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Begging and anti-social behaviour declines in Wigan town centre
Thursday 21st August, 2014
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. Wigan Council and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were granted a Section 222 injunction order in the town centre earlier this year after incidents of begging rose by 500 per cent between September 2012 and Septe...More


Appeal for witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed in Wigan
Thursday 21st August, 2014
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked from behind and then robbed, in Worsley Hall, Wigan. At about 10pm on Friday 8 August 2014 the victim was walking along Heather Grove when a man approached him from behind and knocked into his shoulder. He then began to threaten the victim, before stealing his bag of shopping. The man is described as whi...More


A Global Taste Sensation for all the Family

A Global Taste Sensation for all the Family
Wednesday 13th August, 2014
Market Place are set to bring a fantastic selection of Continental traders to Standishgate in Wigan this September as part of the Fine Food Festival. From Wednesday 3rd September until Sunday 7th September 2014, a selection of traders from around the world will be offering a mouth-watering selection of continental goodies. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice at this f...More


Woman's handbag containing hearing aids worth £7,000 stolen

Woman's handbag containing hearing aids worth £7,000 stolen
Wednesday 13th August, 2014
A bag containing expensive hearing aids was stolen from a Wigan nightclub. At about 1.30am on Saturday 9 August 2014, the victim, 54, was in Reflex on King Street, when she left her handbag with friends for a short time. Her friends inadvertently moved away, leaving the bag unattended and it was quickly stolen by a man, who was caught on CCTV taking it into the t...More


Go the distance for Joining Jack
Tuesday 12th August, 2014
YOUNG people can once again take part in an exciting event to raise money for Wigan charity Joining Jack. The Junior Joining Jack run, organised by leisure and culture provider WLCT, takes place at Robin Park Arena on Saturday 6 September. All proceeds from the event are donated to the charity which aims to raise awareness and funds research into developing a cur...More


More praise for Haigh Hall and Country Park

More praise for Haigh Hall and Country Park
Tuesday 12th August, 2014
HAIGH Hall and Country Park has once again been recognised for providing a quality customer experience with the renewal of its Visit England accreditation. The attraction, managed by WLCT on behalf of Wigan Council, has been endorsed through the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme for the eighth year running. Visit England’s report praised Haigh’s great out...More


Wigan Live Festival 2014

Wigan Live Festival 2014
Monday 11th August, 2014
Following 2013's sensational debut, Wigan Live Festival - we are back this year with even more. This year we are proud to announce a free 2 day festival over 29th and 30th August 2014 - a real celebration of local music. Head festival organiser Tim says “Last year, we made it happen with basically no budget - just an enthusiastic close knit team dedicated to bringin...More


Rugby Festival: Warriors Support Future Stars

Rugby Festival: Warriors Support Future Stars
Monday 11th August, 2014
Players from the Wigan Warriors were on hand to present hundreds of medals to aspiring Super League stars who took part in one of the largest rugby league festivals to be held in the UK. Darrell Goulding, Greg Burke and Ryan Sutton joined youngsters from across the North of England at St Jude’s ARLFC, in Wigan, for the unique event which saw 25 teams compete across ...More


New street lighting could save up to £1m

New street lighting could save up to £1m
Monday 11th August, 2014
“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. A major roll-out of LED lighting is currently underway with 31,000 street lights to be fitted in the next three years. Once they’ve all been installed it will slash the council’s energy costs while still ...More


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

“We want to save lives”: Major heart campaign launched in Wigan
Monday 11th August, 2014
A major campaign has been launched in Wigan Borough to cut the number of people who die from heart-related conditions. The “Heart of Wigan” campaign will encourage people to live healthier lives, train as many people as possible in basic life-saving skills so they can help if someone suffers a heart attack and work to improve public access to life-saving equipment s...More


Come to Haigh for a play extravaganza!
Wednesday 30th July, 2014
A VARIETY of free fun activities for children will be on offer at Haigh Country Park next week as part of National Play Day celebrations. From golfing games and orienteering to arts and crafts and birds of prey, there's something on the programme to suit all youngsters aged between five-13. Other activities include a climbing wall, junk modelling and crazy golf. Th...More


Car windows smashed in Wigan
Wednesday 30th July, 2014
At least 70 cars had their windows smashed by vandals at a car dealership in Wigan. Police in Wigan are currently investigating after cars at the Chorley Nissan dealership on Pottery Lane in Wigan was targeted by vandals. It is thought the damage was caused between 12pm and 1.40am on Tuesday 29 July 2014, with the culprits using a sledgehammer and sticks to sm...More


WARRIORS STARS TO LAUNCH SOME'TIN' AMAZING!
Tuesday 29th July, 2014
Wigan's rugby stars will make a special appearance at the Robin Park ASDA superstore on Friday 1st August as they unveil their latest ‘cup campaign’. The Wigan Warriors are calling on all fans to help deliver the first silverware of the season – an 8 feet tall Superleague trophy made from tins of food. The initiative is being organised by the Houses for Homes Foun...More


Have your say on new link road
Monday 21st July, 2014
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. Residents will be able to view plans and learn more about the new road, which will connect Seaman Way to Phoenix Way and the A58 Liverpool, at an open day event being held this Wednesday between 1-7pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Warring...More


Man punched after trying to break up fight
Monday 21st July, 2014
A man attempting to split up a fight was punched in Wigan. At 2am on Sunday 1 June 2014, the 18-year-old saw a fight take place between two groups of men on King Street. He walked over to try and split them up but was punched and knocked to the floor. Both he and his friends ran away. The man who hit him is described as being white with sun tanned skin, in his ea...More


Woman killed in collision in Wigan identified
Monday 21st July, 2014
A woman who died following a collision in Wigan has been formally identified. Emergency services were called to Ormskirk Road in Wigan at about 12.45am on Sunday 20 July 2014, to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and two taxis. Officers attended and found Megan Louise Hoskins, 20, from Wigan, trapped underneath a black Skoda Octavia. She was rescued by G...More


A woman has died following a collision in Wigan
Sunday 20th July, 2014
Emergency services were called to Ormskirk Road in Wigan at about 12.45am on Sunday 20 July 2014, to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and two taxis. On arrival officers found a 20-year-old woman trapped underneath a black Skoda Octavian Taxi, officers from GMFRS rescued her from underneath the car and she was taken to hospital. She sadly died in hospit...More


Armed robbery at a jewellers in Wigan
Thursday 17th July, 2014
Police in Wigan are hunting masked men who forced their way into a jewellers shop armed with a machete. It happened at about 12.30pm on Thursday 17 July 2014, when three men all dressed in black forced their way into the jewellers on Tyldesley Arcade armed with a machete and a sledgehammer. The men demanded jewellery from the cabinets and in the melee the shop ow...More


Pure Success for Wigan Company

Pure Success for Wigan Company
Thursday 17th July, 2014
A Wigan recruitment company is celebrating two years of business success. ‘Pure People’ - based in the Wigan Investment Centre since 2012 - were joined by David Southam from the Wigan Metropolitan Development Company, as well as other companies based in the facility on Waterside Drive, to share a specially made cake and toast the company’s success. Pure provide tal...More


Man attacked and suffers fractured jaw during night out
Thursday 17th July, 2014
A man suffered a fractured jaw after an unprovoked attack in Wigan. In the early hours of Sunday 22 June 2014, the 22-year-old was with his girlfriend on the dance floor of the attic room in Indie Pendance on King Street West when a man walked up to him and punched him. He fell to the floor before the offender left. He is described as being white, in his 20s, 5...More


 
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