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Wigan borough man charged with exposing himself appears in court

A Wigan borough man accused of flashing is set to appear before a crown court judge.

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Rewind: a lifetime's worth of pictures from Ince St William's Primary School (1930-2014)

This collection of images from the Wigan Today archive traces the history of Ince St William’s RC Primary School from 1930 onwards.

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Chilling footage shows 'brazen' hooded man walking along street with huge knife in hand near primary school

Chilling footage of a Knifeman casually walked down the street near a primary school while brandishing a huge blade has emerged

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Dad-of-three 'couldn't swallow a piece of ham' - it was the first sign of a lethal condition

'It was the most difficult conversation I’ve ever had in my life. Nothing in my life prepared me for telling my kids I had cancer'

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Wigan domestic abuser requests prison sentence after admitting order breach

A Wigan 42-year-old who breached a domestic violence protection order and has openly admitted that he would do it again has been sent to prison at his own request.

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People power: licence for new Wigan pub refused amid neighbour protests

Residents have won their battle to prevent a new pub from opening new their homes in a Wigan township.

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Two teenagers due in court after spate of motorbike thefts

Two Skelmersdale teenagers were due to appear in court today after the theft of motorbikes.

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One person treated as fire engulfs bungalow in Wigan neighbourhood

Fire crews from across a wide area rushed to a bungalow fire early today (Tuesday).

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Police seize van with false registration plates in Wigan

Wigan police have seized a van after discovering it was showing false registration plates.

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Universal Credit: How the leap year could affect allowances and payments during February 2024

2024 is a leap year, which means February will have its extra 29th day and people everywhere will be wondering about how this will affect all sorts of payment dates.

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Spring back: pictures of bulb-planting and seasonal Wigan shows from decades past

Spring isn’t that far away now and thoughts are turning to how gardens can best be brought out of their winter slumber.

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Behind bars: three-year prison sentence handed down to Wigan burglar

A 24-year-old has been jailed for three years and two months for burglary and an attempted break-in.

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Police issue fresh appeal as investigation into fatal Skelmersdale shooting continues

Murder squad officers have issued a fresh appeal following a shooting in Skelmersdale earlier this month.

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Wigan centenarian celebrates reaching three figures with her beloved Mint Balls

Uncle Joe’s mint balls don’t only keep you all aglow - they help you get to 100 years of age!

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Ofgem energy price cap April 2024: What is it and how will it affect your energy bills?

Energy bills are set to fall from April

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Watch: Body cam video shows police rush into building to rescue two people after Birmingham arson attack

Dramatic bodycam footage shows police on patrol rush into building after arson attack

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Brand new theatre opens at Wigan borough infirmary

Wigan Infirmary is delighted to announce that it has opened the doors on its new theatre at Leigh Infirmary, with the site becoming the Trust’s main centre for breast surgery.

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The 'free money' trick which can help money-savvy people save thousands of pounds extra

First-time buyers could have missed out on up to £244 million of ‘free money’ last year because they didn’t take advantage of a government-backed savings scheme designed to help boost their deposit.

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Schoolday memories: 37 archive pictures from Wigan's Woodfield Primary 1970-2014

Our latest look-back at local schools via the Wigan Today photo archives focuses on Woodfield Primary.

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Police hunt: judge issues arrest warrant after Wigan suspected dealer's court no-show

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Wigan man accused of dealing crack and heroin after he failed to appear before a judge.