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.

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.
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

The M6 tonight

Motorway reopens after lorry fire

A HGV fire has closed the northbound carriageway of the M6 at Wigan tonight.
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Bradley Lodge, nine, with cousin Elliott Guest, on the main road

Concerns at lack of crossing patrol

Parents have reacted angrily to the lack of a school crossing patrol on a dangerous main road.
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

A Virgin Trains service

Virgin Trains staff set to strike

Staff on intercity train services which go through Wigan will go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Travellers on the Asda car park off Atherleigh Way,  Leigh last night

Travellers check out supermarket for new home

Travellers have made a supermarket car park their latest home in the borough.
Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

A Northern train

On track for more Sunday rail services

Sunday services on the borough’s railways are being increased to ensure train passengers are kept moving seven days a week.

Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Drivers are experiencing delays as a result of the accident

Delays after crash on M6 at junction 31

Drivers experienced delays following a two-car crash on the northbound M6.
Val Houghton, at Atherton railway station

OAP is told station makeover is a risk

A grandmother who transformed an overgrown trackside wasteland into a pretty garden has been forced to stop ... on health and safety grounds.

Drivers are reporting delays in the area

Delays on M6 after crash

Delays are being reported on the northbound M6 following an earlier crash near Orrell.
The lorry took out the whole bridge.

Lorry overturns on busy slip road

A lorry has crashed into a footbridge and overturned on a busy Wigan slip road, trapping the driver inside.

Town is forgotten by HS2

A town in the borough is fast becoming “forgotten" by HS2, according to its MP.
A previous RMT protest outside Wigan Wallgate

Rail and bus strike woes

Bus and rail passengers will be left feeling the effects of strike action across Wigan today.

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