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Lisa Nandy among the latest to leave Shadow cabinet

Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan, has resigned from the shadow cabinet and reportedly told Jeremy Corbyn that deputy Labour leader Tom Watson should take over in a caretaker role.

She was Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Lisa Nandy MP Credit: Picture by: Gareth Fuller / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police appeal after man sexually assaulted in Wigan park

Mesnes Park Credit: Google Maps

Officers in Wigan are appealing for witnesses after a man was sexually assaulted in Mesnes Park.

Shortly after 5.20pm on Friday, 27 May 2016, police were called by a member of the public after they came across the distressed victim.

The 32 year old had been walking through the park from the café to the exit on Bridgeman Terrace when he was grabbed from behind by two men who then sexually assaulted him.

There is currently no description of the men.

Detective Constable Cameron Hackett, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said:

We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the park at the time of this offence, or near to Bridgeman Terrace, and may have seen something which could help our investigation.

The victim was understandable very distressed and we continue to offer him support whilst he helps officers with enquiries.

Patrols have also been taking place in the area.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 997 of 27 May 2016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Constable Cameron Hackett


'Will Grigg's On Fire' enters the Top 40

Will Grigg's on Fire is storming the charts. Credit: iTunes

A Wigan Athletic football chant that's taken the UK by storm is now doing the same in the online music charts.

'Will Grigg's On Fire' which is sung to the tune of the dance hit 'Freed From Desire' by Gala has made it into the iTunes top 40.

Wigan striker Grigg ended the season in fine form, scoring a number of goals which saw Wigan promoted to the Championship

The chant was dreamed up by Wigan fan Sean Kennedy, but with the help of professional musicians, it's now been transformed into a real song.

All proceeds from the cover, by 'DJ Kenno' will go to charity.

Will Grigg will hope to be on fire at Euro 2016 in France this summer. Credit: PA


Driver caught veering into oncoming traffic

A driver veering into head on traffic in Wigan has been caught on camera by a taxi driver.

The footage shows a silver Fiesta moving into a lane of on coming traffic on Wigan Lane forcing other motorists out of the way.

Taxi driver Nigel Lockett, 52, had a passenger in his car during the incident. He said both were left shocked by what they witnessed.

“I have caught some bad moments but this one was horrific. As far as near misses go that was off the scale. “I had followed him out of the traffic lights and he seemed to be driving fine but just suddenly swerved across into the wrong lane, straight to the other side of the road. “Then he realised cars were coming the other way. If it wasn’t for the two drivers having their wits about them and avoiding him it could have ended very badly.”

– Nigel Lockett

Mum whose child was taken to Libya wants more help from government

Sarah Taylor and daughter Nadia Credit: ITV News

A woman from Wigan, whose child was abducted and taken to Libya, is calling for the Government to do more in such cases.

It took Sarah Taylor three years to get her daughter Nadia back, battling through the courts and meeting Colonel Gaddafi in person.

Nadia had been taken by her father to Libya in 2007.

Sarah is now a trustee of a new charity, Abducted Angels, which is holding a meeting at the Foreign Office today.

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