Poundworld starts closing down sale amid struggle to find buyer

Beleaguered retailer Poundworld has started a "closing down" sale and drafted in consultants at Hilco to kick-start stock clearances.


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.

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy

MP brandishes 'leaked e-mails warning of rail chaos'

Leaked e-mails show transport bosses were aware of possible problems with rail timetable changes as long as two years ago, Wigan's MP has told Parliament.
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Fury over M6 slip road closure

A decision to close a slip road on the M6 could lead to more traffic coming through the already-congested roads of local villages.

Manchester Road, Astley

Schoolgirl suffers head injury in road collision

A youngster has been taken to hospital with a head injury after a collision close to a primary school earlier today.

Rail satisfaction falls amid poor punctuality and lack of seats

Passenger satisfaction with train journeys in Britain is "significantly down" amid poor punctuality, a lack of seats and the poor condition of stations, a study has found.

Rail timetable 'crisis' in northern England expected to last until NOVEMBER

It will take until November before there is a "stable network" in place to run trains on a new timetable in the north of England, Network Rail has said.

VIDEO: Twin towns unite over a good pint

Beer fans on both sides of the Channel are raising glasses of two very special ales to mark a major anniversary of Wigan’s twin town scheme.

The RMT protestors outside Wigan Wallgate

Union back on picket line as train strike hits Wigan

Wigan rail employees were on the picket line this morning in the latest round of industrial action over a long-running safety dispute.

A section of Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, is closed as workmen fix a collapsed sewer in the road

PICTURES: Collapsed sewer opens up huge hole in Wigan road

One of Wigan's busiest roads could be closed for as long as TEN DAYS after the emergence of a huge hole.
Council leader Coun David Molyneux and town hall officials at the site of the link road

Contractor named for Wigan link road plans

One of the UK’s leading engineering contractors will deliver the planned A49 link road, which will ease congestion and improve air quality along a busy Wigan road.

Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across the North West are today going on strike – with further industrial action looming on the horizon.
Two slip roads have been closed.

Motorway slip roads closed as police deal with 'distressed' woman on a bridge

Two motorway slip roads on the M6 have been closed this morning (Saturday, June 16) while police dealt with what they described as a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Market Place Wigan

A fresh hope for Wigan Market Place

An overhaul is back on the cards for one of Wigan’s best-known crossroads.

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Welsh Assembly committee launches pothole photography competition

A pothole competition has been launched by a Welsh Assembly committee.
Taxi fares could rise

Taxi fares increase is proposed for Wigan

An increase in some taxi fares could be adopted across Wigan - for the first time in seven years.

Ben Levy, the fire service's group manager and Sgt John Brennan, of the road policing unit, at the World Cup drink-drive campaign launch

World Cup drink-drive appeal by emergency services

A drink-drive campaign has been launched by police in Wigan to tie in with the start of the World Cup.

Moderation is the key

Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
Wigan Wallgate, a Northern station

Northern boss apologises to Wigan commuters over rail chaos

The boss of rail firm Northern has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.

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