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Thursday 18th December 2014

Councillor unapologetic for bad behaviour

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An independent councillor at Wigan Council has been called back to the council's standards committee after failing to apologise for his bad behaviour.
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Thursday 18th December 2014
Tuesday 16th December 2014

Wigan and Bolton councils open talks on closer working

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Wigan Council and Bolton Council could work more closely together in the future following the success of a shared IT contract.
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Tuesday 16th December 2014

Astley Street to reopen over the Christmas period

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Astley Street in Tyldesley is set to fully reopen for the festive period, with the current road works set to be removed from Monday 22 December.
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Tuesday 16th December 2014

Top talent of Tyldesley gets new home thanks to council investment

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A community arts group that showcases the talent of Tyldesley has won a major injection of cash from Wigan Council.
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Tuesday 16th December 2014
Thursday 11th December 2014

Wigan Council one of the "best" authorities according to Ofsted chief

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The head of Ofsted has once again praised Wigan Borough schools in his latest annual report and described Wigan Council as one of the best local authorities.
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Thursday 11th December 2014
Wednesday 10th December 2014

Don't turn to a payday lender this Christmas

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Residents are being urged not to turn to a payday lender this Christmas as a recent survey found that many people are still paying for last Christmas.
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Wednesday 10th December 2014
Friday 5th December 2014

Scam mail cash being returned to Wigan residents

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Victims of mail scams living in Wigan Borough are being reunited with their money as Wigan Trading Standards warns people to be on their guard for post scammers.
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Friday 5th December 2014

Residents urged to take care when offered energy efficiency work

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Residents are being urged to be cautious if people knock on their doors offering assessments for energy improvement measures after reports of bogus callers in Greater Manchester.
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Friday 5th December 2014

Residents to win shopping vouchers for binning that dog dirt

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Dog dirt and litter - two major gripes for communities across Wigan Borough.
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Friday 5th December 2014

Wigan's plan to tackle child sexual exploitation

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A plan of action designed to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) locally and to help in the regional campaign will be discussed at Wigan Council's cabinet meeting next week (Thursday 11th December).
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Friday 5th December 2014
Thursday 4th December 2014

Plans for new Amberswood link road go on show

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People will get their first chance to look at a congestion-busting road in Hindley.
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Thursday 4th December 2014
Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Council on track to balance budget

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Wigan Council is on track to balance its budget this year despite having to make massive cuts totalling £14m.
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Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Have your say on pharmacy consultation

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The Wigan Borough Health and Wellbeing Board has published its draft Pharmaceutical Health Needs Assessment for consultation.
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Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Friday 28th November 2014

You could win £500

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Fancy a post-Christmas treat of £500?
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Friday 28th November 2014

Residents respond to council's recycling plea

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A senior councillor for Wigan borough today praised residents for responding to a plea to take more care with their recycling.
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Friday 28th November 2014

Leigh nightclub appeal against licence revocation fails

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A court has dismissed an appeal from a Leigh nightclub after it had its licence revoked earlier this year.
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Friday 28th November 2014

Young people take over Wigan Council

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On 11 Million Takeover Day 30 young people across Wigan Borough put on their work shoes for the first time.
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Friday 28th November 2014
Thursday 27th November 2014

New Haigh Woodland Park to boost economy by £30 million

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A £12 million masterplan to transform Haigh Hall and Country Park into one of the region's top tourist destinations has been unveiled.
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Thursday 27th November 2014
Wednesday 26th November 2014

Looking after someone? Know your rights

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To celebrate Carers Rights Day, carers from across Wigan Borough are invited to an information event at Sunshine House, Scholes this Friday (28th November) where they can learn more about their rights.
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Wednesday 26th November 2014
Tuesday 25th November 2014

Date set for Astley Street busway works

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The next stage of guided busway work in Tyldesley is set to start on Astley Street during the first week of December.
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Tuesday 25th November 2014
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