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Campaign pledge to fight major plan

Residents who registered their opposition to a controversial jobs and housing plan have been thanked by Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue.

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Landfill at Beacon Park Golf Club

Golf course landfill row going to top authorities

Unhappy campaigners are taking their battle against the state of a golf course-turned-landfill site and a lack of financial transparency to the national authorities.

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The site where the new Extra Food and Booze shop will be

New shop’s booze plan sparks concern

Councillors have been asked to consider anti-social behaviour issues when determining an application for a new booze licence for a Wigan shop.

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Anti-fracking demonstrators outside the CRH Plant premises on the  Land Gate industrial estate, Ashton

Heated confrontation at fracking protest

Demonstrators are picketing a Wigan business today over its alleged links with fracking.

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Irene’s very prickly love affair

Irene’s very prickly love affair

A kind-hearted animal lover and her team of volunteers are running an incredible home-grown service to help one of our best-loved animals.

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Rubbish way for the council to save cash

Rubbish way for the council to save cash

A fear of being hit with huge fines has influenced Wigan Council’s push to increase recycling rates, the Post can reveal.

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Power cut hits hundreds of homes and businesses

Power cut hits hundreds of homes and businesses

Nearly 2,000 properties in Wigan were hit by a power cut today.

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Coun George Fairhurst is calling on Wigan Council to do more to deter selfish drivers wrecking verges at Gidlow Cemetery and to stop anti-social behaviour there

Cemetery verges being wrecked by cars

Opposition councillors are calling on Wigan Council to continue work at a cemetery to prevent careless drivers churning up the verges.

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The current delivery area at Lidl, Warrington Road, with the Hall Lane properties to the right

Dismay over supermarket expansion plans

Residents have urged the town hall to knock back plans to extend a Wigan town centre supermarket over noise disturbances.

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Fly-tipping

Changes to bin rota will help save £2m

Cash-strapped council bosses say they have no alternative but to introduce the controversial three-weekly bin collections.

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Bird flu ban stays for unlucky hens

Bird flu ban stays for unlucky hens

Some Wigan poultry owners will soon be able to keep their birds outside again as bird flu restrictions are eased - but not in all parts of the borough.

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Japanese knotweed

Crucial ruling alert over destructive weed

Wigan householders blighted by Japanese knotweed spreading to their property from public land are being assured that help is at hand.

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Three-week bin rota to go ahead

Three-week bin rota to go ahead

Savings made by moving to a three week bin rota are vital in keeping council tax down, town hall bosses have said as this year’s budget is set to be revealed.

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Pizzaria Ravello which rated a zero at the end of last year

Food hygiene help offer

Council chiefs have urged food establishments that are struggling to make the hygiene grade to get in touch for help and advice.

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Wigan Vegan Advocacy group in Market Place, Wigan

Campaigners for a vegan world take message to the streets of Wigan

Campaigners from a newly-formed animal rights group took to the town centre streets to spread their vision of a vegan society.

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Gracie Davies with her art teacher Mrs Louise Hughes

Schoolgirl’s joy at winning mascot competition

A Wigan schoolgirl was “absolutely made up” after winning a shopping centre’s Design A Mascot competition.

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A town hall protest about the GMSF earlier this year

Controversial housing and jobs plan will return to a public consultation

A controversial housing and jobs plan with several sites across Wigan borough will be subject to public scrutiny in September, the Observer understands.

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Cladding on the blocks of flats in Scholes

‘Fungus flats’ residents’ joy

Residents have been delighted with work to rid a Wigan suburb’s high rise homes of unsightly and mysterious growths.

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Lucky Hens' director Alison Thorpe behind the counter at the shop

Hen rescue sets up its first fund-raiser shop

An organisation finding new homes for caged hens is expanding as it prepares to open a fund-raising shop.

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Joel Cocken

Council mulls bin reform options

As a consultation on controversial bin collection changes draws to a close, Wiganers are speculating on what options may be available.

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