'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital following a collision with a works van in Cleveleys. Pic: Googlemaps

Woman taken to hospital after crash in Cleveleys

A woman in her 60s was taken to hospital following a collision with a van in Cleveleys, say fire services.
Jonathan Stewart Lee from St Annes, was taken to Royal Preston hospital where he sadly passed away.

Devoted father from St Annes dies in bike crash

A "devoted father" and cyclist died on Freckleton Bypass yesterday following a collision with a van, say police.
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VIDEO: Watch as cops use stinger on fleeing van

A white van was chased through Hambleton after refusing to stop for police last night.

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The tree fell on the route between Preston and Lancaster

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.

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