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In this edition read about how the Deal in Action is successfully working with volunteers to improve neighbourhoods, Borough In Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen comes to Wigan.

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

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Ashfield Park in Standish - Public inquiry set to start next week

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The public inquiry into the village green application for Ashfield Park in Standish will start next week.
Date:
28/08/2015

"Green shoots of improvement beginning to show through"

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The recent progress to improve standards at Landgate School in Bryn hasn't gone unnoticed by Ofsted who commented that "the green shoots of improvement are beginning to show through" after their latest visit.
Date:
28/08/2015

Flag hoisting to say 'thank you seafarers' on Merchant Navy Day

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The Red Ensign flag will be flying over Wigan Borough on Thursday 3rd September to mark Merchant Navy Day.
Date:
28/08/2015

One in five households signed up to MyAccount

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One in five of Wigan Borough's households are now enjoying all the benefits which come from signing up to MyAccount.
Date:
27/08/2015

Survey reveals underage tattoo figures

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A survey of young people across Wigan Borough revealed that children potentially as young as 10 have had tattoos illegally.
Date:
27/08/2015

Council expresses disappointment at Standish housing inquiry decision

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A senior councillor has expressed disappointment after a planning inspector ruled major housing developments in Standish - which Wigan Council previously refused – should now go ahead.
Date:
26/08/2015

Last chance to have your say on armed forces hub

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This week is the last chance for residents to have their say on plans for a new armed forces hub in Wigan Borough.
Date:
26/08/2015

Chance to delve into rich history on heritage day

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Residents will be stepping back in time when historic buildings in Wigan Borough open their doors for this year's heritage day.
Date:
26/08/2015

Garden project given cash to grow

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A community group have put their planting skills to use and transformed a deserted walkway into a beautiful garden.
Date:
25/08/2015

Have your say on licensing and gambling policies

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Businesses, residents and licence holders are being asked to have their say on plans for new policies for both licensing and gambling in Wigan Borough.
Date:
24/08/2015
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