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Coleen vows to make marriage work after Wayne's 'silly and selfish mistakes'

Coleen vows to make marriage work after Wayne's 'silly and selfish mistakes'

Coleen Rooney has put her wedding ring back on and is trying to make her marriage to footballer Wayne "work", she has said. In a message posted on her Facebook page, the wife of the Everton footballer said her husband had made some...

20 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Wheelchair users 'cannot get round many WH Smith stores'

Wheelchair users 'cannot get round many WH Smith stores'

Wheelchair users "cannot get round" many WHSmith stores because the aisles are crammed with extra baskets, peers have heard. Baroness Sal Brinton said she no longer wanted to visit the retailer because it is difficult to navigate in a...

yesterday, 16:45 in Regional North West
 
The origins of Black Friday and where you can get discount deals in Wigan

The origins of Black Friday and where you can get discount deals in Wigan

Black Friday is has landed in Wigan ... The US custom is very much a fixture in the UK calendar now but which stores in Wigan are taking part in this year’s Black Friday sales today. Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving in the US and is...

yesterday, 14:40 in Regional North West
 
New era of hope for abandoned outlet

New era of hope for abandoned outlet

Job hopes have risen for a large abandoned retail unit after the building was snapped up by a mystery buyer. The one-time Travis Perkins outlet has been standing empty for months near to Beech Hill crossroads after the builders’ merchants closed it...

yesterday, 14:21 in Regional North West
 
Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

Met Office issues weather warning as temperatures set to drop

People have been warned to prepare for cold weather as ice and snow is set to hit the country. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice in parts of the UK over Friday night and Public Health England has told people to take precautions as...

yesterday, 14:21 in Regional North West
 
Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

In the rush to snaffle up those Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, shoppers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when buying online. But anyone who lets their guard down risks falling victim to fraud, with...

yesterday, 13:29 in Regional North West
 

Town’s tribute to Liam, the ‘nicest guy on earth’

Family and friends of a young Wigan man who lost his battle with cancer have paid tribute to “one of the nicest guys who ever graced this earth”. Liam Pennington, 25, died at the end of October after fighting an aggressive form of leukaemia. Hundreds...

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional North West
 
Thinking of others is the best gift of all

Thinking of others is the best gift of all

A couple’s idea to help people in need at Christmas has snowballed from presents to each other to a year-long fund-raising effort. Janice and Justin Hinden wanted to do something to help after seeing people sleeping rough in Wigan one night. So they...

yesterday, 12:43 in Regional North West
 
Families to be asked about artificial limb recycling

Families to be asked about artificial limb recycling

Hip and knee replacements left over after cremations in Wigan are now set to be recycled in future. But bereavement services bosses say that there will be full consultation with grieving families as the environmentally-friendly initiative takes off in...

yesterday, 12:33 in Regional North West
 
Plans for care home at ex-council building site

Plans for care home at ex-council building site

A former council building is set to be demolished and converted into a care home, new planning documents reveal. An application has been submitted to planning officials regarding Gateway House in Standishgate, close to Wigan town centre, which was...

yesterday, 12:33 in Regional North West
 
Teen attacked by trio with scissors

Teen attacked by trio with scissors

Appeal after an 18-year-old girl had her hair and face slashed by three teenagers. At around 6.15pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017, police were called to reports of an assault on Princess Avenue in Tyldesley. Three teenage girls had approached the...

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional North West
 
Jail for prison drugs smuggler

Jail for prison drugs smuggler

A mother-of-three who tried to smuggle drugs into Hindley Prison - to earn a little extra cash - has been jailed for 12 months. Michelle Eccleston, 36, had been made homeless when she succumbed to temptation and agreed to hand over packages to a...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North West
 
Can you solve this mystery?

Can you solve this mystery?

Volunteers’ efforts to transform neglected allotments they hope to run took an unexpected turn when a mysterious memorial was found. A group carrying out maintenance work at the plots off Balcarres Avenue in Whelley came across what appears to be a...

yesterday, 11:29 in Regional North West
 
Family unite for fund-raising campaign in memory of popular Harry

Family unite for fund-raising campaign in memory of popular Harry

A grieving family have reached their first major milestone in a campaign to get more defibrillators in the borough, raising enough money for the first life-saving machine. Maria Lawton, from Orrell, lost her husband and soulmate Harry in January this...

yesterday, 11:03 in Regional North West
 
Have a peak at our industrial heritage

Have a peak at our industrial heritage

Local viewers of the BBC cult series Peaky Blinders have more reasons than most to enjoy recent episodes. This week scenes shot at Astley Green Colliery took centre stage much to the delight of volunteers at the mining venue. Earlier in the year a...

yesterday, 11:03 in Regional North West
 


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