Lancashire care provider seeks rescue plan after financial pressures

Financial pressures have forced one of the country's biggest private home care providers to seek a rescue plan.
A photo of the scene posted by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods.

M6 closed following "serious injury collision" involving car and lorry

The M6 was closed this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision.

Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

The stretch of Penny Lane in Haydock which will be developed

Pharmaceutical jobs boost with new venture

A flagship pharmaceuticals firm’s headquarters near the Ashton and Haydock border could bring up to 175 new jobs to the area.

St Helens Carpetright to close

Jobs under threat as retailer announces St Helens branch closure

The St Helens branch of a once booming retail store is earmarked for closure just weeks after the company announced serious financial difficulties.
The sugar tax will affect the cost of soft drinks

Five things to know about sugar tax on soft drinks

As the sugar tax levy comes into force today, we look at what this will mean for the regions consumers.

Have you downloaded your Facebook data?

What information is held by Facebook? How to find out what Facebook knows about you?

Facebook’s collection of data has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks after information on millions of users was leaked by a third party.
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.


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.
A Jobcentre Plus

Jobs market in St Helens remains steady, says DWP

The jobs market in St Helens is currently on a steady and sustainable footing, the government department responsible for employment has said.
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.

A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

Writer Emily Ashworth is on a mission to find other Land Girls like her grandma Vera. (s)

Remarkable stories of the Women’s Land Army

They were the unsung heroes of the Second World War who helped to save the country from mass starvation.

Haydock Island

‘Drivers are risking their lives’ at accident blackspot

Hundreds of motorists have signed a petition demanding increased safety measures at an accident blackspot.

If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

Martyn Kendrick

Business confidence drops in North West

North West businesses went from being among the most optimistic in the country to being one of the least during February.


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.
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