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Controlled explosion overnight as anti-terror police swoop on Moss Side property

Counter-terror police have carried out a controlled explosion as they searched a property in the Moss Side area of Manchester in connection with Monday's attack. Locals reported hearing a "loud bang" in the area south of the city centre at...

57 min. ago in Regional North West

EXCLUSIVE: New footage emerges of moment terror suspect is arrested in Wigan

New footage has emerged of the moment a terror suspect was arrested by armed undercover police in the Swinley area of Wigan. The footage shows six officers, some armed, handcuffing the man on the ground outside a Swinley dental practice this afternoon. T

yesterday, 19:40 in Regional North West

Parents told to stay away from nursery in ‘lock down’

A Wigan nursery is on “lock down” due to an ongoing incident involving armed police officers. Parents have been told to stay away from Little Acorns Nursery, on Dicconson Terrace, Swinley, and that children are safe. It comes after police closed Upper Di

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional North West

Update: Man arrested in Wigan in connection with Manchester terror attack

This is the terrifying moment a man is wrestled to the ground by armed police in Wigan in connection with the Manchester Arena bomb attack. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was tackled after an afternoon of terror in the town centre. A number of resid

yesterday, 17:37 in Regional North West

Town centre road closed as armed police swoop

Police have closed off a major road in Wigan - with reports suggesting a man has been wrestled to the ground by armed officers. Shop workers along Upper Dicconson Street have been told to stay inside from their windows by police. Parts of the road have b

yesterday, 16:03 in Regional North West

Wiganers flock to get tattoos for Manchester victims

Wiganers have turned out in force to show support for the victims of the Manchester attack by getting inked at a town centre studio. Long queues formed on Wednesday at Alchemy Tattoo Studio on Wallgate for the special bee designs in memory of the 22 vict

yesterday, 14:22 in Regional North West

Extra security at derby following terror attack

Extra security checks will be in place at St Helens’ derby with Wigan following Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester. Fans of both clubs have been advised to arrive early and not bring any unnecessary items into the ground. A St Helens statement read:

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional North West

Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

The partner of Martyn Hett, who went missing in the Manchester bomb blasts, has confirmed that he was killed in the atrocity. Russell Hayward tweeted a tribute to his "soul mate" this morning and hundreds of people expressed their sympathies...

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional North West

Getting parents involved in the walk to school

Wigan parents have been encouraged to pick up The Daily Mile mantra and get active themselves for Walk to School Week. More than 9,000 children across the borough are already enjoying their routine stroll to classes but for National Walk to School Week 2

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional North West

Sick leave cost to town hall

Sick days are costing Wigan Council millions - and their frequency is double the national average. A Freedom of Information request revealed that its workers took a total of 34,667 days off in 2016/17, costing the cash-strapped local authority £3.35m. Th

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional North West

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester bombings

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace. They were detained after police executed warrants in south Manchester. A total of four people have now been arrested as p

yesterday, 11:10 in Regional North West

Warriors star’s mum and sister, 10, were caught up in terror attack

Warriors star Oliver Gildart has spoken of his shock after his mum and 10-year-old sister were caught up in the Manchester terrorist attack. Claire and Isabella Gildart were about to leave the Ariana Grande concert when the bomb exploded. First-team cent

yesterday, 10:03 in Regional North West

Mum describes mayhem at Manchester Arena

A Wigan mum-of-two has spoken of the mayhem inside the Manchester Arena moments after a suspected suicide bomber detonated a deadly explosive. Georgina Bailey and her partner Bradley Edwards were sitting in the lower tier at the side of the stage of the

yesterday, 09:26 in Regional North West

Brave aunty who shielded her niece from Manchester terror attack confirmed among victims

The family of a brave aunty who shielded niece from the Manchester Arena terror attack has confirmed she is among the dead. Kelly Brewster, 32, who had been to the concert with her sister, Claire Booth, 34, and her 11-year-old niece, Hollie Booth, had be

yesterday, 08:27 in Regional North West

Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

A number of services will be impacted on Wednesday May 24 due to the ongoing closure of Manchester Victoria station following Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, say Northern. The following routes will be impacted: Leeds – Manchester

yesterday, 07:34 in Regional North West

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