Councils working to reduce waste costs

More than three quarters of English councils, including Wigan, now pick up household rubbish which cannot be recycled or composted just once a fortnight, a survey reveals.

Firefighters were attacked twice in less than 24 hours

Fury over new 999 ambush

Fire chiefs have blasted yobs who pelted crews with stones in two ambushes within hours of each other.

Wigan Town Hall

Council plans a healthy future for Wigan

The face of health and social care in Wigan looks set be transformed by a pioneering act of unification.

Sheila and other friends of Hindley station

Prize joy for station friends

Volunteers who have turned an ordinary railway halt into a beautiful and novel attraction were celebrating double honours today.

Delegates at the Carbon Landscape launch

Project to create green wonderlands in ex-industrial areas

A multi-million pound project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been launched to restore areas of Wigan borough and other parts of the North West transformed by heavy industries like coal-mining, peat extraction and iron and steel production.

Protestors at The Bell

Hopes of green belt reprieve as plan is revisited

Campaigners against a blueprint to build on parts of the borough’s precious green belt will be delighted at the wind of change which could be about to blow these plans off course.

Wigan Business Expo 2017

Wigan Business Expo gets underway

The biggest day in the borough's calendar is under way with the launch of the annual Wigan Business Expo.

Ellen Higginbottom

Misconduct probe in connection with Ellen Higginbottom murder investigation

Three police radio operators are under investigation for alleged misconduct in connection with the disappearance and murder of Wigan student Ellen Higginbottom.
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