Leigh’s representative in the House of Commons Jo Platt questioned home secretary Amber Rudd over the 23 per cent reduction in officer numbers at Greater Manchester Police (GMP). Ms Platt said the cuts, which have been implemented since 2010, are putting communities including those in the borough at risk. She criticised the reductions in the wake of last year’s Manchester Arena terrorist bombing in which Wiganers were among the injured and the police were widely praised for their response.
Women’s rights will take centre stage at a community film event celebrating an important centenary and highlighting a modern campaign. Leigh Film Society is screening Suffragette in a joint event with the town’s branch of the national Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) protest movement. The film will be shown at Leigh Parish Church next month, with 2018 also marking 100 years since some women got the right to vote for the first time.
Campaigners for state pension equality are already planning a packed programme for 2018 as they try to ratchet up the pressure on ministers. Wigan and Makerfield Waspi, the local branch of the national Women Against State Pension Inequality protest movement, enjoyed huge success in 2017 as it grew to more than 100 members. The group attracted prominent political support and was a regular sight educating people about the issue in the town centre at major events.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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