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Wigan Warriors launch Rugby Memories group for supporters with dementia

Super League side Wigan Warriors are reaching out to supporters with dementia.

The club have set up a Rugby Memories group where fans of the team meet up once a week to watch an old game and reminisce about the glory days.

Wigan hope the scheme will also help tackle loneliness in the community.

Chris Hall reports.


Dream Christmas gift for Daisy

Daisy in her police patrol vehicle Credit: Manchester Evening News

Police have transformed a children's ride-on car to create the perfect Christmas present for a young girl with a rare chromosome disorder.

Daisy Berry from Wigan is "absolutely made up" with her gift, which has been transformed from a toy racer into her own police patrol vehicle. It has reflective stickers and blue lights, thanks to officers who added Greater Manchester Police force livery to the car.

Daisy, who has Pallister Killian Syndrome, has had more than 20 operations in her short lifetime due to various medical complications.

The four-year-old, who doesn't talk, loves the sound of sirens on the streets, and always takes a mini police car with her whenever she has a medical appointment.

This year, her parents Steven and Jenny decided to get her an electric toy ride-on car, so she could drive around in a vehicle herself.

They then contacted Greater Manchester Police to see if they could turn it into her own special patrol car.

Daisy Berry Credit: Manchester Evening News

“She’s absolutely made up with it. She’s a tough little girl and does so well, and I am delighted we were able to give her this gift that she loves. In fact she loves it so much that she even pulled over another little girl in her electric toy car on Christmas morning in the street.”

– Steven Berry, Daisy's dad


Murder investigation underway after death of man in Wigan

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Police have launched an investigation following the death of a man in Wigan.

Shortly after 3.15am on Monday 6 November 2017, police were called to Nicol Mere Drive in Ashton-in-Makerfield to reports that a man had been detained by members of the public following suspected thefts from vehicles.

Officers attended within minutes and discovered an unresponsive man - believed to be in his 20s - who was taken to hospital where he later died.

Formal identification is yet to take place.

A cordon was put in place at the junction of Bryn Road and Nicol Mere Drive. The road remains closed as the investigation progresses.

A 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody for questioning.

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