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Wigan: Town in Greater Manchester, England
Wigan is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It is situated on the River Douglas, 10 miles (16 km) south-west of Bolton, 12 miles (19 km) north of Warrington and 17 miles (27.4 km) west-northwest of Manchester. Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre. The town has a population of 103,608, whereas the wider borough has a population of 318,100. Wigan is in the historic county of Lancashire.


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A businesswoman who splurged an eye watering £50,000 transforming the decor ofher new build home so that it matches her blushes in every room told how sheis tickled pink by the no expense spared..

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