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All news releases are issued by the council's Public Relations team. For general media enquiries, telephone 01942 827446, email pr@wigan.gov.uk| or fax 01942 827365.

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Friday 1st August 2014

Housing Development in Standish

Description
Affordable homes and improvements in the area will give the best deal for Standish residents.
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Friday 1st August 2014
Wednesday 30th July 2014

New play equipment arrives at Haigh Country Park

Description
Young visitors to Haigh Country Park can take advantage of a new piece of play equipment thanks to a £20,000 investment from Wigan Council.
Date:
Wednesday 30th July 2014

Pioneering new scheme to reduce use of e-cigarettes by under 18s

Description
An innovative new initiative which urges retailers not to sell e-cigarettes to under 18s has been introduced by Wigan Council's Trading Standards ahead of a government ban which is expected to come into effect later in the year.
Date:
Wednesday 30th July 2014
Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Water slide splashes down in Wigan

Description
A 110m long outdoor water slide will take over Standishgate in Wigan town centre on Saturday, August 16th.
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Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Have your say on new link road

Description
An open day this Wednesday 23rd July will give residents the opportunity to have their say on plans to build a new link road in Ince.
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Tuesday 22nd July 2014
Wednesday 16th July 2014

New care deal to transform lives of residents

Description
A new, pioneering approach to providing adult social care across Wigan Borough has been launched today (15th July).
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Wednesday 16th July 2014

Registered? Wigan Borough residents asked to look out for letters

Description
Letters will be going out next month telling Wigan Borough residents whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register.
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Wednesday 16th July 2014
Tuesday 15th July 2014

Zero Tolerance towards Violence and Aggression

Description
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust views its staff as its most valuable asset. Therefore, any abuse towards our staff is totally unacceptable. Staff are encouraged to report all incidents of harassment and violence to our Security Team.
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Tuesday 15th July 2014

Thumbs up for school dinners

Description
Parents in Wigan Borough were invited to swap their packed lunches for school dinners yesterday (Monday 14th July) as the council gets ready to launch the free school meals programme.
Date:
Tuesday 15th July 2014
Friday 11th July 2014

Dental practices to help improve health of Wigan Borough

Description
Dental practices across Wigan Borough will help to improve the general health of residents and increase life expectancy thanks to a pioneering new scheme – the first of its kind to be launched by a council in the UK.
Date:
Friday 11th July 2014
Tuesday 8th July 2014

National strike action to hit Wigan

Description
A number of Wigan Council services will be disrupted this Thursday 10th July.
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Tuesday 8th July 2014

Turn a big bill into a 'Little Bill'

Description
Wigan Borough households can apply for thousands of pounds to help slash the cost of their energy bills through a brand new energy campaign.
Date:
Tuesday 8th July 2014

Powers to remove troublemakers granted

Description
Troublemakers at Mesnes Park and Springfield will be moved on or face imprisonment if they continue to cause problems in these areas.
Date:
Tuesday 8th July 2014

Private tenants targeted in Wigan Borough campaign

Description
Some of the most hard to reach individuals and families in Wigan Borough will be targeted in a month long campaign led by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT).
Date:
Tuesday 8th July 2014
Monday 7th July 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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Monday 7th July 2014

Sowing the seeds to improve Wigan Borough

Description
Grass root organisations which help to tackle some of the biggest social issues across Wigan Borough have received funding from Wigan Council.
Date:
Monday 7th July 2014
Friday 4th July 2014

Monitoring has started in the new 20mph zones across Wigan Borough

Description
Monitoring equipment has been switched on within the new 20mph zones which have been introduced in residential areas across Wigan Borough in a bid to improve road safety.
Date:
Friday 4th July 2014
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Another £2m on offer for community investment deal

Description
People who want to make a big difference in Wigan Borough can get a cash injection from Wigan Council as it looks to invest in community ideas.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

"Huge step forward" as main work on busway starts in Leigh and Atherton town centres

Description
The Leader of Wigan Council has hailed the start of work in Leigh and Atherton town centres as part of the multi-million pound guided busway scheme as a "huge step forward".
Date:
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Off-road motorists continue to force entry into Bickershaw Colliery

Description
Residents living near the former Bickershaw Colliery site in Leigh are being urged to help tackle issues with off-road motorists in the area, by reporting them to the police.
Date:
Wednesday 2nd July 2014
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