Healthy schools = healthy children (22/12/2006)
Hundreds of local schoolchildren set to benefit after seven borough primary schools achieved national ‘Healthy School’ status this term.
Council finance chief bows out (22/12/2006)
Ian Kell, deputy finance director for Wigan Council, is stepping down after twenty five years helping to steer the borough through the choppy waters of local government finance
Shops are dressed to kill (22/12/2006)
A Hindley butchers and an amusement arcade in Ashton have won the prize for having the ‘best dressed window’ in their towns
Laura’s wheelie good Christmas (22/12/2006)
Thirteen year old Laura Swindells of Tyldesley is the proud owner of a shiny new bike after winning a Christmas competition run by the council and Tyldesley traders.
Green dream year (21/12/2006)
Recycling bosses at Wigan Council want to thank residents across the borough for making 2006 a ‘dream green’ year - and are promising the best is yet to come.
‘Dancing Days’ Lights Up Christmas for Wigan Residents in Care (20/12/2006)
A project to improve the mobility and independence of people living in Wigan Borough’s residential care homes has had the older generations dancing in the aisles this Christmas.
Christmas Waste Collections (19/12/2006)
Wigan Council has announced dates for household refuse and recycling collection over the holiday period.
Champions League Football – Live in Ashton-in-Makerfield! (19/12/2006)
While the cream of Europe’s footballers take a mid-winter break, young people in Ashton were alive and kicking on Monday evening, during round two of Wigan Borough’s own version of the Champions League.
Smoke is poison (18/12/2006)
A converted tanker, got up to look like a cigarette and displaying the hazard warning signs for some of the many poisonous chemicals found in tobacco smoke, drew plenty of attention from shoppers last Friday.