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Friday 29th August 2014

Greater Manchester unites to tackle the 'scourge' of alcohol abuse

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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

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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.
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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

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

Pennington Flash – Summer Ready

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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

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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.
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Friday 29th August 2014
Thursday 28th August 2014

Councillor Fairhurst found guilty again

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Councillor Gareth Fairhurst, ward member for Standish, has been found guilty of breaching Wigan Council's Code of Conduct again.
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Thursday 28th August 2014

Youth unemployment drops in Wigan

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The number of young people Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) in Wigan Borough has dropped.
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Thursday 28th August 2014
Wednesday 27th August 2014

Howe Bridge information sessions

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An open evening is being held for current and future customers to find out more about the exciting multi-million pound refurbishment of Howe Bridge Sports Centre.
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Wednesday 27th August 2014
Thursday 21st August 2014

Report says alcohol costs Greater Manchester £1.2bn each year

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Alcohol abuse is costing every person in Greater Manchester £436 each year according to a new report for the region's combined authority.
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Thursday 21st August 2014
Wednesday 20th August 2014

Council report reduced carbon footprint, saving thousands of pounds

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Wigan Council has significantly reduced its carbon footprint over the last year, delivering a saving of more than £130,000 on energy bills.
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Wednesday 20th August 2014

Begging and anti-social behaviour declines in Wigan town centre

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Recent figures show a significant decline in the number of reports received about begging and nuisance behaviour in Wigan town centre, thanks to new powers.
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Wednesday 20th August 2014

Troubled Families programme expanded in Wigan Borough

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Troubled Families in Wigan Borough will receive more support as Wigan Council's bid for the government's "early starter" programme is successful.
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Wednesday 20th August 2014
Friday 15th August 2014

A Level results – Jumping for joy in Wigan Borough

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Students across Wigan Borough are jumping for joy today as the borough's colleges and sixth forms celebrate some of their best A Level results to date.
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Friday 15th August 2014
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