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How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
Transport
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

Transport
The old Abraham Guest school site where a housing scheme was scrapped

Making up for lost time on building sheltered accommodation

Wigan is trying to make up for two years of lost work in providing sheltered accommodation due to Government policies, a councillor says.

Business
British Gas decided to hike electricity prices by 12.5% in September

Centrica sees record shares fall as price hike sends customers fleeing

British Gas owner Centrica has suffered its biggest ever one-day shares crash after haemorrhaging 823,000 household energy accounts in four months and warning over full-year earnings.

Business
Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares his 2017 Budget speech in his office in Downing Street

BUDGET AUTUMN 2017: As it happened

Chancellor Philip Hammond was today expected to use the Budget to promise to “invest to secure a bright future for Britain”, in a strong signal that he is ready to start bringing down the curtain on the age of austerity.

Business
Coun Steve Jones is supporting traders at Ashton Market

Councillor enters market row

Market traders unhappy at plans to replace containers with gazebos and a supportive opposition councillor are in dispute with the town hall.
News
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Transport
Bradley Lodge, nine, with cousin Elliott Guest, on the main road

Concerns at lack of crossing patrol

Parents have reacted angrily to the lack of a school crossing patrol on a dangerous main road.
Transport
Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

Business
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
A Virgin Trains service

Virgin Trains staff set to strike

Staff on intercity train services which go through Wigan will go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport
Overall, men get a bigger buzz from secret spending

Men will spend £12,663 in their lives on purchases their partner knows nothing about

The average male will spend £12,663 over the course of his lifetime, on purchases his partner knows absolutely nothing about, according to new research.

Business
Millions are facing a fuel poverty crisis this year

Three in ten Brits are too scared to put their heating on due to crippling costs

More than three in ten Brits say they are simply too scared to put their heating on through fear about CRIPPLING fuel bills, according to a new study.

Business
Here's Henry: still blowing strong

10 million Henrys and counting..

Over the last 40 years, Numatic International has made more than 10 million Henrys and most of them are still in service.

Business
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment
Tesco have sparked outrage from some with this image

Tesco respond to criticism over Muslim family in Christmas ad

Tesco have responded to shoppers who have threatened to boycott the supermarket after a Christmas advert featured a Muslim family.

Business
A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Transport
Travellers on the Asda car park off Atherleigh Way,  Leigh last night

Travellers check out supermarket for new home

Travellers have made a supermarket car park their latest home in the borough.
Transport
Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

Transport
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