Wigan in Bloom

Wigan will find out tonight if it has won gold in the Britain in Bloom contest. It is currently a finalist in the 'Best Large City' category. Volunteers spent a year readying the area for a series of inspections over the summer.

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Blooming marvellous! Wigan awaits competition decision

Wigan is waiting to find out if it has won a national Britain in Bloom award. The winners of this year's event will be announced tonight.

Here's a taste of what the judges may have found on their visit to Wigan.

A patriotic display in the Diamond Jubilee Year Credit: ITV Granada
Wigan is nominated in the Best Large City category Credit: ITV Granada
Britain in Bloom is run by the Royal Horticultural Society Credit: ITV Granada

Other North West communities nominated are: Chipping village, Lytham, Nantwich, Oldham and Seedley & Langworthy in Salford.

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