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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

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The Saddle Junction

Adam Bridge delays finally set to end

Major traffic hold-ups have seen traffic grind to a halt around Wigan's busiest junction today.

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Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
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Delays are reported to be tailing back to junction 26.

Delays on M6 after series of crashes

Drivers are being warned of delays on the M6 this morning following a series of accidents.
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Traffic is backed up to junction 30

Crash caused huge headaches for commuters on M6

A crash has caused chaos heading south out of Preston earlier tonight.
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Manchester Christmas Markets

Festive rush leads to early station closure

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse on the trains in and out of Manchester train operators have announced they are to close a popular station on the Wigan to Piccadilly line.

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Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

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Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.
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Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

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Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

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Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

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The ten daftest things that motorists do

The ten daftest things that motorists do

When it comes to driving we’re all guilty of making silly mistakes but now a new study has uncovered the daftest things we do on the roads.

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Bolton Old Road, Atherton, near High Street

Road sealed off after man is struck by car

Paramedics and an air ambulance have been alerted after a man was left injured when he was struck by a car on a busy town centre road.
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Twelve Ring and Ride jobs may be moving to Wigan

Ring and Ride jobs may head to borough

Around a dozen staff could be transferring to Wigan as part of a shake-up for the region’s Ring and Ride services.

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An air ambulance at the scene of the crash

M6 closed for two hours after six-vehicle crash

The M6 was closed for two hours following a "serious" crash.
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220,000 learner drivers have a new-style test booked after the changes are introduced on December 4

220,000 learner drivers prepare to take the new-look test

More than 220,000 learner drivers are preparing to take the new driving test - with changes including following directions from a sat nav.

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VIDEO: CCTV of thieves stealing a vehicle without the key by using a relay box

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.
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Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

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.

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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.
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