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Rolex theft: Machete-wielding thugs remove face covering on CCTV after violent robbery on moped

Watch the moment two Rolex robbers unmask in front of a CCTV camera after a violent crime spree.

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Yvonne Fovargue MP: immediate ceasefire needed amid unacceptable humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza

​There is an urgent and unacceptable humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza.

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Judge to sentence Wigan sex offender for register and order breaches

A convicted Wigan sex offender will be sentenced by a judge after admitting to order breaches.

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Wigan's week in court

Here is a round-up of the latest cases featuring Wigan people who have appeared before magistrates and in the dock at crown court.

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James Grundy MP: time to end miners' pension injustice

​Last Thursday, I co-sponsored a debate on ‘Mining Communities and Miners’ in the House of Commons.

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Nurses, midwives and operating department practitioners celebrated at special event in Wigan

The hard work of staff at Wigan’s hospitals was celebrated at a special event.

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Retro: picture memories of Standish Arts Festival

For many years the Standish Arts Festival was a major event in the Wigan cultural calendar. Founded by St Wlifrid’s Parish Church organist and choirmaster Ron Kay in 1986, it would boast a wide ranging programme of events, including fine, creative and performing arts with local history thrown in f...

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Skelmersdale councillor installed as West Lancashire's new mayor

Coun Julian Finch has been appointed as the new Mayor of West Lancashire following the local authority’s annual meeting.

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The Body Shop 90s-style: My best buys as a teenager - White Musk to Body Butter - but no bath pearls, sadly

Nothing says the 90s like a teenager in The Body Shop. Jamie Jones walks down memory lane with her best beauty buys, from White Musk to Body Butter

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Police launch 'large scale operation' to crack down on Wigan street racing drivers

Racing motorists on a Wigan bypass and retail park have sparked a fresh weekend crackdown by police.

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Ant and Dec crash school assembly surprising pupils in recognition of financial education work - watch below

Watch Ant and Dec surprise year five pupils as they join in their financial education lesson.

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'Hundreds' of drivers stuck for hours as M58 closed after 'serious' crash

Police were called to reports of a collision involving three vehicles

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M58 motorway near Wigan remains closed after horror crash

A motorway near Wigan remains closed after a “serious multi-vehicle collision” at lunchtime today (May 17).

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Channel 4's Location, Location, Location is looking for house hunters in Lancashire for its new series

Channel 4’s primetime property programme Location, Location, Location is looking for house hunters in Lancashire to take part in its new series.

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21-year-old fitness instructor gives boxing lessons to care home residents in heart-warming footage

Watch as Bailey and the care home residents have fun in their boxing and games sessions.

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Shoppers go wild for doggy ice cream in stores now

Shoppers have been going wild on social media for Aldi's highly-anticipated doggy ice cream, back in stores now by paw-pular demand.

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Markets now a permanent feature at Wigan's Feast at the Mills

Pop-up markets have been an occasional additional attraction at street food and live entertainment weekend destination Feast at the Mills in Wigan ever since the venue opened.

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RETRO - Wigan people out on the town back in 2016

We’ve been having a trawl through our picture library again for photographs taken for our popular On The Town feature in the Wigan Post and have this time settled on 2016.

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Police hunt self-confessed Wigan driving ban flouter after court no-show

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Wigan motorist caught flouting a driving ban on the motorway.

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Upset as Wigan nursery which 'oozes warmth' announces closure

Upset parents and carers have come together to fight plans to close a nursery in Wigan.