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Work to begin on major borough junction

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Plans to improve traffic capacity and provide new walking and cycling facilities at a major Wigan junction are due to begin next week.
Date:
21/01/2021

Tanning salon and customers hit with fines for breaking lockdown rules

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Three members of staff who flouted the law by opening a tanning salon during the latest lockdown have been issued with £1,000 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN's).
Date:
19/01/2021

Historic Windy Arbour stocks brought back to life thanks to restoration job

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Rare and unique stocks dating back hundreds of years in the borough have undergone a makeover and led to the recreation of a photograph taken 50 years ago.
Date:
14/01/2021

Council and Leisure Trust agree mutual arrangement to safeguard jobs

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Leisure Centres and Wellbeing Services in Wigan and Leigh will be managed by the Council from April 1 following a mutual agreement to safeguard jobs and vital services.
Date:
13/01/2021

'Lifeline' technical equipment provided to borough's young carers during lockdown

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Vital tech support is being delivered to over 60 young carers in the borough to combat the extra burden and challenges they face during lockdown.
Date:
13/01/2021

Waste crews and gritting teams work around the clock to keep the borough moving

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Wigan Council frontline teams continue to battle the cold snap this winter after emptying 290,000 bins over the Christmas period and grit 10,000km of highway since October.
Date:
11/01/2021

Tyldesley street lands Our Town's Got Christmas Spirit title for 2020

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Residents in Tyldesley are celebrating after their festive lights display saw them claim the Our Town's Got Christmas Spirit title.
Date:
22/12/2020

Frost Fest brings festive cheer to care settings

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Wigan Council's first digital Christmas celebration has been on tour, bringing festive cheer to care and supported living facilities.
Date:
21/12/2020

Becca Heron on The Galleries: 'Doing nothing is not an option'

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We have taken a massive positive step forward this week after selecting the joint venture strategic development partners who will help us to bring our Galleries25 vision to life over the next five years.
Date:
18/12/2020

'What are you going as?'

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A 42-year tradition that sees Wigan town centre overrun with life-sized cones, American footballers and superheroes will go ahead virtually this year.
Date:
18/12/2020
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