NatWest testing 'digital human' Cora who can answer customers' questions

NatWest is testing out a "digital human" which it says could in future be used as an additional way for customers to get answers to basic banking queries.


Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
The KFC branch in Ince is among those closed

Borough's KFC restaurants could be shut all week

The wait goes on for hungry chicken fans as the borough's KFC branches remain closed.

The draw was delayed by an hour after a huge demand for tickets

Euromillions lottery draw rolls over to £154 million

The National Lottery EuroMillions has rolled over to Friday with an estimated £154 million jackpot, after there were no lucky winners in Tuesday night's draw.

Bridge Street in Hindley

Legal notice for owner of dangerous Wigan building

The owner of a building in such a dangerous state that a busy main road has had to be shut to prevent it collapsing has been served a legal notice by the council.

William Hill was fined 6.2 million for systemic failures

Ex-gambling addict: I saw no way out other to take my own life

According to the Gambling Commission, which fined bookmaker William Hill £6.2m for "systemic failures" on Tuesday, one customer was allowed to deposit £654,000 over nine months without any check on their income, which was around £30,000 per year at the time.

Coming to a Corsa near you

The new must-have car accessory comes in Queen or Pope

Ever get lonely on long car rides?
The dangerous building on Bridge Street in Hindley

Dangerous building about to collapse shuts Wigan road

A busy road had to be closed for the demolition of a dangerous building in danger of immediate collapse.
KFC in Pemberton

KFC closures across Wigan borough - latest

Hungry Wiganers are facing an agonising wait for their chicken fix after all of the borough’s KFC branches have been forced to close by the fast food chain’s recent delivery woes.
Coun Ron Conway and Debbie Parkinson at the bridge

Activist's call for traffic lights at Wigan railway bridge

A community activist is calling for changes at a railway bridge in the wake of safety concerns. on the council

General view of Crankwood Road where off-road bikes are a nuisance

Off-road bikers 'terrorising' neighbourhood

Off-road bikers are “terrorising” a local neighbourhood, according to one resident who has catalogued a string of anti-social behaviour involving the vehicles.

A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Investigation reveals number of Wigan bus miles covered is at lowest for 28 years

Hundreds of thousands of fewer miles are now being covered by buses in Wigan borough as the national network shrinks to its lowest point in 28 years.

Taxi cab

Wigan taxi licence application figures plummet

Applications to work as a private hire or black cab driver dropped by nearly 75 per cent last year, it can be revealed.

The viewer said their Echo Dot ordered cat food after the ad played

Amazon Echo Dot ad cleared after cat food order

A television ad for Amazon's Echo Dot smart speaker has been cleared by the regulator after it activated a viewer's own device and placed an order for cat food.

Tesco: The issue has now been resolved

Tesco apologises for payments glitch

Tesco has apologised to customers after a glitch led to it taking up to three months to process hundreds of credit and debit card payments.

Ian Wadsworth Adele Platt Gary Milligan and Stephen Hussey stand outside the new building at 2 The Parks Haydock with the firms Scott Rees Solicitors sign in the background

Scott Rees and Co moves to Newton-le-Willows

Staff at personal injury legal firm Scott Rees and Co Solicitors are enjoying new offices.

Top of the shops: Aldi

Shoppers vote with their feet and wallets as Aldi tops satisfaction survey

Budget retailer Aldi has knocked Waitrose off the top spot in an annual supermarket satisfaction survey.
Harry Enfield as "Loadsamoney"

Bricklayers and plumbers set to earn above the national average by 2022

Workers training to be plumbers, electricians and bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they are qualified, according to a new study.


The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

There have been several incidents this morning

Weather warning after crashes on motorway in Wigan

Drivers are being urged to take care after several motorway crashes in wintry weather.
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