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.

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.
Victoria Industrial Estate, where Power Drive Services is currently based. Pic: Google Street View

Old ambulance station in Leigh gets new lease of life

A former ambulance station could be about to get a new lease of life after a Leigh firm put in an application to move its business there.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.


This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.

Security dogs work wonders at Inquest Canine Detection and Security in Leigh: with video

Little Alfie may be a mischievous scamp at home, but at work he is an exemplary colleague.


Tesco swings axe on supermarket staff in jobs cull

Tesco is to axe 1,700 shop floor jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain's biggest retailer.

Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Animal-shaped wheatbags

Firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

A firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.

Are you getting all you're entitled to?

300,000 missing out on unemployment benefits

Around 300,000 unemployed people or those on low incomes are missing out on financial support they are entitled to, according to a new study.

Is it that time already?

Shoppers bemused as Easter eggs start to appear on supermarket shelves

The Christmas chocolate tubs are barely off the shelves but supermarkets are already replacing them with Easter eggs, to shoppers' bemusement.
A variety of trains from different eras

Rail passengers enduring journeys on 'clapped out' trains

Britain's trains are the oldest since current records began, an investigation has found.

Just one in seven said they were expecting a pay increase

Workers 'pessimistic' about chances of pay rise in 2018

Britain's workers are facing the prospect of another year without a pay rise, a leading economic think tank has warned.

Job vacancies

Half of UK workforce to look for new job in 2018, research shows

Computer security staff, data analysts, accountants and civil engineers are among the jobs expected to be most in demand in 2018, a new report predicts.

Virgin Trains: The strike is off

Rail union cancels Virgin Trains strike after new pay offer

One of the unions planning to strike at Virgin Trains West Coast on Friday has called off the action.

A fifth of people do not select the most appropriate fare from ticket machines

70% of ticket machines do not produce cheapest train fares

More than two-thirds of ticket machines on Britain's railways do not inform passengers how to get the cheapest fares, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.

December 22 is the first time in 11 years that the last full shopping day before Christmas has landed on a Saturday

Retailers hoping for more than £1.5 billion to be spent on 'Super Saturday'

Retailers are hoping for a surge in spending on Saturday as the recent run of cold weather forces hordes of last-minute shoppers out for Christmas gifts and groceries.

Apple said "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers"

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones

Apple has admitted it slows down some older iPhone handsets in order to protect the ageing battery.

The products were on sale between September 2014 and November 2017

B&Q issue urgent recall for 'fire risk' remote control plugs

B&Q have issued an urgent recall for a batch of remote control on/off plug adapters which could pose a potential fire risk.
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