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Believe bins keep Warriors cool
Monday 25th May, 2015
A council has ‘wheelie bin’ helping top rugby league players chill out after their bruising games. Wigan Council answered a request from Wigan Warriors to provide a fleet of wheelie bins for the players to use for ice baths. Ice baths are used by professional athletes to help repair muscles after matches or gruelling training sessions by increasing blood flow and d...More


Public Health England boss praises The Deal
Monday 25th May, 2015
The chief executive of Public Health England has praised the work being done across Wigan Borough through The Deal. Duncan Selbie got the opportunity to see The Deal in action on a visit to Sunshine House on Wednesday. And there he got to see the wide range of activities which the centre offers to residents and the work it does to extend adult social care in a commu...More


Call the Council announce second series
Thursday 21st May, 2015
TV viewers will be able to get to grips with more of the diverse work Wigan Council do every day as the BBC has agreed to work with Wigan Council on a new series, even before the first one has aired. The latest series of the hit BBC One show, which goes behind-the-scenes with council services, will be screened later this summer with officers from the council and Wig...More


40 new jobs created as Wigan workforce brings company success
Thursday 21st May, 2015
A new company in Wigan is set to expand to create 40 new jobs thanks to the high performance of its current workforce. Contact Centre 33 launched their second base in Wigan in October 2014. The Sheffield-based company, which provides contact centre services for a leading energy company, currently employs 22 at its Wigan site on Standishgate. But now the company is...More


Neighbourhood Plan hope for Abram
Thursday 21st May, 2015
The first steps are being taken to give the people of Abram more of a say in the development of their area. Abram Ward Community Cooperative hopes to create a Neighbourhood Plan, as Abram Ward Neighbourhood Forum, to set out planning policies for the future of Abram, within the established local plan core strategy. The group will engage with residents and business...More


Report It app launched
Monday 18th May, 2015
It is easier than ever to report environmental issues like flytipping and graffiti thanks to Wigan Report It, a new mobile phone app which is free to download. With GPS signals it is easy to send the location of the problem while reporting it and taking a picture on a phone with a description of what the problem is as long as it is on public land. And from there th...More


Family pay tribute to cyclist after fatal collision

Family pay tribute to cyclist after fatal collision
Monday 18th May, 2015
The family of a cyclist who died following a collision in Wigan have paid tribute to him. The incident happened shortly after 4.40pm Thursday 14 May 2015. A blue Mazda was travelling on Robin Park Road, Wigan, when it was involved in a collision with the cyclist. The cyclist, 34-year-old Mark Robinson, was taken to hospital where he sadly died. In a statement...More


Three is the magic number as The Deal strikes again!
Monday 18th May, 2015
One of the North West’s largest councils is teaming up with its residents for the third time as its radical approach to delivering services gathers strength. Wigan Council’s Deal is a new approach to local government which supports local people to improve their own communities and help them become more self-reliant. Due to the government’s austerity measures, Wiga...More


Healthy hearts is the message at free fun day
Monday 18th May, 2015
A free family fun day focusing on the importance of heart health will hit Wigan town centre next week. The Heart of Wigan Day on Saturday 23rd May will run between 10am and 3pm across the town centre with different zones teaching people about how to look after their own heart as well as the skills to help save lives. Mixing the importance of keeping healthy through...More


Man jailed for possession and distribution of indecent imagery

Man jailed for possession and distribution of indecent imagery
Monday 18th May, 2015
A man has been jailed for possession and distribution of indecent imagery. Ian Toase (5/5/1980) of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to ten charges of distribution of indecent images and one charge of possession of 92 indecent images of children at Liverpool Crown Court. Today, Monday 18th May 2015, he was jailed for 2 years and given a 10-year Sexual Offences Preve...More


Make a difference in your community
Monday 11th May, 2015
Local tenants who want to make a difference in their community are invited to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at two events this week. As part of Wigan and Leigh Homes’ Deal for tenants, launched by Wigan and Leigh Homes in partnership with Wigan Council earlier this year, the housing company is asking tenants to help them improve their...More


Next of kin appeal, Wigan
Monday 11th May, 2015
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Wigan. Geoffrey Charnock, 59, passed away on 10 May 2015 at his home in Shevington. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Coroner’s Office at Paderborn House on 0161 856 5746. ...More


Elderly woman dragged to ground by bag thief
Friday 8th May, 2015
An elderly woman was dragged to the floor and had her handbag snatched in Wigan. At around 5.30pm on Tuesday 5 May 2015, the 82-year-old woman was walking on Lancaster Road, Hindley when she was approached from behind by a man. He lunged at her, grabbing her bag. There was a struggle and she was dragged to the floor before he took the bag and made off towards Glou...More


Children's library in Wigan Borough to be named after World War One hero
Thursday 7th May, 2015
A poignant ceremony will see a children’s library re-named after a World War One hero who won the highest military honour for his bravery. Private William Kenealy won the Victoria Cross during the Battle of Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. Private Kenealy was one of the iconic ‘six Victoria Crosses won before breakfast’ at Gallipoli, which also included another Wigan ...More


Join library's 50th birthday celebration
Thursday 7th May, 2015
Scarves from French knitters will embrace Standish Library this weekend as part of an exciting event to mark its 50th anniversary. Wigan Council and the Friends of Standish Library have worked together to organise a unique celebration of the much-loved library on Saturday 9th May between 10am-3pm. At midday, visitors will be using scarves to ‘hug’ the library fol...More


Two New Partners for Stephensons

Two New Partners for Stephensons
Thursday 7th May, 2015
Stephensons, a national full service law firm with two offices in Wigan, has promoted two Associates to its partnership. Family law specialist Chris Fairhurst and regulatory and professional discipline expert Carl Johnson are joining the partnership this month. Both legal experts are long-standing solicitors at Stephensons and have developed reputations as leading p...More


Heritage Day marks 100 years since World War One
Thursday 30th April, 2015
A fun family event this Bank Holiday Monday will see Wigan Borough step back in time to life during World War One. The Heritage Day at Trencherfield Mill, which runs from 11am to 5pm on Monday 4th May, will see a wide range of entertaining events and activities for all ages. These include a brass band playing wartime music, vintage fairground rides, clog dancing ...More


Wigan Council up for top award
Thursday 30th April, 2015
Wigan Council has once again been nominated for one of the most prestigious prizes in local government – six months after an independent survey found a 50 per cent increase in resident satisfaction levels in the borough. The council is one of five authorities battling it out for the “Best Achieving Council” prize at the annual MJ Awards – which honours excellence i...More


Young people can LINC 2 useful information

Young people can LINC 2 useful information
Thursday 30th April, 2015
A new website, offering local young people the chance to find all the information they need in one place, has been launched in Wigan Borough. LINC2 has been developed with young people and includes information on things to do, local support services, ways young people can get involved and have a say and information on issues that might be important to young people,...More


Further three arrests following operation to tackle gang feud
Thursday 30th April, 2015
Police investigating a series of violent incidents in Salford and Wigan have today made a further three arrests. Today, 29 April 2015, a series of warrants were executed in the Pendlebury area of Salford and in the Wigan area. As a result, three men aged 27, 35 and 65-years-old have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. They remain in police c...More


 
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