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Keeping safe while enjoying the hot temperatures
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
With temperatures expected to remain hot into the rest of the week Wigan Council has been advising people how to enjoy the weather safely, look after themselves and others during the rising temperatures. Professor Kate Ardern, director of public health for Wigan Council said: "We are at present enjoying a period of hot summer weather though it is not yet technically...More


Confidence in economy growing as Wigan Business Expo 2015 launched
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
The biggest business expo ever in Wigan is to take place - highlighting the economic confidence sweeping the borough. The Wigan Business Expo15, which will take place on Friday 9th October, is one of the largest business expos in the North West and last year attracted 1,500 people from across the UK. Backed by Wigan Works – the campaign to bring new jobs, investmen...More


Greater Manchester Disability Games 2015
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
YOUNG disabled people from across the region will come together to compete in a variety of sports competitions on Friday. The Greater Manchester Disability Games, held at Leigh Sports Village, offer nearly 250 young athletes the chance to take part in a variety of sports including football, handball, athletics, boccia and goalball. Pete Burt, Managing Director at W...More


Get active while gardening

Get active while gardening
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
A GARDENING project is helping people to get active and healthy while giving a new lease of life to their local environment. The Get up and Grow programme, run by leisure provider WLCT in partnership with Wigan Growing Network, takes place at Pennington Hall Park on Monday mornings. A group of green-fingered residents from the area get together to work on everyth...More


Group workouts in the great outdoors

Group workouts in the great outdoors
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
WOULD you like to get active in the beautiful surroundings of your local park? Group workout sessions, run by WLCT on behalf of Wigan Council, are now taking place weekly in the outdoor gyms at Mesnes Park and Pennington Hall Park. They have been made possible thanks to £30,000 from the Make Your Move programme. This Sport England National Lottery funding was dis...More


Staff recycle unwanted items
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
To celebrate Recycle Week staff at Wigan and Leigh Homes’ (WALH) donated 11 boxes of unwanted clothes and household items to those in need. This year’s Recycle Week, which took place last week (Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th June), focused on recycling around the home. To show their support, staff at WALH rummaged around their homes to find items to donate to the Storeh...More


Cloud Data Company is Truly International

Cloud Data Company is Truly International
Tuesday 30th June, 2015
A North West data company is set to double its workforce after landing several new international business contracts. Cloud Perspective Ltd, of Wigan ,have also just appointed two young Chinese graduates as data scientists who are also helping to put the four- year old company on the world data science map. Xen Chen and Xin Zhao, both aged 24, are Masters graduates ...More


Armed Forces Day in Wigan the 'biggest and best yet'

Armed Forces Day in Wigan the 'biggest and best yet'
Monday 29th June, 2015
Armed Forces Day in Wigan was hailed as the “biggest and best” yet as thousands lined the streets to salute serving members and veterans. An estimated 10,000 people attended the event held in Wigan town centre on Saturday. The people of Wigan Borough came together to wave Union Jacks and cheer on a military parade serving service men, women and veterans. The Grand...More


Wigan restaurant supports 'Sponsored Swimmers' with early opening

Wigan restaurant supports 'Sponsored Swimmers' with early opening
Monday 29th June, 2015
A Wigan restaurant is helping to support local swimmers taking part in Wigan Swimming Club’s Sponsored Swim 2015 by opening an hour earlier on the 11th July so athletes can get a pre-swim caffeine boost. The club’s sponsored swim will be taking place at the Wigan Life Centre from 1pm until 4pm on Saturday 11th July where participants, as part of mixed ability relay ...More


Man dragged by car - Hindley
Monday 29th June, 2015
A man was dragged along by a car in Hindley. At 12.40am on Sunday 21 June 2015, two men in their 40s, were on Banner Street when a man in an old style dark Landrover approached them. The man in the car grabbed one of them and held onto his arm. He drove off before he eventually let him go at the junction of George Street and Chapel Green Road. His friend tried...More


