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Is this the UK’s finest petrol station forecourt?

A petrol station forecourt in St Helens has been named as one of the best in the country.

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Two hurt in Dentons Green crash

Two hurt in Dentons Green crash

Police were called to a collision in Dentons Green this morning.

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Time to move?

Is it time to upsize? Your home needs to suit your lifestyle

We may put it off all we like, but eventually the time comes to admit your home is too small.

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Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Has your home got the Aldi effect?

Is your nearest supermarket an Aldi? It could be doing more than just saving you money on your groceries...
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Wireless headphones are nothing new

Getting your old headphones to work with the iPhone 7

Despite the addition of new features such as waterproofing, twin high-resolution cameras and a pressure-sensitive button, most of the fuss about the iPhone 7 has been about something that’s missing.

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The new iPhone 7

New iPhone sacrifices headphone jack, becomes waterproof

Apple has launched its latest generation of iPhones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as the company makes a bold play to claw back valuable smartphone market share.

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Nine banks and building societies have slashed the interest they pay on the accounts since May

Help to Buy ISA returns halved

Nine banks and building societies have slashed the returns they pay on the Government-backed scheme since May.

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Tesco stores facing changes to hours

Tesco workers facing Christmas jobs uncertainty

Thousands of Tesco workers are facing changes to working patterns and possible redundancy as the supermarket giant announces a fresh wave of cuts to its store opening hours.
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Greater delays on the roads

Average road journey delay time increases

Motorists experienced greater delays on the roads as journey times increased during the second quarter of 2016, according to data from the Department For Transport.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Fundraisers gather as Goodman Masson broke the Guinness World Record of the largest gathering of 'Peter Pans' in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital at St Paul's Cathedral in August 2014. (Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images/Goodman Masson)

Revealed: The top UK companies for work-life balance

A recruitment firm has been named the best company in the UK for work-life balance.
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iPhone 7 launch date confirmed - and it’s soon

After months of rumours, Apple has all but confirmed that the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be officially unveiled on 7 September.

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Diane Gunning at Ebb & Flow

Lancashire recommends.... book stores

Here is a list of five popular bookshops in the county

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Cost of living - fuel prices drop further

Cost of living - fuel prices drop further

There is good news for consumers as the cost of fuel dropped again this week, with unleaded petrol now at 109.3 pence per litre -.5p per litre cheaper than the price seven days ago.
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Traffic being diverted off the M6 southbound at junction 27 after a lorry hit a bridge at Standish, near Wigan

Motorway delays after lorry hit bridge

Drivers currently face long delays on the M6 motorway after a lorry hit a bridge.

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Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

A top advertising creative has hailed the importance of local media, saying its trusted relationship with the communities it serves and its ability to get tangible results puts it in a unique position.

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IKEA shoppers urged to check bank balances after double-charging incidents

Customers of furniture retailer IKEA are being urged to check their bank statements after the firm admitted that it had charged some shoppers twice for their purchases.

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110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

110,000 holiday bookings at risk as low cost travel firm goes bust

A cut-price travel firm has gone into administration - putting more than 100,000 holiday bookings with the firm at risk.
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Business grows at record levels

The overall number of businesses in the North West has been growing at record levels during 2016.

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Police appeal

Police appeal following fatal M6 collision

Police are appealing for information after a man believed to be from Wigan died in a collision on the M6.

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Jamie Vardy celebrates his equaliser against Wales

Third of workers believe they’re the office equivalent of Jamie Vardy

The England Euro squad could learn a thing or two from Britain’s office workers, it seems.

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