Two girls are to write letters of apology to a man they falsely accused of a sex attack.Read the full story ›
Police investigating an attempted sexual assault in Leigh say the 13-year-old girl made up the attack.
A picture of a man on a bike was released by officers following reports a man tried to assault the girl which in Lilford Park on Saturday. The man has now been cleared of any wrongdoing after presenting himself to police in an attempt to clear his name.
“First and foremost, I would like to send my sincerest thanks to the members of public who came forward and helped with our investigation.
“Your assistance has resulted in an innocent man clearing his name, and wrongs being righted.
“Quite what inspired the girls to lie about such a serious and terrible crime, I cannot say.
“But they have been spoken to in the strongest possible terms and are under no illusions as to the severity of what they have done and how damaging false allegations can be.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Hospital has said its A&E department is experiencing an unprecedented demand on its servicesRead the full story ›
Streets of housing estate in Leigh to be named after miners who died in Victorian pit disasterRead the full story ›
Tributes have been paid to the actor and Oscar-winning writer of Chariots of Fire, Colin Welland.Read the full story ›
Oscar-winning writer and actor Colin Welland has died aged 81, his family has announced.Read the full story ›
Former Wales international Sean Penkywicz has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for a growth hormone releasing peptide, UK Anti-Doping has announced.
The 33-year-old Leigh hooker, who served a two-year drugs ban in 2005, underwent an out-of-competition test last December which later proved positive.
UKAD say the case is only the second of its kind in the UK relating to the banned substance GHRP-6, which is used by bodybuilders.
The next few weeks are the most important in Andy Burnham's political career.
Ballot papers are now dropping on people's mats and soon they'll vote on whether they want him as the new leader of the Labour Party.
The MP for Leigh is promising something for everybody - nationalising the railways, scrapping tuition fees and thousands of new affordable homes.
But he's trailing Jeremy Corbyn in the polls, and rival Yvette Cooper has called for him to stand down if he is unwilling to attack the frontrunner.
Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has spent the day with Mr Burnham as he toured the North West.
Andy Burnham says Labour's been too shallow and frightened of its own shadow and he's pledging to change it.
The Leigh MP who is also shadow health secretary is the bookies' favourite to be next Labour leader although there has been a dramatic in support for left winger Jeremy Corbyn.
Andy Burnham is promising "something for people in every postcode".
Andy Burnham will publish a manifesto promising Labour can become the party which "helps everyone get on in life".Read the full story ›