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Police 'concerned' about man missing from Wigan

Police are appealing for information about a missing man. Ronald Gregory, 37, was last seen at around 8.45am on Sunday in the Delamere Way area of Up Holland. He is described as white, of medium build, with short, ginger hair. He was wearing a red...

25 min. ago in Regional North West

Elderly man rescued from kitchen fire in Wigan

Firefighters forced their way into a house to rescue an elderly man after a blaze broke out. They were called to Victoria Street, in Platt Bridge, at 1.30am on Sunday after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm. Other news: Pensioners heartbroken after...

today, 08:52 in Regional North West

Police search for missing man

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a man who has not been seen since Friday. They are searching for 56-year-old Gareth Carr, who was last seen at around 10pm on Friday on Abbey Lane in Leigh. Other news: Youths blasted over club raid He...

today, 08:52 in Regional North West

NHS accolade for popular Wigan heart doctor

A renowned Wigan doctor has been given a lifetime achievement award to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Dr Nayyar Naqvi, a consultant cardiologist for Wrightington, Wigan And Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, was named as a regional champion by the NHS...

yesterday, 17:58 in Regional North West

Elderly man safe after Wigan house fire

A man in his 90s had a lucky escape when smoke alarms alerted him to a blaze in the early hours. A pan of food caught fire on the gas cooker at the house on Forge Street, Ince, at around 12.30am on Saturday. Other news: More NHS strikes as WWL boss...

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional North West

City fan’s ban for role in Wigan FA Cup disorder

A young football fan who threw hoardings during the disorder at the end of a high-profile Latics match has been banned from watching his team. Manchester City supporter Jake Hughes was involved in the chaotic scenes at the final whistle of Wigan’s FA...

yesterday, 12:19 in Regional North West

New mums urged to adopt ‘breast is best’ philosophy

The borough’s new mums are being encouraged to make a statement that breast is best. Peer support charity Breastfeeding Together is planning a host of events in June in a bid to make it the biggest and best campaign yet. There will be several borough...

yesterday, 11:07 in Regional North West

Youths blasted over club raid

Cricket club officials have condemned teenagers believed to be responsible for the latest spate of vandalism at their ground. Police have been alerted after the youngsters were captured on camera damaging the sight screens and nets at Westleigh...

yesterday, 10:11 in Regional North West

Haigh Hall access woe as gates are locked

Park users have pleaded for more understanding in the ongoing battle over access around Haigh Hall. But hotel bosses and Wigan Council say the rear gates, behind the grade I listed landmark, must remain closed at certain times. The developments comes...

Friday, 16:45 in Regional North West

Pupils are given a mind’s eye view of mental health

Wigan primary school pupils got a lesson in how to look after their own minds with a unique interactive experience thanks to a mental health team. Sacred Heart Junior and Infant School played host to Healthy Mind UK and their giant “brain dome”, as...

Friday, 16:45 in Regional North West

Wigan friends walking coast to coast for soldier

Best friends are pulling on their walking shoes for a mammoth coast-to-coast walk with a special meaning. Nicola Partington and Annette Lowton will spend eight days walking across the country, covering 192 miles from St Bees in the Lake District to...

Friday, 15:42 in Regional North West

Businessman from Wigan banned over £68k taxman debt

A businessman who went bust owing the taxman more than £68,000 has been disqualified from being a director for four years. Damian Hammond, who ran technical services firm D M Hammond, in Aspull, failed to make any payments to HM Revenue and Customs...

Friday, 15:29 in Regional North West

Wigan takeaway owner addresses fears over restaurant plan

A Wigan takeaway owner has moved to alleviate fears that his plans for a new restaurant could cause unwanted disruption to local residents. Ed Jennings, owner of Thai outlet Siam House in Standish, says fears that his new venture could cause excessive...

Friday, 15:29 in Regional North West

Duo accused of assault to face trial

Two Wiganers accused of beating up a man will face trial after denying the offences. Leanne Liptrot and Linda Liptrot both faced identical charges of assaulting Mark Bentham by beating when they appeared at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court. Both...

Friday, 14:56 in Regional North West

IN PICTURES: Wigan’s Race For Life 2018

GALLERY: Wigan Race For Life 2018 Haigh Woodland Park became a sea of pink as more than 700 women took part in Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life. The popular 5km event returned to the Wigan venue for the 18th year to raise money for the fight against...

Friday, 11:44 in Regional North West

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