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With less than 40 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, our Brexit reporter is here to answer any questions you might have. It remains to be seen how Brexit will affect millions of people across the country in any number of ways. Brexit is THE...

today, 07:13 in Regional North West

Arson probe as vandals send play area up in flames

An arson probe has been launched after a popular Wigan children's play area went up in flames for the second time in 48 hours as vandals also wrecked the neighbouring football club's new changing rooms. The equipment at William Foster's playing field...

yesterday, 22:21 in Regional North West

After the news of Flybmi going bust – would you know your rights when your holiday flights disappear?

It is an increasingly challenging environment for airlines with Brexit looming, and fuel prices at all-time highs. In recent years low cost airlines such as Primera Air and Monarch have disappeared, and now Flybmi, so the risk of losing your flights...

yesterday, 16:49 in Regional North West

RIP Billy - the man with the "million dollar smile"

Thousands of people turned out to say goodbye to Billy Livesley, the man with the “million dollar smile”. Platt Bridge came to a standstill on Monday afternoon as his loved ones gathered to give the 21-year-old a massive send-off. A huge procession...

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional North West

Wigan drug user's coat theft attempt thwarted by off-duty PCSO

A Wigan man made a drug-fuelled attempt to steal coats worth more than £100 from a high street shop. Leslie Rigby made off from Marks and Spencer on Standishgate with two large winter coats, valued at £130, but his getaway was thwarted by an off-duty...

yesterday, 15:27 in Regional North West

Vote for your favourite Wigan Takeaway

Here are the Takeaway of the Year top ten finalists – you now have the opportunity to vote for your favourite. You might choose a certain one because of the sublime flavours, the variety on offer, the wonderful sauces or because they deliver. Now...

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional North West

Man arrested after Haydock races mass brawl released under investigation

A man arrested following a mass brawl at Haydock Park Racecourse has been released under investigation. Merseyside Police are continuing to appeal for information and video footage following an "60 to 100 man" brawl on Saturday afternoon. At...

yesterday, 13:26 in Regional North West

All you need to know about the EU Settlement Scheme

I hold a EU passport (therefore EU Nationality) and have been living in the UK since 2002. I have the full rights to work and stay in the UK. Can you please confirm whether any of my rights will be impacted after Brexit? If so, please explain what...

yesterday, 13:26 in Regional North West

Danny Dyer wades into Shamima Begum controversy

Danny Dyer has waded into the Shamima Begum controversy - saying the teenager should be allowed back into the UK. The EastEnders star said the runaway schoolgirl must have been "lost within her soul" to go to Syria. The 41-year-old told Good...

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional North West

Recycling consistency and weekly food waste collections planned for all homes

All homes will have weekly food waste collections and be able to recycle the same rubbish, under Government plans. Ministers are also consulting on bringing in a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles and cans, to boost recycling rates and cut...

yesterday, 11:40 in Regional North West

Vandalised Dave Whelan statue restored to former glory

A statue of Dave Whelan which is believed to have been vandalised last night has already been fixed. Damage to the statue outside the DW Stadium, was discovered last night after Wigan's 20 - 8 defeat against Sydney Roosters in the World Club...

yesterday, 11:30 in Regional North West

Wigan MP's dismay at Labour Party split

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has spoken online of her sadness as a group of politicians broke away from the Labour Party. Ms Nandy took to Twitter with a simple message after seven MPs decided to leave the party led by Jeremy Corbyn to sit as independents in...

yesterday, 11:22 in Regional North West

Food hygiene ratings - Wigan hotels

Taken from the FSA website the hygiene ratings scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at their premises and online so you can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food. 5 – hygiene standards are very good, 4 –...

yesterday, 11:10 in Regional North West

Happy Mondays are heading to Preston Guild Hall for some 'pre-Christmas partying'. Here's how to get tickets.

The Happy Mondays have announced a 29-night autumn tour which includes Preston in November Synonymous with the "Madchester" music scene, the group achieved success with their blend of psychedelia and alternative rock alongside other...

yesterday, 10:38 in Regional North West

Wigan's A&E waiting times are the second worst in the country

Wigan’s casualty failed to see more than a third of emergency patients within four hours in January, ranking it as the second worst-performing trust in the country. Data published by NHS England reveals the performance of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh...

yesterday, 10:23 in Regional North West

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