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Friday 27th February 2015

Believe In Her

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A new campaign which celebrates the achievements of local women will launch next week.
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Friday 27th February 2015

Council protects public purse against £100,000 false legal claims

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More than £100,000 of taxpayers money has been saved thanks to the diligence of Wigan Council.
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Friday 27th February 2015

Cigarette cover-up

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Wigan Trading Standards is urging smaller retailers to be aware of a new tobacco display law that comes into effect on Monday 6th April.
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Friday 27th February 2015
Wednesday 25th February 2015

Discussions underway in Greater Manchester around new health and social care partnership

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The 10 local authorities, 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups, 14 NHS partners, NHS England and the government can confirm they are in discussions on a groundbreaking agreement for health and social care
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Wednesday 25th February 2015

Plan launched to help 8,000 Wigan Borough children get online

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Official figures reveal that more than 8,000 children in Wigan Borough don't have access to the internet at home and another 44,000 adults have never been online.
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Wednesday 25th February 2015
Tuesday 24th February 2015

Teenage pregnancies in Wigan Borough at lowest ever rate

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The number of teenage pregnancies in Wigan Borough has fallen to its lowest rate for the fourth year running.
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Tuesday 24th February 2015

Temporary closure of waste and recycling centre

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Kirkless household waste and recycling centre will be closed for three days for essential work to take place.
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Tuesday 24th February 2015

Council tax frozen as £12m savings approved by cabinet

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Leading councillors have provided relief to stretched household budgets by approving the freezing of council tax and agreeing to savings of £12m over the coming year.
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Tuesday 24th February 2015

Council exceeds FOI response rate

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has removed Wigan Council from its Freedom of Information (FOI) watch list, as the local authority exceeds response rates.
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Tuesday 24th February 2015

Awards event highlights the achievements of Wigan Borough's young people

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Hundreds of children, young people and carers from all over the borough came together at the DW Stadium to celebrate a year of caring at Wigan's Winter Wonderland Awards.
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Tuesday 24th February 2015
Friday 20th February 2015

Wigan winner as high speed broadband launches town into future

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Almost 3,750 homes and businesses in Wigan Borough now have access to high speed broadband after the official launch of the new network.
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Friday 20th February 2015
Wednesday 18th February 2015

Zero-hours contracts a thing of the past

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Zero-hour contracts are a thing of the past at Wigan Council, as the local authority keeps its promise to remove them by 2015.
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Wednesday 18th February 2015
Tuesday 17th February 2015

Finance team receives award for cutting back on waste

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Finance experts in Wigan have proven they're great with paper as well as pounds.
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Tuesday 17th February 2015
Monday 16th February 2015

Wigan Council urges thousands to help make £30m savings as the Deal hits the streets

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One of the North West's largest councils will team up with its residents to launch a radical new way of delivering services that will strengthen communities and save money.
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Monday 16th February 2015

Final 20mph milestone reached as Winstanley gets lower speed limits

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The final signs are going up across Winstanley as Wigan Borough becomes a residential 20mph town.
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Monday 16th February 2015
Friday 13th February 2015

Ball to raise funds for cancer care unit

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The Mayor's Ball takes on an extra meaning for Mayor of Wigan Borough Councillor Phyll Cullen.
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Friday 13th February 2015

Wigan and Leigh Homes through to the final round

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Local housing company, Wigan and Leigh Homes (WALH) has made it through to the final round of the prestigious Apprenticeship 4 England Awards 2015.
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Friday 13th February 2015
Thursday 12th February 2015

Strong support in Wigan for smokefree cars for kids

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Wigan residents, along with Wigan Council, have supported a ban on smoking in cars carrying children to protect them from secondhand smoke.
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Thursday 12th February 2015
Wednesday 11th February 2015

Treat your taste buds at food and drink festival

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The countdown is on to Wigan's annual celebration of food and drink, with another exciting line up of events to enjoy.
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Wednesday 11th February 2015

Put your wheels in motion at Haigh Country Park

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An exciting cycle race happening for the first time later this month will take in the wonderful woodlands of Haigh Country Park.
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Wednesday 11th February 2015
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