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Unions attack Labour council over care plan

Trade unionists have launched a stinging attack on Wigan Council’s social care shake-up which could involve outsourcing provision.

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Opposition leader’s fury at bin fines plan

A former mayor has hit out at proposals for council house tenants to be fined for putting rubbish in the wrong bins.

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Exterior of St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens.

Parish councillors guilty of making racial slurs

Two parish councillors from Billinge have been found guilty of bullying residents and hurling racist abuse at a woman during a council meeting.

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Burnham back in borough to open homelessness fund

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham returned to the borough to launch his ambitious bid to end rough sleeping.

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Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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Town hall proposal to out-source social care scheme

Wigan Council is considering out-sourcing a section of its social care provision in a cost cutting exercise, according to a town hall report.

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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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Lisa Nandy: We’ve convinced people Wigan is safe with us

Lisa Nandy said Wigan had resoundingly rejected the politics of fear and division as she claimed an increased majority.

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Results are announced at Robin Park Areana, Wigan

Yvonne Fovargue: I don’t take it for granted

Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue vowed never to take her constituents for granted after securing an emphatic election victory.

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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Calls for May to go after gamble backfires

Theresa May should consider her position after her snap election gamble failed, a Tory former minister has said.
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Jo Platt makes history becoming Leigh’s first female MP

Jo Platt made history to become Leigh’s first female MP as Labour held the seat with a reduced majority.

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Votes being counted for the general election

General Election 2017: What time the results in Lancashire could be called

Find out what time your consistency will declare its result.
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Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 10 days.

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Labour's Lisa Nandy and Yvonne Fovargue

Election 2017: Labour hold Wigan and Makerfield

Labour's Lisa Nandy and Yvonne Fovargue secured resounding victories in a night of few shocks across the borough.
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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Polling stations are open across Wigan borough

Polling stations open for 2017 general election

Polling stations across Wigan borough have opened for the 2017 general election.
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General Election 2017

General Election 2017: As it happened

Live news & reaction as Lancashire and the UK goes to the polls.
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One Minute Manifesto: John Skipworth

Welcome to One Minute Manifesto.
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General Election 2017: West Lancashire

Here we will be bringing you all the Lancashire results from the 2017 General Election which will be taking place on Thursday, June 8.

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