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Thursday 30th October 2014

Public to hear plans for Astley Street busway works

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Residents will be able to have their say on three different options for traffic management for the next stage of guided busway works on Astley Street at a public meeting next week.
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Thursday 30th October 2014

Wigan Borough remembers

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Thousands of people are expected to attend events in Wigan Borough to mark Remembrance Sunday (November 9).
Date:
Thursday 30th October 2014

Back your local retailers with Christmas free parking in Wigan

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Independent town centre retailers have urged shoppers to take advantage of free parking over the festive period and do their Christmas shopping in Wigan.
Date:
Thursday 30th October 2014

Back your local traders with Christmas free parking in Leigh

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Market traders in Leigh have urged shoppers to take advantage of free parking over the festive period and do their Christmas shopping locally.
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Thursday 30th October 2014
Tuesday 28th October 2014

Wigan Borough wins big

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Wigan Borough has won big at the annual North West in Bloom Awards - taking home 20 prizes at Friday's (24th October) awards ceremony – even scooping gold in the "Large City" category.
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Tuesday 28th October 2014

Major rail report is on the right track for Wigan Borough

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Plans to turn Wigan Borough into a major transport hub in the heart of the North West could be realised if "HS3" is given the go ahead by Government ministers.
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Tuesday 28th October 2014
Monday 27th October 2014

Five teenagers get a new chance at life

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Five Wigan teenagers have been offered a new chance for a better life following their graduation from a pre-apprenticeship scheme.
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Monday 27th October 2014

Council workers honoured at special recognition event

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Three social workers from Wigan Borough have been given a surprise award at a special recognition event.
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Monday 27th October 2014
Friday 24th October 2014

Local alcohol partnership hailed a success

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The number of alcohol-related incidents in Hindley has reduced dramatically since a new group was set-up to tackle underage drinking.
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Friday 24th October 2014

National Care Leavers Week – Kalom's story

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To celebrate National Care Leavers' Week, Kalom Sargent, 21, from Atherton, shares his story...
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Friday 24th October 2014

Work starts on new £1.4m waste transfer station

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Wigan Borough is set to get even greener with work starting on a new £1.4m centre to receive all of the borough's food and garden waste.
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Friday 24th October 2014

Councillor brings office into disrepute

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Councillor Robert Brierley, independent ward member for Hindley Green, has been found guilty of breaching Wigan Council's Code of Conduct after getting involved in a car parking dispute between neighbours.
Date:
Friday 24th October 2014
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

National Care Leavers Week – are you missing out?

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A number of activities are taking place this week and next to celebrate National Care Leavers Week (23 – 31 October 2014).
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Businesses bring a ray of light to Sunshine House

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A volunteer-led centre will get a DIY SOS style makeover thanks to tradesmen from Wigan Borough.
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Local leisure provider to deliver outdoor education

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Leisure and culture provider, WLCT, has been chosen to deliver Wigan Council's outdoor education provision as part of a deal to transform services for young people.
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two million pound boost for Wigan and Leigh as council vows to make town centres "fit for the future"

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More than £2m is to be spent by Wigan Council to improve the borough's biggest town centres.
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Monday 20th October 2014

Options open as talks on busway traffic take place

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Plans to close a major through road in Tyldesley for 18 weeks to allow work on the Leigh guided busway to take place are to be reconsidered by transport officials.
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Monday 20th October 2014
Friday 17th October 2014

New care deal gets the go-ahead

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A new deal to transform adult social care in Wigan Borough has been given the go-ahead.
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Friday 17th October 2014

Blooming marvellous success for Wigan Borough in 'Britain in Bloom 2014'!

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Wigan Borough is celebrating blooming marvellous success in the 2014 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards.
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Friday 17th October 2014

New research uncovers unseen harm to children in Wigan

Description
More than 12,000 children in Wigan have been badly harmed by someone else's drinking, according to new research released today by the alcohol campaign Drink Wise.
Date:
Friday 17th October 2014
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