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Released Leicester City defender finds new club as he's signed by former favourite

Formerly Leicester City Under-23s captain, defender Johnson did not manage to make a senior first-team appearance for his hometown club before his release in the summer Released Leicester City defender Darnell Johnson has found a new club in League One side Fleetwood Town. Johnson, godson of club legend Emile Heskey, came through the ranks of City’s academy, captaining the Under-23s and featuring on the senior team’s bench, but never made a first-team appearance before his release in the summer.

leicestermercury.co.uk ,  12h 4
Released Leicester City defender finds new club as he's signed by former favourite

Latest Greater Manchester infection rates: Six boroughs see rates fall by more than 40 percent with all ten seeing cases decrease

Rates have dipped below 300 in two new areas Coronavirus cases have go down by over 40 percent in over six Greater Manchester boroughs the latest data shows. The infection rate, the number of seven-day total cases per 100,000 people, is continuing to fall in all ten boroughs.

manchestereveningnews.co.uk ,  13h 5
Latest Greater Manchester infection rates: Six boroughs see rates fall by more than 40 percent with all ten seeing cases decrease

Rangers winger Jordan Jones ‘set to join’ Wigan on loan ahead of new League One season

JORDAN JONES is set to join Wigan on loan from Rangers, according to reports. The Light Blues winger has spent the summer training with his team-mates in preparation for the new campaign. It came after he spent the second half of last season on loan with English League One club Sunderland.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  14h 2
Rangers winger Jordan Jones ‘set to join’ Wigan on loan ahead of new League One season

Jordan Jones 'set' for Wigan as Rangers winger on the verge of new Ibrox loan exit

The 26-year-old has struggled to break into Steven Gerrard's side since joining from Kilmarnock in 2019. Rangers winger Jordan Jones is reportedly on the verge of leaving the club on loan, with Wigan Athletic ready to seal a deal. The Northern Ireland international joined from Kilmarnockin the summer of 2019 but has struggled to establish himself at Ibrox.

dailyrecord.co.uk ,  14h 0
Jordan Jones 'set' for Wigan as Rangers winger on the verge of new Ibrox loan exit

Burst water main at Wigan park creates spectacular 60ft geyser

Visitors to Haigh Woodland Park could have been mistaken for thinking they had taken a wrong turn and ended up in Iceland when a 60ft high geyser began blasting water into the sky. It was in fact a burst water main at the top of Hall Lane and meant that homes in the area were without supplies for much of Sunday afternoon as United Utilities engineers fought to solve the problem.

wigantoday.net ,  15h 4
Burst water main at Wigan park creates spectacular 60ft geyser

Wigan father and son pull deer from canal in dramatic rescue

A dog walker has relived the dramatic moment he jumped into the canal to rescue a deer. Chris Kendall and his fiancee were walking their dogs near the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Ince on Sunday evening when they discovered the animal was in the water. They had seen deer on wasteland close to Rabbit Rocks a few minutes earlier and were stopped by a man asking for help.

wigantoday.net ,  16h 0
Wigan father and son pull deer from canal in dramatic rescue

Progress in pay dispute involving healthcare assistants at Wigan's hospitals

Healthcare assistants at Wigan's hospitals trust have taken a significant step towards resolving a long-running pay dispute. Unison says thousands of hospital workers at three trusts in the region are working to contracts that mean they should provide personal care such as bathing, feeding and toileting patients, which should be paid at NHS Agenda for Change band two level.

wigantoday.net ,  16h 2
Progress in pay dispute involving healthcare assistants at Wigan's hospitals

Moment 'hero' father plunges into murky canal to rescue a baby deer from drowning

Four people were forced to rescue a fawn which fell in water in Wigan on Sunday Denver Kendall, 54, jumped in the water topless to wrestle a lead on the deer After managed to secure it, the group were able to pull the deer to safety Once on dry land the group calmed the deer down before it sprinted off again

dailymail.co.uk ,  16h 0
Moment 'hero' father plunges into murky canal to rescue a baby deer from drowning

