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Cyclist’s paradise on The Line

The overhaul of an old Wigan railway line to create a cyclist’s paradise will soon begin with plans to open by the end of the year.

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Firefighters in the new Wigan Community Fire And Ambulance Station

Fire crews move into new emergency hub

Firefighters have attended their first call-outs from the new Wigan Community Fire and Ambulance Station.

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The site which Bellway wants to build homes on

Planning D-day in new homes row

A new housing development at the centre of a long-running dispute with unhappy residents is to go before the planning committee on Tuesday.

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Members of Mesnes Park community allotments, who will be entering the competition

Green-fingered contest open to all

The borough’s annual gardening competition has been widened so everyone can enter instead of just housing tenants.

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A footpath near the area of the dispute

Dispute over blocked footpath rumbles on

Residents’ frustration with Wigan Council over a long-running dispute about a blocked-off public footpath has finally boiled over.

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The junction at Marus Bridge

New signs to reduce collisions at junction

New signs will be erected at a busy junction in a bid to reduce the number of collisions.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Bin changes a priority for council bosses

Bin changes a priority for council bosses

Wigan’s ruling cabinet will give its “full attention” to making a success of the controversial bin collection changes from September.

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Huge demand for pest control

Pest control officers in the borough have reassured residents that they are on hand to help after a neighbouring authority suspended their services.

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Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is questioned after snap election backfires

Theresa May's future as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservatives was being openly questioned after her decision to hold a snap election disastrously backfired.

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The glove filled with lant

Resident’s horror after finding rubber glove filled with urine

A Wigan resident has spoken of his disgust at finding a rubber glove filled with urine abandoned on a quiet residential street.

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An artist's impression of what the Bloor Homes development at Almond Brook, in Standish, may look like

Work begins on 300 homes

The first stage of construction work on a 300-home estate in Wigan is now under way.

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Bin collecting in Platt Bridge

Council tenants to face penalties over bin bungles

Council house tenants should face court fines if they refuse to recycle, town hall chiefs have recommended.

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Millions in the ‘gas’ pipeline

Millions in the ‘gas’ pipeline

Millions of pounds are being spent replacing thousands of gas pipes across the region including Wigan borough.

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Market Place redesign

Council says town centre scheme is 'value for money'

Council bosses have defended the contracting process for the Wigan and Leigh town centre regeneration schemes amid criticism taxpayers’ money may have been squandered.
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Delay triggers design debate

Delay triggers design debate

A unspecified delay to a £1m revamp of Wigan town centre has been welcomed by residents who were sceptical of the plans.

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Shopping trollies being dumped in the River Douglas near Tesco in Wigan

Waterways are littered with dumped trolleys

Concerns have been raised about shopping trolleys being dumped in a Wigan waterway.

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The building set for a 15-bedroom scheme

Concerns over more parking problems

A prominent Wigan street plagued by parking problems could see another housing development introduced if plans are given the green light.

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The Orwell at Wigan Pier

Chance to breathe new life into Pier

A trio of iconic buildings at the heart of the Wigan Pier complex are being given their best chance of a reboot in a long time.

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