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All news releases are issued by the council's Public Relations team. For general media enquiries, telephone 01942 827446, email pr@wigan.gov.uk or fax 01942 827365.

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

Council slashes energy cost by £1.2m

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Wigan Council's commitment to provide better value for money has seen more than £1.2m shaved off energy bills during the past two years.
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Tuesday 31st March 2015

Make an egg-stra effort to recycle this Easter

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Residents in Wigan Borough are being urged to be good eggs and recycle this Easter.
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Tuesday 31st March 2015
Monday 30th March 2015

Pottery exhibition to be unveiled at the Museum of Wigan Life

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Pottery created by young people will be uncovered at the Museum of Wigan Life next week as part of a new exhibition celebrating the fascinating craft trades of the borough.
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Monday 30th March 2015
Friday 27th March 2015

Sir Ian McKellen to be awarded Wigan Star

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Known around the world from his time in Middle Earth on stage in London or New York or walking the cobbles of Weatherfield, Sir Ian McKellen's next starring role will take place in his hometown of Wigan.
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Friday 27th March 2015
Thursday 26th March 2015

More homes for elderly residents

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Hundreds of new purpose-built homes for elderly and disabled residents will be developed over the next five years.
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Thursday 26th March 2015

£30,000 improvements at Hindley Sports Centre

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Take advantage of a new studio and improved gym equipment as part of a £30,000 refurbishment of the site.
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Thursday 26th March 2015

Multi-million pound Haigh Woodland Park takes off

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A £12m masterplan to rejuvenate the whole of Haigh Woodland Park, Wigan is gathering pace.
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Thursday 26th March 2015

Women's Centre transforms lives in Wigan

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A women's centre in Wigan is providing a lifeline to victims of domestic abuse and helping them rebuild their lives.
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Thursday 26th March 2015

Wigan Library has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award

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It's one of just six centres across the country in the running for The Bookseller Industry Awards' Library of the Year title.
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Thursday 26th March 2015
Wednesday 25th March 2015

Dementia Friendly Communities given funding boost

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More Dementia Friendly Communities will be created across Wigan Borough thanks to a £130k cash injection.
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Wednesday 25th March 2015

The Care Act is coming

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From April 2015, the eligibility criteria for those who receive care and support will become the same across the country.
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Wednesday 25th March 2015

Changes to council's bank account

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From April 2015, the bank account Wigan Borough residents pay their council bills into will change.
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Wednesday 25th March 2015

Wigan Council officially the best big council to work for

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Wigan Council is the best big council to work for according to an independent survey of staff.
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Wednesday 25th March 2015

Wigan Council's got young talent

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Wigan Council won silver in a national competition that ranked them one of the top young local authorities in the country.
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Wednesday 25th March 2015
Tuesday 24th March 2015

Residents joy as insulation scheme cuts energy bills and improves homes

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A ground-breaking scheme to insulate terraced homes in the centre of Leigh is proving a hit with residents and is set to reduce their energy bills.
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Tuesday 24th March 2015

Action to be taken against beggars and nuisance behaviour in Wigan town centre

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A successful scheme to clamp down on begging and nuisance behaviour in Wigan town centre has been extended.
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Tuesday 24th March 2015
Monday 23rd March 2015

Through transition and beyond

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Residents with a disability will be able to learn more about the support available in Wigan Borough at an information event later this month.
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Monday 23rd March 2015

It's Young People's Question Time

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Local young people will be putting their questions to some of the borough's top decision makers on Wednesday evening (25th March) at an event hosted by Wigan's Youth Cabinet.
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Monday 23rd March 2015

Adult social care given the thumbs up

Description
The transformation of adult social care in Wigan Borough has been given the thumbs up by customers.
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Monday 23rd March 2015
Friday 20th March 2015

Street named in honour of World War 1 Victoria Cross soldier

Description
The bravery of a Wigan soldier awarded the Victoria Cross in World War 1 is to be remembered by the naming of a street in his honour.
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Friday 20th March 2015
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