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.
The barrier on Walthew House Lane

Wigan residents still waiting for developments in barrier dispute

Residents campaigning for and against the raising of a barrier which would change traffic flow through a Wigan community are still waiting for news.

HomePod is an exceptional home music player

How does Apple's HomePod compare to Amazon Echo and Google Home?

Apple's new HomePod speaker has launched in the UK - the technology giant's take on the smart speaker market currently dominated by Amazon and Google.
All high street bank branches have seen custom fall

Another Wigan bank branch axed

A major high street bank has announced the closure of its Wigan town centre branch planned for spring this year.

Ainscough Recycling staff found the cash

Staff at Wigan firm retrieve £1k from skip

A Wigan recycling company has hailed its honest employees for returning more than £1,000 found in a skip to a vulnerable customer.
David Mayhall

Wigan Pier venue has bright future

The businessman behind a major new events and leisure facility at Wigan Pier hopes the place will be launched as soon as Easter.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.


Tesco facing possible £4bn bill over equal pay challenge

An equal pay case is being taken against supermarket giant Tesco which lawyers estimate could lead to a bill of £4 billion.
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