Smartphones, tablets and laptops costing more than £200,000 have been purcahsed by Wigan Council, a Freedom of Information Act has revealed. 

Wigan Today report:

WIGAN Council has spent more than £210,000 on electrical gadgets for employees and service users over the last three years.

Information released under Freedom of Information rules shows that between 2010 and 2012, the authority has purchased £210,625 worth of BlackBerry smartphones, iPads, iPhones and laptops.

Laptops made up the bulk of the bill, with 316 purchases in the three-year period, totalling £182,423.

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