‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

Crime 16
Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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The great Virgin Rail rip-off row rumbles on

The great Virgin Rail rip-off row rumbles on

Virgin Rail representatives will today meet with a Fylde coast MP amid a growing row over the cost of some journeys.

Transport 4
Members of the Garstang and Knott End Light Railway group at Hackensall Crossing, Knott End, with the part of the route to Knott End behind them

All aboard for Garstang rail line revival

Railway revivalists are to launch a campaign which could see part of an almost forgotten rail route restored.

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Police were called to the incident at around 6.10am

Man dies after being 'struck by train'

Police were called to a fatality after a man was "struck by a train" in Penwortham.
Transport 16
Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to release the man

Man suffers suspected spinal injuries after crash

Crews from Blackpool cut a man from his car following a collision in the Wrea Green area.

Crews had to cut the couple out of their car

Firefighters cut couple from car

A man and a woman had to be cut from their car after an accident in Layton, say fire services.
Transport 5
Coastguards were called to two separate incidents in 24 hours

RNLI launch boats twice in 24hrs in Blackpool

The coastguard was called out to two separate incidents in 24 hours after two people entered the water in Blackpool.
Transport 1
Virgin train

‘I’ve never been so embarrassed’ - Businessman wrongly detained in train ticket row

Steve Morrissey thought he’d landed a great deal booking a train ticket from Lancaster to London for £93 - when the price from Preston was £350.

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A four-vehicle accident is affecting traffic this morning

Delays on M6 after accident at Broughton

Drivers experienced delays after two lanes were blocked on the M6 following a four-vehicle accident.
Transport 2
More tests were carried out in Lancashire in 2016 than in previous campaigns

More than half of drivers fail roadside drugs tests

More than half or drivers tested for drugs in a December crackdown gave positive samples at the roadside.

Crime 6

Resort’s famous historic trams out in force

Blackpool’s famous historic trams are back out on the Golden Mile and looking forward to another bumper year for tourism.

News 2
One person was trapped in their car after a crash on the M6 northbound near Charnock Richard.
Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Ice warning after serious crashes on Lancashire’s motorways

Police have issued a warning about icy conditions after several crashes on the county’s motorway network.

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Cycling at Brockholes as part of Helping Nature and Health campaign from the Wildlife Trust

County gets £9m to spend on cycle schemes

​Lancashire folk are being encouraged to cycle and walk to work thanks to cash awards to local authorities in the county.

News 15
There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

Lancashire MP demands help during weekend rail closures

​A Lancashire MP has demanded clear signage and proper disabled access for train passengers as weekend rail closures begin.

Transport 6
Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
North West
Northern faces a strike ballot

No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
Transport 12
Average speed camera

Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

Transport 2
The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

Transport 4
Fire services were called to make the Sainsbury's sign safe

Roads closed as Blackpool battered by winds

Fire services braved the elements to keep Blackpool safe after high winds caused chaos across the town.
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