Thieving Wigan pub worker stole £33,000

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A thieving Wigan pub worker who stole more than £33,000 from his employers to fuel his booze and gambling addictions has avoided jail – and won’t have to pay back a penny to his victims either.

In a gross breach of trust, Isaac Greenwood salted the cash away over a period of nine months from the Martland Mill Brewery Company.

For more info, see article in Wigan Today

Enjoyable night of dark events in a Wigan bar

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Crime fans flocked to a Wigan pub for a bumper evening of murder and mystery as authors from across the country descended on the town.

Noir at the Wigan Bar showcased some of the north’s finest writers of police procedural novels in an event organised by Orrell author Malcolm Hollingdrake. Wigan Central was crammed with around 100 literature enthusiasts to hear the authors all read an extract from their work and get to meet the people behind their favourite page-turning reads.

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Top prize for rail ale pub!

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Wigan Central, the brainchild of the town’s Prospect Brewery has been impressing visitors since opening in the railway arch on Queen Street adjacent to Wigan North Western station in December 2014. It has now been named as the best pub in Greater Manchester by the Campaign for Real Ale.

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Lifeline for the vacant Crown at Worthington?

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Hopes are high for the future of a former Wigan pub as news emerged of buyers interested in restoring it to its former glory.

The Crown at Worthington, located on Platt Lane in Standish, has been closed since January of last year, sparking fears that the site would become increasingly attractive to developers who have already saturated the township with planning applications.

For more, see article in Wigan Today.

Festival ales and pie to nourish jazz fans

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Visitors to this year’s Wigan International Jazz Festival will not only get nourishment for the soul from some of the finest musicians on the planet but also be able to tend to their physical hungers with a new range of specially commissioned food and drink.

Following the success of their festival beer last year, Wigan’s Martland Mill Brewery has doubled its efforts to produce two festival ales.

The brewery will also be running its own beer festival from the Friday to the Sunday of the festival in its pub the Tap and Barrel in Jaxon’s Court, Wigan, where bosses expect to have around a dozen ales from the brewery along with several guest beers.

The ales will be ideally complemented by a bespoke Festival Pie (chicken, ham and mushroom with a secret recipe gravy) created by Greehalgh’s Bakery.

For more, see article in Wigan Today.