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Delivery driver sprints and vaults over gate to run away from escaped pet dog on doorstep

Hilarious footage shows the moment a terrified delivery driver vaulted over a 1.15m tall gate to run away from a pet dog.

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'Food poisoning saved my life'

Terry Berry's life-threatening condition might never have been spotted had it not been for a dodgy fish pie cooked by his wife

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Stalker who threatened a Wigan woman narrowly avoids immediate jail term

A Wigan man whose stalking of a woman included sending messages saying he was at her workplace and threats of violence, has been spared an immediate jail term.

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Wigan & Leigh College wins Top Business Engagement Employer Award

It was a night to celebrate as Wigan & Leigh College won Business Engagement, Employer Award at the Educate North Awards.

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Watch: Neighbours 'at war' settle boundary dispute after court battle spanning 30 years

Two neighbours speak on camera about why they have been at loggerheads for three decades over a bitter land dispute.

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Retro gallery: past events at Atherton St George's Primary School

Our borough tour of schools through the Wigan Today picture archives now arrives at Atherton St George's CE Primary School on Derby Street.

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Wigan man in court facing catalogue of charges relating to weekend car chase and crashes

A 33-year-old Wigan man has appeared in court accused of dangerous driving, trying to cause three police officers grievous bodily harm and criminal damage to four vehicles.

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Patriotic Wigan pub to host St George's Day fund-raiser this weekend

The cross of St George has been flying proudly and conspicuously over a Wigan pub this week.

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Watch: Burglar caught on camera raiding McDonald's for food burns down his flat days later

This is the moment a hungry burglar broke into a McDonald’s drive-thru to steal food.

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Disqualified driver jailed for dangerous driving after crashing his car with shredded tyre into hedge

Shocking footage shows a dangerous driver hurtling along at double the speed limit and overtaking cars on a bend, before crashing into a hedge.

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Stock up for the bank holiday with up to 44% off BBQ essentials at Tesco

Warmer weather is finally on the horizon and Tesco is helping customers make the most of the upcoming bank holiday weekend with great deals on a range of BBQ must-haves.

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New subscription free Ring video doorbell alternative from Imou

IMOU, a leading smart IoT solution and service provider, today announces the UK availability of its DB60 outdoor battery doorbell.

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Man awaits sentence after confessing to attacking four Wigan police officers

A 35-year-old has been accused of launching attacks on four police officers on three different occasions.

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Wigan residents reminded to order repeat prescriptions in time for bank holiday weekend

The North West’s top pharmacist is urging people to order repeat prescriptions in good time ahead of the May bank holiday.

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Housebuilding slump hits Wigan

Fewer new houses were started in Wigan in 2023 than in any year since the start of the pandemic, new figures show.

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Watch: Window-shopping badger caught on video taking a stroll through shopping centre

After pottering around next to a shop, the badger picks up pace before something catches the mammal’s eye and it returns to look through the window - watch below.

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Suspect named after schools put on lockdown following reports of 'man with gun'

Police said the incident was 'worrying' but 'isolated'

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Teenager due in court after incident which saw Wigan schools in lockdown

A teenager has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm after an incident which saw several Wigan schools go into lockdown.

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Review: Fiat Electric (RED)

The Fiat 500 Electric is small but perfectly formed, says Julie Marshall

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Sticky end: Wigan yobs riding stolen motorbike get stuck in mud

Yobs riding a stolen motorbike got bogged down when they tried to flee Wigan police.