Trains delayed after tree falls on electric wires

Some early morning train services may be delayed after a tree fell onto overhead electric wires, warns National Rail Enquiries.

Catch 22 is dropping its 23 route

'Unsustainable' bus route axed after trial run flop

Bus firm bosses say they have had no choice but to drop a route connecting several Wyre towns.

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Northern services will be disrupted

Passengers warned to expect disruption ahead of third Northern Rail strike

More disruption is expected on rail services across Lancashire when guards stage a third walkout.

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Ray Langford

Rail revival group revises ambitions

The team behind plans to bring trains back to a long lost line have shortened their ambitions.

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Trespass reports have nearly doubled since 2011

Children putting their lives in danger trespassing on railway

Nearly 200 potentially deadly trespass incidents were reported on the railways around Blackpool and Preston last year.
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The car flipped over in Thornton

Driver arrested after car flips over in street

A driver was arrested after rolling his car on a main road.

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Five hurt in four vehicle smash

Five hurt in four vehicle smash

Five people have been taken to hospital after a four car pile-up blocked a busy road during the teatime rush hour.

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Train services to Blackpool will be severely disrupted

UPDATE: Just one third of trains set to run as Northern Rail guards strike on Grand National Day

Northern Rail is expecting to run only a third of normal services on Saturday as staff from the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) stage a 24 hour walkout.
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Fire fightersassisted with the rescue of the woman who had suspected spinal injuries.
Pic: Googlemaps

Couple taken to hospital after car smashes into lamppost

A man and a woman were taken to hospital after their red Mercedes crashed into a lamppost, say police.
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Mick Cash

Rail union issues fresh warning ahead of strike day

Rail union the RMT has issued a fresh warning over the introduction of Driver Only Operation on trains ahead of a one-day strike across the North of England.
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The police officer was not injured during the incident.

Woman assaults police officer on train

A woman was arrested after she assaulted a police officer on a train travelling from Preston to Blackpool North, say British Transport Police.

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The ferry link is at risk

Short-term deal keeps ferry service afloat

A short-term deal has been reached to keep the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry afloat.

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One lane closed and traffic is reported to be slow after a lorry shed its load of polystyrene insulation on M55 Westbound.

Lane closed on M55 after lorry sheds its load

One lane was closed and traffic reported to be slow after a lorry shed its load of polystyrene insulation on M55 Westbound.
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A passenger in the Skoda, a 18-year-old girl, suffered a minor shoulder injury in the incident.
Pic: Googlemap

Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after colliding with horse box

A 59-year-old man from the Blackpool area has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after his car collided with a horse box in Bilsborrow, say police.

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP repeats call for better tram safety

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has hit out at County Hall bosses claiming they are sweeping concerns over tram safety under the carpet.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

‘Behind closed doors’ meeting on the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry future

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Virgin Trains caters for hundreds of Lancashire passengers every day

Virgin Trains operator celebrates 20 years on the tracks

This month sees Virgin Trains celebrate 20 years on the track.

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White Carr Lane                                                                                Image:Google

MP vows to continue rat run speed battle

An MP has vowed to continue his fight to cut the speed limit on a notorious rat run road.

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RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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Drivers reported delays in the area

Delays after two-vehicle smash on southbound M6

All lanes have re-opened following a two-vehicle smash on the southbound M6, say police.
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