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Link says it is 'committed to maintaining geographical coverage of free ATMs'

ATM network Link has moved to offer assurances following concerns over the future availability of free-to-use cash machines.

Business
Royal Mail recommends that people post early

Royal Mail workers flat-out before posting deadlines

Royal Mail staff are working to ensure millions of Christmas cards arrive on time in what is their busiest week of the year.

Business
Here are all the dates for when your benefits will be paid.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
Business
County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

News
The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Transport
The drop came as Lottery sales fell by 9%

Rise of the scratchcard helps reduce Lottery's charitable returns

National Lottery income for good causes fell by 15% over the year to April as players turned away from draw-based games to scratchcards, a report from the Government's spending watchdog shows.

Business
The regulator said it wants suppliers to "go the extra mile" and take firmer action on tackling leaks

Water watchdog vows to cut bills for households in England and Wales

Households look set to save up to £25 a year off their water bills from 2020 to 2025 under plans put forward by regulator Ofwat.

Environment
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

News
The dispute is about winning independent representation for pilots

Ireland-based Ryanair pilots to strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

Business
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Transport
Wigan Council director of children's services James Winterbottom with care leavers

Council tax break for young care leavers

Young care leavers have been made exempt from paying council tax under a new move introduced by the borough’s ruling cabinet.

Business
Emails should be sent to staff about their behaviour before parties

Firms urged to email staff about behaviour before work Christmas parties

Firms are being urged to be extra vigilant about the threat of sexual harassment at office Christmas parties this year.

Business
Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

How to get money off Amazon purchases

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

Business
One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.

Managers reluctant to hire women who may have children, survey finds

One in seven employers admit they would be reluctant to hire a woman who might have children, according to a new study.

Business
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Transport
Ashley Highfield

New reporters 'to hold local councils to account'

New reporters are being recruited to cover local councils across the North West.
Business
Do you have a small fortune stashed away in your attic?

Do you have valuable Star Wars toys in the attic?

With the latest instalment of Star Wars series ‘The Last Jedi’ due for release next week, the Force could be with Star Wars fans who have valuable vintage action figures.

Offbeat
Children under 13 are banned from Facebook but this new app targets children aged 6 and up

Facebook launches messaging app for under-13s

Facebook has launched a messaging app for kids, a move which will see the social media giant expand their user base to a whole previously under-age sector.
Offbeat
One in five of those polled books a day off after their office bas

Fifth of workers book day off to recover from office Christmas bash

Half of workers have a "civilised" three-course dinner in a restaurant followed by drinks in a bar for their office Christmas party, a new study reveals.
Business
Google has been named the best place to work in the UK

Free food and medical costs make Google the best place to work in the UK

Internet giant Google has been named the best place to work in the UK, offering benefits including free food and medical costs.
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