Tributes to ‘caring’ dad killed in crash at busy Blackpool junction

Tributes have today been paid to a man who was killed after being knocked off his bike at a busy Blackpool junction.

Northern Rail

Rail passenger satisfaction on the rise

Passengers are more satisfied with the rail service on routes to and from Blackpool and the Fylde coast.

Get out of one's way

More than 100,000 over-90's still hold driving licences

More than 100,000 people aged 90 or over still hold driving licences, figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show.
A 255 million fund is expected to be unveiled to help councils speed up local measures to deal with pollution

New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

Interactive show Rear View which starts at the Grundy Art Gallery.  Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot.

All the town's a stage in new show

A cast of thousands will form the backdrop to a new interactive show in Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Preston New Road was blocked by campaigners

Preston New Road closed after fracking protest

Preston New Road has been closed in both directions after anti-fracking campaigners blocked the carriagway, say police.
The Promenadewill be closed at the junction of Talbot Rd from10am2pm today.

Prom to close for essential repairs

A major road will be closed today to allow United Utilities to carry out essential repairs.

Police say that three vehicles collided at the junction of the M55 and M6 at around 9am this morning.

Delays on M6 after crash

Delays are reported on the northbound M6 following a three vehicle crash.

The incident happened at Rossall Square

Tram services halted by crash

Tram services were halted following a collision at a crossing.
Major delays are expected on the rail network this morning after a train broke down betweenBolton and Salford Crescent.

Delays to services after train blocks track

Major delays are expected on the rail network this morning after a train broke down between Bolton and Salford Crescent.

A Northern Rail train

Union claims of ‘solid’ support in railway strike

Rail union leaders say strike action which led to a much reduced train service across much of Lancashire was ‘well supported’.

Northern's new trains are being built in Spain

New trains for North taking shape in Spanish factory

Workers in a Spanish factory have started to build the fleet of new trains which will revolutionise rail tavel across Lancashire.

Looking from the new roundabout on the A6, north of Broughton, towards the new bypass.

What next for £32m Broughton by-pass?

It may still be a road to nowhere, but progress is being made on the Broughton by-pass – despite its opening being postponed until early next year.

Drivers in Fylde are being warned of possible delays this morning as another lock-on protest begins.

Carriageway blocked at Cuadrilla fracking site

Drivers in Fylde are being warned of possible delays this morning as another lock-on protest begins.
Police are asking drivers to avoid the area

Road blocked in Bispham after crash

A major road was blocked in Bispham this morning following a crash, say police.
Northern Rail services will be hit by strike action

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute.

West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

Two lanes are blocked on the M55 after a van overturned, say fire services.

Two lanes blocked on motorway after van overturns

Two lanes were blocked on the M55 after a van overturned during this morning's rush hour, say fire services.
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