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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
Tuesday 12th August 2014

Go the distance for Joining Jack

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Young people can once again take part in an exciting event to raise money for Wigan charity Joining Jack.
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Tuesday 12th August 2014

More praise for Haigh Hall and Country Park

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Haigh Hall and Country Park has once again been recognised for providing a quality customer experience with the renewal of its Visit England accreditation.
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Tuesday 12th August 2014

Soaring demand for stands at Wigan Business Expo is positive sign for local economy

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With demand for stands at the Wigan Business Expo higher than ever high profile local businessmen, Richard Waterfield and Wigan Council's deputy leader have said it's a positive sign for the local economy. With two months to go before the Expo takes place, on 10th October 2014, less than five stands remain out of the 131 which were initially available.
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Tuesday 12th August 2014

New street lighting could save up to £1m

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"Highly efficient and environmentally-friendly" lights are to be fitted in streets throughout Wigan Borough in a move that could save the council up to £1m a year.
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Tuesday 12th August 2014

"We want to save lives": Major heart campaign launched in Wigan

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A major campaign has been launched in Wigan Borough to cut the number of people who die from heart-related conditions.
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Tuesday 12th August 2014

Recognition for pioneering work promoting Dignity in care across Wigan Borough

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A special ceremony was held at St Peters Pavilion to recognise the pioneering work by care staff to promote dignity in care services across Wigan Borough.
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Tuesday 12th August 2014
Wednesday 6th August 2014

Housing boom as borough gets £10m for affordable homes

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More than 400 affordable homes will be built in Wigan Borough after housing providers secured funding worth nearly £10m.
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Wednesday 6th August 2014

Multi-Million pound investment for Howe Bridge

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As part of Wigan Council's new Deal for Leisure, a £2.9 million pound project is set to transform Howe Bridge Sports Centre into a modern, vibrant, family-focused facility.
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Wednesday 6th August 2014
Tuesday 5th August 2014

Believe Square official unveiling

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An area of Wigan town centre will be renamed Believe Square - paying tribute to the many sporting achievements of 2013.
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Tuesday 5th August 2014

Have your say: Council leader and top doctor call on public to get involved in health review

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The Leader of Wigan Council and Wigan Borough's top doctor have called on the public to have their say on a radical shake-up of NHS services that could save hundreds of lives every year.
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Tuesday 5th August 2014
Friday 1st August 2014

Housing Development in Standish

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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

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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.
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Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

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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.
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Wednesday 30th July 2014
Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Have your say on new link road

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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

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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

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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.
Date:
Wednesday 16th July 2014
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