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"30.03.2017 20:02:56" wigantoday.net Contestants wanted for long lost family TV show Looking for your fifteen minutes of fame?
"30.03.2017 19:08:42" wigantoday.net Police: McAteer not arrested abroad Police have confirmed Aiden McAteer was arrested in the United Kingdom and not abroad.
"30.03.2017 19:00:42" wigantoday.net Top Gear's The Stig sets world speed record... in a dodgem Dodge this!
"30.03.2017 18:43:30" wigantoday.net Power restored to over 400 homes across Wigan More than 450 left without power tonight have had their electricity restored. Electricity North West say they have been working hard and restored power to more than 400 homes in Wigan tonight
"30.03.2017 18:01:11" wigantoday.net Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible Cheeky!
"30.03.2017 17:08:16" wigantoday.net Power cut across Wigan More than 450 homes have been left without power tonight. A power cut is currently affecting homes across Wigan
"30.03.2017 16:31:02" wigantoday.net Plan to axe SATs tests for seven-year-olds to cut teacher assessment 'burden' Good idea?
"30.03.2017 16:16:38" wigantoday.net Man, 23, arrested over Violet-Grace hit and run Police have arrested Aiden McAteer in connection with the death of Violet-Grace Youens. BREAKING: Man, 23, arrested over Violet-Grace hit and run
"30.03.2017 16:01:08" Timeline Photos The 18th man column: 'We lost, and I felt better for it!' - #wiganwarriors fans have their say.
"30.03.2017 15:30:35" wigantoday.net And here it is, the real truth behind Heinz's 57 slogan Our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane takes his weekly stroll down memory lane... Take a stroll down memory lane with our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane...
"30.03.2017 14:30:20" wigantoday.net Youth Zone director sad to leave but says time is right A top boss who has played a massive role in the success of Wigan Youth Zone is departing for pastures new at an elite gymnastics academy. Sadness but great pride at Youth Zone's achievements as director leaves for gymnastics role
"30.03.2017 14:06:43" Timeline Photos Talking Football: Newcastle's home form has actually hampered them this term
Read more: http://trib.al/wRsAper #WAFC
"30.03.2017 13:30:22" wigantoday.net Row erupts over 'fake' councillor complaints Town hall bosses have taken the unprecedented step of warning residents about a “fake councillor” as a long-running dispute re-ignites. Council bosses say they are sending out leaflets this week to remind residents who their ward representatives are following a "fake" councillor row
"30.03.2017 12:30:40" Timeline Photos Talking RL: 'We know what's happening in 2025, great.. but is England's Test in five weeks' time on TV?'
Story here: http://trib.al/PzYgeB4
"30.03.2017 12:03:58" wigantoday.net Schoolgirl escapes after attempted abduction A Wigan schoolgirl fought free and fled in terror after an attempt to abduct her off the street. Anyone with information is asked to call police
"30.03.2017 12:00:38" wigantoday.net Non-urgent operations cancelled to reduce A&E times All non-urgent operations have been cancelled as hospital bosses try to reduce waiting times at Wigan's A&E department. Patients were facing an 18-week wait for surgery
"30.03.2017 11:30:15" wigantoday.net 'Mickey Mouse' arrested on Wigan drink drive rap Police in Wigan were surprised to discover they had arrested 'Mickey Mouse' for failing to provide a specimin of breath. Was he driving a mini? (groan)
"30.03.2017 11:00:30" wigantoday.net Week In Court Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh magistrates ...
"30.03.2017 10:30:22" Timeline Photos Do any Wigan businesses do more than drink tea in the office and want free publicity? Get in touch to be in the Post's Workplace feature - email firstname.lastname@example.org. Must have 4 or more staff.
"30.03.2017 10:00:07" Timeline Photos The Liam Farrell Column: I wouldn't like to play against Micky on any day
"30.03.2017 09:29:53" wigantoday.net 'Amateurish' pals take on a gruelling challenge Six self-proclaimed middle-aged, unfit and overweight adventurers have teamed up for the challenge of a lifetime.
"30.03.2017 08:58:11" wigantoday.net 'Ear-chewing' case thrown out of court A man was spared jail after claims he bit a man's ear during a brawl were thrown out by a court.
"30.03.2017 08:30:05" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Women bailed in hunt for missing mother and young sons
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"30.03.2017 08:00:57" Timeline Photos Schools concert-goers hit with parking charge #wigan
Story here: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/schools-concert-goers-hit-with-parking-charge-1-8465609
"30.03.2017 06:30:42" Timeline Photos Ambitious plan for borough's stations #wigan #leigh
Story here: http://trib.al/8IgMrOH
"30.03.2017 06:00:41" Timeline Photos "England is my main priority... if not, Italy want me on board" - Gildart is back to take centre stage. Story: http://trib.al/yGG9Z4I
"30.03.2017 01:21:18" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 29 Following the death of Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness and the contribution made by a number of people in bringing peace to Northern Ireland, one person's contribution is noticeably missing – that of Mo Mowlam, the late Northern Ireland Secretary. Has Mo Mowlam's contribution to peace in Northern Ireland been forgotten?
"29.03.2017 21:17:34" wigantoday.net Barrow looks for a 'happy medium' Graham Barrow has spent Wigan Athletic's international break trying to find 'a happy medium' between the managerial styles of Gary Caldwell and Warren Joyce.
"29.03.2017 20:30:44" wigantoday.net Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme Members of Amazon's Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant's announcement of 'Entertainment Experiences', tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform. Priority gig tickets primed for Amazon
"29.03.2017 19:41:50" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 28 I read with a mix of interest and bemusement about the “success” of the guided busway service (Wigan Post, March 22). Has the guided busway service been a change for the worst?
"29.03.2017 19:00:56" wigantoday.net More tweaks made at controversial junction Changes have been made to the traffic lights at the controversial Marus Bridge junction after a series of accidents. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"29.03.2017 18:01:13" wigantoday.net Six ways to lower your fuel consumption With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK's motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget. Aircon or open windows - do you know which saves you the most fuel?
"29.03.2017 17:30:13" Timeline Photos Picture of the week: Spring sunshine in Mesnes Park by Paul Heyes
"29.03.2017 17:01:26" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: MPs warn of dropping schools standards amid savings drive 'delusion'
Story here: http://trib.al/ao2YCSL
"29.03.2017 16:03:09" wigantoday.net Samsung unveils new flagship smartphones Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the first since the company's Note7 was discontinued over safety concerns and battery fires.
"29.03.2017 15:16:56" Timeline Photos Our story about how Wigan patients rated their GP surgery was viewed more than 20,000 times. Here are this year's results AND last year's results - has your doctor's improved or fallen down the rankings?
Results March 2017:
"29.03.2017 14:44:15" wigantoday.net Legends to collide again for Joe! Latics legends Emmerson Boyce and Arjan de Zeeuw will be back on opposite sides for the third annual Joseph's Goal charity game at Ashton Town FC in May.
"29.03.2017 14:31:04" wigantoday.net Pictured: Man wanted over Violet-Grace hit and run Police have released this image of the man they are hunting over the hit and run which killed Violet-Grace Youens. WITH VIDEO:
"29.03.2017 14:12:43" Timeline Photos Rookie cops explore their new patches.
Story here: http://trib.al/T4fFNLt
"29.03.2017 14:11:05" wigantoday.net Rookie cops explore their new patches Student officers have been introduced into their future Wigan borough communities as part of a week-long induction. The trainee officers are learning the ropes for the next two years
"29.03.2017 14:00:47" wigantoday.net 'Sharenting' isn't fair on your children Celebrities are not known for making sensible decisions, but this week Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne set an example by refusing to share multiple photographs of their newborn baby on social media. Do you agree?
"29.03.2017 13:49:38" wigantoday.net Mum of hit and run suspect pleads for him to come home The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home. UPDATED:
"29.03.2017 12:37:27" wigantoday.net Mum of hit and run suspect pleads for him to come home The mother of a man believed to have fled the country after a hit-and-run crash which killed a four-year-old girl has made an emotional plea for him to come home. 'Give yourself up, son'. Mum of Violet-Grace hit and run suspect pleads for him to come home ...
"29.03.2017 12:31:02" wigantoday.net Shopping centre hails good deeds and memories for 10th anniversary A Wigan shopping centre rounded off a flurry of anniversary celebrations by recalling some grand stories and good deeds from its past. Good deeds and memories recalled as shopping centre marks 10th anniversary
"29.03.2017 12:00:31" wigantoday.net Slimming mum and daughter's weight loss win Jill Earley looks confident and relaxed in this photograph with her daughter Rauridh. What an amazing achievement
"29.03.2017 11:27:31" wigantoday.net Family's anguish after damage to Braiden's memorial A permanent memorial could be erected to pay tribute to a seven-year-old boy who died following a brave battle with cancer.
"29.03.2017 11:03:18" wigantoday.net More tweaks made at controversial junction Changes have been made to the traffic lights at the controversial Marus Bridge junction after a series of accidents. The controversy rumbles on ...
"29.03.2017 10:44:29" Timeline Photos Plans for a GB revival shelved, Nines revived... and uncertainty over England's next home #rugbyleague Test. Story: http://trib.al/jPhQGIs
"29.03.2017 10:09:12" Timeline Photos Bite-size review: If you like sci-fi you'll enjoy Life - now showing at Empire Cinema in Wigan. There's a new alien in town and it's smart and very, very deadly. Our rating 7/10
"29.03.2017 10:00:44" wigantoday.net Life-saving drug alert system Wigan police are trailblazing a drug alert system to get a better picture of substance abuse in the area and so potentially save lives. Police say drugs are 10 times stronger than a decade ago
"29.03.2017 08:31:06" wigantoday.net Man charged following death of Violet-Grace Youens A man has been charged following the death of 4-year-old Violet-Grace Youens in a hit-and-run crash, say police.
"29.03.2017 08:05:57" Timeline Photos Is Wigan experiencing cold feet over Brexit?
Find out here: http://trib.al/pMPr0cm
"29.03.2017 08:01:30" lep.co.uk WATCH: M6 driver clocked at speeds of over 110mph and hogs middle lane A reckless driver was caught travelling at speeds of over 110mph on the M6 in wet weather yesterday evening, say police. REGIONAL NEWS...
"29.03.2017 07:30:06" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Police probe claims empty Coca Cola cans 'contaminated with suspected human waste'.
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"29.03.2017 07:01:03" wigantoday.net New £1 coins already for sale on eBay as sellers seek to make a pretty penny The new £1 coin has been placed for sale online by sellers asking several times its face value.
"29.03.2017 06:30:04" wigantoday.net Millions of Brits never recycle plastic bottles Millions of Brits admit they NEVER recycle plastic bottles, a study has found.
"29.03.2017 06:01:08" Timeline Photos Shaun Wane says Wigan's injuries down to "bad luck" after carrying out investigation. #rugbyleague
"28.03.2017 21:30:04" wigantoday.net Sharpe offered to fund warm-weather training camp Graham Barrow has revealed he turned down an offer from chairman David Sharpe to send Wigan Athletic's players away for a warm-weather training camp during the international break.
"28.03.2017 20:30:53" wigantoday.net Daily Mail accused of sexism over 'Legs-it' front page A national newspaper is facing accusations of sexism after publishing a front page picture of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon under the headline "Who won Legs-it!". Could the row deter women from entering politics?
"28.03.2017 20:02:08" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 28 Regarding anti-social behaviour, there is one answer to deal with it more effectively and that is restoring the police budget. Has police budget cuts led to a rise in anti-social behaviour?
"28.03.2017 19:31:05" wigantoday.net Could your bridal party be on new TV show Always The Bridesmaid? Do you fancy appearing on this new dating show? Bridal parties encouraged to sign up for new TV show searching for Mr Right
"28.03.2017 19:01:39" wigantoday.net REVEALED: Wigan's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you - 2017 Wigantoday.net can reveal the list of Wigan's best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice. Shevington Surgery is top of the docs but how does yours fare?
