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Monday 29th September 2014

Deadline nears for secondary school places

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The deadline is nearing for parents of children in their final year of primary school to apply for a secondary school place.
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Monday 29th September 2014

Wigan Borough's entente cordiale enters 27th year

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New ambassadors for Wigan Borough's long-standing 'entente cordiale' have been unveiled.
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Monday 29th September 2014

New pitch opens at Robin Park Arena

Description
Sports clubs, football and rugby players can now benefit from a state-of-the-art pitch at Robin Park Arena thanks to a £318,000 investment from Wigan Council.
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Monday 29th September 2014
Friday 26th September 2014

Keep up with what your councillor has been up to

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Voters in Wigan Borough are now able to easily see if their councillors have been the subject of any standards reports after Wigan Council made the information accessible online.
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Friday 26th September 2014

Our survey says…You love living in wonderful Wigan Borough

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The results of a major survey commissioned by Wigan Council show local people love living in the borough.
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Friday 26th September 2014
Wednesday 24th September 2014

Contribution of older people celebrated with fun event

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The major contribution older people make to society is being celebrated at a fun free event in Leigh.
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Wednesday 24th September 2014

Christmas Parking in Wigan and Leigh town centres

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We're pleased to announce arrangements for parking in Wigan and Leigh town centres in the run up to Christmas.
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Wednesday 24th September 2014
Friday 19th September 2014

New health plan for Wigan

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The Leader of Wigan Council and the borough's health bosses have united to back a new plan for NHS services in Wigan.
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Friday 19th September 2014

Top comedians encourage Wigan Borough smokers to quit

Description
During October smokers in Wigan Borough are being encouraged to join up and quit together for Stoptober 2014.
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Friday 19th September 2014
Thursday 18th September 2014

New waste contract to save millions

Description
A new waste contract will save Wigan Council millions of pounds, while diverting 90 per cent of the borough's non-recyclable waste away from landfill.
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Thursday 18th September 2014
Monday 8th September 2014

Councillor's mobile phone removed

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A Wigan Independent councillor has had his mobile phone removed after a cross-party panel found him guilty of using it to call premium rate sex chat lines and to send inappropriate text messages.
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Monday 8th September 2014
Thursday 4th September 2014

Wigan Council signs agreement with headteachers

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Wigan Council signed an agreement today pledging their support to headteachers across Wigan Borough.
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Thursday 4th September 2014
Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Gold star for schools as Wigan Borough primaries perform better than ever

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It's the start of a new term for thousands of children across Wigan – and the latest results show the borough's primary schools are performing better than ever.
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Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Wallgate wins the lottery: Bumper grant to fund improvements

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A grant of £2m is to pay for major restoration work on some of Wigan's oldest buildings.
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Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Hough Lane closure extended as work continues on guided busway

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Work to construct guided busway crossing points at key local road junctions in Tyldesley will start this month.
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Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Moving On

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Young people and adults living with disabilities are invited to an event to find out more about the support available in Wigan Borough.
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Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Call the Council

Description
Wigan Council staff are to star in a major BBC1 show that takes a behind-the-scenes look at council services.
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Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Free activities for Heritage Open Days

Description
A series of free activities are planned in Wigan and Leigh for this year's Heritage Open Days celebrations.
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Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Friday 29th August 2014

Greater Manchester unites to tackle the 'scourge' of alcohol abuse

Description
Councils, health services and the police have today (Friday 29 August) officially teamed up to tackle alcohol abuse in Greater Manchester.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Home-made BMX track to be removed from Wigan's Greenheart

Description
A home-made and unsafe BMX track located at the Wigan Flashes is scheduled to be removed.
Date:
Friday 29th August 2014
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