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More helpers are needed by bloom group

A community group has decided not to enter a prestigious competition due to a shortage of green-fingered volunteers.

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Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Starry-eyed surprise for beach visitors

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors left seeing stars on the beach

Visitors at the top of Blackpool Tower were left starry-eyed as they gazed out at a giant 330ft starfish on the beach below.

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Leigh town centre

Town centre scheme escapes cull

Council chiefs have issued assurances that Leigh’s £1m town centre re-development is still on track despite changes to Wigan’s makeover.

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The housing would be on a site behind this part of King Street

Accommodation plan for young care leavers

Young adults leaving the care system could soon benefit from purpose-built accommodation in Leigh.

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Thieving heron with Koi Carp

Cheeky heron steals koi carp from garden pond

Anyone who is missing fish from their garden pond should take a look at these pictures.

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Firefighters in Nicola Storeys back garden in St Elizabeths Road, Aspull, which flooded four times in four weeks

Council’s windfall to tackle flood nightmare

Wigan Council has landed a massive £857,000 to mend borough flood damage.

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The apartments would be built on Common Lane. Pic: Google Street View

Plan for 18 new apartments

Developers have submitted plans for a block of apartments to be built on a Leigh site formerly owned by a Catholic church.

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Rubbish tipped into canal

What lurks beneath is just disgusting!

A blow-up doll, golf buggies, pogo stick, flat screen TV and opened safes have all been recovered from local canals and rivers.

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Couns John Hilton and George Davies highlighting a particularly bad fly-tipping site in Whelley

New measures to combat fly-tipping

Convicted fly-tippers could be handed litter-pickers and ordered to clean-up the borough as part of new sentencing guidelines.

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Pond restored to former glory

A Wigan farm’s restored pond is now officially open.

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Demolition of Oddfellows Arms in Bryn

Work under way to build UK’s greenest vets’ surgery

Work has begun to transform a disused pub into one of the borough’s most energy-efficient buildings.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Key questions about first step towards Brexit

The formal process to leave the European Union starts when Theresa May triggers Article 50.

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Theresa May is preparing to trigger Article 50 and kick start Britain's exit from the EU

ARTICLE 50: Once the UK leaves the EU, is there any way back in?

As Theresa May gets ready to trigger Article 50 and formally notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave, some will be wondering whether there is even a small chance that, one day, the UK will rejoin.

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Maxilead Metals' site at the Parr Bridge Works on Mosley Common Road. Picture from Google Street View

Plans for 280 homes on waste recycling site

A waste recycling firm has submitted ambitious plans for a huge development on its current site so it can move to a new location in the borough.

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Anti-fracking campaigners

High Court ruling ‘could keep town fracking free’

The High Court overturning a decision to permit fracking in Lancashire would help protect areas like Wigan, according to the town’s Green Party.

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Rare bird spotted for the first time in Lancashire

Lancashire's 'twitchers' were in a flap after a rare, non-native species of bird was spotted in Lancashire for the first time.
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Leigh MP Andy Burnham, who condemned the massage parlour

Seedy massage venue bid fails

Attempts to create a massage parlour in Leigh town centre which were greeted with public outrage have failed.

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Formby Hall, lwhich is due to be demolished

Sadness as hall demolition team moves in

Demolition of a popular community hub has begun despite a lengthy battle to save it.

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The "Closing Down?" sign placed outside Leigh Parish Church

Residents vow to help save parish church

Leigh residents responded in force to a call asking for the community to help ensure the parish church has a bright future.

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