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Family firm axes 11 of its baker’s shops

One of Wigan borough’s oldest businesses is set to close a quarter of its branches, putting jobs at risk in its stores and factory.

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Norman Bradbury at the field behind Hag Fold railway station which he is proposing should be turned into a park and ride

Call to transform field into new park and ride for rail travellers

A former councillor is calling for the creation of a new park and ride to tackle what he claims is a severe shortage of parking for rail passengers.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

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Wigan Council's business team which is encouraging businesses to use available council grants to hire an apprentice

Council launch apprentices incentive plan

Wigan Council has pledged to help local firms enlist a whole host of new apprentices in a novel Christmas countdown.

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Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

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Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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Football coach Barry Bennell whose abuse of young men in his care has prompted Crewe Alexandria to launch a review of how the allegations were handled

Overnight news digest - More than 20 ex-footballers report abuse, prisoner suicide hits epidemic levels and May to host summit ahead of Article 50

Catch up with all the latest overnight national news with our morning roundup

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'Hidden workforce' key to growth of 5m small businesses in the UK

'Hidden workforce' key to growth of 5m small businesses in the UK

A hidden workforce of stay at home mums and dads could hold the key to small business growth and provide a huge boost the UK economy.

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Heinz Beanz advert banned over safety concerns

Heinz Beanz advert banned over safety concerns

A Heinz advert teaching viewers how to use tin cans to drum out a song has been banned for encouraging behaviour that risks health and safety.

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond reads through his Autumn Statement in his office in 11 Downing Street, London

Overnight news digest - Hammond to help workers and NHS labs at 'tipping point'

Catch up with all the latest news with our quick round-up of this morning's headlines

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Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Delays on M6 Northbound after vehicle breakdown

Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

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The fuel prices at a Morrison's petrol station. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Petrol back below £1 a litre as Morrisons slashes prices post-Brexit

Morrisons has announced that from today (Monday), supermarket customers will pay below £1-a-litre for petrol for the first time since the Brexit vote.

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Thousands of users data has been compromised in the hack attack

Mobile provider Three UK offers advice following data hack

Mobile and Internet provider Three UK has confirmed that the personal information of customers have been accessed by hackers in a recent cyber attack.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to stop the Northern 'brain drain.'

Overnight News digest - Chancellor urged to stop Northern brain drain while Environment Agency warns of heavy rain

Catch up on all the overnight news with our morning roundup

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Council unveils free festive parking

Council unveils free festive parking

Christmas shoppers in Leigh will benefit from free car parking sessions in council car parks across the town centre.

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Lanes are closed on the M6 following a series of accidents

UPDATE: More lanes closed on M6 after crashes

Delays are expected on the M6 due to a series of accidents.
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The M6 will be closed overnight on several nights during November to enable essential bridge repairs.

Drivers using the M6 in Lancashire warned of road closures

The M6 will be closed overnight on several nights during November to enable essential bridge repairs.
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Trisha and George Taylor at Penningtons Tea Room

Storm in a tea room over closure claims

A campaign has been launched to save a community cafe which claims it has been told to close.

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A super-fast train like the ones which will be used on the HS2 line

Leaders on board with HS2 route

Politicians and business leaders are celebrating the announcement of the HS2 route which will make Wigan a gateway to the north.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from Tuesday.

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