The leader of Wigan Council has written to the producers of the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award, to put forward his town's case for a special award.
Councillor David Molyneux has written to the show's editor calling his town the "the sporting capital of the country" and even asking the show's producers to broadcast from the town in 2014 writing, "You’d be made very welcome in Wigan".
More top news
David Cameron will use a speech today to set out plans for patients to be able to access hospital services seven days a week.
A former bodybuilder, given three weeks to live after being diagnosed with cancer, says he is determined to beat the disease.
Wet and windy for a time Saturday but brightening later. Further rain on Sunday with a brighter but blustery afternoon