VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.
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West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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General view of the archeunder the tracks near Wigan North Western train station, Queen Street

Arches could become new bar and restaurant scene

A trio of disused Wigan railway arches could be transformed into a row of bars and restaurants if a planning bid is given the green light.

Noel Chadwick's in Standish

Hygiene ratings - latest results

More than 80 per cent of the borough’s food establishments subjected to a hygiene inspection in May scored top marks.

Indie with his owner Jessica Royle

‘Independent Indie’ given bravery bone

They are man’s (and women’s) best friend.

Hopes have been raised that the Three Sisters Race track could re-open

Glimmer of hope as Three Sisters opens

Hope is on the horizon for a Wigan sporting landmark which has been closed for weeks after the operating company went bust.

Supermarkets are cutting the price of fuel

Supermarkets enter fuel price war following overcharging claims

At least two major supermarkets are to cut the price of forecourt fuel from today (Friday).
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Uncle Joe's Mint Balls have new wrapping as joint managing directors John Winnard, left, and Antony Winnard, right, trial  the new design with pub owner Tony Callaghan, centre

Uncle Joe’s boozy new departure

That’s the spirit! Wigan’s famous sweet firm is testing a new alcoholic beverage that bosses are sure will keep you all aglow.

Turtle Bay recipe: Jerk Salmon

RECIPE: Jerk salmon with pineapple salsa

Turtle Bay in Preston has launched a brand new menu - the first big menu enhancement it has undertaken since the restaurant opened.

Yvonne Fovargue

Big surge in payday loan complaints

A “striking” surge in consumer complaints about credit, including payday loans, has been seen by watchdogs over the last year.

Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
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Sanjay and Ravi Kathuria

Brothers swoop to buy hotel and plan to invest in future

Two brothers have bought one of Wigan’s town centre hotels.

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Exterior of Poundland warehouse, South Lancs Industrial Estate, off Lockett Road and Three Sisters Road, Bryn, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Safety claims firmly denied

A major high street retailer and a leading trade union have firmly rebutted allegations about health and safety breaches at a Wigan depot.

The sign on the gates of Three Sisters

Financial blow for race track staff

Swathes of Three Sisters staff will not receive their wages after the company went bust without warning.

Northern Rail services will be running in and out of Manchester Victoria from Tuesday

Manchester’s Victoria station set to reopen

Manchester’s Victoria station will reopen from tomorrow, it has been announced.

RMT striking outside Wigan Wallgate station earlier this year

New rail strike as fares rise

Train passengers in Wigan will face a further day of strike action - and another hike in fares - as a safety row between a union and rail operators rumbles on.

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Exterior of a new auto centre, being built behind Sports Direct, at Robin Retail Park, off Robin Park Road, Wigan.

New auto centre is latest arrival in development of Robin Park site

A new autocentre predicted to provide a boost to Wigan’s economy is progressing at the popular Robin Park retail area.

The new Waspi group

Pension campaign gathers pace as new group forms

Wigan women protesting about the way state pension changes have been handled have formed their own group to spread the message in the town.

Leigh Market traders support Love Your Local Market

Crusade spotlights our local markets

Shoppers can enjoy specialist craft markets, street theatre, face-painting and magic as part of a fortnight shining a spotlight on a key part of the local retail scene.

Exterior of William Santus and Co, Wigan

Makers of Uncle Joe’s issue recall after bits of metal found in sweets

Fans of Uncle Joe’s are being urged to avoid a certain type of sweets as they may contain pieces of metal.

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