"28.03.2017 18:30:57" wigantoday.net Entertainment TV good for populist politicians TV shows like Bake Off and X-Factor fuelled Brexit, according to new research. It's you Bake Off viewers that voted for the likes of Trump and Farage, apparently
"28.03.2017 18:00:59" wigantoday.net NHS to roll out 28-day cancer diagnosis target from April next year A new target to diagnose cancer within 28 days is to be rolled out across the NHS from next April.
"28.03.2017 17:30:54" wigantoday.net Millions of Brits never recycle plastic bottles Did you know that you can recycle your plastic bottles?
"28.03.2017 17:00:47" wigantoday.net Genetic explanation for obesity Obese people who say 'It's my genes' may be telling the truth after scientists discovered 80 different genetic conditions suffered by the massively overweight.
"28.03.2017 16:30:53" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Doctor spared jail after falsely claiming overtime payments of £24,000
Story here: http://trib.al/wWTlnS9
"28.03.2017 16:01:16" wigantoday.net Government urged to make bus travel more affordable for teenagers It is cheaper for a group of young people to book an Uber ride than travel by bus, Andy Burnham has said as Labour urged the Government to slash fares for teenagers. Andy Burnham has led the calls for cheaper travel for young people
"28.03.2017 15:30:27" wigantoday.net Site recycled for good of community A waste recycling firm has spoken about its plans to convert its site into hundreds of new homes and a community hub. A recycling firm has spoken about its plans to convert its site into hundreds of new homes and a community hub.
"28.03.2017 15:02:21" wigantoday.net Man in hospital after main road collision A man has been taken to hospital following a collision on a major road in Wigan. UPDATED (VIDEO):
"28.03.2017 14:34:11" Spongebob Wetpants Students from Wigan Pier-based ALRA drama school lined up to chuck sopping wet sponges at their principal! It was all for a good cause as they were raising money for Barnardo's.
Adrian Hall and other staff were happy to receive the drenching ... well done
"28.03.2017 14:01:32" wigantoday.net Plaudits for 'hero' James who stopped armed robber A man who tackled a meat cleaver wielding robber in Wigan has been commended by police for his act of bravery. Police bosses have praised this hero who rugby-tackled an armed robber who was wielding a meat cleaver in a Wigan shop. What a remarkable act of bravery...
"28.03.2017 13:30:57" wigantoday.net Gilbey poised for key role Graham Barrow believes Alex Gilbey could have a big part to play in the relegation run-in for Wigan Athletic.
"28.03.2017 13:25:25" Timeline Photos Sam Tomkins may need further surgery which would delay his return to action. #rugbyleague
"28.03.2017 13:07:34" wigantoday.net Man in hospital after main road collision A man has been taken to hospital following a collision on a major road in Wigan. A man has been taken to hospital and a road closure is in place after a two-car collision on a main road
"28.03.2017 13:00:38" wigantoday.net Ambulance handover target at hospital missed Three in 10 patients arriving at Wigan's A&E by ambulance had to wait more than 30 minutes to be handed over to hospital staff. NHS bosses admit January was 'challenging' as almost one in three patients wait more than 30 minutes for ambulance handover
"28.03.2017 12:30:19" wigantoday.net Luckless Kellett suffers season KO Andy Kellett's miserable campaign is over after the luckless Wigan Athletic star suffered knee ligament damage for the second time this season.
"28.03.2017 12:00:36" wigantoday.net 'Childish' teen raids those caring for him An immature Wigan teen who stole a TV and raided the office of the care service where he was living has been spared jail. The teen admitted his heartless act was irresponsible
"28.03.2017 11:30:37" Timeline Photos Do any Wigan businesses do more than drink tea in the office and want free publicity? Get in touch to be in the Post's Workplace feature - email email@example.com. Must have 4 or more staff.
"28.03.2017 11:01:34" wigantoday.net REVEALED: Wigan's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you - 2017 Wigantoday.net can reveal the list of Wigan's best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice. Is your GP Surgery on our list? How is it rated?
"28.03.2017 10:31:33" wigantoday.net Veteran's joy as Marine A set to be freed A former Paratrooper who took part in the national Justice for Marine A campaign has expressed his delight the soldier will be freed within weeks. A former paratrooper and campaigner speaks of his delight at being in London to see justice for Marine A, Sgt Alexander Blackman
"28.03.2017 10:30:44" wigantoday.net Plans to make Viagra available over the counter unveiled Viagra could be made available from pharmacies under plans to scrap the need for a prescription. NATIONAL NEWS:
"28.03.2017 09:57:13" wigantoday.net 'More tests might have saved my Charlie' A grieving mum told an inquest that her cancer-battling son might not have died if more medical checks had been made. So very sad
"28.03.2017 09:08:57" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Westminster terrorist's 'shocked' wife 'totally condemns his actions'
Story here: http://trib.al/InxaoqA
"28.03.2017 08:26:24" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Driver spared jail after running over man punched onto road by teenager
Read more here: http://trib.al/1cPUecs
"28.03.2017 08:00:56" Timeline Photos Rugby lads tackle ballet challenge #wigan
Story here: http://trib.al/kjFFDx8
"28.03.2017 07:49:18" Timeline Photos Shaun Wane: Leeds have some unbelievable athletes, and you need to do is make sure you nail your one on one D
"28.03.2017 07:00:30" wigantoday.net Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint The new £1 coin comes into circulation today. The new £1 coin comes into circulation today and people are being urged to return the old round pounds before they lose their legal tender status.
Have you got any stashed away in piggy banks and jars?
"28.03.2017 06:30:27" wigantoday.net What a Grand day for young Gracie Talented youngster Gracie Davies was delighted to meet Freddy the cat when he was revealed for the first time at the weekend. WITH VIDEO
"27.03.2017 20:30:32" Timeline Photos This week's #MondayMotivation comes from Cardinal Newman College who share their experience of using Google AdWords and Sponsored Content on our local business site goo.gl/7B1DnB
"27.03.2017 19:34:43" Timeline Photos Police say mum Sophie and 10-week-old baby Georgie who went missing in Prescot five days ago have links to Wigan
"27.03.2017 19:01:07" wigantoday.net Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth This could prevent thousands of child deaths a year
"27.03.2017 18:30:33" wigantoday.net 33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they'll be able to afford their own house is 33. Is your ideal room mate worth more rent?
"27.03.2017 17:07:31" Take splat! Lecturer in Photography at St John Rigby College, Mike Towey, takes a paint balloon battering in aid of Comic Relief ... great sport!
"27.03.2017 15:39:41" wigantoday.net Police: Man wanted over hit and run has fled the country A senior detective in the hit and run case which killed a four-year-old girl and left her grandmother in hospital has appealed for one of the suspects to “search his conscience” after it emerged he had fled the country. “The family have made the most difficult decision they will ever have to face and they have still found the strength to make the decision to help other families (by donating Violet-Grace's kidney and pancreas) ...
"27.03.2017 15:14:41" wigantoday.net Wigan grandma fighting for life after crash A Wigan grandmother remains in a serious condition after being mown down in a hit and run collision that killed her four-year-old grand-daughter. A terrible, terrible tragedy
"27.03.2017 14:33:05" wigantoday.net Academy backtracks on library ban Abraham Guest academy has U-turned on a decision to ban its own pupils from using the in-house public library. The students are admitted to access the library through the school, signing in with staff at reception on the premise that they leave at 4pm
"27.03.2017 14:11:26" wigantoday.net We're bringing pop back! Want to feel old? It's been 20 years since Steps released their disco-tastic debut - and now they're back to celebrate. And despite the two decades in between, Joe Nerssessian discovers not much has really changed
"27.03.2017 13:00:23" Timeline Photos Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked to upgrade them for new 12-sided coin
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"27.03.2017 12:30:21" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Gas blast wrecked dance studio just hour after children were in building
Story here: http://trib.al/RaVq7Vm
"27.03.2017 12:28:35" wigantoday.net Investigation launched after 12-year-old injured in road collision Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a girl suffered serious injuries in a Wigan road rollision. An investigation has now been launched and officers are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a collision on Wallgate on Friday
"27.03.2017 12:00:32" wigantoday.net Pledge to spare greenbelt A mayoral candidate has vowed to rip up a controversial home and jobs plan that includes building on Wigan greenbelt. Regional authorities are currently deliberating on a second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, said to bring almost 25,000 homes and 15,000 jobs to Wigan borough by 2035 ...
"27.03.2017 11:30:06" wigantoday.net Plea to MPs to join march against cuts Wigan and Leigh MPs and councillors are being called to join a campaign against “devastating” NHS funding cuts. “We were horrified to learn that in order to overcome debts in Wigan, a further £87m of cuts will have to made across the borough's health services by 2020"
"27.03.2017 11:00:11" wigantoday.net Fresh hopes for borough to meet housing targets A spate of developments earmarked for Wigan will contribute to housing targets set by the Greater Spatial Framework (GMSF), the town hall has said. Developers and the council have recently announced several schemes across the borough, totalling hundreds of new homes ...
"27.03.2017 10:21:39" wigantoday.net Photographer's drone footage of devastating gas explosion A local photographer captured these shocking images of the huge explosion which levelled a restaurant and trapped several people under the resulting rubble. WITH VIDEO
"27.03.2017 10:00:10" wigantoday.net Les strums his way to stroke recovery Half of a popular Wigan folk duo has returned to the stage - just months after suffering a stroke. Good news ...
"27.03.2017 09:22:19" wigantoday.net Violet-Grace hit and run: Man arrested Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit and run crash that killed four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens. BREAKING NEWS:
"27.03.2017 09:00:37" yorkshirepost.co.uk Security agencies need back doors into encrypted services, says Home Secretary Encrypted messaging services like WhatsApp should build back doors into their systems so intelligence agencies can read suspected terrorists' messages during investigations, the Home Secretary has said. Do you think services like WhatsApp should be made accessible to authorities?
"27.03.2017 08:29:19" wigantoday.net Pledge made to cut AIDS deaths More than 200 people are receiving treatment for HIV in Wigan despite the borough being classed as a “low prevalence” area. Wigan comes 14th in the region and with a much lower rate of the disease than other areas such as Salford at 4.95 per 1,000 people or Manchester with 5.81 ...
"27.03.2017 08:08:46" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Two men sought after girl, four, dies following 'hit-and-run' incident
Read more at: http://trib.al/wwqAVtm
"27.03.2017 08:07:28" wigantoday.net Three stars could be back for Leeds showdown Wigan could receive a triple boost on the injury-front this week.
"27.03.2017 08:07:05" wigantoday.net Gilbey poised for key role Graham Barrow believes Alex Gilbey could have a big part to play in the relegation run-in for Wigan Athletic.
"27.03.2017 06:02:06" wigantoday.net Page Unavailable Warriors could receive triple injury-boost ahead of showdown at Leeds.
Story here: http://trib.al/DWv08Ie
"27.03.2017 05:47:02" wigantoday.net Page Unavailable Gilbey poised for key role in Latics' battle against relegation.
Story here: http://trib.al/LnjbS4r
"27.03.2017 04:47:37" wigantoday.net Ladies' Day at Galleries Wigan mums can be thoroughly spoiled at a special town centre Mother's Day event and help a good cause at the same time. A lovely event for a great cause.
"26.03.2017 17:30:30" wigantoday.net Arts fund will prove town is a Great Place Wigan's culture and heritage scene has been given a boost in the shape of a £1.5m regional funding pot for a scheme to bring the arts to all.
"26.03.2017 16:01:21" wigantoday.net Fund-raisers set for Hadrian's wall trek A group of intrepid fund-raisers will be trekking along Hadrian's wall for a variety of charities.
"26.03.2017 15:30:40" wigantoday.net Wigan Today Here are this week's five most read stories
"26.03.2017 14:01:17" wigantoday.net Rockers Slydigs hope new EP will be a beast One of the region's most successful rock bands featuring a guitarist from the borough are asking fans a simple question with their new EP: How Animal Are You? Rockers Slydigs' new EP asks a simple question: How Animal Are You?
