Wigan

5 Shocking Facts From The World Pie Eating Competition 2014

PA | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

Controversy has rocked this year's World Pie Eating competition in Wigan. The annual event is ranked alongside the top international eating competi...

Dave Whelan Should Probably Stop Talking. Now.

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Sport

Wigan boss Dave Whelan has again apologised for any offence caused by alleged anti-Semitic remarks attributed to him - but caused further outrage by ...

Wigan Councillor Ran Up £2,400 On Sex Chatlines

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Female council officers have been advised not to speak to a councillor after a mobile phone bill of more than £2,400 revealed he had called premium r...

This Huge Tree Fell On And Injured Four People

PA | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK

Four people, including one child, were taken to hospital after they were injured by an uprooted tree near a pub in Wigan. A boy of seven was taken ...

Down But Looking Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Sport

Roberto Martínez was left in no doubt how much Wigan fans want him to stay on as manager as the club celebrated their FA Cup triumph with a parade th...

Martínez Shocked By Wigan Relegation (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport

Roberto Martínez never really believed FA Cup winners Wigan would be relegated until the Latics' eight-year stay in the Barclays Premier League final...

Wigan's Youngsters Shine At Wembley

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Maunder | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Sport

It’s always darkest just before the dawn. Four days ago the Wigan Athletic players lay on the turf at the DW Stadium knowing that their days in the ...

Samuel Luckhurst

Shock Of The Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Sport

Wigan Athletic delivered one of the FA Cup's greatest shocks as they beat Manchester City in the Wembley final thanks to substitute Ben Watson's 89th ...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, You're Off To Wemberley

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Sport

Roberto Martinez must decide whether to stick with his wobbly defence for Wigan's first FA Cup final appearance against Manchester City tomorrow. A...

Universal Credit To Be Introduced In Four Jobcentres

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics

The controversial benefit reform, Universal Credit, which replaces other benefits such as jobseeker's allowance, income support and other tax credits,...

28 People Charged After Shrewsbury Football Clashes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Twenty eight people have been charged with violent disorder and other offences after an inquiry into clashes between rival football supporters. Wes...

Samuel Luckhurst

Martínez's Clichéd Defence, Typical Tottenham And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Sport

Perhaps the weekend when it was decided which district of Manchester would house the Premier League trophy in the summer, the top of the table faded i...

'A S**thouse Tackle'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Sport

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was left seething with referee Mark Halsey after the official missed Callum McManaman's "awful" knee-high challen...

Samuel Luckhurst

Rafa Outfoxes Fergie, Moyes Needs Everton And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Sport

Chelsea's comeback made for a disheartening week for Manchester United while Wigan's annual March magic began with a superb victory at Everton in the ...

WATCH: Cult Kop Idol Neil Mellor Retires Aged 29

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Sport

Liverpool academy product Neil Mellor has been forced to retire aged 29 due to a knee injury. The former Preston North End striker revealed on Twit...

Title Race Back On

AOL.co.uk | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester United's lead at the top of the Premier League is down to five points after the defending champions lost 1-0 at Wigan while Manchester City...

Man Charged with Murder After Body Dumped In Wigan Wheelie Bin

PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

A man has been charged over the discovery of a body found dumped in a wheelie bin. James Anthony Jepson, 24, is accused of murdering Steven Rourke,...

'Wheelie Bin' Killing: Family Appeal For Help After Man Found Dead

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

The family of a man found dumped in a wheelie bin has said he was "always happy to help others". The body of Steven Rourke, 26, was found on open l...

Murder Inquiry Launched After Man's Body Found In Wheelie Bin

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK

A man's body has been found in a wheelie bin in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Three people have been arrested following the discovery, after two walk...

Peter Guest

Inner Cities And Mill Towns Suffer As UK Youth Struggle To Find Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter Guest | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

In a cramped office in the Central Foundation for Boys School, just off the Old Street roundabout in London's East End, Ripha Begum is at the heart of...