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Exhibition to commemorate World War One
Monday 1st September, 2014
AN exhibition commemorating World War One launches at The Museum of Wigan Life next week. Home Front to Battle Front – Wigan Borough at War 1914-18 opens on Saturday 6 September and runs until Saturday 28 March. Lynda Jackson, Community History Manager at the museum, said: “The exhibition will focus on what life was like in Wigan Borough during wartime, as well a...More


CCTV image released after a man's phone stolen

CCTV image released after a man's phone stolen
Friday 29th August, 2014
Police have released a CCTV image of a woman after a man's phone was stolen from a shop in Higher Ince, Wigan. At about 11am on Monday 7 July 2014 the man was in the Nisa Local shop on Smithy Green and, whilst he paid for his newspaper, he put his mobile phone on the counter. He then left the shop but forgot his phone, and upon realising his mistake fifteen minu...More


Home-made BMX track to be removed from Wigan's Greenheart
Friday 29th August, 2014
A home-made and unsafe BMX track located at the Wigan Flashes is scheduled to be removed. Wigan Council and its partners at the Wildlife Trust have been aware of the track for over a year and have closely monitored the impact of the track on the environment. Following growing concerns about the safety and environmental impact of the track, Wigan Council has taken a...More


Warriors 'Drive' to help local food bank

Warriors 'Drive' to help local food bank
Friday 29th August, 2014
Wigan Warriors have delivered a huge boost to a local food bank as the club makes final preparations to unveil ‘Some’tin Amazing’ at ‘The Big One’ against Leeds Rhinos on Friday 5th September. Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane along with Rugby Manager Kris Radlinski, lent a hand at The Brick Project, on Arcade Street in Wigan, by delivering a kit-van full of tinned foo...More


Jimmy sows the seeds for retirement

Jimmy sows the seeds for retirement
Friday 29th August, 2014
GARDENER Jimmy Holt has racked up an amazing 49 years keeping Wigan Borough’s parks and green spaces beautiful. Jimmy, from Whitley, started working for Wigan Council’s parks and cemeteries team just before his 16th birthday in 1965 – the year when The Sound of Music won the Best Picture Oscar and American troops arrived in South Vietnam. He has seen many changes ...More


Mesnes Park plans awarded
Friday 29th August, 2014
Plans to renovate Mesnes Park in Wigan have won a prestigious award. Wigan Council has been applauded by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as one of the best recent planning achievements in the region and has been awarded the Planning Achievement award for Collaboration in Planning Work, 2014. Deputy leader of Wigan Council, Councillor David Molynuex said: ...More


WWI in the park
Friday 29th August, 2014
A World War I themed concert will take place later this month, giving local residents the opportunity to step back in time and learn more about the war and the era. As part of the borough’s centenary celebrations, Wigan Council has organised a whole host of WWI era themed acts for the free event. From brass bands to promenade theatre, the day aims to remember the vi...More


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


 
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