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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
Tuesday 21st April 2015

Mayor's charity goes to Hollywood

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Students at Wigan and Leigh College will be hosting a Hollywood-themed charity dinner in aid of the Mayor's charity next month.
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Tuesday 21st April 2015
Monday 20th April 2015

Public invited to 70th anniversary VE Day celebration

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Wigan Borough will join with towns and cities across the nation to light a beacon to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
Date:
Monday 20th April 2015

Voter registration deadline looms

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The deadline for people across Wigan Borough to register to vote in next month's vital General and local elections comes at midnight tonight, Monday.
Date:
Monday 20th April 2015
Friday 17th April 2015

All that jazz returns for 30th year

Description
Music celebrating some of the world's greatest jazz artists will be performed in Wigan as one of the borough's most popular festivals returns for its 30th year.
Date:
Friday 17th April 2015

Bookworms delight

Description
To celebrate World Book Night, bookworms across Wigan Borough will be able to get their hands on free books next week.
Date:
Friday 17th April 2015
Wednesday 15th April 2015

Moved home? Don't forget to register to vote

Description
Changing bank, driving licence and utility bills are all obvious things to do when it comes to moving house. But it is easy to forget to change your details on the electoral register at the same time.
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Wednesday 15th April 2015
Monday 13th April 2015

Manchester hosts national conference on child sexual exploitation

Description
Project Phoenix CSE Conference is a one-day event examining best practice in safeguarding young people in the UK.
Date:
Monday 13th April 2015
Friday 10th April 2015

Nominations open for Believe Sports Awards 2015

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Local athletes, coaches, clubs and volunteers are set to be put in the spotlight as plans get under way for this year's Believe Sports Awards.
Date:
Friday 10th April 2015

Armed Forces urged to sign up to vote

Description
Members of the Armed Forces are being reminded to check whether they have registered to vote here in Wigan Borough.
Date:
Friday 10th April 2015
Thursday 9th April 2015

15,000 Kids and Counting up for BAFTA award

Description
Channel 4's hard-hitting documentary 15,000 Kids and Counting has been nominated for a BAFTA TV award for best factual series.
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Thursday 9th April 2015
Wednesday 8th April 2015

Grow your own

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Green fingered enthusiasts who want to taste the fruits of their labour will be given the opportunity to learn how to grow their own food this spring.
Date:
Wednesday 8th April 2015
Thursday 2nd April 2015

Wigan's Got Talent

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Auditions will be held across the borough to pick out the top talent in Wigan and Leigh for the Community Stars Talent Show.
Date:
Thursday 2nd April 2015
Wednesday 1st April 2015

Royal writ signals start of election countdown

Description
Election time is officially here in Wigan Borough.
Date:
Wednesday 1st April 2015
Tuesday 31st March 2015

Council slashes energy cost by £1.2m

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Wigan Council's commitment to provide better value for money has seen more than £1.2m shaved off energy bills during the past two years.
Date:
Tuesday 31st March 2015

Make an egg-stra effort to recycle this Easter

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Residents in Wigan Borough are being urged to be good eggs and recycle this Easter.
Date:
Tuesday 31st March 2015
Monday 30th March 2015

Pottery exhibition to be unveiled at the Museum of Wigan Life

Description
Pottery created by young people will be uncovered at the Museum of Wigan Life next week as part of a new exhibition celebrating the fascinating craft trades of the borough.
Date:
Monday 30th March 2015
Friday 27th March 2015

Sir Ian McKellen to be awarded Wigan Star

Description
Known around the world from his time in Middle Earth on stage in London or New York or walking the cobbles of Weatherfield, Sir Ian McKellen's next starring role will take place in his hometown of Wigan.
Date:
Friday 27th March 2015
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