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Schoolgirl suffers head injury in road collision

A youngster has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a collision close to a primary school earlier today.
Transport
Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across the North West are today going on strike – with further industrial action looming on the horizon.
Health

Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.
News
Were you caught up in last week's Visa card payment problems?

Visa chief could be quizzed over card payment chaos

Visa’s European chief executive Charlotte Hogg faces the prospect of being hauled in front of MPs over a systems failure that caused card payment “chaos” last week.
Business
Enough is enough

Today we take a stand against rail chaos: enough is enough

Following a period of unprecedented misery for thousands of people caused by a broken railway, the regional press across the North is today making an historic united stand to demand: enough is enough.
News
Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
Offbeat
The Carphone Warehouse store at Robin Retail Park

Wigan stores escape Carphone Warehouse axe

Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year although the two Wigan stores aren't affected.
News

Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.
Transport
Virgin Trains will sell tickets through Amazon Alexa

Virgin Trains becomes the first travel company in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa

In a global first, Virgin Trains today becomes the first travel operator worldwide to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa.

Business
Asda in Hindley. Pic: Google Street View

Unions want job guarantees over merger

Unions are demanding reassurances from supermarket chiefs that a proposed merger between Asda and Sainsbury’s won’t cost jobs.

News

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
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