Wheelchair users 'cannot get round many WH Smith stores'

Wheelchair users "cannot get round" many WHSmith stores because the aisles are crammed with extra baskets, peers have heard.

Business
Wayne Rooney with his wife Coleen

Coleen vows to make marriage work after Wayne's 'silly and selfish mistakes'

Coleen Rooney has put her wedding ring back on and is trying to make her marriage to footballer Wayne "work", she has said.

Offbeat
Police are investigating

Charity’s store hit by thieves

A children’s charity store is the latest victim during a spate of thefts targeting borough-based businesses.
News
Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
News
Icy patches are likely to form on untreated surfaces as temperatures fall

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country.
Environment
Stay safe this Black Friday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

In the rush to snaffle up those Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, shoppers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when buying online. But anyone who lets their guard down risks falling victim to fraud, with 'Grinch-like' cyber-fraudsters waiting to pounce.
Business
Police appeal

Teen attacked by trio with scissors

Appeal after an 18-year-old girl had her hair and face slashed by three teenagers.
Crime
Camera crews on location at Eckersley Mill

Have a peak at our industrial heritage

Local viewers of the BBC cult series Peaky Blinders have more reasons than most to enjoy recent episodes.

News
Plans are on track

Health chiefs: £98m NHS cash gap can be bridged

Wigan Council and NHS bosses insist they are on track to carve a colossal £98m out of health and social care services in the next four years.
Health
Breastfeeding can provide comfort and security, even as a toddler

Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Mothers who choose to nurse for longer are often criticised - but is this fair? We speak to some key supporters about 'full-term' breastfeeding.
Health
Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
Transport
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

Transport
Don't let thieves ruin your Christmas

How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

Christmas markets spring up across the country and the high street seeing a surge in visitors, shoppers are being warned not to leave themselves vulnerable to theft this Christmas.
News
British Gas decided to hike electricity prices by 12.5% in September

Centrica sees record shares fall as price hike sends customers fleeing

British Gas owner Centrica has suffered its biggest ever one-day shares crash after haemorrhaging 823,000 household energy accounts in four months and warning over full-year earnings.

Business
People look at flowers and tributes left in St Ann's Square in Manchester following the Manchester Arena terror attack

Hearing into Manchester Arena suicide bombing deaths confirmed for Friday

A pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing will go ahead on Friday, the city's coroners office has confirmed.
Crime

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Education
MP Jo Platt

Sex offences help offered

Extra efforts are being made to ensure the more effective prosecution of rape and sexual assault cases, according to the Attorney General.

Politics
B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.
Offbeat
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