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Wigan: Town in Greater Manchester, England
Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 10 miles (16 km) south-west of Bolton, 12 miles (19 km) north of Warrington and 17 miles (27.4 km) west-northwest of Manchester. Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre. The town has a population of 103,608, whilst the wider borough has a population of 318,100.


Lisa Ashton becomes first woman to win PDC Tour card

Lisa Ashton becomes the first woman ever to win a PDC Tour card at the Q School in Wigan.
BBC News - Published

Bradley Dack: Blackburn Rovers midfielder's knee injury left players 'emotional'

Bradley Dack's knee injury in their draw with Wigan left his Blackburn teammates "emotional", says manager Tony Mowbray.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Wigan

Emily Thornberry confirms bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader [Video]Emily Thornberry confirms bid to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader

Labour’s Emily Thornberry has declared her candidacy to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as she revealed she warned him it would be an act of “catastrophic political folly” to back the doomed election. The..

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Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Wigan Athletic: Bradley Dack stretchered off in stalemate

Blackburn top scorer Bradley Dack is stretchered off as struggling Wigan hold Rovers to move off the foot of the Championship.
BBC News - Published

Man released over partner's death in Wigan hospital

Staff had contacted police with concerns about the 69-year-old woman's death.
BBC News - Published

Wigan stabbing: Attempted murder arrest after attack

One woman was seriously injured and the other was arrested after being discharged from hospital.
BBC News - Published

Wigan stabbing: Two women in their 20s injured in Greater Manchester attack

Police not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident
Independent - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Wigan Athletic 1-1 West Bromwich Albion: Charlie Austin rescues draw for Baggies

West Brom miss the chance to return to the top of the Championship but Charlie Austin's goal sees them salvage a draw at Wigan.
BBC News - Published

Woman falls to death from block of flats in Wigan

Paramedics unable to treat casualty in time
Independent - Published

Three arrested after woman raped in Wigan park

The victim, aged in her 30s, was assaulted by one man "while the other two men stood by", police say.
BBC News - Published

Pug puppy stolen during Wigan burglary prompts £5,000 reward offer

David and Natalie Taylor have offered the reward for the safe return of four-month-old Indie.
BBC News - Published

Sean O'Loughlin: Wigan & England captain to miss Great Britain Lions tour

Wigan and England captain Sean O'Loughlin will miss the Great Britain Lions tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

Wigan man runs five km every day for 1,000 days

Matthew Melling started running in 2017 and originally planned to run for 31 days in row.
BBC News - Published

St Helens thrash Wigan to reach Grand Final

St Helens reach their first Super League Grand Final since 2014 as they thrash reigning champions Wigan.
BBC News - Published

Super League: Wigan Warriors beat Hull KR 36-18 to go third

Liam Farrell scores two of Wigan's six tries as the Super League champions beat relegation-threatened Hull KR.
BBC News - Published

Sean O'Loughlin: Wigan captain could miss the rest of the season with pectoral injury

Wigan captain Sean O'Loughlin may miss the rest of the season after sustaining a pectoral injury in their win at Hull FC.
BBC News - Published

George Williams: Canberra Raiders confirm signing of Wigan stand-off

Wigan and England stand-off George Williams is to join National Rugby League side Canberra Raiders at the end of the season.
BBC News - Published

Wigan hospital boss slams patient who demanded 'white doctor'

The patient walked into Wigan's A&E department in June then complained when their demand was not met.
BBC News - Published

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