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Wigan: Town in Greater Manchester, England
Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It is situated 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, whereas the wider borough has a population of 318,100. Wigan is in the historic county of Lancashine.


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Wigan Athletic: Players to defer part of wages for three months amid coronavirus

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Wigan's Robinson to have medical procedure to correct heart issue

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Huddersfield come from behind to beat Saints

Huddersfield make amends for their heavy loss to Wigan as they come from behind to beat reigning Super League champions St Helens.
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Wigan stun Championship leaders West Brom to boost survival bid

West Brom's lead at the top of the Championship is cut to a point as Sam Morsy's strike moves Wigan out of the relegation zone.
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Super League: Wigan 32-10 Toronto - Wigan claim second victory as Toronto remain winless

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'Our future lies with Europe': Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy calls for close ties with EU

Party should be ready to tear up Boris Johnson deal and seek better access to single market, says MP for Wigan
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Lisa Nandy promises to let councillors nominate Labour leadership candidates

Wigan MP has place on ballot paper alongside Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long Bailey in race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
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Wigan toddler died from 'catalogue of injuries'

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Shaun Wane: Former Wigan boss to replace Wayne Bennett as England coach

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EFL: Leeds United lose to Wigan, Bristol City win again & Colchester are beaten at last

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Israel Folau: Wigan considered signing sacked rugby union international

Wigan considered signing Israel Folau but did not approach the sacked Australia rugby union international, says chairman Ian Lenagan.
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Bradley Dack: Blackburn Rovers midfielder's knee injury left players 'emotional'

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Blackburn top scorer Bradley Dack is stretchered off as struggling Wigan hold Rovers to move off the foot of the Championship.
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Man released over partner's death in Wigan hospital

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Wigan stabbing: Attempted murder arrest after attack

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

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Woman falls to death from block of flats in Wigan

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Three arrested after woman raped in Wigan park

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

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Wigan and England captain Sean O'Loughlin will miss the Great Britain Lions tour to New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
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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.
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Super League: Wigan Warriors beat Hull KR 36-18 to go third

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

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