Birmingham and Liverpool through to final phase of assessment process for 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Both cities to undertake further work ahead of decision if UK will put forward a formal bid Birmingham and Liverpool have both passed the preliminary assessment phase in the UK city selection process for a potential 2022 Commonwealth Games bid, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has announced today. Both cities have been the subject of inspection visits … Read more

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch praises governing bodies for reforms that will ‘collectively strengthen sport’

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has praised the way national governing bodies have responded in working to become compliant with the new Code for Sports Governance by the end of October. Tracey Crouch announced her plan for the new code in the government’s sport strategy ‘Sporting Future’ in December 2015 in a move to ensure that sports … Read more

Nominate your local sporting hero before it’s too late!

Now is the time to reward and recognise grassroots sport in Wigan Borough, with the deadline fast approaching to nominate sporting heroes for the 2017 Believe Sports Awards. The borough has plenty of sporting talent and dedication to shout about and your nominations deservedly put the spotlight on volunteers, coaches and clubs who put their … Read more

Nominate your sporting stars and unsung heroes for the Lancashire Sports Awards

Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade. The Lancashire Sports Awards are a celebration of local sporting achievement. These pay tribute to those, young and old, who show dedication to perform at the highest level or those who work tirelessly to support individuals or clubs week … Read more

Rugby fans advised to set off early to avoid delays

Rugby league spectators travelling to tomorrow night’s game between St Helens vs Wigan Warriors by car are advised to set off early to avoid delays. Two way traffic signals are still in place in Peasley Cross Lane, which is just outside the Totally Wicked Stadium, as essential gas repair works continue. To find out about … Read more

All square in ‘local derby’

Easter weekend’s football match between Northern Premier League teams Coalville Town FC and Skelmersdale United FC had an added competitive edge for one local business. Vitax Limited, whose manufacturing facility is based opposite Skelmersdale’s stadium, travelled down to meet colleagues from its head office in Coalville, to watch the ‘local’ derby. Vitax’s head office is … Read more