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One in five drivers now has a dashcam, AA finds

Fears about "crash for cash" fraudsters have helped to prompt a surge in the proportion of motorists owning a dashcam, a survey of AA members suggests.


New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

TV and Film

PICTURE GALLERY: Wigan through the decades

Once again we’ve delved into our archive of pictures of Wigan and Wiganers from yesteryear.

The sun sets over the Herbert Woods boatyard in Potter Heigham.

Travel: Broadly delighted with a holiday to picturesque and historic Norfolk

Historical records from the 12th Century reveal the Norfolk Broads are man-made waterways created by the need for fuel in densely populated East Norfolk.
More than 1,100 flights were cancelled for the second month running

Ryanair cancels 1,100 flights in second month of strike turbulence

Budget airline Ryanair has revealed another month of travel misery as it said air traffic control strikes left more than 210,000 passengers facing flight cancellations in June.


It's hot in Lancashire but it's not quite the Summer of '76... yet

The heatwave of 1976 was one of longest and hottest summers of the 20th century.

Perfect chalet home for  family break at Sandy Balls resort

Travel: Wild horses could not drag you away from the idyllic glades, open moors and cliff top walks in the New Forest

If this weather could be guaranteed for three months a year I am sure more of us would be inclined to give up those last minute holiday searches for a staycation, exploring a little more of England’s green and pleasant lands
Prince George playing with a toy gun

Many nurseries banning toy weapons, poll finds

The days of "cops and robbers" may be in the past for many young children, as most nurseries are now banning them from bringing in and playing with toy weapons, according to a poll.
Whatley Manors beautiful exterior and gardens.

Travel: Spoil yourself at Whatley Manor, a Wiltshire wonder you have to visit

I love the Cotswolds.


GALLERY: Wigan through the decades

We’ve raided our archives again to bring you some more magnificent pictures from yesteryear.

Keeley Atkinson's phone

This Leyland phone is among the worst in the country

With two fifths of people admitting to have cracked their phone screen in the past, it’s no secret that us Brits are clumsy.


GALLERY: On The Town

Every week our photographer goes out on the town to take pictures of Wiganers enjoying themselves ... and maybe having a drink or two.

Fraudsters are taking advantage of Fortnite gamers.

Warning issued about fraudsters taking advantage of Fortnite gamers

Parents and online gamers are being warned about the risk of fraudsters preying on people who play Fortnite.


IN PICTURES: The Reet Good Beer Festival

The Reet Good Beer Festival certainly lived up to its name.


PICTURES: 15 Wigan pubs from yesteryear - but which are still standing?

There are some fine old pubs in Wigan and we’ve trawled through our archives to find some pictures of them in their heyday.


7 luxury seaside cottages perfect for an escape to the North West

The North West of England has multiple locations which offer coastal beauty, with both locals and tourists flocking to the region’s scenic seaside spots, either for the day or a trip away.


GALLERY: Amazing pictures from inside the derelict Royal Court Theatre

The Wigan Post was granted a sneak peek inside the old Royal Court Theatre on King Street which has been derelict for decades.

No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.

VIDEO: Wiganers have a World Cup in sight

Never mind Gareth Southgate’s highly-paid charges, a down-to-earth duo from Wigan could be a more realistic bet for World Cup glory.

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