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Openshaws crunch the market with three tasty new flavours

Openshaws crunch the market with three tasty new flavours
Thursday 16th April, 2015
The UK’s increasing appetite for different tastes is reflected in three new flavours of traditional pub favourite pork scratchings developed by top snack food company Openshaws of Wigan. Company founder David Openshaw is rolling out three big new flavours this month targeting all snack food connoisseurs. The triple whammy of pork served up under the “Gastro Pub” ba...More


The tables are turning at The Old Courts
Tuesday 14th April, 2015
Saturday 18th April will mark the eighth annual Record Store Day and a celebration of all things vinyl. To celebrate Static Records, The Coven and The Old Courts have joined forces to make the annual event the best one yet. Hundreds of unique independent record stores in the UK are taking part and participants have the chance to get their hands on rare and exclusive...More


Man smashed in the head with a hammer after coming to his neighbour's aid
Tuesday 14th April, 2015
A man was struck in the head by a hammer after he came to the aid of his neighbours who were being threatened by armed intruders. Police are now appealing to anyone who has information about the incident, which happened on Fairclough Street in Hindley, Wigan, at about 11pm on 31 March 2015. A couple - a 21-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman - were at their home...More


Pottery exhibition to be unveiled at the Museum of Wigan Life
Monday 30th March, 2015
Pottery created by young people will be uncovered at the Museum of Wigan Life next week as part of a new exhibition celebrating the fascinating craft trades of the borough. A Potter’s Tale explores local crafts and historic skills from across the borough including pottery, silk manufacture, bell making, Pewterware, carved coal and clock making. Beautiful objects suc...More


All that jazz returns for 30th year
Monday 30th March, 2015
Music celebrating some of the world’s greatest jazz artists will be performed in Wigan as one of the borough’s most popular festivals returns for its 30th year. Wigan International Jazz Festival, sponsored by Manchester Airport, takes place at Robin Park Arena from Thursday 9 July – Sunday 12 July. Ian Darrington, Festival Director, said: “This is a landmark yea...More


Children of Wigan Borough leading the way in being responsible dog owners
Monday 30th March, 2015
Thousands of children in Wigan Borough are to spread the word on how to be a responsible dog owner. Wigan Council is leading a drive in cutting the amount of dog mess on the streets by harnessing the younger generation to grow up as responsible dog owners. It is hoped that children will then help educate adults in their families on how to be responsible owners. Co...More


Joseph's Goal charity ball
Monday 30th March, 2015
LANCASHIRE’S great and good have joined forces to raise vital funds to help find a cure for local boy, Joseph Kendrick. Sporting VIPs, celebrities, and supporters of Joseph’s Goal all gathered at the DW Stadium for an evening of glitz and glamour at the second annual Joseph’s Goal charity ball on Saturday. Joseph was born with NKH (Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia), a ve...More


A new expression of creativity is emerging in Wigan and Leigh to help the vulnerable and marginalised in the borough
Monday 30th March, 2015
Angie Seddon, Founder of Daisy Chains, has partnered with two community projects, in Wigan and Leigh, in a collaborative effort to serve the local area. These schemes are: Wigan Growing Network CIC, based at Worsley Hall, and As in Eden, community centre in Leigh. These two sites facilitate a number of people-led groups and societal projects, which enable marginalise...More


A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in Wigan
Monday 30th March, 2015
Shortly before 5.20pm on Monday 30 March 2015, police were called to Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield, following reports shots had been fired at a car wash. Officers attended and spoke to witnesses who describe seeing a man, who was wearing a balaclava, get out of a white car and fire several shots towards the car wash. The car was then driven off. A short tim...More


More homes for elderly residents
Thursday 26th March, 2015
Hundreds of new purpose-built homes for elderly and disabled residents will be developed over the next five years. The plans, which were approved by Wigan Council’s cabinet members earlier this month will see 500 new homes built on the former Abraham Guest School site in Orrell over the next five years. The homes will contribute to meeting the future health and care...More


