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Wheelchair users 'cannot get round many WH Smith stores'

Wheelchair users "cannot get round" many WHSmith stores because the aisles are crammed with extra baskets, peers have heard.

Business
Stay safe this Black Friday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Tips to protect yourself from fraud when shopping online

In the rush to snaffle up those Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains, shoppers often fail to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves when buying online. But anyone who lets their guard down risks falling victim to fraud, with 'Grinch-like' cyber-fraudsters waiting to pounce.
Business
Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

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.

Transport
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.
Transport
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.

Transport
British Gas decided to hike electricity prices by 12.5% in September

Centrica sees record shares fall as price hike sends customers fleeing

British Gas owner Centrica has suffered its biggest ever one-day shares crash after haemorrhaging 823,000 household energy accounts in four months and warning over full-year earnings.

Business
Harris museum and art gallery

Backing for new Harris Lottery Fund bid

A renewed bid to get Heritage Lottery Fund support for Preston’s £18.6m Re-Imagining The Harris project has received the backing of two local councils.
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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.
Transport
Lidl joins fellow budget supermarket Aldi in jumping on the Black Friday tradition

Lidl to take part in Black Friday for the first time

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

Business
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

Transport
The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport
Overall, men get a bigger buzz from secret spending

Men will spend £12,663 in their lives on purchases their partner knows nothing about

The average male will spend £12,663 over the course of his lifetime, on purchases his partner knows absolutely nothing about, according to new research.

Business
Millions are facing a fuel poverty crisis this year

Three in ten Brits are too scared to put their heating on due to crippling costs

More than three in ten Brits say they are simply too scared to put their heating on through fear about CRIPPLING fuel bills, according to a new study.

Business
Ashton Memorial

Lancashire recommends... interesting buildings

You don't need to go far to marvel at Lancashire's architecture.

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Here's Henry: still blowing strong

10 million Henrys and counting..

Over the last 40 years, Numatic International has made more than 10 million Henrys and most of them are still in service.

Business
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.

Environment
Tesco have sparked outrage from some with this image

Tesco respond to criticism over Muslim family in Christmas ad

Tesco have responded to shoppers who have threatened to boycott the supermarket after a Christmas advert featured a Muslim family.

Business
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.

Transport
An artist's impression of the new trams

Work on Preston’s £19m Guild Tramway could start next month

Work on bringing trams back to Preston for the first time in more than 80 years could be on track as early as next month.

News
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.

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