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Storm damage clean-up continues for hens group

A clean-up operation is under way after a community organisation was hit by Storm Doris.

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People opposed to the proposals brave heavy rain to protest on Drummers Lane in Ashton

Campaign pledge to fight major plan

Residents who registered their opposition to a controversial jobs and housing plan have been thanked by Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue.

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Inside Leigh Parish Church

Use this historic church or lose it

Leigh Parish Church is asking residents how the historic building can serve the community and warning they must use it or lose it.

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Rubbish way for the council to save cash

Rubbish way for the council to save cash

A fear of being hit with huge fines has influenced Wigan Council’s push to increase recycling rates, the Post can reveal.

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Fly-tipping

Changes to bin rota will help save £2m

Cash-strapped council bosses say they have no alternative but to introduce the controversial three-weekly bin collections.

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Three-week bin rota to go ahead

Three-week bin rota to go ahead

Savings made by moving to a three week bin rota are vital in keeping council tax down, town hall bosses have said as this year’s budget is set to be revealed.

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Pizzaria Ravello which rated a zero at the end of last year

Food hygiene help offer

Council chiefs have urged food establishments that are struggling to make the hygiene grade to get in touch for help and advice.

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A town hall protest about the GMSF earlier this year

Controversial housing and jobs plan will return to a public consultation

A controversial housing and jobs plan with several sites across Wigan borough will be subject to public scrutiny in September, the Observer understands.

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Lucky Hens' director Alison Thorpe behind the counter at the shop

Hen rescue sets up its first fund-raiser shop

An organisation finding new homes for caged hens is expanding as it prepares to open a fund-raising shop.

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Joel Cocken

Council mulls bin reform options

As a consultation on controversial bin collection changes draws to a close, Wiganers are speculating on what options may be available.

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File photo of a young person using a laptop. Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Pupils get online safety hints

A week of events encouraging people to stay safe online will be rolled out as part of an international awareness campaign.

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A previous Sub C Divers try-out event

Scuba divers offering chance to take the plunge

An award-winning group of scuba divers is offering residents the chance to take the plunge and explore the underwater world for the first time.

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Alarm at spike in region of rough sleeping

Alarm at spike in region of rough sleeping

A sharp increase in the number of people sleeping rough has been branded “appalling” by a local MP aiming to become Greater Manchester mayor.

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Residents blockading the access route

Residents to put up a fight over estate access route

Residents want to force changes to controversial proposals to build a new housing estate.

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Fly tipping in the area

Concerns over waste limits

Council bosses have defended a new household waste policy amid criticism it could lead to an increase in fly-tipping incidents.

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Have your say ...

Last chance to have YOUR say on bin collection proposals

Borough residents have until this Friday to have their say on plans to make black bin collections three-weekly.

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Florida Farm North

Campaigners determined to fight on despite vote

Residents have lost their fight against plans for a £150m logistics development - but they insist the war is not over.

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Travellers with caravans on a car park near to Leigh Sports Village

New council bid to get tough with travellers

Council chiefs have drawn up a borough-wide policy document to tackle the growing number of unauthorised traveller camps.

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Pennington Flash

Swan saved from tree in dramatic rescue

Firefighters and the RSPCA joined forces to rescue a swan stuck in a tree.

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Volunteer dog walkers Olivia and Debra McCarthy walk dogs Pal and Daisy

Year of success for dog rescue

A borough animal charity celebrates homing 70 dogs in their most successful year to date.

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