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Teenager dies after horrific incident on off-road track

The 19-year-old suffered fatal injuries after being 'thrown from the bike'

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Manchester Airport flights expected to ‘run as usual’ on Monday after power cut

Flights are expected to “run as usual” on Monday after heavy disruption hit passengers over the weekend due to a major power cut, Manchester Airport said.

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Motorway deaths: Driver jailed after speeding towards oncoming traffic in stolen van killing two people on M25

A video report shows the moment a stolen van sped the wrong way down the M25 killing two motorists, while police issue statement as ‘selfish’ driver is jailed for 18 years.

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More patients seen within four hours at Wigan Infirmary's A&E department, new figures reveal

Improvements continue at Wigan Infirmary’s A&E department, with a rising number of patients seen within four hours.

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11 of the best butchers in Wigan, according to Google reviews

If you’re lucky enough to have a reputable, friendly family butcher, you’ll know how invaluable they can be.

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Trial date set for Wigan man charged with Christmas Eve assault

A Wigan man has pleaded not guilty to attacking a woman on Christmas Eve

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'The last I heard from my son was a WhatsApp message'

"He was my best mate. There wasn't a day went by I didn't speak to him, the same with his dad and sister."

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Off-road bikes seized as police target nuisance behaviour at Wigan park

Police seized two off-road bikes at a Wigan beauty spot in an ongoing operation to tackle the anti-social use of motorcycles.

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Quarter of flights from Manchester Airport cancelled after major power cut

A quarter of all flights from Manchester Airport were cancelled after a “major power cut” which also caused huge queues and disruption to baggage processing, analysts have said.

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Police share photograph of Wigan man wanted for theft, assault and criminal damage

Police are appealing for help to find a Wigan man wanted for theft, assault and criminal damage.

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Jail for Wigan man who breached order with device offering internet access

A Wigan man who breached a court order by failing to report he had a new internet-enabled device has been jailed.

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Schoolday memories: Aspull Church School 1997-2014

We have here a colourful collection of photographs taken over the years at Aspull Church School on Bolton Road – yes, the one with the cow outside.

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Wigan teacher to take her revolutionary seniors’ ballet course to Italy

A Wigan dance school teacher is taking a pioneering course to mainland Europe.

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Rate of avoidable deaths in Greater Manchester higher than the North West average

Greater Manchester has a higher rate of avoidable deaths than the North West average, new figures show.

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I'm a Glastonbury Festival veteran and these are the essentials you need when heading to Worthy Farm

As a seasoned Glastonbury-goer, I’ve learned over time the things to bring that will help you get the most of the festival, and the items you really should leave at home. So for all the first-timers out there, here’s my list of Glasto essentials.

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Review: Simply a breath of fresh air - the Natede Smart

Simply a breath of fresh air, that is the best way to describe the Natede Smart – Vitesy’s only natural and sustainable air purifier on the market today.

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Review: Shoppers go wild over Aldi’s new chocolate spread flavours

Sweet-toothed shoppers have been spreading the love on social media for Aldi’s new Dairyfine Chocolate Spreads (£1,99, 400g) – and they are to die for.

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Brazen opportunistic thief caught on CCTV stealing chained-up gazebo from front garden in Kent

CCTV footage captures the bizarre moment an opportunistic thief stole a large chained-up gazebo from a front garden - in broad daylight.

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7 of the highest rated wedding shops in Wigan, according to Google reviews

Wedding season is well under way and many brides planning their big day will be looking for the most important thing – the dress.

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Inquest opens into death of Wigan borough rugby player while on holiday

An inquest has opened to look into the death of a young rugby player in a hotel swimming pool.