"26.03.2017 13:00:45" wigantoday.net It pays to think forward at kind-hearted cafes Family crisis organisations are backing a wave of support for pay-it-forward schemes that are cropping up across the borough.
"26.03.2017 12:00:56" wigantoday.net Licence bid for real ale brewery taproom A Wigan real ale brewery hopes drinkers can raise a glass to its future achievements after applying for a licence for its brewery tap.
"26.03.2017 11:00:39" Timeline Photos Wigan teen Molly hits the highest note
Read more here: http://trib.al/ivBhAqI
"26.03.2017 09:30:11" wigantoday.net 'Transforming services' is key to saving them Plans to maintain the borough's 15 “beating heart” libraries amid budget cutbacks are set to be approved by council bosses this week.
"26.03.2017 08:00:40" wigantoday.net Work finally underway on link road Preparations are being made to begin work on a key Wigan link road three years after plans were given the green light. Work is finally under way on the link road between Goose Green and Wigan town centre
"26.03.2017 06:30:10" wigantoday.net Horse whisperer draws the crowds Hundreds of people were “starstruck” when a world-famous horse whisperer visited a community organisation in the borough. A world-famous horse whisperer amazed the crowds at a Wigan community event
"25.03.2017 19:30:36" wigantoday.net Make her Mother's Day with this free printable breakfast in bed set Make your mother's day breakfast look pretty as a picture. Genius!
"25.03.2017 18:01:02" wigantoday.net Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.
"25.03.2017 17:01:02" wigantoday.net British wrestling to return to ITV on Saturday evenings - from Preston Guild Hall British wrestling is returning to the small screen for a new 10-part series on ITV, filmed at the Preston Guild Hall. REGIONAL NEWS:
"25.03.2017 15:55:46" wigantoday.net Wigan 20 Hull FC 22: Five talking points Five talking points from Wigan's 22-20 loss to Hull FC... Wigan 20 Hull FC 22: Five things we learned from Warriors' first loss of the year. #rugbyleague
Story here: http://trib.al/U65WcJ8
"25.03.2017 15:32:05" NATIONAL NEWS: 17-year-old amateur boxer dies after collapsing in ring
Story here: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/national/17-year-old-amateur-boxer-dies-after-collapsing-in-ring-1-8459091
"25.03.2017 15:30:45" wigantoday.net Community fund given extra boost Wigan Council's flagship fund to help out community groups has been extended for a fifth time with cash now up for grabs for worthy causes.
"25.03.2017 15:15:17" REGIONAL NEWS: Three teenagers arrested over death of toddler
Story here: http://www.wigantoday.net/news/regional/three-teenagers-arrested-over-death-of-toddler-1-8458160
"25.03.2017 14:00:51" wigantoday.net Dads' running challenge for trio of charities Two dads will push their bodies to the limit as they take on a running challenge to support three good causes. Two generous dads getting their running shoes on to help three charities
"25.03.2017 13:01:16" Timeline Photos Lyndsey Vaux murder trial delayed by six months #wigan
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"25.03.2017 12:00:51" Timeline Photos Wigan criminal racks up an astonishing 363 crimes
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"25.03.2017 10:30:09" wigantoday.net Runner becomes an inspiration to many This photograph of a woman taking part in Run Wigan Festival has proved to be a real inspiration. What a great response to this photograph from Run Wigan Festival
"25.03.2017 09:31:41" wigantoday.net Girl, 12, suffers serious injuries in road collision A 12-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after a road collision in Wigan.
"25.03.2017 09:00:52" wigantoday.net Dad praised for stopping attack A man whose son was stabbed to death has been praised by a judge for saving the life of a Wigan stranger following an unprovoked knife attack. "I did this for my boy, this was for Cody - he would be proud" - Paul Turner
"25.03.2017 07:30:09" wigantoday.net Spring into light and happy days The light nights are coming - and hopefully they'll bring some warmer weather with them. Spring is coming ...
"24.03.2017 23:55:22" wigantoday.net Wane: We were unlucky not to win Shaun Wane felt Wigan were “unlucky” to slip to their first defeat of the year - but was proud of the effort of his depleted squad. Wigan 20 Hull FC 22: Shaun Wane talks pride at fightback, refereeing decisions and injuries.
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"24.03.2017 23:05:25" Wigan 20 Hull FC 22: Phil Wilkinson's review with freelance journalist Tom Earnshaw
"24.03.2017 21:54:20" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 24 There's no upside for the Scots if they leave Britain Should Scotland say yes to independence?
"24.03.2017 20:00:47" wigantoday.net Yobs film sickening assault on girl, 12, in Wigan town centre Yobs filmed a brutal attack on a 12-year-old girl in Wigan town centre, sparking fears a violent social media trend may be making an unwelcome comeback. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"24.03.2017 19:08:03" Wigan v Hull FC preview: Phil Wilkinson with freelance journalist Tom Earnshaw
"24.03.2017 18:48:48" Timeline Photos Great night at the DW - Phil Wilkinson will be on FB live in around 20 minutes to preview Wigan's game against Hull FC
"24.03.2017 18:30:11" wigantoday.net 11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old? New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz. Are you smarter than an 11 year old?
"24.03.2017 18:00:43" wigantoday.net Eating Out - Thyme and Plaice These days when I look for a nice place to eat, I look for two things first and foremost.
"24.03.2017 17:30:21" wigantoday.net Muslims in London raise over £18000 for victims of Westminster terror attack in one day Members of London's Muslim community have created a LaunchGood page to fundraise for the victims of the terror attack in Westminster which killed a police officer and four members of the public, leaving 40 injured. NATIONAL NEWS:
"24.03.2017 17:00:36" wigantoday.net New chapter for pub going back to novelist tribute England's most famous novelist will once again be commemorated in Wigan as the new owners of a popular pub announce they will revert to its original name.
"24.03.2017 16:30:25" wigantoday.net Charity runner's egging was welcome boost A generous Wiganer going the extra mile to help homeless people got an uneggspected boost after a social media post about him being targeted while running proved popular.
"24.03.2017 16:05:52" wigantoday.net It's Red Nose Day - are you ready for fun? Today is Red Nose Day and you know what that means - a night of comedy like no other.
"24.03.2017 15:01:53" wigantoday.net Teen accused of stealing wrapped Christmas presents A teenager accused of stealing wrapped Christmas presents from two houses in the borough has been sent to the crown court.
"24.03.2017 15:00:05" wigantoday.net Million school pupils missed lessons in 2015-16 due to family holidays in term Around a million schoolchildren missed lessons last year after taking family holidays during term time, official figures suggest. Around one in six pupils missed lessons for holidays or trips last year
"24.03.2017 14:30:04" wigantoday.net Bad behaviour 'not taken seriously' in schools Disruptive behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough in the past, according to the Government's behaviour tsar. Do you think bad behaviour in schools is taken seriously?
"24.03.2017 14:05:22" wigantoday.net Winners and losers in school fund reform Ministers are facing increasing pressure - including from a Wigan education group - to rethink school funding reforms.
"24.03.2017 13:34:31" Timeline Photos Play area to get £55k makeover
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"24.03.2017 12:41:36" wigantoday.net Wigan teen to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro A Wigan teenager says the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is second only to the charitable cause he is doing it for.
"24.03.2017 12:05:59" Timeline Photos Powell aims to 'Steel' a march on main Man Houghton tonight.
Warriors v Hull FC preview: http://trib.al/npTCXZi
"24.03.2017 12:03:30" wigantoday.net Inquest opens into tragic dad Ryan, 24 An inquest has been opened into the death of a young Wigan dad who died last week.
"24.03.2017 11:39:12" wigantoday.net Wigan Pride will be bigger and better than ever The borough will once again celebrate diversity and tolerance as the second Wigan Pride event was unveiled.
"24.03.2017 11:04:09" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Anti-ageing drug could be on the market in three years, say scientists
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"24.03.2017 10:35:18" wigantoday.net 'Significant arrest' made in the North West in connection with Westminster attack A "significant arrest" in the North West and one other in the West Midlands have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police have said.
"24.03.2017 10:15:21" wigantoday.net 'Young players aren't just filling a shirt' Wigan's young guns have been challenged to grab their chances now - before a wave of stars return.
"24.03.2017 10:13:56" wigantoday.net Police probe after yobs set fire to bin Police have an issued an appeal for information after yobs set fire to a commerical bin and placed it against a wall in Leigh.
"24.03.2017 09:01:16" Timeline Photos Yobs film sickening assault on girl, 12, in Wigan town centre
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"24.03.2017 07:30:31" Timeline Photos Health bosses work to cut over-spending on locums #wigan #leigh
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"24.03.2017 07:01:07" Timeline Photos 'George Williams can be one of the world's best halfbacks' #wiganwarriors
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"23.03.2017 20:30:07" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Pilot jailed after preparing to fly jet while over legal alcohol limit
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"23.03.2017 20:01:19" wigantoday.net Carnage after stolen car smashes into wall This was the dramatic scene following an early hours crash involving a suspected stolen car in Wigan. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"23.03.2017 19:31:26" Timeline Photos The Liam Farrell Column: Morgan has been even better than I expected
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"23.03.2017 18:00:14" wigantoday.net Drivers 'at risk of skidding' on a quarter of A roads in England Motorists could be at risk of skidding on more than a quarter of England's A road network, official figures show.
"23.03.2017 17:02:27" Run Wigan Festival SLIDESHOW: Spectators and runners at the weekend's Run Wigan Festival
"23.03.2017 16:32:28" Timeline Photos The 18th Man: 'Why can an ex-Giants player referee them?'
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"23.03.2017 16:00:22" wigantoday.net Ex-Latics chairman's hunt for the ultimate pie His pies have been sent into space, and now they're descending on your local supermarket. He's sent pies into space...and now ex-Latics chairman Bill Kenyon's company is preparing pastry perfection
"23.03.2017 15:33:29" wigantoday.net Talking football: Lack of passion not the problem International breaks always come at either at the most perfect or most inopportune time, depending on how it fits a team's narrative.
"23.03.2017 15:30:57" wigantoday.net Focusing on making every feed count A photoshoot with a difference will take place at the weekend - to highlight the beauty of breastfeeding. "Part of encouraging more women to breastfeed is normalising the practice" - Elinor Halliwell
"23.03.2017 14:30:50" wigantoday.net Manchester Mayor slams Westminster terror attack Greater Manchester's Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner said that the terrorist attack at Parliament which killed five people was an “attack on the values which make our nation great”.
"23.03.2017 14:01:12" wigantoday.net Shock rise in child sex abuse The number of child sex offences recorded by police in Greater Manchester rose to 3,210 last year – an average of nearly nine a day.
"23.03.2017 13:36:00" Timeline Photos Talking RL: Phil Wilkinson on the player-cam, referees, dark horses... and the risk of relying on 'club news'.
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"23.03.2017 13:01:38" wigantoday.net Cuts will see schools fall in league tables Wigan borough schools are set to plummet down funding league tables if proposed changes go ahead, education leaders have said.
"23.03.2017 12:30:37" wigantoday.net Eight charged with violent disorder in Wigan town centre A group of eight accused of violence in Wigan town centre will appear at crown court next month.
"23.03.2017 12:00:53" wigantoday.net Week In Court Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh magistrates ...
"23.03.2017 11:42:10" wigantoday.net The 12th Man: Baby steps in the right direction... Despite a two-goal reversal to Aston Villa, I left the DW Stadium on Saturday feeling a bit more positive than usual – and a lot more entertained.
"23.03.2017 11:00:20" wigantoday.net Residents call for more police following surge in crime Residents who say their community is plagued by a serious wave of burglaries and vehicle crimes are demanding more police following an emergency meeting. Do you think there should be more police on the streets?
