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Man wins award after turning life around

6:00am Sat 21 Jul 18

A MAN who had his home taken over by drug users and was financially exploited has been recognised after turning his…

Scheme for free central heating launched

12:00pm Sat 21 Jul 18

RESIDENTS without a central heating system are being offered the chance to get one for free in time for winter.

School set for academy status

6:00am Fri 20 Jul 18

A HIGH school is set to become an academy.

Council united to tackle homelessness

5:00pm Fri 20 Jul 18

COUNCILLORS eventually showed a united front in backing a new approach to tackle the borough’s homelessness…

Plans submitted to build 37 homes on land next to old gas works

7:00pm Fri 20 Jul 18

PLANS have been submitted to build 37 homes next to an old gas works.

Brothers to complete 28-mile obstacle challenge in aid of charity

12:17pm Fri 20 Jul 18

TWO brothers are set to complete one of the toughest physical challenges in the UK tomorrow, Saturday, in aid of…

Recycling centre approved amid noise concerns

5:00pm Thu 19 Jul 18

A NEW scrap metal recycling centre in Wigan has received planning permission, despite fears neighbours will suffer…

Common sense sees housing bid deferred

12:00pm Thu 19 Jul 18

WIGAN councillors said they were adopting a ‘common sense’ approach as they defied their own officers’ advice…

School block evacuated as firefighters deal with chemical incident

9:53am Thu 19 Jul 18

A SCHOOL science block was evacuated yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, after concerns were raised about chemicals…

MP COLUMN: 'Promotion won't impact on local work'

6:00am Thu 19 Jul 18

LAST week I was honoured to join Labour’s frontbench team as a Shadow Cabinet Office Minister.

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