A GIANT jigsaw puzzle created at an event to mark International Women’s Day will tour the borough.

Young women from local groups spent the day looking at examples of women’s achievements from the past, discussing what it’s like to be a woman today and what they want the future for young women to be like.

Each group brought to the event a jigsaw piece they had created to represent how they feel about being a woman and these were then put together to form one piece of artwork.

Karin Zahnasova, aged 14, from Leigh, said: “It was good to meet other women and I’ve learned that to be successful you have to be strong and you have to be there for each other and stand by each other.”

The event at the Wigan Investment Centre was attended by Donna Hall, chief executive of Wigan Council, Wigan MP Lisa Nandy and organised by Wigan Council’s Voice and Engagement team.