"23.03.2017 10:47:11" wigantoday.net Lancashire terror victim 'lucky to be alive' says mum The mother of a teenager left with serious injuries from the London terror attack has admitted her son is "extremely lucky" to be alive. REGIONAL NEWS:
"23.03.2017 10:30:40" wigantoday.net Brazen tippers a real menace, say councillors A pair of councillors have hit out at remorseless fly-tippers who dumped waste - including an old couch - at a infamous litter hot-spot. Officials say we shouldn't tolerate the remorseless offenders
"23.03.2017 09:55:10" wigantoday.net Carnage after stolen car smashes into wall This was the dramatic scene following an early hours crash involving a suspected stolen car in Wigan. This could have been so much worse ...
"23.03.2017 09:27:03" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Man 'broke into houses in bid to sexually assault elderly women'
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"23.03.2017 09:00:40" Timeline Photos Court's mercy over refugee smuggler bid #wigan
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"23.03.2017 08:30:28" wigantoday.net Armed Police Raid Birmingham flat after Westminster terror attack Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to the terror plot that brought bloodshed to the heart of London, as MPs spearhead a show of defiance by returning to Parliament. NATIONAL NEWS: Armed police have carried out a raid apparently linked to the terror plot that brought bloodshed to the heart of London, as MPs spearhead a show of defiance by returning to Parliament ...
"23.03.2017 08:00:18" yorkshirepost.co.uk Plusnet fined £880,000 for continuing to charge former customers BT-owned Plusnet has been fined £880,000 for continuing to charge more than 1,000 former landline and broadband customers, Ofcom said. Are you a former Plusnet customer?
"23.03.2017 07:30:21" Timeline Photos Borough offer to boost late Games bids #wigan
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"23.03.2017 07:01:05" Timeline Photos "I've spoken to Shaun Wane about staying longer... hopefully I will know soon" - Morgan Escare.
"23.03.2017 06:30:34" Timeline Photos Matt Gilks: We're definitely not going to go down with a whimper. We've got to keep going #WAFC
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"22.03.2017 21:40:36" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 22 As an ex-pat Scot, I should be allowed to vote in referendum Should Scottish ex-pats be allowed to vote in a Scottish independence referendum?
"22.03.2017 21:07:57" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 20 We could still be tied down by our European neighbours We could still be tied to the EU says a correspondent. What do you think?
"22.03.2017 20:31:37" wigantoday.net Primark recalls kids' clothing over choking fears Customers can return the item to any Primark store
"22.03.2017 20:30:53" wigantoday.net Social worker's terrifying ordeal A drunken Wigan man headbutted his social worker in the face, held him prisoner in his flat and threatened to kill him. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"22.03.2017 19:32:21" Timeline Photos 'Lockers would have absolutely killed it in the NRL. He's a living legend'
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"22.03.2017 19:01:18" wigantoday.net Middle class revolt as Waitrose targets coffee freeloaders Waitrose has sparked outrage among its customers with the news that members of the posh supermarket's loyalty card programme will no longer be entitled to a free tea or coffee. Be off with you coffee freeloaders!
"22.03.2017 18:00:52" wigantoday.net Memories of 'wild child' from Wigan Lane Memories and musings with Geoffrey Shryhane... Take a walk down memory lane with our columnist Geoffrey Shryhane..
"22.03.2017 17:01:27" Timeline Photos Teenage pregnancy rates reach lowest level on record
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"22.03.2017 16:59:47" wigantoday.net Male teen obesity could cause cancer, report claims Men who are overweight in their late teens have a higher risk of developing liver cancer in later life, a new study suggests. Worrying new research has been released
"22.03.2017 16:52:23" wigantoday.net Fears over road project delays and budget waste An £11.4bn investment in England's major roads will not provide best value for money unless “decisive action” is quickly taken, the Whitehall spending watchdog warns.
"22.03.2017 15:56:36" wigantoday.net Local MP tells of Parliament shooting shock A local MP has spoken of the shocking moments Parliament was put into lockdown after an intruder tried to get in and was shot. LONDON TERROR INCIDENT:
"22.03.2017 15:42:05" wigantoday.net LATEST: POLICEMAN STABBED, ATTACKER SHOT IN MAJOR WESTMINSTER TERROR ALERT A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament. LIVE BLOG:
"22.03.2017 15:30:20" wigantoday.net Policeman stabbed, attacker shot in major Westminster terror alert A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament. UPDATED:
"22.03.2017 15:20:58" wigantoday.net BREAKING: Two people reportedly shot outside Parliament Two people have reportedly been shot outside the Houses of Parliament this afternoon. ONGOING ...
"22.03.2017 14:30:56" wigantoday.net Highs and lows for town's asylum seekers People from across the world who have made Wigan borough their home have spoken of their experiences of prejudice. 'I knew three words of English: sorry, again and donkey'. Asylum seekers share stories of Wigan life
"22.03.2017 14:00:38" wigantoday.net Britain's most stupid legal high as kids sniff fumes from burning wheelie bins Kids are literally getting wasted with Britain's daftest drug craze - sniffing fumes from burning WHEELIE BINS, has been claimed today. Wait. What?
"22.03.2017 13:30:52" wigantoday.net Mind-reading, super strength and heat vision to cook dinner - 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study. We love this: but don't all parents have superpowers?
"22.03.2017 12:59:11" wigantoday.net Police appeal for information after man bottled in Standish Police are appealing for information after a man was hit with a bottle and left with serious injuries in Standish. The man was left with serious injuries to his face ...
"22.03.2017 12:31:07" wigantoday.net Shock as hundreds of dogs are stolen Hundreds of dog owners in Wigan and surrounding towns have had their beloved pets stolen - and very few have been reunited. “I support calls for tougher sentencing guidelines for dog theft in the hope the threat of tougher sanctions will act as a deterrent to criminals.” - Yvonne Fovargue MP
"22.03.2017 12:00:37" wigantoday.net Social worker's terrifying ordeal A drunken Wigan man headbutted his social worker in the face, held him prisoner in his flat and threatened to kill him. A statement from Mr Norris, read to justices by the prosecution, said: “Sherrington was drunk. I was trying to calm him down, but then he squared up to me"
"22.03.2017 11:33:26" wigantoday.net Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever, with prices starting at £339. The "world's most popular tablet" has a new model
"22.03.2017 11:09:50" wigantoday.net Restraining order issued after man assaults his ex A “controlling” man convicted of assaulting his former partner has been banned from contacting her.
"22.03.2017 10:30:10" Timeline Photos Drivers' brains switch off when using satnavs, study shows
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"22.03.2017 10:15:05" wigantoday.net Snow warning issued for Lancashire A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.
"22.03.2017 10:00:11" wigantoday.net Busway target smashed Politicians and transport bosses have expressed delight at news the guided busway has smashed its predicted journey numbers. People might even be ditching their cars to use the busway
"22.03.2017 09:30:09" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Acid attack woman jailed for attempted murder of partner as he slept
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"22.03.2017 09:00:57" Timeline Photos Mums-to-be pick hospital for their special delivery #wigan
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"22.03.2017 07:52:22" wigantoday.net Hindley prison set for major upgrade Wigan's jail is to undergo a major overhaul as part of a Government bid to address the nation's prison crisis. Hindley prison set for major upgrade
"22.03.2017 07:30:26" Timeline Photos Super slimmer Carl loves his new look #wigan
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"22.03.2017 07:00:52" Timeline Photos Wane forced to play the waiting game with injured Warriors players.
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"21.03.2017 21:30:48" Timeline Photos One person we can all agree deserves a place at motorsport's top table is John Surtees.
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"21.03.2017 21:20:10" wigantoday.net Bogle challenged to 'find himself' Omar Bogle can use the international break to 'find himself again' – and make sure he's raring to go when the action resumes to fire Wigan Athletic out of the relegation mire.
"21.03.2017 21:01:47" Timeline Photos Find out how to get your business noticed through one of the best forms of #SearchEngineMarketing; Google AdWords goo.gl/LwoY3o
"21.03.2017 21:00:12" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 21 Is Theresa May a leader lacking in good judgment? What do you think of the Government's decisions on school funding?
"21.03.2017 20:30:49" wigantoday.net Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every second - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light. Fancy a slice of this?
"21.03.2017 20:01:22" wigantoday.net Wigan firms fined over hiring of illegal workers Four Wigan businesses caught red-handed hiring illegal workers last year have been hit with fines totalling £85,000. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"21.03.2017 19:01:17" wigantoday.net Nearly a third of Brits won't see mums on Mothering Sunday Nearly a third of all Brits will NOT see their mums this Mothering Sunday and almost half will not even send a card, according to a poll. Will you see your mum on Sunday?
"21.03.2017 18:30:12" wigantoday.net Actor wanted to play George Formby in upcoming film A Lancashire author is on the hunt for a George Formby impersonator to play the iconic musician in a big screen production. Any George Formby fanatics fancy playing him in a film? http://trib.al/yBS675s
"21.03.2017 18:01:01" wigantoday.net Modern children have tried olives and quinoa before turning five Millions of modern children have already had their first taste of olives, hummus and quinoa before the age of five, a study has found. One in twenty under-fives have even tucked into mussels - something many adults rarely or never eat ...
"21.03.2017 17:30:44" Timeline Photos Rob Lee on marshalling: I have been amazed how much it has changed my perception of motorsport and cars in general
"21.03.2017 17:12:24" We are investigating a story involving teenagers in Wigan deliberately starting fights and their friends filming them on their phones to post to social media. Does this concern you? Have you or anyone you know encountered such abhorrent behaviour?
"21.03.2017 17:01:14" Timeline Photos Warriors youngster Tom Davies delighted after following in the footsteps of his great-grandad!
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"21.03.2017 16:42:56" wigantoday.net Cubs' rough sleep fund-raiser Community-minded Cubs-Scouts raised hundreds of pounds to help homeless people by spending a night in makeshift cardboard shelters. A super effort for a worthy cause ...
"21.03.2017 16:25:02" wigantoday.net Rail strikes will affect the Grand National Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National in bitter disputes over staffing and the role of conductors. Bad news for racing fans ...
"21.03.2017 16:01:19" wigantoday.net Japanese student's visit to top college Winstanley College has welcomed a Japanese student as part of his adventures exploring UK life. A Japanese student visited a top sixth form college as part of a UK trip
"21.03.2017 15:30:30" wigantoday.net Wigan schoolchildren feature on Blue Peter Well-read pupils at a Wigan Primary School had the chance to proudly show-off their library to a national audience this month. WITH VIDEO:
"21.03.2017 15:01:17" wigantoday.net Adventurer hopes for trek milestone A Wigan adventurer is hoping to write his name in the record books when he tackles a gruelling trek he believes has never been done before. "I've done extensive research and I'm fairly sure this has never been done before" - Oli France
"21.03.2017 14:36:17" wigantoday.net Former Latics ace pays tribute to Martin McGuinness Former Wigan Athletic and Republic of Ireland international James McClean has lauded Martin McGuinness as a hero.
"21.03.2017 14:30:48" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Escaped prisoner's own money put up as recapture reward
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"21.03.2017 14:20:24" wigantoday.net Dancing pioneers jumping for joy at top honour An arts charity working with disabled people across Wigan has won regional honours for its pioneering and inspiring work. Great news for such a wonderful charity ...
"21.03.2017 13:31:27" wigantoday.net Sesame Street's new muppet Julia aims to reduce autism stigma Children's show Sesame Street is to introduce a new character with autism. "Just as we look at all children as being unique, we should do the same thing when we're looking at children with autism."
"21.03.2017 13:00:42" wigantoday.net Meet the man that all moles should fear In the latest of our occasional features on unusual jobs that have stood the test of time, Natalie Walker speaks to Craig Parkinson who is kept busy by moles. He treats the moles with absolute respect
"21.03.2017 12:29:18" Timeline Photos A good idea? Children should learn 'digital literacy' alongside the three Rs, peers say
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"21.03.2017 12:00:23" wigantoday.net Desperate 21-year-old's store shoplifting sprees A serial shoplifter who carried out a spree of thefts at supermarkets because he was penniless has been jailed.
"21.03.2017 11:42:09" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Police appeal to find missing teenagers
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"21.03.2017 11:02:27" wigantoday.net Driver-only dispute talks break down There was more misery for Wigan commuters after talks aimed at resolving a dispute at one of the rail companies embroiled in a row about driver-only trains broke down.
