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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 Maryís 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. ĎPure Peopleí - 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 companyís 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


Teenager pushed to the floor during robbery
Wednesday 16th July, 2014
A 13-year-old boy had his bike stolen in Wigan. At 7.30pm on Sunday 13 July 2014, the teenager was cycling in woods near to Holmes House Avenue, Winstanley when he was approached by a man on a bike. He told him to get off his bike and as he was doing so, was grabbed and dragged onto the floor. The man then rode off on one bike, wheeling the other alongside him....More


Registered? Wigan Borough residents asked to look out for letters
Wednesday 16th July, 2014
Letters will be going out next month telling Wigan Borough residents whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register. A new system called Individual Electoral Registration is now in operation in England and Wales. Under this system, individuals are responsible for registering themselves rather than one person representing a whole househo...More


Golborne workers are given help to kick the habit

Golborne workers are given help to kick the habit
Wednesday 16th July, 2014
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trustís Stop Smoking Service in Ashton, Leigh and Wigan has been helping local workers in Golborne to quit smoking. Sue Margetts, a Stop Smoking Advisor from the service, has been providing weekly support sessions to staff from building and civil engineering firm J Murphy & Sons in Golborne. She provides access to nicotine repla...More


Thumbs up for school dinners
Tuesday 15th July, 2014
Parents in Wigan Borough were invited to swap their packed lunches for school dinners yesterday (Monday 14th July) as the council gets ready to launch the free school meals programme. As of September, all reception, year one and year two children will be eligible to receive free school meals as part of the government's new initiative for Universal Infant Free Schoo...More


National strike action to hit Wigan
Tuesday 8th July, 2014
A number of Wigan Council services will be disrupted this Thursday 10th July. Members of GMB, Unite, Unison and NUT voted in favour of strike action over the full and final pay offer for Local Government workers for 2014/15. If the strike goes ahead, a number of services across the council are likely to be disrupted, including schools, bin collections and adult d...More


Man jailed after nine-year-old girl injured in collision
Tuesday 8th July, 2014
A man has been sentenced after a nine-year-old girl was hurt in a road traffic collision in Wigan. Daniel Atkinson (09/08/1990) of no fixed abode pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was jailed today, Tuesday 8 July 2014, at Manchester Crown Court. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment, disqualified from driving for 18 months with an extended test and a...More


Private tenants targeted in Wigan Borough campaign
Tuesday 8th July, 2014
Some of the most hard to reach individuals and families in Wigan Borough will be targeted in a month long campaign led by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT). The Enforcement team is working in partnership with Wigan Councilís Trading Standards and Licensing Section to tackle loan sharks, and is launching a loan shark awareness campaign in July. The campa...More


Volunteers awarded at Greenheart ceremony
Tuesday 8th July, 2014
Many organisations and individuals have been recognised at a local award ceremony for their hard work to improve the landscape and environment of Wigan Borough. The Greenheart Big Thank You 2014, hosted by Wigan Council, was held on Friday June 27th at St Peterís pavilion Hindley. The awards aimed to recognise work which maintains biodiversity in the borough, promo...More


Sowing the seeds to improve Wigan Borough
Tuesday 8th July, 2014
Grass root organisations which help to tackle some of the biggest social issues across Wigan Borough have received funding from Wigan Council. The council has provided £5,000, a support package of training events and one to one mentoring to seven borough organisations. They range from preventing domestic violence taking place, to creating arts and crafts products wh...More


Manifesto addresses local Public Health issues
Wednesday 2nd July, 2014
A manifesto which aims to raise awareness of the important public health issues in Wigan Borough and the North West has been published. The public health manifesto, "Top Ten for Number Ten", contains the ten highest priorities as identified by the North West directors of Public Health, supported by a summary of the evidence around each issue. It includes priorities ...More


Wigan Council unveils new deal for leisure

Wigan Council unveils new deal for leisure
Wednesday 2nd July, 2014
A new deal unveiled today (Wednesday 2nd July) will see Wigan Council work much closer with its leisure partner Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT). At a meeting of its cabinet, Wigan Council committed to strengthening its partnership with WLCT as part of a renewed drive to get more people in the borough healthy and active. The deal also means the council can ke...More


Students are top of the class for health and safety
Wednesday 2nd July, 2014
A GROUP of Wigan students have achieved a valuable health and safety qualification that will stand them in good stead when they enter employment. Staff from leisure and culture provider WLCT trained physical education students at St John Rigby College to achieve their IOSH Working Safely accreditation, which recognises skills in defining hazards and risks, identifyi...More


Off-road motorists continue to force entry into Bickershaw Colliery
Wednesday 2nd July, 2014
Residents living near the former Bickershaw Colliery site in Leigh are being urged to help tackle issues with off-road motorists in the area, by reporting them to the police. A fence, which aims to stop motorists accessing the former collier site, was torn down on June 21 for the second time in two weeks. The first incident occurred just one week after Wigan Council...More


 
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