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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

Description
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

Description
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.
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Friday 24th October 2014
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

National Care Leavers Week – are you missing out?

Description
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

Description
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"

Description
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

Description
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

Description
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'!

Description
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.
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Friday 17th October 2014

One wedding and a funeral plan

Description
A couple have proved those 'I Do's' are important no matter how long you have been together.
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Friday 17th October 2014
Thursday 16th October 2014

Mayor pays tribute to late husband

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The Mayor of Wigan Borough Phyll Cullen has paid an emotional tribute to her husband who died last week.
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Thursday 16th October 2014

Major £1.5m apprentice scheme to get 350 young people into work launched by Wigan Council

Description
A £1.5m apprenticeship scheme to get 350 young people into work in Wigan Borough has been launched.
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Thursday 16th October 2014

Councillor found guilty for third time

Description
Councillor Robert Brierley, independent ward member for Hindley Green, has been found guilty of breaching Wigan Council's Code of Conduct for the third time this month.
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Thursday 16th October 2014
Wednesday 15th October 2014

Second major housing application blocked as Wigan Council sticks to Standish strategy

Description
A second major housing development in Standish has been thrown out by Wigan Council.
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Wednesday 15th October 2014
Tuesday 14th October 2014

"We're listening" say transport bosses as new steps to cut congestion are announced

Description
Transport bosses say they're doing all they can to cut congestion and minimise disruption in the east of Wigan Borough caused by construction work on the Leigh guided busway.
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Tuesday 14th October 2014
Monday 13th October 2014

Get Online Week

Description
The eighth national Get Online Week takes place this week (13-19th October) and to celebrate a number of activities are being held across Wigan Borough.
Date:
Monday 13th October 2014
Thursday 9th October 2014

Transport bosses hold talks on traffic disruption in Leigh, Tyldesley and Astley

Description
Representatives from Wigan Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) will meet on Monday (October 13) to discuss disruption caused by the construction of the Leigh guided busway.
Date:
Thursday 9th October 2014
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