"21.03.2017 11:00:22" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Anger as 'sex-change rapist moved to women's jail'
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"21.03.2017 10:00:22" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Jail for paediatric consultant who covered up sexual interest in children
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"21.03.2017 09:31:06" wigantoday.net Wigan firms fined over hiring of illegal workers Four Wigan businesses caught red-handed hiring illegal workers last year have been hit with fines totalling £85,000. A Home Office spokesperson said: “Those who use and exploit illegal workers face severe financial penalties"
"21.03.2017 09:15:38" wigantoday.net Baby boxes could help to save lives New parents in the borough are being given a helping hand to care for their babies. Great idea
"21.03.2017 09:00:57" Timeline Photos Pledges have been made to improve a “pitiful” memorial to two young pals killed in a car crash #wigan
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"21.03.2017 08:30:32" wigantoday.net Animals caused more than £600,000 worth of damage to over 50s' vehicles last year The over 50s are keen motorists with more than nine out of ten regularly getting behind the wheel but it seems like the animal kingdom is keen on disrupting their journeys as they caused more than £600,000 worth of vehicle damage last year, according to Beware low-flying pigeons!
"21.03.2017 07:00:32" Timeline Photos "We couldn't have played worse - we were terrible."
Tony Clubb picks out areas Wigan need to improve.
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"20.03.2017 22:31:00" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: New law call as man who drove despite poor sight is jailed over child's death
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"20.03.2017 22:00:00" Wigan half marathon A video of the start of the Wigan half-marathon slowed down - can you spot yourself or your friends?
"20.03.2017 21:01:41" wigantoday.net Warning as ID fraud reaches record levels 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016!
"20.03.2017 20:30:53" Timeline Photos Vote for your favourite pet picture in the RSPCA's People's Choice Award
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"20.03.2017 20:01:06" wigantoday.net Hygiene ratings - latest results More than half of Wigan's food establishments inspected last month received the highest possible rating. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"20.03.2017 19:33:04" wigantoday.net Colclough can shine in this system - Barrow Graham Barrow has challenged winger Ryan Colclough to prove his worth to Wigan Athletic in the relegation run-in.
"20.03.2017 19:31:02" wigantoday.net Axe thrown through car window Four people accused of taking part in a brawl during which an axe was allegedly thrown through a car window have appeared in court.
"20.03.2017 19:01:26" wigantoday.net Wigan shopkeeper in knife-point robbery Police are appealing for witnesses after a shopkeeper was robbed at knife-point in Wigan.
"20.03.2017 18:31:02" wigantoday.net Liam Gallagher in new Twitter rant at 'fake' brother Noel Ex-Oasis star Liam Gallagher has attacked his brother Noel, questioning his singing abilities and calling him fake.
"20.03.2017 18:01:07" Timeline Photos Poll: Brexit have you changed your mind?
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"20.03.2017 17:30:27" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Funding squeeze sees care contracts cancelled at 95 councils
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"20.03.2017 17:21:06" wigantoday.net Man battered and slashed by robbers in his own home Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was battered and attacked with a knife in his own home. This is truly terrifying ...
"20.03.2017 17:00:53" wigantoday.net Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research. How many items of clothing have you purchased but not yet worn?
"20.03.2017 16:30:52" wigantoday.net Asda withdraws ready meals after Slimming World disagreement Supermarket giant Asda is withdrawing a range of ready meals from stores after a disagreement with Slimming World. The case is even being heard in court
"20.03.2017 16:21:30" wigantoday.net House scheme for former bakery site Details have emerged of a housing scheme at the site of a former Wigan bakery, signalling the end of decades worth of industry. The former site of the famous Hovis bakery is set to become a housing estate...
"20.03.2017 15:30:48" wigantoday.net Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade. You may be surprised to know that there have been 37 deaths in England since 2010 linked to the creams.
"20.03.2017 15:17:48" wigantoday.net 10 good reasons why Wigan is one happy place to be Happiness. In his hit song Happy, Pharrell Williams famously, if a little bizarrely, compared it to feeling like “a room without a roof.” Can you think of any more reasons?
"20.03.2017 14:30:22" wigantoday.net Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks. The packages will have large graphic images, warning people about the health effects of smoking, on the front and back of them ...
"20.03.2017 14:00:55" wigantoday.net School gets 'good' Ofsted report An Ashton high school has been rated “good” by education inspectors. It's all good at a high school in the borough, according to Ofsted
"20.03.2017 13:30:25" Timeline Photos Wigan 16 Huddersfield 16: Five talking points
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"20.03.2017 13:00:51" wigantoday.net 17 HOURS - the long wait to be seen during A&E crisis Shock new figures have revealed that at the height of the A&E crisis patients were waiting up to 17 hours for treatment at Wigan Infirmary. Seventeen hours to be seen at A&E...
"20.03.2017 12:30:32" wigantoday.net VIDEO: Run Wigan Festival - half marathon Did you take part in the Run Wigan Festival? Watch our slowed-down video of the start of the Run Wigan Festival half marathon - who can you spot? Feel free to tag them in by posting below ...
"20.03.2017 12:00:29" wigantoday.net Hygiene ratings - latest results More than half of Wigan's food establishments inspected last month received the highest possible rating. Is your favourite eatery on our list?
"20.03.2017 11:00:08" Timeline Photos Frontline staff missing out on vital flu jabs
Story here: http://trib.al/a8zfIUE
"20.03.2017 10:24:42" wigantoday.net Man's kitchen knife terror A man accused of seriously wounding a Wiganer and threatening him with a kitchen knife has been sent to crown court.
"20.03.2017 10:05:27" wigantoday.net On your marks for Leigh Community 10k Runners will be encouraged to pound the borough's streets again later this year when the first Leigh Community 10k takes place. On your marks for the first running of the Leigh Community 10k later this year
"20.03.2017 09:57:28" wigantoday.net Anger as 4x4 wrecks Rec A councillor has slammed the “idiot” driver of a 4x4 who he says wrecked a popular open space by turning it into a churned-up mudbath. “There are railings along the main access points to the Rec and these idiots have managed to drive straight over the kids' playing fields in a 4x4"
"20.03.2017 09:30:02" wigantoday.net Brave mum shares heartbreak at learning 'cost of Charlie's life' A brave mother, fighting to save the life of her 3-year-old son, has been given the devastating news that she must raise more than £300,000 to fund his treatment in the US. REGIONAL NEWS:
"20.03.2017 09:16:10" Timeline Photos Thousands of rail fare dodgers could be dealt with online
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"20.03.2017 08:30:52" Happy 100th birthday to Forces' Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn http://trib.al/ol5PxW6
"20.03.2017 06:32:00" wigantoday.net Lanes closed on southbound M61 after accident Two lanes are currently closed on the M61 southbound after a vehicle and a trailer hit the central reservation. Two lanes are currently closed on the M61 southbound after a vehicle and a trailer hit the central reservation ...
"20.03.2017 06:30:13" Timeline Photos Graham Barrow faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of Andy Kellett's injury
Read more: http://trib.al/CydxqPD #WAFC
"19.03.2017 19:05:26" wigantoday.net Five things we learned from Aston Villa at home Paul Kendrick looks at five things we learned from Wigan Athletic's 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa that edges them closer to the relegation trapdoor.
"19.03.2017 19:03:50" wigantoday.net Positives from stalemate for Wane Shaun Wane could take the positives from an afternoon which saw Wigan's winning-run grind to a halt and his injury-list grow. Shaun Wane: “It could have been worse - we could have lost and Cas not got beat!"
Read more: http://trib.al/SVipoVx #wiganwarriors
"19.03.2017 17:28:56" Wigan 16 Huddersfield 16: post-match verdict with Phil Wilkinson and Trevor Hunt
"19.03.2017 17:06:21" wigantoday.net Wigan Warriors 16 Huddersfield Giants 16 Wigan drew and yet still pulled clear at the top of the Super League ladder after a thrilling finish to an admittedly poor game. Wigan Warriors 16 Huddersfield Giants 16
"19.03.2017 17:01:24" wigantoday.net It's tah-rah to comb and cassette - 'awesome' internet has changed the way we speak It was Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden Teenagers these days don't even know what a cassette is!
"19.03.2017 16:30:51" wigantoday.net Wigan Today Here are this week's five most read stories
"19.03.2017 15:59:22" Photos from Wigan Today's post As promised, here are some of our snaps from today's Run Wigan Festival. We've got an eight-page supplement in tomorrow's Wigan Post featuring loads more of you runners and then a spectacular 12-page supplement in Tuesday's Wigan Observer with even more
"19.03.2017 15:01:21" wigantoday.net Fund-raiser for tragic Thomas Generous Wiganers helped the family of a youngster who died of sepsis raise more than £5,000 for charity in his memory.
"19.03.2017 14:10:21" Wigan v Huddersfield: preview with Phil Wilkinson & Trevor Hunt
"19.03.2017 13:53:32" Timeline Photos Today's Run Wigan Festival has been an amazing success despite the rain!
Spotted yourself on our pics?
And we'd love to know how you, your friends and family got on...
"19.03.2017 13:33:26" Timeline Photos We're starting to see some amazing pictures from today's @runwiganfest ! More online very soon
"19.03.2017 13:01:04" wigantoday.net Blow for estate as road threat closes nursery Uncertainty surrounding plans for a motorway link road has led to the closure of a Wigan nursery.
"19.03.2017 12:01:02" wigantoday.net Charity cash rolls in for Forrest runner! “Run, Forrest, run” - that is what Neil Tyrer will hear when he dresses as film character Forrest Gump.
"19.03.2017 10:30:22" wigantoday.net Audi German headquarters searched in emissions probe German authorities have searched the offices of car maker Audi in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company, Volkswagen.
"19.03.2017 10:00:28" wigantoday.net Ladies' Day at Galleries Wigan mums can be thoroughly spoiled at a special town centre Mother's Day event and help a good cause at the same time.
"19.03.2017 09:00:36" wigantoday.net Great Prospect at new brewery site A successful real ale producer is looking to its future prospects after brewing its first beer in its new location in Wigan town centre.
"19.03.2017 08:00:24" wigantoday.net It's tah-rah to comb and cassette - 'awesome' internet has changed the way we speak It was Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden
"19.03.2017 07:00:35" Timeline Photos Isa: No risk of complacency creeping in at the Warriors #rugbyleague
Story here: http://trib.al/6kjO5A2
"18.03.2017 20:23:55" wigantoday.net Bruce 'really hopes' Latics avoid the drop...but it looks 'bleak' Steve Bruce admits he 'really hopes' former club Wigan Athletic can avoid relegation from the Championship - despite his Aston Villa side hammering another nail in the coffin on Saturday.
"18.03.2017 20:00:38" wigantoday.net High Court ruling 'could keep town fracking free' The High Court overturning a decision to permit fracking in Lancashire would help protect areas like Wigan, according to the town's Green Party.
"18.03.2017 19:58:06" wigantoday.net Barrow: We delivered...up to a point Graham Barrow felt his Wigan Athletic side 'delivered up to a point' on their first run-out under his interim management against Aston Villa.
"18.03.2017 17:32:02" wigantoday.net Wigan Athletic 0 Aston Villa 2 Wigan Athletic slipped closer to an immediate return to League One after a damaging 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa.
"18.03.2017 17:00:40" wigantoday.net Show your support at Run Wigan Festival Thousands of people will be making their final preparations ready for tomorrow's Run Wigan Festival. Are you running?
"18.03.2017 15:30:30" wigantoday.net 'Spirits deserve to be treated with respect' say ghost-hunters A Wigan ghost-hunting duo say treating spirits with the utmost respect is a key part of their paranormal investigations.
"18.03.2017 14:30:26" wigantoday.net Can you give a cat a home? A Wigan animal charity is urging potential cat owners to adopt these purr-fect pets.