Wigan mum enjoys her new look after shaving off her hair for charity

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for a Wigan mum who decided to “brave the shave” Shauni Turner, 28, had her long, flowing locks cropped at The Hawk pub, in Hawkley Hall, where she works as a supervisor. She wanted to go under the clippers to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

wigantoday.net ,  17h 0
Wigan mum enjoys her new look after shaving off her hair for charity

Wigan mum takes on half marathon in memory of stillborn granddaughter

A business owner who had previously never run a step is now busy training for a half marathon in memory of her stillborn granddaughter. , 58, said her relatives thought she was crazy when she agreed to take part in the Great North Run. But she is determined to complete the 13.1-mile challenge in September and raise money for charity as a legacy for baby Scarlett.

wigantoday.net ,  18h 1
Wigan mum takes on half marathon in memory of stillborn granddaughter

Bargain three-bed Wigan home ideal for families and first-time buyers on the market for just £80,000

On the market for £80,000 with Alan Batt Estate Agents, this charming three-bed terraced home in Wigan boasts a feature fireplace in the family living room, gardens to the front and rear, a fully-fitted dining kitchen, and a family bathroom with a three-piece suite. Take a look around...

wigantoday.net ,  18h 10
Bargain three-bed Wigan home ideal for families and first-time buyers on the market for just £80,000

Sunderland’s Fans Museum reveals reopening date and announces an extended 35-year lease

Sunderland’s unique museum dedicated to football memorabilia and its fans heritage is set to open to the public once again after the Covid-19 pandemic. Sunderland AFC’s football season gets underway with a home fixture against Wigan on Saturday, August 7 and the Fans Museum on North Bridge Street is celebrating by reopening to the public on that day for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

sunderlandecho.com ,  19h 0
Sunderland’s Fans Museum reveals reopening date and announces an extended 35-year lease

Who will win the 2021/22 Championship? FourFourTwo's season preview and predicted final table

This preview appears in the August 2021 edition of FourFourTwo. Order the new issue with free delivery here – just select 'Season Preview 2021' from the dropdown. What exactly is the key to Championship success? It’s a question many ask but few can answer, given that free-flowing Norwich, star-studded Watford and data-driven Brentford each went up with differing principles last season.

global.fourfourtwo.com ,  19h 1
Who will win the 2021/22 Championship? FourFourTwo's season preview and predicted final table

Wigan hospitality sector bosses speak out about staff shortages

Wigan hospitality sector bosses have spoken about staff shortages and recruitment schedules which are affecting the industry. Britain’s pubs and restaurants are down almost 200,000 workers as the pandemic has affected all sectors, according to trade body UKHospitality. Staff shortages are due to a number of factors including furloughed staff finding work elsewhere, European workers not returning, people having health fears of working in the industry and ongoing closure of many venues.

wigantoday.net ,  20h 2
Wigan hospitality sector bosses speak out about staff shortages

Woman detained by police after running onto M6 near Wigan

A woman has been detained by police after she ran onto the M6 near Wigan this morning (Monday, August 2). The woman, aged in her 20s, was spotted by officers monitoring the motorway's CCTV at around 7.25am. Cameras showed a person dressed in black walking along the carriageway and crossing lives lanes, between J26 (Orrell Interchange, M58) and J25 (Bryn, A49).

chorley-guardian.co.uk ,  21h 6
Woman detained by police after running onto M6 near Wigan

Serial Wigan shoplifter was targeting Boots

A Wigan woman accused of targeting retailer Boots on her thieving sprees has been given a suspended prison sentence. Sophie Price, 25, of Derby House in Scholes, appeared in the dock before borough magistrates to plead guilty to stealing candles, skin care products and cosmetics totalling around £680 on four separate shopliftings at the store in June and July.

wigantoday.net ,  21h 2
Serial Wigan shoplifter was targeting Boots

Police deployed to M6 and all traffic held after woman spotted walking in middle of carriageway

Police have been deployed to the M6 near Wigan after a woman was found walking in the middle of the carriageway this morning (Monday, August 2). The woman, who appears to be dressed all in black, was spotted by police monitoring the motorways CCTV at around 7.25am.

chorley-guardian.co.uk ,  22h 0
Police deployed to M6 and all traffic held after woman spotted walking in middle of carriageway