Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.

The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.

Star cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari, Porsche and Bugatti were just some of the big-name brands unveiling their latest luxury sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Up to 50 flights a day are now officially cancelled

The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you're affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.
Dozens of concerned residents called 999 after spotting the flames and huge plumes of smoke at Chantry Place, Harrow.

Major disruption for London bound travellers after fire at timber yard

Major disruption is expected for train passengers hoping to travel to London today following a major blaze at a London timber yard.
Engineers closed the section of line between Manchester Square and Starr Gate

Tram disruption after storm Aileen

Some trams in Blackpool are experiencing delays after storm Aileen caused damage to the network, says Blackpool Transport.
Delays have been caused on the M6 by a three-vehicle collision

Crash on M6 causing serious delays

Serious delays have been experienced by motorists on the M6 after a three-car collision.
Prices are on the rise

Motorists hit with largest weekly increase in fuel prices since January

Motorists have been hit with the largest weekly increase in fuel prices since early January, new figures show.

Here are the locations to avoid in the North West

Roads alert as storm Aileen heads towards North West

Highways England are urging drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen.
North West
Cycling UK has written to transport minister Jesse Norman calling for the launch of a campaign

Cycling charity urges awareness campaign about dangers of 'car dooring'

Awareness about the dangers of hitting cyclists with car doors must be raised, a charity has warned.

This map show where some of the sites earmarked for development are

Traffic fears as plan for news homes is revealed

A blueprint for the future of Wyre has been met with mixed opinions. While some have welcome planned development in the area, many worry about the impact on the roads and local school places

Crews made the vehicles safe while paramedics assessed the patients.

Three injured in Dickson Road crash

Three people were injured after two cars collided on Dickson Road, say ambulance services.
Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston

Widower of pedestrian killed by cyclist vows to bring change in law

The widower of a woman knocked down and killed by a rider on a fixed-gear bike has vowed to bring about a change in the law to make it easier to prosecute cyclists who injure or kill pedestrians.

Blackpool Council leader Coun Simon Blackburn said the new buses will be good for the resort

Plans for £16m bus fleet boost for Fylde Coast

A £16.2m investment in public transport means the Fylde Coast will boast an entire fleet of 126 new buses by 2020.

Journeys between Preston and Blackpool will be affected

Replacement bus services are planned during railway works between Preston and Blackpool

A date has been set for work to commence upgrading the railway line between Preston and Blackpool.
D&D Emporium in Anchorsholme

PICTURES: Inside shop destroyed in freak accident as owner says ‘My livelihood is gone’

A ‘devastated’ shop owner said she has lost everything after a freak car accident.
On average, a 17-24-year-old driver now pays 2,379 to run a car in the first year of driving

Government policy fuels rise in car insurance costs for young drivers

Car insurance costs for young drivers have rocketed over the past year as a result of controversial government tax and policy changes.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North walked out amid worsening industrial relations in the industry.

Train services disrupted as rail strikes hit Lancashire

Rail workers at three train operators were "solidly supporting" fresh strikes on Monday in bitter disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains, disrupting travel as people returned to work after the summer holidays and schools reopened for the new term.

Forecourt prices could rise by up to 4p per litre

UK petrol price could rise up to 4p after hurricane shuts down US refineries

UK motorists are being warned to expect a hike in the cost of unleaded petrol due to Hurricane Harvey.

Volkswagen are the latest car manufacturer to offer a scrappage deal

Volkswagen scrappage scheme offers thousands if drivers axe diesel

Volkswagen has launched a scrappage scheme offering motorists thousands of pounds if they trade in an old diesel car for a new model.

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