"18.03.2017 13:30:38" wigantoday.net Latics guest column - Stephen Warnock Obviously it's been an eventful week, and there's been a few changes elsewhere in the Championship recently. "We've got to take the shackles off, go for it, and play with no fear. That's what we're going to do."
"18.03.2017 13:30:22" wigantoday.net 'Bone idle' parking is raising safety fears An investigation will be launched into “dangerous” illegal parking outside Wigan's Soccerdome.
"18.03.2017 13:15:15" Timeline Photos Pocket money reaches highest level in 10 years
Read more here: http://trib.al/mk95m11
"18.03.2017 13:09:49" wigantoday.net 'Stupid' week drives Barrow crazy already! Graham Barrow has lifted the lid on his 'absolutely stupid' first week as Wigan Athletic interim manager as he aims to finish it with three precious points against Aston Villa. “I've probably nearly crashed the car 3 times this week, thinking about the team for Saturday."
"18.03.2017 12:30:41" wigantoday.net Performance venue now set to become reality The long wait will soon be over for Wigan's very own purpose-built performance venue.
"18.03.2017 12:00:25" wigantoday.net Still time to bid in rugby art auction Two Wigan Warriors stars are helping to raise money for a brain tumour charity.
"18.03.2017 11:00:44" wigantoday.net Proposals for Rec not just a walk in the park Antipathy between ward councillors and a neighbourhood forum has been exposed over the future of a village recreation area.
"18.03.2017 10:12:34" wigantoday.net GIG REVIEW: Thunder at 02 Manchester Apollo 'Everybody, scream!' Gig review - Thunder, Manchester Apollo: 'British rock at its bluesy, brilliant best.' @thundertowers
Read here: http://trib.al/6rbSvtc
"18.03.2017 10:00:14" wigantoday.net WWE stars to rock the wrestling ring at Download festival The world of wrestling will collide with rock and metal music at this year's Download Festival.
"18.03.2017 09:00:36" wigantoday.net £14m funding boost for affordable homes A multi-million pound investment for more than 100 affordable new-builds will help Wiganers struggling to find a home, council bosses have said.
"18.03.2017 08:00:43" wigantoday.net Ryanair to begin UK flights to Ukraine Ryanair is launching its first flights to war-torn Ukraine.
"18.03.2017 07:00:32" Timeline Photos 'Wigan have changed their attacking style...' - erm, no we've not, insists Wane. #rugbyleague
Story here: http://trib.al/aAw8g0L
"17.03.2017 22:39:29" wigantoday.net 'Stupid' week drives Barrow crazy already! Graham Barrow has lifted the lid on his 'absolutely stupid' first week as Wigan Athletic interim manager as he aims to finish it with three precious points against Aston Villa.
"17.03.2017 20:30:43" wigantoday.net The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts Social etiquette experts Debrett More than a third of vapers admit they don't really know where they can and can't vape...do you?
"17.03.2017 20:01:05" wigantoday.net 'Pupil prank' leaves boy's leg shattered A teenager's mum was left outraged after her son was sent to hospital from school in a taxi when he suffered a fractured leg allegedly at the hands of another student. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"17.03.2017 19:30:38" Timeline Photos Catch Kong: Skull Island on the big screen @EmpireCinemas Wigan for maximum effect.
Full of action and great scenery. Our rating: 7.5/10
"17.03.2017 18:02:52" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 14 Grammar schools not the answer to education flaws What do you think about grammar schools?
"17.03.2017 18:01:26" wigantoday.net Eating Out: The Baby Elephant With two new Indian restaurants opening nearby in recent years (Babar Elephant, Raj Gate) I thought it would be interesting to see how the more-established Baby Elephant was doing.
"17.03.2017 17:24:54" wigantoday.net Stars come out for Barrow Graham Barrow fully intends to 'repay the faith' shown in him by Wigan Athletic – not to mention a few club legends.
"17.03.2017 17:00:40" wigantoday.net 12 Guinness adverts you might not have seen before They are some of the most famous beer adverts in British television history.
"17.03.2017 16:54:59" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Teenager locked up for nine years for stabbing police officer
Story here: http://trib.al/vKddKlj
"17.03.2017 16:11:37" wigantoday.net Are we all too busy Googling how to sleep, to get any sleep? Today (March 17) is World Sleep Day – and it may be that we need it more than ever.
"17.03.2017 15:49:23" wigantoday.net High Court ruling 'could keep town fracking free' The High Court overturning a decision to permit fracking in Lancashire would help protect areas like Wigan, according to the town's Green Party.
"17.03.2017 15:24:08" wigantoday.net Police appeal after Boxing Day assault Officers are hunting a man in connection with a robbery, an assault and burglary. Craig William Shelley, 28, is wanted by police in connection with an assault on Boxing Day in Up Holland. He has links to Orrell and Skelmersdale
"17.03.2017 15:14:40" wigantoday.net Latics guest column - Stephen Warnock Obviously it's been an eventful week, and there's been a few changes elsewhere in the Championship recently.
"17.03.2017 15:00:14" wigantoday.net Former X Factor group ready to storm charts A young singer from the borough hopes to take pop fans back to the glory days of boybands when his group which found fame on a TV talent search releases its debut single. Boyband from X Factor hoping pop fans will love their debut single
"17.03.2017 14:30:42" wigantoday.net Horse whisperers to pay special visit A world-famous horse whisperer who has worked with the Queen's equestrian team is making a rare visit to Wigan. Alison Thorpe said: “I still can't believe he's coming. It's really exciting."
"17.03.2017 13:58:53" wigantoday.net Hanson aiming to 'change the whole thing' Jamie Hanson admits three points this weekend against Aston Villa could 'change the whole thing' for bruised and battered Wigan Athletic.
"17.03.2017 13:30:38" wigantoday.net MP says she hopes dispute will lead to a rail rethink Wigan's MP has given her support to a rail union's safety campaign which led to major strike action earlier this week. Do you want to keep guards on trains?
"17.03.2017 13:00:52" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: 'Sick and callous' sex offender jailed for 15 years
Read more at: http://trib.al/JMrQKo9
"17.03.2017 12:30:12" wigantoday.net Meat cleaver thug told to expect prison A thug who subjected another man to a terrifying early-hours chase wielding a huge meat cleaver has been told to expect a jail sentence.
"17.03.2017 12:02:45" wigantoday.net 'Pupil prank' leaves boy's leg shattered A Wigan mum is outraged after her son was sent to hospital from school in a taxi after he suffered a fractured leg allegedly at the hands of another student. "He still can't bear any weight on his leg. Kyle said he was in the dining room with his back to the lad, who ran up behind him and kicked him in the back of the leg"
"17.03.2017 11:49:51" wigantoday.net The 12th Man: Joyce reflections and Barrow buoyancy! I wasn't overly distraught over Warren Joyce being relieved of his duties.
"17.03.2017 11:30:30" Timeline Photos The Liam Farrell Column: On their perfect start, Huddersfield, Castleford, England... and his awful DIY!
Read here: http://trib.al/2G3geoD
"17.03.2017 11:00:30" wigantoday.net Jukes tips Gareth Hock for England recall Leigh coach Neil Jukes believes veteran forward Gareth Hock is playing well enough to earn a recall for England. “Why not?” Jukes said. “He carried the ball as strong as anybody else. There were current internationals out there and he was head and shoulders above a lot of them"
"17.03.2017 10:25:19" wigantoday.net Crooked lawyer stole £65k A crooked Wigan solicitor who stole tens of thousands of pounds for work done while banned from the industry will face a crown court judge.
"17.03.2017 10:04:14" wigantoday.net Tickets on sale for Peter Kay Car Share charity screening A charity screening of Peter Kay's award-winning Car Share is to take place later this month to raise money for a Wigan dad of six who is battling against cancer. Be quick!
"17.03.2017 09:47:34" Timeline Photos Exciting news coming shortly about the chance to get your hands on tickets to see a charity screening of Peter Kay's Car Share ...
"17.03.2017 09:30:26" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Secondary schools 'could lose funding equivalent to six teachers'
Read more at: http://trib.al/zV7oenL
"17.03.2017 09:00:49" Timeline Photos Burglar found hiding under victim's bed #wigan
Story here: http://trib.al/8jxAOFa
"17.03.2017 08:33:55" wigantoday.net Lunacy or genius? Great British Bake Off fans split on new hosts The Great British Bake Off viewers are split over Channel 4 The new hosts of The Great British Bake Off have been revealed...thoughts?
"17.03.2017 07:30:32" Timeline Photos Arts boost as region scoops £1.5m funding #wigan
Story here: http://trib.al/hQ9tdkX
"17.03.2017 06:51:07" Timeline Photos Romain Navarrete is hoping to hold onto his place – so he can impress his parents. #WiganWarriors
Read more: http://trib.al/2WL2AoD
"16.03.2017 23:03:02" wigantoday.net Barrow happy to have Pete on side Graham Barrow says he is confident he'll be able to rely on Peter Atherton to provide any support he needs in his new role as Wigan Athletic interim boss.
"16.03.2017 20:01:19" wigantoday.net Rampaging youths caught in the act These shocking images encapsulate the wanton criminal damage residents in Orrell are having to endure at the hands of youth gangs. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY (WITH VIDEO):
"16.03.2017 19:48:13" wigantoday.net Talking football: The king is dead. Long live the king Well, what a week.
"16.03.2017 19:30:37" wigantoday.net Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day? Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
"16.03.2017 17:30:37" wigantoday.net Keep your home clean with these 12 unusual spring cleaning hacks Spring has finally arrived, and while you may be planning to deep clean your house, chances are you might never get round to doing so. Do you have any top tips?
"16.03.2017 17:01:24" Timeline Photos WORLD NEWS: British teenager dies in Jamaica yacht accident
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"16.03.2017 16:30:48" wigantoday.net Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year. What an historic discovery
"16.03.2017 16:00:00" Science Fact A Wigan shopping centre hosted an interactive show filled with weird and wonderful workshops as part of British Science Week.
The event, in Woodcock Square at The Galleries, was led by two “mad scientists” who invited children to try two scientific fun
"16.03.2017 15:53:33" wigantoday.net Sarah's in focus at afternoon festival Eye say, eye say, eye say ... heard the one about a Wigan optometrist moonlighting as a stand-up comedian?
"16.03.2017 15:01:19" wigantoday.net Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape The Nimuno Loops Lego tape is cuttable, flexible and comes with an adhesive backing meaning you can virtually transform any surface into a Lego friendly base ...
"16.03.2017 14:57:40" wigantoday.net Pair hospitalised after early morning robbery Two people were taken to hospital following a robbery at a Wigan address in the early hours of the morning.
"16.03.2017 14:30:43" wigantoday.net Shopping scan saves lives Health chiefs say putting mobile CT scanners in shopping centre car parks could quadruple the number of people whose lung cancer is caught early. Do you think this is a good idea?
"16.03.2017 13:30:11" wigantoday.net Lock keeper's healthy way of keeping canals moving In the latest of our occasional series on unique jobs that have stood the test of time, we speak to a lock keeper who ensures canal boaters can travel across Wigan's waterways. A lock-keeper speaks about his love of a job which has stood the test of time
"16.03.2017 13:00:43" wigantoday.net February sees slight unemployment rise The number of Wiganers claiming out-of-work-benefits rose by less than three per cent last month. There was still some good news in the figures
"16.03.2017 12:39:34" wigantoday.net Rampaging youths caught in the act These shocking images encapsulate the wanton criminal damage residents in Orrell are having to endure at the hands of youth gangs. WITH VIDEO:
"16.03.2017 12:30:47" Timeline Photos Talking RL: Past lessons have had huge impact on start
Read more: http://trib.al/LaQBXTV #Wiganwarriors
"16.03.2017 12:00:35" wigantoday.net Week In Court Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh magistrates ...
"16.03.2017 11:30:34" wigantoday.net Ann's grieving family call for law review The family of murdered Wigan-born teacher Ann Maguire is seeking permission for a judicial review of the coroner tasked with holding an inquest into her death.
