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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.

Wigan A&E department facing 'unprecedented demand'

There are calls for people to avoid A&E in Wigan because of unprecedented demand. Health bosses say many people attending could be treated elsewhere.

“If someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk, then 999 should be called. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation, such as a suspected heart attack, acute confused state and fits that are not stopping, loss of consciousness, breathing difficulties, chest pain, head injuries or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.”

– Mary Fleming, Acting Director of Operations
  • A&E is not the right choice for minor illnesses and injuries, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and sprains.
  • Self-medicate where appropriate
  • Make an appointment with your GP
  • Attend the Walk-in Centre at Leigh
  • Speak to your local pharmacist.
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