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Wigan in Bloom - result announced tonight

A display of primroses Photo: PA

Wigan will find out tonight if it has won gold in the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom competition.

The results will be announced at a ceremony on Guernsey.

The borough won 17 awards at regional level to make the final in the 'Best Large City' category, and is up against Birmingham, Hillingdon (in London), Leeds and Sunderland.

Teams of volunteers including residents' groups and schoolchildren worked for a year to get Wigan ready for a series of rigorous inspections over the summer. The competition aims to promote green spaces, which make up two thirds of the Borough of Wigan.

"Whatever the result, just to be nominated for this award is a huge achievement.

"So many people have put hours of hard work into bringing a bit of green to Wigan borough. I'm so proud of their efforts.

"This has been a community project from the start. It's been inspiring to see residents get out in all weathers, working together to make the places where they live better."

– Damian Jenkinson, Britain in Bloom co-ordinator, Wigan Council