"16.03.2017 11:00:20" wigantoday.net Man fled from police after two car chases A man narrowly escaped jail after taking drugs in a Wigan nightclub and driving home.
"16.03.2017 10:32:20" Timeline Photos The 18th Man: Showing a freedom to express their talents
Read more: http://trib.al/eKFNHws #WiganWarriors
"16.03.2017 10:00:16" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Parents who use children as a weapon in break-up 'should be punished in court'
Read more here: http://trib.al/Wl9lf1D
"16.03.2017 09:30:10" wigantoday.net Cars damaged in another crash at Marus Bridge junction Two cars were damaged in another crash at a controversial junction.
"16.03.2017 09:06:01" wigantoday.net Wane: It will be an easy choice when Sam is back Shaun Wane says the sparkling form of Morgan Escare has fuelled Sam Tomkins' motivation as he edges closer to full-fitness.
"16.03.2017 09:01:03" Timeline Photos 'No plans' to axe borough's lollipop ladies #wigan
Story here: http://trib.al/cceT19H
"16.03.2017 08:38:36" wigantoday.net Lorry blaze leads to delays on motorway Drivers faced delays this morning when a lorry caught fire during rush hour. Delays on the M61 this morning
"16.03.2017 07:30:00" Voters in Wigan were clear - we want OUT of Europe.
63.9 per cent of Wiganers voted leave.
We are said to be days away from Prime Minister Theresa May triggering Article 50 to formally start the process.
Nine months on from the historic vote, we want to
"15.03.2017 22:53:27" wigantoday.net Grigg facing season KO Graham Barrow is keeping his fingers crossed Will Grigg's season hasn't been ended by a worrying knee injury.
"15.03.2017 22:01:39" Timeline Photos BREAKING NATIONAL NEWS: Brexit race is on. The Queen will ratify Article 50 Bill tomorrow
"15.03.2017 21:02:24" wigantoday.net This simple trick can slash your SKY TV bill Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button? Has this worked for you?
"15.03.2017 20:30:55" wigantoday.net Passer-by saved toddler who wandered into busy road The heart-stopping moment a toddler was saved by a passing stranger after wandering onto a busy road has been captured on CCTV. NATIONAL NEWS
"I couldn't believe it when he ran into the road. My instinct took over to save him from danger." - Mo Latif
"15.03.2017 20:00:22" wigantoday.net Drink-driver found unconscious on road next to his van A Wigan drink-driver who was so incapacitated with booze that he was found collapsed unconscious next to his work's van has been spared jail. TODAY'S MOST VIEWED STORY:
"15.03.2017 19:31:23" wigantoday.net Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake Millions of British children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found. How healthy is your child's dinner?
"15.03.2017 18:00:36" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Former prison worker tells how he smuggled mobile phones into jail
Read more at: http://trib.al/ZXubm7D
"15.03.2017 17:17:18" wigantoday.net Firefighters battle house fire Firefighters were called into action after a kitchen fire broke out in Wigan.
"15.03.2017 17:00:30" wigantoday.net Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry. Best check your fridge for this
"15.03.2017 16:34:59" wigantoday.net Walk-in centre set to stay Health bosses have scotched rumours that the borough's walk-in centre is closing its doors.
"15.03.2017 16:00:42" Timeline Photos It might be a little premature to say that there won't be any more de-icing to be done this season, but spring is certainly in the air in Wigan.
Some trees are starting to blossom and you don't have to go far around the borough to see bluebells, crocuses
"15.03.2017 15:30:18" wigantoday.net Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake Millions of British children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.
"15.03.2017 15:05:38" wigantoday.net Latics stars drop in for World Book Day treat World Book Day 2017 was an occasion to remember for pupils in year four at Chorley St James' Primary School earlier as Wigan Athletic first-team stars Shaun MacDonald and James Weir helped to celebrate the event. These youngsters had a special visit to celebrate World Book Day...
"15.03.2017 14:16:19" wigantoday.net Future is smiles better under Barrow Graham Barrow has pledged to give long-suffering Wigan Athletic fans something to smile about – and be proud of – in the nine games that will shape their season.
"15.03.2017 14:01:09" wigantoday.net Fishery's bid to land charity cash A community angling organisation is hoping to net a big cash boost. A community fishery is hoping to net a pot of cash from a supermarket's scheme
"15.03.2017 13:30:33" wigantoday.net Ibuprofen linked to increased risk of cardiac arrest One of the most popular over-the-counter painkillers in the UK can heighten the chances of suffering a potentially fatal cardiac arrest, a study has shown.
"15.03.2017 13:00:21" wigantoday.net More than 3,000 signed up for town's first running gala There are just a few days left until thousands of people will pound the streets in the inaugural Run Wigan Festival. “If you are not doing anything this weekend, get involved with this big day in Wigan. There are still spaces left, including for the 5k and family mile" - Matt Johnson
"15.03.2017 12:30:34" wigantoday.net Drink-driver found unconscious on road next to his van A Wigan drink-driver who was so incapacitated with booze that he was found collapsed unconscious next to his work's van has been spared jail. He had drunk so much that he could not even recall pulling over, the prosecution said
"15.03.2017 12:27:50" Paul Kendrick on Latics' future under Graham Barrow ...
"15.03.2017 12:00:52" wigantoday.net Taxi firm building row finally over A long legal saga over a taxi firm using a Wigan town centre building without planning permission has finally come to a dramatic end. The long running stand-off is finally over
"15.03.2017 11:27:15" wigantoday.net Yoga mum's quest to help curb depression A mum who took up pole dancing and yoga to battle depression has released her own DVD to help others in the same boat. WITH VIDEO:
"15.03.2017 11:06:27" wigantoday.net Aussie police hunt fake doctor with Wigan link Australian police are hunting a fake doctor who has been using the identity of a former Wigan medical practitioner.
"15.03.2017 10:30:47" wigantoday.net New 12-sided £1 coin enters circulation in two weeks The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation in two weeks What will this mean for shopping trolleys?
"15.03.2017 10:07:59" wigantoday.net England's Farrell risking family harmony Owen Farrell expects his mum Colleen to be cheering for a try-less England win against Ireland when he comes up against his dad Andy for the first time.
"15.03.2017 09:33:18" wigantoday.net Firearm raid burglar jailed A burglar involved in helping underworld drug dealers get their hands on 10 lethal firearms from a pensioner's home has been jailed for four years.
"15.03.2017 09:01:11" Timeline Photos Fly-tipping probes cost borough more than £22k #wigan
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"15.03.2017 07:30:34" Timeline Photos Coffee rookies have grounds for a job #wigan
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"15.03.2017 07:00:33" Timeline Photos Another Warriors youngster close to getting his Super League chance. #rugbyleague
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"14.03.2017 21:37:07" wigantoday.net Readers' letters - March 11 People and the land – we need each other Is more joined-up thinking needed regarding land use?
"14.03.2017 21:00:41" North west news: CCTV captured the moment masked burglars forced their way into Grosvenor Casino in Strangeways, Manchester, to steal chips
"14.03.2017 20:30:38" wigantoday.net Daleks to return alongside new enemies in latest series of Doctor Who Emoji monsters, a giant sea creature and old enemies like Daleks and the Cybermen are among the hazards Doctor Who has in store in the new series of the hit show. Watch the new trailer right here
"14.03.2017 20:01:02" wigantoday.net Victim's kidnap ordeal terror In a scene reminiscent of a gangster movie, a man was dragged into a car and subjected to a terrifying ordeal at the hands of two men and a woman. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"14.03.2017 19:31:31" Timeline Photos Lighter nights on their way. Yippee ...
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"14.03.2017 19:01:18" wigantoday.net Dog owners urged to 'stick and flick' countryside poo Dog walkers are being urged to use a stick and flick their pet's poo into the undergrowth, rather than bagging it up. Would you do this instead of bagging it up?
"14.03.2017 18:00:49" wigantoday.net M&S fresh chicken is rated worst for food poisoning bug A Marks & Spencer fresh chicken has ranked as the most likely among the UK
"14.03.2017 17:30:58" wigantoday.net Top 10 uses for a mobile phone Making calls doesn't even register in the top 10 uses of our smartphones, a new survey has found. What are smartphones most commonly used for? (Hint: it isn't making calls)
"14.03.2017 17:01:29" Timeline Photos Painful endurance events 'help office workers deal with sedentary lifestyles'
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"14.03.2017 16:34:20" wigantoday.net Have your say to help healthcare for LGBT patients Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in Wigan are being invited to give their views at a community event to ensure local health care services better meet their needs. The LGBT community in the borough is being urged to take part in this healthcare consultation...
"14.03.2017 16:00:55" Timeline Photos EXCLUSIVE: Graham Barrow talks stepping up to the Wigan Athletic hot-seat, Warren Joyce's sacking... and his blueprint to try and avoid relegation.
Read his first interview here:
"14.03.2017 15:31:43" wigantoday.net Wigan mum's horror after finding out her son's body parts were stored for 23 years A mum says she is devastated after being told parts of her son's body had been kept in storage for 23 years. "Nobody ever told us that we weren't burying our full son" - Jennifer Shaw
"14.03.2017 15:13:03" Lancashire cat show Lancashire cat show at Robin Park last Saturday #cats
"14.03.2017 14:30:38" wigantoday.net Thrilling theatre at town arts festival Wigan will become a cultural hotspot as a huge arts festival brings some of the most exciting drama and music in the country to town. Get yourself down to one of the events
"14.03.2017 14:01:18" blackpoolgazette.co.uk Girl's ticklist snares child abuse pervert A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl was caught out when her horrified mum found a ticklist of the child's past sexual history, with ages and ticks next to them. REGIONAL NEWS: “She was a young adolescent girl and you were a mature adult more than twice her age"
"14.03.2017 13:46:52" Timeline Photos "No disrespect, but when Wigan appointed Warren Joyce as manager, I was delighted. I like him... but I didn't think they would be a threat." - Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock.
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"14.03.2017 13:30:32" wigantoday.net Drinkers at Wigan Wetherspoons pubs can now order booze on their phone without going to the bar Drinkers at Wigan Wetherspoons pubs will never need to queue for a pint again - thanks to an app that allows drinkers to have food and and booze delivered to their table. Now that's handy!
"14.03.2017 13:00:34" wigantoday.net Orwell anniversary weekend a huge success Wigan staged a huge celebration weekend to mark eight decades since George Orwell's iconic study of the town first appeared in print. Massive success of Orwell weekend celebrating 80 years since The Road to Wigan Pier was published
"14.03.2017 12:30:17" wigantoday.net New lifeline for Wigan runaways A new service launches today offering wrap-around support for vulnerable young Wigan people who go missing.
"14.03.2017 12:01:36" wigantoday.net Mystery over car abandoned in Wigan A car is left marooned on an embankment after a mystery incident. Odd place to park!
"14.03.2017 11:30:37" wigantoday.net Union fees under spotlight Council officials have defended the role of trade unions amid criticism of the amount of taxpayers' money paid to them by town halls.
"14.03.2017 11:00:45" REGIONAL NEWS: Woman takes legal action against trampoline park over spine injury
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"14.03.2017 10:30:07" wigantoday.net Bailiff crackdown 'is not working' Charities say they are continuing to see widespread problems with the behaviour of bailiffs towards vulnerable people in financial difficulty, despite a crackdown on the issue. Wigan council is a heavy user of bailiffs
"14.03.2017 09:30:12" Timeline Photos Skinny jeans and heavy hoodies can hurt your back, chiropractors warn
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"14.03.2017 09:27:19" wigantoday.net Victim's kidnap ordeal terror In a scene reminiscent of a gangster movie, a man was dragged into a car and subjected to a terrifying ordeal at the hands of two men and a woman.
"14.03.2017 09:01:04" Timeline Photos Op delays are getting longer #wigan
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"14.03.2017 07:30:05" Timeline Photos Teacher's fatal knifing inquest is postponed #wigan
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"14.03.2017 07:00:44" Timeline Photos Leuluai: Why we'll get even better #wiganwarriors #rugbyleague
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"13.03.2017 21:30:43" wigantoday.net School lessons will teach kids digital resilience Lessons are being introduced in schools to combat the rise of mental health issues fuelled by social media.
