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Government loses Supreme Court Brexit battle

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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Wigan and Leigh Green Party's Will Patterson

Wigan Green Party campaigner to stand for GM mayor

A Wigan campaigner has been chosen as the Green Party candidate for the upcoming Greater Manchester mayoral elections.

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President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

Trump protestors stand up to racism

Wigan protestors took to the streets to mark Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president with a protest denouncing racism.

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Wigan Town Hall

More houses give a council tax boost

Council coffers have been given a boost thanks to new homes being built around the borough.

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Prime minister May

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House.

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Yvonne Fovargue MP

MP demands borough plan be ‘torn up’

A local MP has called for the controversial 20-year planning blueprint for future borough homes and businesses to be “ripped up”.

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Mandy Lowe with beloved cat Coco. Mandy has started a petition to make councils scan dead pets for microchips

Call to scan dead pets for microchips

A new petition could see councils forced to scan dead pets for microchips.

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Manchester

Mayoral hopefuls outline why they deserve votes

Residents of Wigan borough will go to the polls in May for the first ever Greater Manchester mayoral election.

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GM mayoral candidate Andy Burnham MP

Development plan needs 'radical re-write', says Burnham

Mayoral candidate Andy Burnham has called for substantial changes to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

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Protesters gather outside Wigan Town Hall

Protest over development plan

Residents' groups from across Wigan borough have staged a town hall protest over the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
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Have a say on police fund plan

Have a say on police fund plan

Wigan residents have another week to have their say on proposals to increase the police precept on council tax bills.

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Theresa May

Cautious welcome to PM’s mental health promises

Politicians and activists have given a cautious welcome to the Prime Minister’s speech calling for mental health services to be transformed.

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Wigan Town Hall

Town Hall protest to take place

A protest about the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) is set to take place at Wigan Town Hall this week.

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The council applauded the Gay Pride event in Wigan

2016 council intrigue included budgets, Brexit and Star Wars!

It was a momentous year for politics in Wigan due to the historic vote to leave the European Union and a shake-up of the borough’s opposition after the local elections.

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Coun Bob Brierley

Council swearing probe ‘cost thousands of pounds’

An audio expert was paid £2k - at an hourly rate of £100 - by cash-strapped council chiefs to determine whether a councillor swore during a meeting.

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Benefits sanctions slammed

Thousands of Wiganers have benefits stopped

Thousands of orders have been issued to stop Wiganers’ benefits temporarily by Government staff since controversial rule changes were made.

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Wigan Town Hall

Councils’ fury over economy-boost red tape waste

Millions of pounds is being wasted on bureaucracy for funds aimed at boosting local economies, new research has found.

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An image from Wigan Council's new advert in which Zoltar the fortune-teller declares the borough has an economic plan

Quirky business films are ‘money well spent’

Three short films promoting the borough as a place ripe for business investment have been hailed a major success.

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MP voices concerns on first draft of major plan

MP voices concerns on first draft of major plan

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has outlined her concerns about a major housing and jobs plan described as “massive” for Wigan by council chiefs.

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Exterior of Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton

Demo against hall bulldozing to take place

Angry residents opposed to the demolition of a much-loved community hub are mounting one last desperate protest today.

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