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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

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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

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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

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

Cash investments for WWI centenary projects

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A sum of £23,679 has been allocated to local community groups, schools, and voluntary organisations to provide projects which commemorate the start of WWI.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Mesnes Park plans awarded

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Plans to renovate Mesnes Park in Wigan have won a prestigious award.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Suspicious phone call leads to public warning

Description
An elderly woman from Wigan has been approached by a suspected scammer who claims to work for a PPI claims company.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Tickets on sale for the Mayor's charity ball

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Tickets are still available for the black-tie event of the year in Wigan Borough.
Date:
Friday 29th August 2014

Building community bonds with community buildings

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Wigan Council has passed ownership of Platt Bridge Community Zone to members of the public as part of its deal with residents.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Wigan Borough part of plans to boost new housing developments

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Plans are being made to boost the number of new homes for people to buy and to rent in Wigan Borough. The latest figures show that fewer than 4,000 new homes are being completed every year in Greater Manchester instead of the 9,000 to 10,000 needed by the region's growing population.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Illegal cigarette sales to children - stubbed out by Wigan residents

Description
A chip shop in Wigan Borough has been caught selling illegal cigarettes to children thanks to help from residents.
Date:
Friday 29th August 2014

Pennington Flash – Summer Ready

Description
At a time where off-road access for horse riders and carriage drivers is becoming increasingly limited Pennington Flash is becoming increasingly attractive for many riders across the North-West, as well as Wigan residents. Wigan Council have worked hard to maintain the towpaths and bridleways.
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Friday 29th August 2014

The North West's biggest Business Expo is back

Description
Applications for the Business Expo being held on October 10 are now open to the public. The Expo is organised by Wigan Council and allows local businesses, and beyond, to showcase all that they have to offer.
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Friday 29th August 2014

Legal high crackdown

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A crackdown on the sale of so called 'legal highs' has been introduced by Wigan Council and Greater Manchester Police following rising concerns that the substances are available to young people.
Date:
Friday 29th August 2014
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