It’s Wigan Resilience Week (21/08/2009)
Business is having it tough at present anyway, but what if something even worse happens?
Bienvenue, Angevins! (20/08/2009)
It’s a warm welcome to a large group of people from Wigan’s French twin town this weekend. Some 45 people from Angers in the Loire Valley of north western France are being welcomed to the borough, for a variety-packed tour of local life and culture over the course of four days.
Winners and sinners – Litter campaign competition climax (18/08/2009)
A cleaner Wigan is no longer just a ‘WISH’ thanks to a council campaign to crackdown on car litter. Throughout August Wigan Council is running a Vehicle Litter Campaign to encourage motorists to not use the borough’s roads as bins by throwing rubbish from their car windows.
Public Art – Public Views (18/08/2009)
The roundabout at the top of the Atherleigh Way is having a modern makeover. As part of the redevelopment of the former Gibfield Colliery site, Wigan Council along with the developers are to create a landmark feature on the junction of the A577 and A579.
Results Day – What Happens Next..? (17/08/2009)
It’s the day when the nailbiting stops and the decisions are made: 27 August, exam results day.
‘King’ of all beach parties (13/08/2009)
On Bank Holiday Sunday (August 30), the heart of Wigan’s club land, King Street, will be transformed into the biggest beach party the borough has ever seen.
Too Good to be True (05/08/2009)
Look out for an email saying you’re due a refund from the taxman. It may look the part, but you could find yourself seriously out of pocket.
Alexandra Park’s WOW Factor! (04/08/2009)
Wigan’s annual Wigan One World festival was hailed a huge success after more than 9,000 people flocked to see it on Sunday.
Sold to the highest bidder (04/08/2009)
A brighter future is in sight for a house in Leigh that has stood empty for over a decade. The three bedroom semi-detached in Birley Street had fallen into a sorry state, with its windows smashed and gardens overgrown to the point where tree branches have crushed a car parked in its garage.
Skills for Life – Shop for the future in Wigan town centre (04/08/2009)
Wigan’s premier shopping venue The Grand Arcade is the place to go for the best in fashion, lifestyle and glamour. But now there’s another reason to visit the hugely successful town centre mall…because it could lead you to a better future. This week, Wigan Life’s state-of-the-art new Wigan Skills Shop threw open its doors for the very first time.