Prisoner charged with 13 offences
A prisoner who was missing for two months has been charged with 13 offences including indecent exposure and causing grievous bodily harm.
Dog stuck in tree sparks 999 plea
Firefighters are urging people to think twice before calling 999 after a dog managed to get itself caught in a fallen tree.
Fri May 17, 2013
Trial for tag man
A WIGAN man is set to go on trial accused of receiving a stolen mountain bike worth 250 after he was stopped by police while riding it.
Drunk businessmen assaulted rail worker
Shaun Abbott, 33, was sentenced to 40 hours' unpaid work and to attend an alcohol programme.
Wed May 15, 2013
High Speed Two is 'all pain and little gain' - leader says
A HIGH speed train line through the borough 'looks as though it will give Warrington all pain and little gain' says Council leader Clr Terry O'Neill. Warrington Borough Council has written to the developers HS2 Ltd for more information about the controversial proposals which would see the new railway line travel through part of east Warrington.
B&Q and Morrison's to share megastore
Finally confirming speculation first aired in the Wigan Evening Post four months ago, Morrison's and B&Q said they hoped to create a new shopping concept at the latter's Frith Street hypermarket.
Tue May 14, 2013
TV star Bear makes flying visit to camp
Heather Baker from Wigan Scouts greets Bear Grylls as he arrives at the Camporee event at Bispham Hall in Billinge by helicopter YOUNG Wiganers got to meet a TV adventurer during an action-packed weekend at one of the borough's biggest Scouting events.
Mon May 13, 2013
Letters: Peerless Wigan
Wigan's winning goal: 'inches beyond the outstretched hand of Joe Hart, City's diving goalie'. Ben Watson, the scorer turns away.
Tragic death of dad months after hanging bid
A WIGAN dad who suffered severe brain damage in a failed bid to hang himself in his son's bedroom died in hospital following a series of seizures.
Fri May 10, 2013
Benefit cheat wife jailed
Dyson, of Newland Avenue, Pemberton, failed to notify the Department of Work and Pensions of her marriage to husband Terence in 2001 and that she was living with him.
Thu May 09, 2013
Everton FC: Pros and Cons of 5 Possible Replacements for David Moyes
David Moyes, manager of the Toffees for the past 11 years, has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season to join Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor .
Wed May 08, 2013
Teenager's leg broken in unprovoked attack
TWO teenage boys were assaulted and robbed in Wigan town centre, resulting in one of them suffering a broken leg.
Tue May 07, 2013
Liverpool City Champion
Richards back to Wests Tigers after Wigan triumph
Back in the NRL: Pat Richards is returning for another stint with Wests Tigers next season.Picture: Getty Images PAT Richards won't have too many dramas adjusting back to the grind of NRL level, says Cabramatta Rugby League football manager Craig Macleod.
Mourinho return will increase Premier League's charm, says Mancini
The Manchester City manager also believes the 50-year-old will turn the west London club into title contenders, but feels Rafa Benitez has excelled in his time at Stamford Bridge Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes Jose Mourinho's potential return to Chelsea will add charm to the Premier League but warns there will be a third contender ... (more)
Mon May 06, 2013
Masked men were seen fleeing a blaze in which a caravan was destroyed by flames which then spread to the adjoining house in Hindley.
Town gears up for first major Irish music festival
The Ryans, father and son Jacky and Paddy Ryan, who have organised the Wigan Irish Mega Festival at The Orwell The inaugural Wigan Irish Mega Festival is set to be held at The Orwell at Wigan Pier from May 24 to 26, and will feature top Irish music acts from all over Europe.
Sat May 04, 2013
Genius of Lancashire's 'matchstick' master: This summer's biggest...
Despite his popularity, the art establishment has long belittled LS Lowry as a provincial hobby painter.
Chileans concerned at Angelo Henriquez lack of match action
Manchester United's Angelo Henriquez, on loan at Wigan, could be called into Chile's under-20 squad to get some game time.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Burglar jailed after Leigh street evacuated
A STREET in Leigh had to be evacuated after police found a burglar had torn out a gas central heating boiler and left the house flooded.
Attempted murder charge pair in the dock
Sean Anthony Nolan, 25, and David Mitchell, 29, are both alleged to have attempted to murder Thomas Wood in Marigold Street, Worsley Mesnes on April 5. Nolan, of no fixed address, and Mitchell, of Calder Place, Wigan, who appeared at Liverpool Crown Court via video link from Walton Prison, were both further remanded in custody until July 8 when ... (more)