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Mum's bid to raise awareness for condition that saw young daughter in plaster for 34 weeks

6:02am Wed 4 Mar 15

A MUM is hoping to raise awareness of a condition that meant her daughter had to spend seven months of her young…

Chippy bags title for second year in a row

3:12pm Tue 3 Mar 15

A CHIP shop is celebrating after being named as one of the best for the second year in a row.

IPads help council save money

12:21pm Tue 3 Mar 15

REAMS of report papers are a thing of the past at Wigan Council, where iPad wielding councillors are helping to…

Labour's pink bus rolls into town

11:12am Tue 3 Mar 15

LABOUR'S pink bus rolled into Atherton on Saturday in order to listen to women from the town.

Borough signed up to £6bn NHS devolution plan

6:01am Tue 3 Mar 15

PLANS for Greater Manchester’s £6billion NHS budget to be devolved to the region has been welcomed by Wigan CCG.

'Vulnerable' woman starts fire in own flat

8:05pm Mon 2 Mar 15

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a home after a "vulnerable" woman started a fire in her flat.

Animal shelter’s rescued rabbits go hopping mad for donated treats from charity

3:20pm Mon 2 Mar 15

RABBITS at a rescue were given a treat thanks to a local charity

Children in care recognised at Frozen-themed awards

6:03am Mon 2 Mar 15

THE achievements of young people living in care have been recognised at an awards ceremony.

Retailers urged to be prepared for cigarette display law change

3:40pm Sun 1 Mar 15

SMALL retailers are being reminded that new tobacco display laws come into effect in April 6.

Digital strategy launched to help 8,000 children get online

8:40am Sun 1 Mar 15

A NEW strategy has been announced to help more than 44,000 people who don’t have access to the internet get…


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