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Friday 21st November 2014

Celebrating local government together: Wigan Council joins #OurDay

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From bins to budgets, social work to scrutiny, the hundreds of vital services your council performs every day will be brought to life in 140 characters as Wigan Council takes part in a national tweetathon on Wednesday (26th November).
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Friday 21st November 2014
Wednesday 19th November 2014

11 million Takeover Day is back for the eighth year

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Young people across Wigan Borough will be given the opportunity to experience the world of work first-hand as 11 million takeover day returns for the eighth year.
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Wednesday 19th November 2014
Tuesday 18th November 2014

Communities given a say

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Local communities in Wigan Borough will be given a greater say in how local crime and anti-social behaviour issues are dealt with.
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Tuesday 18th November 2014
Friday 14th November 2014

Work to clear land for new A49 Link Road set to start

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The first phase of a £21.5 million scheme aiming to relieve congestion on one of Wigan Borough's main transport routes is set to start this month.
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Friday 14th November 2014

Wigan Borough homes leading world-first trial in 'smart' energy pilot

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Hundreds of Wigan Borough council tenants are set to benefit from cheaper energy bills thanks to a world first trial that could see up to £20m invested in the local economy.
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Friday 14th November 2014

Wigan's biggest ever building planned

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The biggest ever building to be built in Wigan could bring 100 new jobs to the borough. A major manufacturer has applied for planning permission to build a 400,000 square foot factory on the Westwood development site.
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Friday 14th November 2014
Thursday 13th November 2014

Mayor to take break from duties for surgery

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The Mayor of Wigan Phyll Cullen will be taking a break from her mayoral duties after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Thursday 13th November 2014

Sporting talent shines at regional awards

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Wigan has shown its winning streak once again, triumphing at the prestigious Greater Manchester Sports Awards.
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Thursday 13th November 2014
Wednesday 12th November 2014

Free Christmas parking now on in Wigan and Leigh

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Shoppers can now use free parking sessions in council car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres.
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Wednesday 12th November 2014

The road to a new future for Wigan Pier

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Ambitious plans to transform the Wigan Pier area have been announced as the former nightclub building is finally demolished.
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Wednesday 12th November 2014
Tuesday 11th November 2014

Christmas lights and Santa parade come to Leigh

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Families are being urged to get down to Leigh town centre for 'cool' entertainment as its annual firework display and Santa's parade come to town.
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Tuesday 11th November 2014

Green-light for Galleries revamp: £60m of private money to transform Wigan town centre

Description
A £60million masterplan that could transform Wigan town centre and create 400 jobs has been given the go-ahead. The privately-funded scheme to turn the Galleries shopping centre into a modern retail destination including space for a cinema, gym, restaurants and leisure complex has been approved by Wigan Council.
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Tuesday 11th November 2014

The future of Ashfield Park is in safe hands with Wigan Council

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The much loved park will be there to offer the Standish community a place for families to play and get active - that is the message from Wigan Council.
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Tuesday 11th November 2014
Friday 7th November 2014

Sanctions set for misbehaving councillor

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An independent councillor at Wigan Council has received a raft of sanctions following the end of a series of standards hearings.
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Friday 7th November 2014

Get your applications in for World War One grants for 2015

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With Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day almost here community groups are being urged to put themselves forward for funding for initiatives and events marking the centenary of World War One next year.
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Friday 7th November 2014
Thursday 6th November 2014

Former councillor found guilty twice

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Former councillor, Emma McGurrin, was found guilty of breaching the council's code of conduct on two occasions at a standards hearing held yesterday (Wednesday 5th November).
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Thursday 6th November 2014
Wednesday 5th November 2014

Councillor guilty of intimidating council employee

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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 intimidating a council employee.
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Wednesday 5th November 2014

Winter wrapped up: Council team ready to keep Wigan Borough moving in cold weather

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Wigan Borough is ready for the cold snap – that's the message from the council as forecasters predict a period of wintry weather.
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Wednesday 5th November 2014
Tuesday 4th November 2014

Let's make Tyldesley dementia friendly

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Our aim by January 2015 is to invest £15,000 to make Tyldesley a more Dementia Friendly Community. Take a look at our first event on the 22 October at the Spring Deer Chinese Restaurant in Tyldesley.
Date:
Tuesday 4th November 2014

Zero tolerance as contaminated bins cost taxpayers £25,000

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Leftover pizzas, burgers, nappies and carrier bags are costing Wigan Borough council tax-payers thousands – because householders are putting them in the wrong bin.
Date:
Tuesday 4th November 2014
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