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Local Life - Wigan - March 2018

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4 Birthday shout out Icouldn’t let this month’s issue go without a timely plug for the Saturday Breakfast fundraisers. Saturday Breakfast is two years old in March and by the time you read this, the organisation will have donated over £8,500 towards community projects and groups in Orrell and Billinge. The concept is simple; Come and have breakfast on Saturday morning between 9am-11.30 at the Straw Bale café at Greenslate Farm in Billinge. Meet up with family and friends if you like and you can even bring the dog too. Pay a reasonable price (£2.25-£4.95) for a freshly cooked breakfast with quality produce at cost price from commercial supporters H Greaves Butchers and Windy Arbour farm shop, and cooked and served by a team of dedicated volunteers. All appetites and tastes are catered for – amongst the dishes served are the usual full (or small) English, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Hebridean, bacon and sausage barms, and even teas cakes for the lighter appetite. And you can eat knowing that all the profits from your breakfasts go towards community projects in Orrell and Billinge. The amount donated so far has gone to help transform Orrell station, build a memorial garden, tidy up Orrell Water Park, perform a theatre show, buy new tents for the local scouting movement and much more. It’s a great way of contributing to your local community and all are welcome. See you there soon? Chris Pearce, Publisher

5 In this issue Water a great legacy 37 FODMAP diet Regulars 24 Class from the past 46 Planning 52 Puzzle Corner Sections 6 Property 48 Travel 54 Health 58 Legal & Finance 60 Business View 78 Garden Diary 83 Test Drive 98 The Lump 68 Events2Go 77 Pets 78 Gardening 86 Home Services 64 Win tickets to The Beatles Story 70 Jack’s Tracks visits Chorley 74 Test Drive Audi A4 Avanti 3.0 83 Next issue - April 2018 Advertising deadline - Thursday, 8 March Published - Wednesday, 21 March Local Life 247 Ltd, Unit 8, Hewitt Business Park, Winstanley Road, Orrell, WN5 7XB Telephone: 01695 627 999 Publisher: Chris Sales: Nicola LocalLife Editorial: David, Niamh Design: Peter Distribution: Sally Accounts: Sam Local Life is published every month and distributed into the following areas on an alternate monthly basis. This issue is delivered to 13,034 private homes and businesses in Orrell, Billinge, Winstanley, Up Holland, Highfield, Marus Bridge, Roby Mill and Pemberton. The next issue is delivered to 13,039 private homes and businesses in Standish, Shevington, Whitley, Appley Bridge, Standish Lower Ground, Aspull and Haigh. You can also pick up a free copy of Local Life at Sainsburys or Tesco Extra in Wigan. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher or its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or other cause. No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced without the prior written consent of Local Life 247 Ltd. locallifemagazine247 @locallifemedia events2go

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