Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
KFC, Central Retail Park, St Helens

KFC in St Helens closes after nationwide chicken shortage

St Helens' KFC outlet has closed its doors as a result of the fast food chain's ongoing shortage of chicken.
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.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

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


This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Facebook outage hits publishers and brands across the UK

Media outlets found themselves unable to post as normal on Facebook today, following multiple reports of outages on the social media platform last night.
A Jobcentre Plus

Huge fall in young St Helens jobseekers

The number of young people on out-of-work benefits in St Helens has plummeted, official figures reveal.

Tesco swings axe on supermarket staff in jobs cull

Tesco is to axe 1,700 shop floor jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain's biggest retailer.

Parkside Colliery before it was demolished

New plans to be submitted for Parkside regeneration

A new planning application was due to be submitted today for the long-running redevelopment of a former colliery.
Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Animal-shaped wheatbags

Firefighter’s warning after son, 8, had burning Topshop wheatbag in his bed

A firefighter is warning about the dangers of heatable wheatbags after his eight-year-old son went to bed with one which caught fire.

Are you getting all you're entitled to?

300,000 missing out on unemployment benefits

Around 300,000 unemployed people or those on low incomes are missing out on financial support they are entitled to, according to a new study.

Is it that time already?

Shoppers bemused as Easter eggs start to appear on supermarket shelves

The Christmas chocolate tubs are barely off the shelves but supermarkets are already replacing them with Easter eggs, to shoppers' bemusement.
A variety of trains from different eras

Rail passengers enduring journeys on 'clapped out' trains

Britain's trains are the oldest since current records began, an investigation has found.

Just one in seven said they were expecting a pay increase

Workers 'pessimistic' about chances of pay rise in 2018

Britain's workers are facing the prospect of another year without a pay rise, a leading economic think tank has warned.

Job vacancies

Half of UK workforce to look for new job in 2018, research shows

Computer security staff, data analysts, accountants and civil engineers are among the jobs expected to be most in demand in 2018, a new report predicts.

Virgin Trains: The strike is off

Rail union cancels Virgin Trains strike after new pay offer

One of the unions planning to strike at Virgin Trains West Coast on Friday has called off the action.

A fifth of people do not select the most appropriate fare from ticket machines

70% of ticket machines do not produce cheapest train fares

More than two-thirds of ticket machines on Britain's railways do not inform passengers how to get the cheapest fares, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.

December 22 is the first time in 11 years that the last full shopping day before Christmas has landed on a Saturday

Retailers hoping for more than £1.5 billion to be spent on 'Super Saturday'

Retailers are hoping for a surge in spending on Saturday as the recent run of cold weather forces hordes of last-minute shoppers out for Christmas gifts and groceries.

Apple said "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers"

Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones

Apple has admitted it slows down some older iPhone handsets in order to protect the ageing battery.

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