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How to stay safe from crime whilst Christmas shopping

News
Breastfeeding can provide comfort and security, even as a toddler

Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Health
Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

How to prepare your car for winter

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

Transport

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Transport

Centrica sees record shares fall as price hike sends customers fleeing

Business

Hearing into Manchester Arena suicide bombing deaths confirmed for Friday

Crime

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Education
B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

Offbeat

How to prepare your car for winter

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

Transport
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Transport
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Transport
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

Transport

Hearing into Manchester Arena suicide bombing deaths confirmed for Friday

Crime
A total of 16 defendants, including 15 men and one woman, have been charged over the major disturbance at Hindley Prison, which took place in May last year

Charges over jail disturbance

News
Police are searching for the masked robbers

Betting shop smashed up by masked robbers with sledgehammers

News
Wigan And Leigh Courthouse

Week in court

News

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Education
Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Education
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Education
Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Education
Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Education

How to prepare your car for winter

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

Transport
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Transport
British Gas decided to hike electricity prices by 12.5% in September

Centrica sees record shares fall as price hike sends customers fleeing

Business
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Transport
The disgraced former Tory deputy chairman believes the country is "sick of elections"

Lord Archer: Corbyn will become Prime Minister if election is held next year

Politics
At the end of last year, there were nearly 56,000 "declared absconders"

56,000 foreign nationals disappear off Home Office radar

Politics
The group is calling for childcare to be subsidised from when a child is six months old

Campaigners protest to improve rights for working mothers

Politics
Deputy council leader David Molyneux

Plan for 80 new homes approved

News
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Environment

Earth-sized planet discovered with 'mild' climate and peaceful parent star

Environment

Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Health
Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

Health
The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Health
How is your eyesight?

Motorists’ eyesight ‘should be retested’ every 10 years

Health
3,300 people have been diagnosed with heart failure in the borough

Wiganers are the most at risk of heart failures

Health