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Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.
Rivington Services

Revealed: The best and worst motorway service areas

Transport Focus surveyed customers at England's 112 motorway service areas.

Comedian Sean Hughes

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Irish stand-up comedian and actor Sean Hughes has died aged 51, his management has confirmed.


University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

Willow Street, Atherton. Pic: Google Street View

Bedroom destroyed after house blaze

Neighbours raised the alarm when a fire broke out in a bedroom.
Bins being emptied

Councils working to reduce waste costs

More than three quarters of English councils, including Wigan, now pick up household rubbish which cannot be recycled or composted just once a fortnight, a survey reveals.

There is currently no legal requirement for employers to provide paid time off for grieving parents

New laws propose two weeks paid leave for parents after death of child

Workers who have suffered the death of a child will benefit from fresh paid leave allowances under proposed new laws.


Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a woman.

Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
Dan Howarth

Amputations may be avoided with more care

Nearly 150 diabetes-related amputations have taken place across the borough over the past three years, according to a charity.

Patients may be banned from attending A&E departments

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

Do you have a short fuse behind the wheel

Seven types of bad driver revealed

Bad drivers are the bane of every motorist’s life but now a new study claims poor drivers always fall into one of seven categories - so do you recognise them?

Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.

Lyndsey Vaux murder trial: Killer must serve at least 18 years and 358 days in prison

Becky Reid has been sentenced to life in prison for the "merciless" murder of Lyndsey Vaux.
Sick pets can be covered by family sick leave

Woman wins right to use family sick leave to care for dog

An Italian librarian has won the right to use family sick leave to care for her ailing dog.
Firefighters were attacked twice in less than 24 hours

Fury over new 999 ambush

Fire chiefs have blasted yobs who pelted crews with stones in two ambushes within hours of each other.

Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

The new measures form part of efforts to bring down re-offending rates

Probation officers could bar offenders from drinking alcohol or gambling

Criminals could be barred from drinking alcohol or gambling after they are freed from prison under a new drive to tackle re-offending.

Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

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