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No water after pipes burst

Burst water pipes led to problems with water supplies in Wigan.

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Gates left open at the Pagefield site

Gates are ‘open invitation’ to site

Youths are still risking their lives at the site of a derelict mill - despite efforts to step up security.

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Residents on Meadowbank in Pemberton

Homes demolition fears as link road proposals are revealed

The re-emergence of plans for a borough-wide link road has sparked fresh fury from a residents’ campaign group who fear homes face demolition.

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Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton

Political row erupts over hall inquiry

A war of words has broken out between two local politicians after an inquiry ruled a popular community hall can be demolished.

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Members of the patients participation group opposing the plan for Ashton Town Hall

Dissent growing over ex-town hall plans

Opposition to plans to turn a former civic building into a state-of-the-art health centre is growing.

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Wayne Ashton, head of strategic planning at Eric Wright Health and Care, at the consultation event showing plans for  new health centre in Ashton

Public get their say on health hub plan

Residents were given the opportunity to have their say on plans to transform Ashton Town Hall into a health centre at a consultation event.

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The junction on Warrington Road, Marus Bridge

Danger junction in line for major review

Highways bosses are considering revamping a borough junction after a series of crashes which disgruntled motorists blame on its controversial redesign.

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An aerial view of the site

Bid submitted for affordable homes estate

Plans for a major affordable housing development have been submitted to council officials.

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One of the Morris donkeys at The Bell

Farmers won’t budge over greenbelt plan

Wigan farmers plan to make a stand against any plans to build on their greenbelt land.

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The public toilets on Princess Road in Ashton are among the 10 available for people to use in the borough

World Toilet Day puts the need for loos in spotlight

There are just 10 toilets open to the public in Wigan, new figures have revealed.

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Tracy Cumberbatch

Tracy loves building her outdoor career

A Wigan woman is helping to keep the traditional countryside art of dry stone walling alive and hopes to act as a trailblazer for other girls.

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Wigan Council gritters restocking

Gritters hit the roads as temperatures drop

Wigan Council gritters have sprung into action as temperatures plunge.

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The Shanghai Palace Restaurant in Poolstock

Chinese restaurant to be bulldozed for housing estate

The chinese restaurant, Shanghai Place is to be demolished to make way for housing.

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Gordon Barrow-Stout, Lesley Barrow-Stout and Oliver Barrow-Stout, five during the protest over plans for the south of Hindley housing development

Homes plan would ‘leave little outdoors to enjoy’

Unhappy residents are pulling out all the stops in their attempts to halt a major new housing and business development in its tracks.

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A garden shed on Dovedale Road in Landgate burning after being hit by a stray firework. Picture posted on Facebook by a local resident

Calls for restrictions on firework sales

Calls are growing for severe restrictions or even outright bans on the sale of fireworks following another chaotic Bonfire Night.

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Coun David Molyneux

Petition opposes plan for development

A residents’ petition is calling on the council to withdraw the industrial and housing development near to junction 26 of the M6 in Orrell.

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M6 j25 development

MP to lead fight against greenbelt development

Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue has vowed to fight plans to convert Wigan greenbelt into an industrial and housing site.

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Coun James Grundy

New homes plan expected to be passed

A controversial blueprint for 150 new houses which has sparked residents’ fury was expected to be passed by planners today.

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A freight train believed to be carrying nuclear waste to the Sellafield Nuclear Plant in Cumbria passes through

Safety chiefs issue nuclear train reassurances

Safety chiefs have moved swiftly to reassure a local businessman who has expressed fears about nuclear waste being transported by train through the borough.

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Smithwood Avenue, Hindley Green

Residents blasted over huge ‘toxic’ bonfire

Residents have been slammed for building a huge bonfire on a housing estate following claims it is full of dangerous items.

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