"13.03.2017 21:01:39" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: 'Dangerous' paedophile deported after Lancashire arrest
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"13.03.2017 20:30:46" wigantoday.net Asda cuts 2p off litre of fuel as wholesale prices drop Asda is to cut 2p per litre off fuel (ppl) at its 301 filling stations amid a drop in wholesale prices. Another chance for you to save at the pump
"13.03.2017 20:00:49" wigantoday.net Fake model agent pervert jailed A pervert who set himself up as a fake model agent in order to get girls to send indecent photos of themselves to him has been jailed. TODAY'S MOST-VIEWED STORY:
"13.03.2017 19:30:51" wigantoday.net Going vegan and taking up yoga - the top 40 things men do to impress a new partner Going on a vegan diet, enrolling in yoga sessions and claiming to enjoy Bridget Jones movies are among the things men do to impress a partner early in a relationship, according to new research. Time to own up, have you ever done any of these to attract a partner?
"13.03.2017 19:00:37" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Mother and son locked up for sibling murder plot
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"13.03.2017 18:37:28" OK Latics fans - who would you like to see as the next manager?
"13.03.2017 18:31:06" wigantoday.net Going vegan and taking up yoga - the top 40 things men do to impress a new partner Going on a vegan diet, enrolling in yoga sessions and claiming to enjoy Bridget Jones movies are among the things men do to impress a partner early in a relationship, according to new research. How far have you gone to impress?
"13.03.2017 17:30:44" blackpoolgazette.co.uk Couple who died three days apart said final farewell on FaceTime A devoted wife said goodbye to her dying husband from her hospital bed using FaceTime – before passing away just a few days after he did. REGIONAL NEWS: "She never really recovered. They call it broken heart syndrome"
"13.03.2017 17:00:54" wigantoday.net Injuries caused by baby carriers soaring Injuries to youngsters involving nursery products - particularly baby carriers - are soaring, warns a new study. Worrying news...
"13.03.2017 16:22:30" Timeline Photos 'There's infinitely more chance of Latics staying up with Barrow in charge, rather than Joyce' -
Paul Kendrick's view on Warren Joyce's sacking as Wigan Athletic manager.
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"13.03.2017 16:18:30" wigantoday.net Borough's internet speeds above norm Action is needed to ensure Wigan residents have access to internet speeds fast enough for the needs of modern households, an MP has said. Are you experiencing slow internet speeds? According to research, Wigan is better off than the national average...
"13.03.2017 16:00:48" wigantoday.net Wallace and Gromit van sells for £20k A famous vehicle with more than one connection to Wigan has fetched a healthy price at auction. Expect some grand days out for that price!
"13.03.2017 15:30:33" Timeline Photos REGIONAL NEWS: Pair held after man, 22, killed in hit-and-run
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"13.03.2017 15:00:23" Timeline Photos NATIONAL NEWS: Sex offenders should stay on register for life, say murdered April's family
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"13.03.2017 14:30:13" Timeline Photos GYM OF THE YEAR: Is your local gym fit to win the title?
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"13.03.2017 13:58:23" wigantoday.net Man who told police he had 'dropped TV on a paedophile's head' jailed An ex-con a court was told had rung 999 and told police he had "dropped a television on a paedophile REGIONAL NEWS:
"13.03.2017 13:37:40" Phil Wilkinson talks to Latics writer Paul Kendrick about this morning's sacking of Warren Joyce
"13.03.2017 13:30:09" wigantoday.net Five things we learned about Barrow's management style Graham Barrow gave an insight into his managerial style during an interview last week.
"13.03.2017 13:05:09" wigantoday.net Joyce sacking: Social media reaction Warren Joyce's sacking triggered a stream of reaction on social media. Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan): Wigan ... 'it just hasn't worked out' ... 4 months and they sack Warren Joyce ... 4 months ...!!!! 4Months FFS ... Football is pathetic
"13.03.2017 12:57:59" wigantoday.net Wine-fuelled road smash A Wigan woman caused a road smash on Valentine's Day after downing several glasses of wine before getting behind the wheel.
"13.03.2017 12:41:29" Latics writer Paul Kendrick will be giving his views on the sacking of Warren Joyce LIVE at 1.30pm. Any questions you want to ask him?
"13.03.2017 12:24:23" wigantoday.net Joyce sacking: From 'perfect' choice to 'perilous' position in four months When Warren Joyce was appointed as Wigan Athletic manager, chairman David Sharpe described him as “the perfect man for the role”.
"13.03.2017 12:11:33" wigantoday.net Joyce sacked by Latics Wigan Athletic have parted company with manager Warren Joyce with immediate effect with Graham Barrow taking over as interim manager for the rest of the season.
"13.03.2017 12:04:44" Confirmed: Warren Joyce parts company with Wigan Athletic. Graham Barrow interim manager for the rest of the season. Story to follow ...
"13.03.2017 12:01:35" wigantoday.net Fake model agent pervert jailed A pervert who set himself up as a fake model agent in order to get girls to send indecent photos of themselves to him has been jailed. A court heard that Matthew Pike created a bogus Facebook page and lulled youngsters into his confidence, first encouraging them to send him pictures fully clothed and later persuading them to undress ...
"13.03.2017 11:57:02" Hearing from usually solid sources Warren Joyce set to leave Latics...chasing up for official confirmation. Wow. Never a dull moment.
"13.03.2017 11:00:17" wigantoday.net Union defends walk-out over safety fears A transport union has defended today's rail strike and threatened further action against the authorities in its ongoing safety dispute. Rail union defiant as staff walk out in safety row
"13.03.2017 10:30:35" wigantoday.net Filmmakers land iconic actor Brian Blessed A film-making team partly based in the borough is appealing to culture fans to make a movie starring a legend of cinema into a reality. Judith Chan said: “We spent ages working on the script because when you're trying to get Brian Blessed it's got to be as good as it can be."
"13.03.2017 10:00:26" wigantoday.net Law catches up with the man who stopped a train An asylum-seeker who stopped a train from leaving Wigan Wallgate railway station - causing a delay worth £2,000 - has finally appeared in court after vanishing for three years.
"13.03.2017 09:31:23" wigantoday.net Scaffolder avoids jail after collapse A Wigan construction worker has been given a suspended jail sentence and slapped with a fine after scaffolding collapsed at a site near Stoke.
"13.03.2017 09:07:45" Timeline Photos Parents urged to put newborn babies to sleep on backs after worrying survey
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"13.03.2017 06:51:03" Timeline Photos Liam Forsyth: "It's been a bit of a culture shock! I've been fined for some daft things."
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"13.03.2017 06:20:04" Timeline Photos Warren Joyce has no problem with fans booing #WAFC
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"12.03.2017 19:45:13" lep.co.uk Less than half of Northern trains to run on strike day Train services across the north west are likely to be severely disrupted as members of the RMT strike over the introduction of driver only operation. Keep this in mind before travelling tomorrow.
"12.03.2017 17:30:15" wigantoday.net Wigan Today Here are this week's five most read stories
"12.03.2017 17:01:19" wigantoday.net Helping hand for those who live with pain Wiganers with two debilitating pain conditions are being urged not to suffer in silence by a support group.
"12.03.2017 15:30:40" wigantoday.net Pension scheme meeting booked Trustees of the mineworkers' pension scheme (MPS) have agreed to meet with MPs, raising hopes the terms of the fund could be reformed.
"12.03.2017 14:19:23" wigantoday.net Five things we learned from Bristol City at home Paul Kendrick looks back on the disappointing 1-0 home defeat to relegation rivals Bristol City and highlights five talking points...
"12.03.2017 14:01:01" wigantoday.net Pull on your walking shoes for Bobby and James Caring for a poorly baby must feel incredibly lonely at times.
"12.03.2017 13:01:16" wigantoday.net £44,000 tax fiddle charge A Wigan man has appeared before justices accused of fiddling his tax returns to the tune of £44,000.
"12.03.2017 12:30:40" wigantoday.net Eating Out: The Eagle and Child Where better to retire to on a cold, drizzly March evening after a stout walk and plod around the shops than a country pub?
"12.03.2017 12:00:48" wigantoday.net 'Parish residents have right to be buried there' The Church of England's decision to grant a burial plot - which sparked controversy in a Wigan parish - has been clarified by an Archdeacon.
"12.03.2017 11:31:08" Timeline Photos Why Escare is set to get even better for Wigan Warriors.
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"12.03.2017 10:30:24" wigantoday.net NHS watchdog neutrality fear A new body set up to help the NHS learn from mistakes will “struggle to gain trust” unless it is given an independent legal footing, experts say.
"12.03.2017 09:30:13" wigantoday.net Wigan UTC to offer new courses in health and care Wigan's university technical college aims to plug a huge NHS skills gap when it launches a pioneering new health and care academy.
"12.03.2017 09:00:42" wigantoday.net Talented trainees urged to take WorldSkills challenge Hundreds of Wigan's best apprentices are being asked to show off their skills and sign up with WorldSkills UK to be considered for the country's premier skills competition – and start a journey that could lead to national and even global recognition. Are you an apprentice? Show off your skills!
"12.03.2017 07:30:23" wigantoday.net 'If they had listened to his mum ... he might still be here today' Bereaved Karen Caffrey says she feels let down by the standards of care given to her son during the years leading up to his death at the age of just 39. A tragic tale ...
"11.03.2017 20:30:56" wigantoday.net Johnson: I was 'comfortable' Wigan wouldn't score Lee Johnson admitted he was never unduly worried about the threat posed by goal-shy Wigan Athletic after Bristol City's 1-0 victory at the DW Stadium.
"11.03.2017 20:30:28" wigantoday.net Buffy's huge success shown in key numbers including 52 awards To mark the 20th anniversary of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, here are some of the key numbers that define the series.
"11.03.2017 20:22:27" wigantoday.net Joyce: I won't throw in the towel Warren Joyce insists there's 'certainly no way' he'll be throwing in the towel despite Wigan Athletic slipping further into the relegation mire after Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City.
"11.03.2017 20:20:20" wigantoday.net Wigan Athletic 0 Bristol City 1 Wigan Athletic suffered another crushing setback to their hopes of avoiding relegation back to League One with Bristol City pinching a late 1-0 win at the DW Stadium.
"11.03.2017 17:24:08" lep.co.uk LATEST: Review could be held after children rescued from house covered in excrement A Serious Case Review into the circumstances of four children found living in fetid conditions has “not been ruled out”, it emerged today. REGIONAL NEWS: A serious case review could be held into why four children were left to live in squalid conditions after a national outpouring of outrage
"11.03.2017 17:01:25" wigantoday.net Church's incredible decade of donations Generous parishioners are reflecting on more than a decade of raising thousands of pounds for some of the world's poorest people.
"11.03.2017 15:30:44" wigantoday.net Indie-rockers Grapefruit's tales of sweet success With indie bands emerging left, right and centre; one Wigan band is surging onto the scene with a sound “like no other”. Sweet success on the music scene for indie-rockers Grapefruit
"11.03.2017 15:15:08" lep.co.uk New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel. Among those caught was a driver who said he didn't know how to work his built in hands free kit and a HGV driver caught texting.
"11.03.2017 14:59:26" Timeline Photos Pitchwatch with five minutes to go to kick-off...including a free plug for @WigToday on the advertising hoardings...
"11.03.2017 14:30:30" wigantoday.net Flytipping warning to landowners Wigan landowners are being warned not to be duped into storing waste on their land without checking if it is legal or not.
"11.03.2017 13:55:19" wigantoday.net Man found with stab wounds An elderly man was taken to hospital after suffering stab wounds. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances
"11.03.2017 13:01:03" wigantoday.net Continental taste is back in town centre Wigan town centre is to come alive once again with a real taste of the continent. Yummy!
"11.03.2017 12:38:13" wigantoday.net Teenager badly injured after falling down hill A schoolboy was airlifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after falling during a cross country run.