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NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
North West
More Wiganers in work over Christmas

More Wiganers in work over Christmas

The number of Wiganers claiming out-of-work benefits saw a slight drop last month, but was still higher than the amount of claimants this time last year.

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Yorkshire Bank in Leigh is going to close. Pic: Google Street View

Hundreds of jobs at risk as bank closes branches

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank is to close 79 branches with the loss of more than 400 jobs, according to Unite.

Business
Motorists to face more big car insurance rises

Motorists to face more big car insurance rises

Drivers in the North West are facing a steep climb in the cost of car insurance.

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Market trader Olive Ogden

Town hall offers rent free period for market

Market traders in Wigan have been handed a boost ahead of what town hall bosses say could be a year of upheaval in the town centre.

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Lisa Nandy MP

Bullying businesses are wrecking lives

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has hit out at “bullying and unscrupulous” businesses exploiting legal loopholes to target smaller firms.

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Move today and save cash

Move today and save cash

Homebuyers could save around £9,000 on the cost of a property - if they are willing to live at “unlucky” number 13 - research suggests.

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Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Wigan looks set to get a six-figure cash boost in its battle to keep motorists’ journeys running smoothly.

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Local commuters are counting travel costs

Local commuters are counting travel costs

Wiganers are losing out financially because of soaring rail tickets combined with a slowdown in the price of houses in the local market.

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Steve Burns, Wigan Council, Coun David Molyneux, Wayne Chapman, managing director for mda and Andrew Dickman, db symmetry at the new M6 Epic 110+ site

Freight hub brings major jobs boost to Wigan

A giant firm is to open a new logistics base in Wigan, delivering a major shot in the armfor jobs and investment in the borough.

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Several routes have been cancelled this morning.

Trains cancelled or delayed due to signalling problems

A signalling problem between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent has led to delays and cancellations on several rail routes throughout the North West this morning.
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Borough roads a hole lot better than most!

Borough roads a hole lot better than most!

Wigan Council is better placed than most authorities for not fulfilling doom-laden 2017 predictions about motoring mayhem caused by potholes.

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Wigan North Western Station car park

Free parking perk to stay

A period of free parking at one of Wigan’s busiest commuter hubs remains in place after fears voiced that it had been axed by train bosses proved groundless.

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Wigan Council owns Haigh Hall as well as the country park, golf course and stables complex

Council owns almost half a BILLION pounds worth of assets

Wigan Council owns nearly half a billion pounds’ worth of property and land, new figures reveal.

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Extended opening hours as post office gets a revamp

Extended opening hours as post office gets a revamp

A post office will be refurbished and its opening hours extended as part of a major investment programme.

Business
The new SPAShell at Fishmore Hall Hotel

Relaxing spa break in the hills was just the ticket

Imagine sipping a chilled glass of wine while relaxing in a hot tub with stunning views of rolling hills to boot?
News 2
PE Systems in Leigh

Engineering a move across the borough

A successful engineering firm from the borough which prevents massive power cuts is looking forward to an exciting new chapter in 2017.

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Almost 80 per cent of people sleeping rough were attacked or suffered abuse last year

Daily abuse suffered by homeless

Almost 80 per cent of people sleeping rough were attacked or suffered abuse or anti-social behaviour over the past year, a homelessness charity has said.

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Cold callers have been targeting vulnerable residents

Vulnerable residents plagued by cold callers

Residents are being urged to stay vigilant and look out for vulnerable neighbours following reports of cold callers turning up on doorsteps.

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MP voices concerns on first draft of major plan

MP voices concerns on first draft of major plan

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy has outlined her concerns about a major housing and jobs plan described as “massive” for Wigan by council chiefs.

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