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Bullying businesses are wrecking lives

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has hit out at “bullying and unscrupulous” businesses exploiting legal loopholes to target smaller firms.

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Move today and save cash

Move today and save cash

Homebuyers could save around £9,000 on the cost of a property - if they are willing to live at “unlucky” number 13 - research suggests.

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Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Wigan looks set to get a six-figure cash boost in its battle to keep motorists’ journeys running smoothly.

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Steve Burns, Wigan Council, Coun David Molyneux, Wayne Chapman, managing director for mda and Andrew Dickman, db symmetry at the new M6 Epic 110+ site

Freight hub brings major jobs boost to Wigan

A giant firm is to open a new logistics base in Wigan, delivering a major shot in the armfor jobs and investment in the borough.

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Borough roads a hole lot better than most!

Borough roads a hole lot better than most!

Wigan Council is better placed than most authorities for not fulfilling doom-laden 2017 predictions about motoring mayhem caused by potholes.

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HS2 project

Consultation events planned over HS2 bid

A public consultation event is being held to discuss planned changes to the high speed rail network.

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Wigan Council owns Haigh Hall as well as the country park, golf course and stables complex

Council owns almost half a BILLION pounds worth of assets

Wigan Council owns nearly half a billion pounds’ worth of property and land, new figures reveal.

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The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
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PE Systems in Leigh

Engineering a move across the borough

A successful engineering firm from the borough which prevents massive power cuts is looking forward to an exciting new chapter in 2017.

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Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

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Highways England will complete the roadworksby 6am on Friday 23 December

Roadworks to be completed ahead of Christmas rush

Seven North West traffic schemes will be completed in time for Christmas to help people travelling for the holiday season.

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Rivington Biscuits, Hindley Green. Pic: Google Street View

Jobs cut as biscuit firm goes into administration

A total of 99 workers have been made redundant after a Wigan-based biscuit manufacturer called in administrators.

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MEGAN TITLEY looks into how to avoid getting into debt over the festive period

10 Christmas money saving tips

Debt charity, Christians Against Poverty, has launched a list of tried-and-tested ways to avoid festive financial meltdown.

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Post Office workers to stage five days of strikes during Christmas week

Post Office workers are to stage five days of strikes next week in a dispute over jobs, pensions and branch closures.

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It's nearly Christmas but don't worry, we've got details of late night Christmas shopping nights right here.

Everything you need to know about late night Christmas shopping in and around Lancashire

It's nearly Christmas but don't worry, we've got everything you need to sort out your last minute Christmas shopping here.
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Bus damaged when stones were thrown at it on Nel Pan Lane, Westleigh

Bus yob vandalism condemned

Transport bosses have hit out at mindless yobs who smashed the windows of four buses travelling through Leigh.

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Pressure on train company to retain popular service

Pressure on train company to retain popular service

MPs are piling pressure on a train company to retain a popular commuting route after research showed passenger numbers are up.

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Bin collecting in Platt Bridge

Fortnightly collections to be binned

Waste bin collections in the borough are set to move to a three-week rota as part of town hall plans to make huge savings as a result of budget cuts.

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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
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