ACROSS our borough many unsung heroes are working behind the scenes to make a difference: to their communities, to their neighbours, to their families. The new Wigan Life Awards will recognise the dedication of residents who have touched the lives of others.
Wigan celebrated another bumper crop of GCSEs this year with secondary school pupils posting a record-breaking set of results.
Fabulous stories of long-lost gardens may well be the stuff of legend. Indeed, for the community along Bolton Road in Ashton, the walled garden of Stubshaw Cross had acquired almost mythical status too.
Schools for the future... millions invested for generations to come
When they toast your health down at the Masons Arms, the good cheer is for the environment as well as the drinkers.
NEXT season’s must have colour will be... brown.
Our tourist information centre is out to make sure everyone has a very WIGAN Christmas.
WHAT connects one of the wealthiest businessmen of all time and Tyldesley?
When he applied for the post of executive chef at Abraham Guest High School, Mark Holmes never guessed he would be in for a thorough grilling.
We’re in a swish office – the headquarters of a marketing agency whose boss is a former Saatchi and Saatchi designer. Stylish furnishings; glossy Apple Macintosh computers at each desk and bold images framed on each wall.
Their sound evokes images of working class men sharing a unique musical camaraderie, one which provided a means of escape from the gruelling routine of life at the coalface.
Whilst the stars of Bend it like Beckham bent the rules to reach their goal, the players in the Wigan & District Girls’ Football League reach theirs through tenacity, teamwork and sheer talent.