Spring clean set to sweep through Wigan Borough
Friday 13th March, 2015
Dust off your broom, pull on your gardening gloves and pick up your bin bags – a community spring clean is set to sweep through Wigan Borough. Communities across the borough are pulling together to give their neighbourhoods a spring blitz and get rid of unsightly litter. A national Community Clear Up Day, supported by Keep Britain Tidy, is being held on Saturday ...More


Silver for Wigan and Leigh Homes
Friday 13th March, 2015
Local housing company, Wigan and Leigh Homes (WALH) has won silver at the prestigious Apprenticeship 4 England Awards 2015. The annual awards ceremony, which is in its second year, recognises those organisations and training providers who go the extra mile to provide top quality apprenticeships. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in London earlier this...More


Images of men released following Tesco robbery - Wigan

Images of men released following Tesco robbery - Wigan
Friday 13th March, 2015
Police have issued images of men wanted after a shop was robbed in Wigan. At 11.20pm on Friday 20 February 2015, staff were leaving Tesco Express on Whelley, Wigan when they were approached by three men wearing balaclavas and forced back into the store. They threatened them and demanded money before leaving with cash and cigarettes. One man is described as being w...More


Next of kin appeal - David Crawshaw
Friday 13th March, 2015
Police are appealing for help in tracing the relatives of a man from Wigan. 54-year-old David Robert Crawshaw died at the Royal Albert Edward Hospital on Sunday 8 March 2015. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Coroners Officer at H M Coroners Paderborn House Bolton on 0161 856 5496....More


Woman dragged to the floor by a teenager who tried to steal her handbag
Wednesday 25th February, 2015
It happened at about 8pm on Wednesday 18 February 2015, when the 63-year-old woman was walking along Bridge Street in Hindley Town Centre in the direction of Lancaster Road. She walked past The Acorns Care Centre and a teenager riding a pedal cycle passed her doing wheelies and continued to cycle onto Lancaster Road. The woman saw her friend, who she stopped to s...More


Awards event highlights the achievements of Wigan Borough's young people

Awards event highlights the achievements of Wigan Borough's young people
Wednesday 25th February, 2015
Hundreds of children, young people and carers from all over the borough came together at the DW Stadium to celebrate a year of caring at Wigan’s Winter Wonderland Awards. The Children in Care Awards is an annual event which recognises the achievements and dedication of children and young people living in care and their carers. Organised by the Voices For Choices ...More


Thieves steal 19 boilers from caravan park
Wednesday 25th February, 2015
Police are calling for plumbers and heating engineers in Wigan to be on alert after 19 LPG boilers were stolen from a caravan park. Between 8pm on Friday 6th February and 6am on Saturday 7th February 2015, an unknown number of offenders broke into a secure caravan compound at Pemberton Leisure Homes on Woodhouse Lane, Wigan. They broke their way through two metal f...More


New Wigan Italian restaurant on countdown to opening

New Wigan Italian restaurant on countdown to opening
Wednesday 25th February, 2015
An Italian restaurant in Appley Bridge is on countdown to opening after announcing it hopes to open its doors next week. Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, which has undergone an extensive refurbishment of the property on Appley Lane North, is set to open on the 2nd of March from 5pm after a £350K investment by the privately owned restaurant group. As the first Pest...More


Teenage pregnancies in Wigan Borough at lowest ever rate
Wednesday 25th February, 2015
The number of teenage pregnancies in Wigan Borough has fallen to its lowest rate for the fourth year running. The latest figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Tuesday 24th February) show 153 girls aged under-18 became pregnant in 2013. This is the fourth consecutive year the number of teenage pregnancies has fallen in the borough wit...More


Plan launched to help 8,000 Wigan Borough children get online
Wednesday 25th February, 2015
Official figures reveal that more than 8,000 children in Wigan Borough don’t have access to the internet at home and another 44,000 adults have never been online. The figures, which coincide with the launch of Wigan’s new digital strategy – Go On Wigan - show that many of the borough’s residents and local businesses, are in danger of being left behind in the new di...More


 
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