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Northern rail service changes following suspected terrorist incident at Manchester Arena

Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday May 23.
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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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Child safety zones around the city of Sheffield
Darnall area signs and roads
A 20mph zone sign

Half of drivers admit to speeding in 20mph zones

Road safety charity Brake is calling on Wigan drivers to slow down as a survey reveals nearly half of drivers admit to speeding in 20mph areas.

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Wigan's roads are amongst some of the best in the country

Wigan’s roads are some of the best in the country

Wigan’s roads have deemed among the best in the country for the past decade, Government figures have revealed.

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Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

M6 closures to take place next week

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.
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Motorists on their way home sparking complaints it was not cleared quickly enough. Picture submitted by reader

Anger at traffic hold-up

Angry motorists were left stranded after a van broke down close to a Marus Bridge supermarket causing huge tailbacks.

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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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All lanes re-opened after car flips in M6 Wigan rush-hour

All lanes re-opened after car flips in M6 Wigan rush-hour

Police say all lanes are now open after a car flipped on to its roof on the M6 near Orrell.

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Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

A collapsed manhole brought traffic chaos to miles of borough roads.

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The tree fell on the route between Preston and Lancaster

Trains delayed after tree falls on electric wires

Some early morning train services may be delayed after a tree fell onto overhead electric wires, warns National Rail Enquiries.

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Two lanes were closed as a result of the accident
Pic: Highways England

One lane closed on northbound M6 after accident

One lane is closed following an accident on the northbound M6 say Highways England.
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Officers are warning drivers to approach the slip road to the M58 at junction 26 with caution.
Pic: Motorway Cameras

Broken down vehicle on northbound M6

A vehicle has broken down in a live lane on the northbound M6, say NW Motorway Police.

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Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
 Left to right coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

New hopes for railway station

Hopes are rising that plans to reconnect parts of the borough to the rail network have moved a small step closer.

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Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

A crash on the southbound M6 at Haydock has been causing delays tonight.

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Driver escapes with minor injuries after car lands on its side

Driver escapes with minor injuries after car lands on its side

A car landed on its side on the hard shoulder after the driver lost control on the motorway.

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Extra trains put on during strike action to help Grand National-goers get home

Revelers returning to Wigan after the Grand National will benefit from extra train services.

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David Pipe believes Randox Health Grand National favourite Vieux Lion Rouge "ticks a lot of the boxes" ahead of the world's greatest steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday

Grand National travel trouble for passengers on strike day

Rail passengers heading to one of the region’s biggest sports fixtures will face major disruption after timetables for a day of strike action this weekend were revealed.

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Wigan Council accepts just under 50 per cent of appeals

Half of parking ticket challenges succeed

The likelihood of getting off a parking fine depends on which area of the country drivers get a ticket, with some councils approving as few as one in 10 challenges while others accept nearly every appeal.

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The junction at Marus Bridge

More work on blackspot road junction

More roadworks will be carried out this weekend at an accident-prone Wigan junction.

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Driver-only dispute talks break down

Driver-only dispute talks break down

There was more misery for Wigan commuters after talks aimed at resolving a dispute at one of the rail companies embroiled in a row about driver-only trains broke down.

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