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Friday 23rd January 2015

Burning budget questions answered in Twitter Q&A

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The public had the chance to put their burning budget questions to Wigan Council's finance bosses in a Twitter question and answer session on Wednesday 22nd January.
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Friday 23rd January 2015

Local subcontractors wanted for exciting housing programme

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Construction companies, Seddon and Willmot Dixon Housing are on the lookout for local subcontractors to help deliver a new and exciting housing programme for Wigan and Leigh Homes.
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Friday 23rd January 2015
Wednesday 21st January 2015

Views needed on centenary memorial for Leigh prisoner of war camp

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A lasting memorial to mark 100 years since the first prisoners of war were brought to a camp at Leigh is set to be created.
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Wednesday 21st January 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations

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Two special events are being held in Wigan Borough to commemorate the atrocities of the Nazi concentration camps during World War II and other genocides.
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Wednesday 21st January 2015
Tuesday 20th January 2015

A new era for Wigan and Leigh Homes

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Almost 30,000 council tenants are set to benefit from a new deal being launched by Wigan Council and Wigan and Leigh Homes.
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Tuesday 20th January 2015

Work begins to transform Howe Bridge Sports Centre

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The £2.9 million transformation of Howe Bridge Sports Centre into a first class family fitness facility has begun.
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Tuesday 20th January 2015
Thursday 15th January 2015

No vote, no voice

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Want to make your voice heard on everything from bin collections to health services?
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Thursday 15th January 2015

Cold weather alert issued across the North West

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The Met Office has today issued a Level 3 alert for the North West of England.
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Thursday 15th January 2015
Wednesday 14th January 2015

Plans to freeze council tax for second year in Wigan Borough as council saves a good "deal"

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Plans to freeze council tax for the second year in a row will be put before councillors in Wigan next month after the authority saved thousands of pounds thanks to its innovative "deal" with the public.
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Wednesday 14th January 2015
Tuesday 13th January 2015

Unify opens on the high street

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Unify Credit Union has launched its very own high street bank in the centre of Wigan – thanks to a cash injection from Wigan Council as part of its new Deal with residents.
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Tuesday 13th January 2015
Monday 12th January 2015

Have your say on accommodation and services

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A survey asking social housing tenants over the age of 55 what improvements could be made to their accommodation and the services they receive has launched today.
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Monday 12th January 2015
Thursday 8th January 2015

Apply for your child's primary school place now

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Parents of young children across Wigan Borough only have one week left to apply for their child's place at primary school.
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Thursday 8th January 2015

Mayor continues treatment for breast cancer

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The Mayor of Wigan Borough, Phyll Cullen, will take a longer than expected break from mayoral duties after undergoing a second operation as part of treatment for breast cancer.
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Thursday 8th January 2015
Wednesday 7th January 2015

Council improves FOI response rate

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Wigan Council's response rate to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests has improved thanks to new measures.
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Wednesday 7th January 2015
Tuesday 6th January 2015

On the road to a new Wigan Pier

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A major transformation of one of the North West's most iconic destinations has moved a step closer after Wigan Council signed a deal with developers to deliver a new "Wigan Pier Quarter".
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Tuesday 6th January 2015

Former councillor sent to jail

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Former labour councillor, Emma McGurrin, has received an eight month prison sentence after fraudulently claiming childcare costs.
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Tuesday 6th January 2015
Wednesday 24th December 2014

Tis the time to recycle...with the help of our William

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To help people across Wigan Borough recycle over the holidays Wigan Council has enlisted the help of four-year-old William Horrocks, from Atherton.
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Wednesday 24th December 2014

Think before you ink

Description
Love tattoos? Are you under 18 or considering getting one done and not checked if an artist or premises is registered?
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Wednesday 24th December 2014
Monday 22nd December 2014

Wigan and Leigh Homes ends year with hat-trick of awards

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Housing management company Wigan and Leigh Homes (WALH) has ended 2014 with a hat-trick of award wins.
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Monday 22nd December 2014

Don't suffer in silence this Christmas

Description
Last Christmas, 686 incidents of domestic abuse were reported in Wigan Borough – an increase of 164 compared with the same period a month before.
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Monday 22nd December 2014
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