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Monday 20th October 2014

Options open as talks on busway traffic take place

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Plans to close a major through road in Tyldesley for 18 weeks to allow work on the Leigh guided busway to take place are to be reconsidered by transport officials.
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Monday 20th October 2014
Friday 17th October 2014

New care deal gets the go-ahead

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A new deal to transform adult social care in Wigan Borough has been given the go-ahead.
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Friday 17th October 2014

Blooming marvellous success for Wigan Borough in 'Britain in Bloom 2014'!

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Wigan Borough is celebrating blooming marvellous success in the 2014 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards.
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Friday 17th October 2014

New research uncovers unseen harm to children in Wigan

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More than 12,000 children in Wigan have been badly harmed by someone else's drinking, according to new research released today by the alcohol campaign Drink Wise.
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Friday 17th October 2014

One wedding and a funeral plan

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A couple have proved those 'I Do's' are important no matter how long you have been together.
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Friday 17th October 2014
Thursday 16th October 2014

Mayor pays tribute to late husband

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The Mayor of Wigan Borough Phyll Cullen has paid an emotional tribute to her husband who died last week.
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Thursday 16th October 2014

YOU'RE HIRED! Major £1.5m apprentice scheme to get 350 young people into work launched by Wigan Council

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A £1.5m apprenticeship scheme to get 350 young people into work in Wigan Borough has been launched.
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Thursday 16th October 2014

Councillor found guilty for third time

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Councillor Robert Brierley, independent ward member for Hindley Green, has been found guilty of breaching Wigan Council's Code of Conduct for the third time this month.
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Thursday 16th October 2014
Wednesday 15th October 2014

Second major housing application blocked as Wigan Council sticks to Standish strategy

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A second major housing development in Standish has been thrown out by Wigan Council.
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Wednesday 15th October 2014
Tuesday 14th October 2014

"We're listening" say transport bosses as new steps to cut congestion are announced

Description
Transport bosses say they're doing all they can to cut congestion and minimise disruption in the east of Wigan Borough caused by construction work on the Leigh guided busway.
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Tuesday 14th October 2014
Monday 13th October 2014

Get Online Week

Description
The eighth national Get Online Week takes place this week (13-19th October) and to celebrate a number of activities are being held across Wigan Borough.
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Monday 13th October 2014
Thursday 9th October 2014

Transport bosses hold talks on traffic disruption in Leigh, Tyldesley and Astley

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Representatives from Wigan Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) will meet on Monday (October 13) to discuss disruption caused by the construction of the Leigh guided busway.
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Thursday 9th October 2014
Wednesday 8th October 2014

Health chief urges at-risk people in Wigan Borough to get flu vaccine

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Wigan's public health chief has today urged people in at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine and avoid illness this winter.
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Wednesday 8th October 2014

Councillor saves a life just weeks after heart training

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A councillor saved the life of an elderly gentleman who collapsed in front of him just weeks after under-going first aid training on a council-led scheme.
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Wednesday 8th October 2014

Slimming stars celebrate at fashion show

Description
Slimmers from Wigan's Lose Weight Feel Great weight management programme will become models for the night at a special fashion show being held next month.
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Wednesday 8th October 2014
Tuesday 7th October 2014

Sporting success will inspire business growth as Wigan Expo nears

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More than 1,500 people are expected to attend Wigan Expo, the biggest event of its kind in the North West, and more than 130 small to medium sized businesses will be exhibiting.
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Tuesday 7th October 2014
Monday 6th October 2014

Dispersal Order to tackle antisocial behaviour in Tyldesley and Astley Street Park area

Description
A Dispersal Order is being introduced in the Street Park and surrounding area of Tyldesley Town Centre to help reduce antisocial behaviour and improve the quality of life for local people.
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Monday 6th October 2014
Friday 3rd October 2014

Award-winning orchestra hits all the right notes

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Talented young musicians from Wigan are tuning up to play with one of the most prestigious orchestras in the country after scooping a national award.
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Friday 3rd October 2014
Thursday 2nd October 2014

Visit the gym - at your local park!

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People wanting to get active and healthy can take advantage of two new outdoor gyms in the borough.
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Thursday 2nd October 2014

Minister visits Greater Manchester to back alcohol campaign

Description
Home Office Minister, Norman Baker MP visited Greater Manchester this week (Tuesday, 30th September) to see how the region is cracking down on alcohol abuse.
Date:
Thursday 2nd October 2014
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