UPDATED: Police appeal for witnesses after elderly man is hospitalised in road collision

An appeal for witnesses has been issued after a man in his 70s was in collision with a car in Atherton.
How the hyperloop could look

Borough’s Hyperloop dream

Could Wiganers of the future travel to cities around the country in mere minutes sitting in super-fast pods inside a near-airless tube?

Officers found a gruesome-looking bloody hand

Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.


Delays on southbound M6 after vehicle fire

An accident on the southbound M6 brought traffic to a standstill this morning.
The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.

Star cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari, Porsche and Bugatti were just some of the big-name brands unveiling their latest luxury sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Up to 50 flights a day are now officially cancelled

The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you're affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.
Average speeds on the M60 less than 15mph

Average speeds on the M60 less than 15mph

If the region’s drivers wonder why it takes them so long to negotiate the edges of Manchester, new research could provide the answer.

Dozens of concerned residents called 999 after spotting the flames and huge plumes of smoke at Chantry Place, Harrow.

Major disruption for London bound travellers after fire at timber yard

Major disruption is expected for train passengers hoping to travel to London today following a major blaze at a London timber yard.
There are long delays on the motorway

Crash causes long delays on motorway

Drivers are being warned they face long delays after a crash on the M6 motorway.

Delays after crash on northbound M6 near Preston

A man was taken to hospital with suspected back and neck injuries after a two vehicle crash on the northbound M6 near Preston, say police.
Delays have been caused on the M6 by a three-vehicle collision

Crash on M6 causing serious delays

Serious delays have been experienced by motorists on the M6 after a three-car collision.
Prices are on the rise

Motorists hit with largest weekly increase in fuel prices since January

Motorists have been hit with the largest weekly increase in fuel prices since early January, new figures show.

Here are the locations to avoid in the North West

Roads alert as storm Aileen heads towards North West

Highways England are urging drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen.
North West
The guided busway

Busway to city is booming

Public transport chiefs say they are on course to better the 2.1million passengers who used the guided busway from Leigh to Manchester in its first year of operation.

Cycling UK has written to transport minister Jesse Norman calling for the launch of a campaign

Cycling charity urges awareness campaign about dangers of 'car dooring'

Awareness about the dangers of hitting cyclists with car doors must be raised, a charity has warned.

The crash scene

Pensioner’s horror injuries in collision

An elderly woman remains in critical care after a horror crash on a busy Wigan street.

The scene on the M6

Tanker crash closes M6

The M6 is currently closed between junction 18 and 19 northbound.
Poolstock Lane

Wigan's worst roads for pothole complaints - the top 10

The 10 roads in the borough which have led to the most complaints about potholes can be revealed.

Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston

Widower of pedestrian killed by cyclist vows to bring change in law

The widower of a woman knocked down and killed by a rider on a fixed-gear bike has vowed to bring about a change in the law to make it easier to prosecute cyclists who injure or kill pedestrians.

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