UK's largest indoor fishery opens its doors
Monday 29th June, 2015
The UK’s largest indoor fishery opened its doors for the first time earlier this week. Cast North West, based in Newburgh, invited representatives from Wigan Council along to an open day to check out the brand new facilities, which includes the UK’s largest indoor fishery, fish breeding, aquaphonics and a horticulture centre. Cast is an alternative education prov...More


Help still at hand for Wharfside residents
Monday 29th June, 2015
Nearly 200 people who were affected by the fire at Wharfside apartments in Wigan Town Centre have been helped into temporary accommodation thanks to the hard work of Wigan Council and Wigan and Leigh Homes. The residents were left homeless when a fire broke out in one section of the apartment block on Sunday 14th June. With the tremendous efforts of Greater Manchest...More


Multi-million pound distribution centre to deliver hundreds of new jobs for Wigan Borough
Monday 29th June, 2015
A new multi-million pound distribution centre for a national retail chain will create hundreds of new jobs in Wigan Borough. The new distribution centre for Poundland has the potential to create up to 800 jobs in the coming years – believed to be the single biggest jobs boost ever for Wigan Borough. The site will be located at South Lancs Industrial Estate in Ashto...More


International credit union visitors learn more about Wigan

International credit union visitors learn more about Wigan
Monday 29th June, 2015
A group of Romanian credit union workers have been welcomed to Wigan Borough as part of a fact finding mission of the UK. On Wednesday, 10 delegates visited Wigan’s Unify Credit Union and were then treated to afternoon tea with the Mayor of Wigan Borough, Councillor Susan Loudon, at Wigan Town Hall. In the visit, organised by Liverpool John Moores University, 30 em...More


Digital plan gets online thumbs up
Monday 29th June, 2015
A steering group made up of public and private sector businesses working towards getting Wigan Borough online has been shortlisted for a digital award. The Digital Leadership Steering Group was set up to tackle digital exclusion and improve residents and businesses digital skills is up for the North West Partnership Award at the North West I Made a Difference Awards...More


Scam will writer jailed
Monday 29th June, 2015
Wigan Borough residents are being urged to be vigilant when taking out wills, as many have fallen victim to the bad practice of Wigan businessman Samuel Eaton. The recent prosecution of Samuel Eaton, 66, of Towndam Lane, Spalding, Lincolnshire has seen Wigan Council receive a number of enquiries from concerned elderly residents seeking advice. Samuel Eaton, who oper...More


Get fit with GRIT

Get fit with GRIT
Thursday 18th June, 2015
RUGBY league stars turned out to celebrate the launch of Les Mills GRIT™ sessions at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre. Wigan Warriors players Ian Thornley, Oliver Gildart and Dominic Manfredi, along with club fitness coaches Paul Johnson and Jamie Winter, visited the centre as the Les Mills fitness phenomenon took off at WLCT sites across the borough. Emma Howard, H...More


Salute our heroes on Armed Forces Day!

Salute our heroes on Armed Forces Day!
Thursday 18th June, 2015
The people of Wigan Borough are being urged to line the streets to show their support as part of national Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 27th June and in Wigan Borough the main event will take place in Wigan town centre. A military parade through the town centre featuring serving service men and women and veterans will take place at 11am...More


Putting digital first as bin calendars go online only
Thursday 18th June, 2015
Wigan Borough is leading the way in putting digital services first by making bin calendars available only online. Residents can access their bin calendars online at a time and place that suits them through the easy to use webpage: www.wigan.gov.uk/recycling The current ...More


Exciting plans for Haigh Woodland Park play area
Thursday 18th June, 2015
Images detailing the exciting plans for the adventure play area at Haigh Woodland Park have been released. The designs, created by contractor Wicksteed Playgrounds, have been submitted to Wigan Council as part of the planning application for the play facility. Plans for infrastructure improvements at the park, including transforming car parking on site, have also...More


 
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