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Friday 29th May 2015

Wigan's new mayor revealed

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The new Mayor for Wigan Borough in 2015/16 has been officially sworn into office.
Date:
Friday 29th May 2015

Man jailed after breaching trading regulations

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A 66-year-old has been sentenced to eight months in prison for breaching trading regulations.
Date:
Friday 29th May 2015
Thursday 28th May 2015

Green travel on display at eco show

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Motoring, bus, bike and walking organisations will be showing off their green credentials at the Eco Sustainable Travel Show this weekend.
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Thursday 28th May 2015
Wednesday 27th May 2015

Have a say about your community

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Local housing tenants are being given the opportunity to have their say about what goes on in their community.
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Wednesday 27th May 2015
Friday 22nd May 2015

Believe bins keep Warriors cool

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Wigan Council has 'wheelie bin' helping top rugby league players chill out after their bruising games.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2015

40 new jobs created as Wigan workforce brings company success

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A new company in Wigan is set to expand to create 40 new jobs thanks to the high performance of its current workforce.
Date:
Friday 22nd May 2015
Wednesday 20th May 2015

Wedding bells at Heathside

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When Raymond Gaskell was too ill to attend his son's wedding last month, staff at Heathside Residential Home in Leigh decided to take action.
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015

State-of-the-art pitch at Howe Bridge

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Work has started to create a new, state-of-the-art all weather pitch at Howe Bridge Leisure Centre.
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Tuesday 19th May 2015

Neighbourhood Plan hopes for Abram

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The first steps are being taken to give the people of Abram more of a say in the development of their area.
Date:
Tuesday 19th May 2015

Perfect week for families in Atherton

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Schools in Atherton are to host a ground-breaking week to explore new ways to deliver public services.
Date:
Tuesday 19th May 2015

The Deal comes to Ince!

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Wigan Council is teaming up with its residents for the third time as its radical approach to delivering services gathers strength.
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Tuesday 19th May 2015
Monday 18th May 2015

Report It app launched

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It is easier than ever to report environmental issues like flytipping and graffiti thanks to Wigan Report It, a new mobile phone app which is free to download.
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Monday 18th May 2015
Tuesday 12th May 2015

Children's library to be named after VC war hero

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A poignant ceremony will see a children's library re-named after a World War One hero who won the highest military honour for his bravery.
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Tuesday 12th May 2015
Wednesday 6th May 2015

Polling stations declared selfie-free zones

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Voters are being reminded of polling station etiquette ahead of Thursday's vote.
Date:
Wednesday 6th May 2015
Friday 1st May 2015

Wigan Council up for top award

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Wigan Council has once again been nominated for one of the most prestigious prizes in local government - six months after an independent survey found a 50 per cent increase in resident satisfaction levels in the borough.
Date:
Friday 1st May 2015
Wednesday 29th April 2015

Young people can LINC2 useful information

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A new website, offering local young people the chance to find all the information they need in one place, has been launched in Wigan Borough.
Date:
Wednesday 29th April 2015
Tuesday 28th April 2015

Allotment project gives hope to people living with dementia

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People living with dementia will be growing vegetables instead of sitting in a traditional day care centre as part of a ground-breaking project.
Date:
Tuesday 28th April 2015
Friday 24th April 2015

Wigan VCs honoured in major Greater Manchester event

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Representatives from Wigan Borough are to attend a prestigious event this weekend marking 100 years since the Gallipoli landings in the First World War.
Date:
Friday 24th April 2015
Thursday 23rd April 2015

Community Switch programme saves tenants £133,000

Description
Wigan Borough residents are saving thousands on their energy bills, thanks to the Community Switch programme.
Date:
Thursday 23rd April 2015

New mascot is out of this world

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A creature from another planet has been unveiled as the new mascot for Wigan Children's Book Week.
Date:
Thursday 23rd April 2015
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