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Is your car ready for a summer road trip?

Highways England traffic officer Siobhan Wares is used to helping drivers during a crisis.

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Adam Bridge will undergo major repairs

Delays as Saddle faces 12 weeks of repairs

Major repair works are set to see significant delays for motorists using one of the main routes leading out of Wigan town centre next month.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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Andy Burnham, police and transport chiefs

Public transport safety blitz is launched

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has announced a major investment in the safety of area’s public transport system.

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Makerfield MP Yvonne Fovargue at Bryn train station

Campaigners hail victory on Sunday rail services

Politicians are celebrating after transport bosses agreed to introduce Sunday rail services from a station in the borough.

Transport
Second fares hike plans for ring and ride users

Second fares hike plans for ring and ride users

A fares hike for older travellers using Wigan and Leigh’s ring and ride service is under consideration again.

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Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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Rise in the number of people going bust

Rise in the number of people going bust

Wigan is ranked fourth worst when it comes to personal insolvencies in the North West.

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Wigan confirmed as gateway to HS2 in the North West

Wigan confirmed as gateway to HS2 in the North West

Business and council leaders today welcomed final approval from Government of the HS2 route which confirms Wigan as the North West’s gateway to high speed rail.

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A map showing the potential routes

Council unveils plan for miles of paths to encourage more bike use

Plans have been unveiled for a multi-million pound scheme to create five new cycle routes to connect residents to Wigan town centre.

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Carolyn and Stuart Croft are trying to track down the couple from Burnley who came to their aid on holiday

Wigan couple appeal for holiday heroes who came to their rescue

A Wigan couple are looking for the good Samaritans from Burnley who came to their rescue when their money was stolen on holiday.

Travel
Exterior of Wigan Indoor Market

Major review of markets launched

A major review of how the borough’s markets are managed has been launched by Wigan Council.

Business
All fees and charges associated with unplanned overdrafts are set to be removed by Lloyds Bank Group.

Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to scrap charges for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group is to launch a simplified "pay-as-you-go" overdraft charging system and scrap some fees, in a shake-up affecting millions of customers.

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Mobile phone driver menace in spotlight

Mobile phone driver menace in spotlight

Wigan drivers using their mobiles at the wheel were being targeted today in a new week-long police crackdown.

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Wigan bus station

Fewer Wigan buses left on time

Bus service punctuality for subsidised services across Wigan and Leigh has deteriorated year-on-year, according to latest figures.

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Roddy Macdonald, Head of Operations North, and Helen Warburton, Warehouse Contract Manager at Arrow XL in Martland Park

Booming firm to create 50 extra jobs

A booming Wigan logistics giant is set to create dozens more jobs as it expands further.

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The number of zero hours and agency contracted workers has doubled in the North West since 2011, according to the GMB union.

Number of zero hours workers doubles in north west

The number of zero hours and agency contracted workers has doubled in the north west since 2011, according to the GMB union.

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The new Snap Map

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.

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