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Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

The borough's JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.
Business

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

News
The sugar tax will affect the cost of soft drinks

Five things to know about sugar tax on soft drinks

As the sugar tax levy comes into force today, we look at what this will mean for the regions consumers.

Business
Have you downloaded your Facebook data?

What information is held by Facebook? How to find out what Facebook knows about you?

Facebook’s collection of data has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks after information on millions of users was leaked by a third party.
News
The guided busway

Guided busway to shut for maintenance

The guided busway will be shut for the entire weekend for maintenance work.

Transport
A Stagecoach bus

Bus fares to rise alongside shake-up for timetables

Bus fares are set to rise in the borough from next month.
Transport
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.

Business

Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Business
A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Environment
The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

Transport
Writer Emily Ashworth is on a mission to find other Land Girls like her grandma Vera. (s)

Remarkable stories of the Women’s Land Army

They were the unsung heroes of the Second World War who helped to save the country from mass starvation.

Arts
A Stagecoach bus

Borough bus services both cut and created

There were winners and losers today in a major shake-up of borough bus services.

Transport
Haydock Island

‘Drivers are risking their lives’ at accident blackspot

Hundreds of motorists have signed a petition demanding increased safety measures at an accident blackspot.

Transport
If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

Transport
Martyn Kendrick

Business confidence drops in North West

North West businesses went from being among the most optimistic in the country to being one of the least during February.

Business

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
The KFC branch in Ince is among those closed

Borough's KFC restaurants could be shut all week

The wait goes on for hungry chicken fans as the borough's KFC branches remain closed.

News
KFC in Pemberton

KFC closures across Wigan borough - latest

All of Wigan borough's branches of KFC have reopened after this week's nationwide chicken shortage forced them to close.
News
General view of Crankwood Road where off-road bikes are a nuisance

Off-road bikers 'terrorising' neighbourhood

Off-road bikers are “terrorising” a local neighbourhood, according to one resident who has catalogued a string of anti-social behaviour involving the vehicles.

Transport
There have been several incidents this morning

Weather warning after crashes on motorway in Wigan

Drivers are being urged to take care after several motorway crashes in wintry weather.
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