First drive: Aston Martin Vantage

Could this really be the much-loved British brand's Porsche 911 beater? Rebecca Chaplin heads to Portugal to see if it lives up to the hype.
Speed limits are set for a reason

Half of drivers think speeding is acceptable, poll finds

Half of drivers (50%) think it is acceptable to break speed limits, new research suggests.

Potholes are worse than ever after this winter

Pothole breakdowns soar following harsh winter weather

The harsh winter led to one of the worst three-month periods for pothole-related breakdowns, new figures show.

A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing

What happens when a plane window is smashed?

The death of a passenger on a US airliner shows the potentially serious consequences of a damaged plane window.

Learner driver

New drivers could be BANNED from driving with car full of friends in 'boy racer' crackdown

New drivers could soon face tough new driving restrictions after passing their tests under new laws being considered by the Government.
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that the man died at the scene and two others were taken to hospital between junctions 18and 19.

Man dies in M60 crash

A man has died in a three-car crash on the M60, say police.
A burnt out Smart car in London

Small cars likelier to be vandalised, says insurance firm

Small cars such as Smart cars and Minis are most at risk from vandalism, new research has suggested.

The UFO-like roof at the new Wigan bus terminus

Space-age roof in place at Wigan bus terminus

No, the aliens haven’t landed in Wigan!

Mr Haywood says Willow Road is not suitable for heavy vehicles

Resident’s fears of road lorry dangers

A Wigan man has called on the council to step in over what he believes to be a dangerous amount of lorries using residential streets to access an industrial site.

An extra 369,000 has been awarded by the government to repair potholes

Further £369k awarded for Wigan's pothole fund

Town hall chiefs have been handed a £369,000 investment to tackle potholes in the borough.

So-called Corsa Cannibals

'Corsa Cannibals' strike again

Brazen thieves stole the front end of a Vauxhall Corsa while it was parked outside the driver's house.

A lane on the M61 has been blocked following a two car crash, say police.

Lane blocked on M61 after crash

A lane on the M61 has been blocked following a two car crash, say police.
There will be 19 million separate leisure journeys by car over Easter

Warning to holidaymakers as Easter traffic set to peak

Easter traffic is expected to peak on Thursday and Friday with Britons warned to brace themselves for a wet and windy weekend.


Updated: M6 northbound reopens after vehicle fire

A vehicle fire closed the M6 northbound this evening.
The picket line at Wigan Wallgate station

Politicians join Wigan rail staff on strike picket line

Rail staff taking part in industrial action as part of a long-running safety dispute have been backed by politicians.
Train users are being warned of possible disruption

STRIKES: Train users warned of disruption to Northern services

Train users are being warned to expect disruption this week as the latest round of strike action to affect Northern takes place.
A large pothole in Wigan

New approach to fixing potholes and getting Wigan moving

Council workers will no longer automatically repair some of the borough’s potholes as part of a raft of measures being introduced.

A Stagecoach bus

Bus fares to rise alongside shake-up for timetables

Bus fares are set to rise in the borough from next month.

Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
There is a large volume of traffic after the incident

Delays after incident on A580 East Lancashire Road

Motorists are being warned to avoid a key route after a road traffic incident.

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