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Smoke caused by fire in Wigan leaves residents not being able to breathe

A fire on a building site in Standish earlier today caused plumes of smoke to cover the roads and nearby houses. A crew from Wigan Fire Station responded to a call around 12:45pm today from residents in Standish complaining about not being able to...

today, 17:42 in Regional North West

Seven cars damaged in car park crash

Seven cars were damaged in a collision in a car park at a borough retail park. It is understood the driver of one car hit two vehicles, but they then bumped into several others at Parsonage Retail Park in Leigh. Other news: Firefighters smash window...

today, 17:11 in Regional North West

Firefighters smash window to rescue tot trapped in car

Firefighters came to the rescue of a toddler who was locked inside a car. The one-year-old boy had been playing with a key and got locked in the vehicle after his parents got out. Other news: Wigan police release CCTV footage of cash and carry...

today, 16:58 in Regional North West

Thousands of troops ready to help with no-deal Brexit, says Defence Secretary

Some 3,500 troops will be "held at readiness" to help with a no-deal Brexit, according to the Defence Secretary. Gavin Williamson told MPs regulars and reservists will be available to support any Government department with contingency...

today, 16:34 in Regional North West

Wigan animal rescuers prepare to rescue lucky hen number 25,000

A Wigan-based animal rescue group are preparing to rescue their 25,000th battery hen tomorrow. Lucky Hens, who are based in Hindley, Wigan and who also have a branch in Chester, was established in 2010 and help to rescue and rehome ex-battery hens....

today, 15:23 in Regional North West

Wigan police release CCTV footage of cash and carry robbery

Police have released CCTV images after a quantity of cigarettes was stolen from a cash and carry in Wigan. A black Renault Clio attended Booker cash and carry, Leigh Road, Atherton shortly after 4.10pm on Monday 8 October. The vehicle turned right off...

today, 14:50 in Regional North West

The pie's the limit for Martin after FIFTH World Pie Eating Championships victory

One of the planet's most prestigious sporting events took place at lunchtime ... the annual World Pie Eating Championships! Dozens of finely tuned athletes gathered for the event in Harry's Bar in the town centre and limbered up by downing pints and...

today, 13:12 in Regional North West

Yorkshire Tea's new bags suffer backlash as many split in customer's brews

Yorkshire Tea's new biodegradable tea bags have left customers stewing - after they complained the flimsy bags were ruining their cuppas. Tea lovers contacted the company in despair, reporting that the once-reliable tea bags were splitting in their...

today, 12:52 in Regional North West

Plan for houses in Wigan has been resubmitted

Plans to build as many as 10 houses on the site of a social club have been resubmitted to the council after a hiccup involving an old mine shaft. Documents sent to the town hall reveal plans to erect 10 homes, along with parking spaces, on the ground...

today, 12:05 in Regional North West

Person rushed to hospital after reports of stabbing in Wigan

A person has been taken to hospital after reports of a stabbing in Wigan. At around 10am this morning (Tuesday) police and paramedics were called to reports of an incident on Crossdale Road in Hindley Green. An air ambulance landed at nearby Oakfield...

today, 12:00 in Regional North West

Wigan furniture business fears it could go bust after multiple break-ins

The devastated owners of a Wigan business which has been burgled “hundreds of times” are considering moving from their site of 14 years after thieves trashed their shop twice this weekend, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. Liz Connelly and...

today, 11:17 in Regional North West

Are Red Rose folk turning their backs on Lancashire cheese this Christmas?

Lancastrians are turning their backs on one of the Red Rose county's mast famous foods this Christmas. A new study has looked at Lancashire's favourite cheeses to have over the festive season, and incredibly, Cheddar has come out on top. The county's...

today, 11:03 in Regional North West

Man caught poaching deer ordered to watch Bambi for a year

A poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie Bambi as part of his sentence for a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr, from Missouri, was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long...

today, 10:52 in Regional North West

Engineer sacked after he was caught drink-driving

A man lost his job after being caught behind the wheel while more than double the drink-drive limit, a court heard. Carlo Carta had 78mgs of alcohol in his system when he was pulled over by police in Leigh. The 51-year-old, of Holden Road, Leigh, had...

today, 09:41 in Regional North West

Unleash inner ninja at new Wigan adventure park

Wiganers will get the chance to test themselves at a new attraction inspired by the toughest obstacle course on television. Ninja Warrior UK Adventure has begun work at its new Robin Park venue and hopes to welcome challengers of all ages through the...

today, 08:26 in Regional North West

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