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High school told it needs to improve

Education inspectors have found a high school requires improvements.

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Marsh Green Primary School

D-day for school consultation

A consultation on whether to enlarge a Wigan primary school is about to close.

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Shevington Community Primary School

Plan to close Wigan primary school clears latest hurdle

A proposal to close a Wigan primary school has been recommended for approval by council officers.

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Pupils at Mab's Cross Primary School

School’s smart way to recycle uniforms

A Wigan school has launched a uniform swap scheme scheme to get pupils in the recycling habit and boost its renovation fund.

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Headteacher David Worthington, centre, with pupils from nursery at Worsley Mesnes Primary School, Wigan, they are upset after the milk delivery was stolen from the school in the early hours of the morning.

True extent schools targeted by criminals revealed

Brazen thieves helped themselves to a set of goalposts from a Wigan primary school, shocking new figures have revealed.

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Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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Anna Dawe, principal of Wigan And Leigh College

College rated as ‘good’ by watchdogs

Staff and students are celebrating after Wigan and Leigh College was judged to be “good” by education inspectors.

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Aliens issue warning after pie’s space mission

A chilling video has appeared on social media following the launch of a meat and potato pie into space.

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Pie me to the moon: Wigan businessman’s publicity stunt is crust the job

A Wigan businessman could be set for a new career as a “gastronaut” after successfully launching a meat and potato pie into space.

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Organiser Tony Callaghan and pie maker Bill Kenyon ready with the space-bound pie

History is made as a pie is launched into space!

The date 15-12-16 will live long in the memories of people the world over after the first ever launch of a meat and potato pie into space.

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Joining Jack's Alex Johnson with her prestigious award

Joining Jack’s Alex Johnson wins ‘Woman We Admire’ award

A Wigan mum who founded a charity in honour of her young son has been recognised with an award.

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Primary school league tables show wide variations

Primary school league tables show wide variations

Almost 200,000 children at primary schools are considered to be under-performing, in the wake of controversial changes to SATs tests, official figures show.

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Space: The pie-nal frontier

Wigan man aiming to send pie into space

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a meat-eor? Well, if you look over the skies of Wigan tomorrow morning you might just see a meat and potato pie sailing overhead.

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Pupils at Mab's Cross Primary School

Unicycling with a difference to raise school funds

A Wigan school has launched a uniform recycling scheme to fund its renovations and to highlight the benefits of recycling.

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RL Hughes Primary School

School damaged in arson attack

A headteacher has pledged to open her school as usual on Monday - despite damage from an arson attack.
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Shevington Community Primary School

Last chance to have say on school closure plan

Shevington residents have just hours left to have their say on the proposed closure of one of its primary schools.

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Shevington High School

School tests the water on academy plan

A popular Wigan school could become the latest in the borough to convert to an academy.

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Staff and pupils at Hope School with Neil Baldwin, known as Nello the clown

Everyday hero’s visit inspires pupils

Everyday hero Neil “Nello” Baldwin made an inspirational visit to a Wigan special school leaving a lasting impression on awe-struck pupils.

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