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.
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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.

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The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

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

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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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A collision took place between two HGVs and a car in the early hours of 13January

All lanes now reopen on M6 Southbound after HGV accident

All lanes have now reopened on the M6 Southbound at Junction 32 for the Broughton Interchange after an earlier collision, say police.
Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 6pm following reports of an accident on Mythop Road in Weeton.

Poulton cyclist suffers brain haemorrhage after horror bike smash

Police are appealing for information after a 47-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in a horror accident.
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The man was later found safe and well

Coastguard launch dramatic search for 'vulnerable' teen

Lifeboat teams launched a desperate search last night after reports that a vulnerable man was threatening suicide off the Fleetwood coast, say the coastguard.
A Catch22bus stops to pick up passengers

Signs removed in ‘ridiculous’ bus stop battle

Signs are to be taken down just months after being put up as a battle over bus stops intensifies.

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A Virgin train service.

MP demands an end to London to Lancs great rail fare rip-off

A Fylde MP is demanding to know why some Lancashire rail users are paying more than three times the price to get to London than other travellers.

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General view of A583 Preston New Road, Kirkham Bypass - where average speed cameras will be installed.

High-tech speed cameras are being installed on two of the Fylde’s most dangerous roads

Average speed cameras are to be installed on two key Fylde coast link roads for the first time, The Gazette can reveal today.

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If RMT members vote to strike, services operated by Northern through Preston, Blackpool and Wigan may be affected by the action.

RMT to ballot Northern Rail members over possible strike

Rail Union RMT confirmed today (4 January 2017) that it will be balloting its members on Arriva Rail North for strike action and action short of a strike over a pay dispute between its members and the company.

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The accident happened on Talbot Square.

UPDATE: Man from Leyland arrested after serious accident in Blackpool

A driver of an Audi has been arrested following a serious accident in Blackpool early this morning.
Blackpools rail network is set to be upgraded this year but passengers will foot the bill

Resort rail fares rise as services hit by upgrade

Fylde coast rail passengers will see massive investment in 2017 but will pay the price with an average 2.2 per cent rise in fares.

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Work is set to start on the new cycle scheme

Work set to start on cycle safety scheme

Work on a £1.5m project to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians on the A585 near Fleetwood is set to begin.

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Police urge drivers to take care when driving in icy conditions.

Police are urging drivers to take care in icy conditions

Lancashire police are warning drivers to take extra care when driving in icy conditions after a number of accidents were recorded on the roads across Lancashire yesterday (29 December).
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Parents fined for not strapping in their children. Pictures posed by models

Child seatbelt safety warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

Travellers have been warned of a possible disruption to services during Storm Barbara

Travellers planning to use Isle of Man Steam Packet warned of possible cancellations

Travellers planning to use the Isle of Man Steam Packet between Heysham and Douglas have been warned of possible cancellations and delays this morning (22 December).
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Highways England will complete the roadworksby 6am on Friday 23 December

Roadworks to be completed ahead of Christmas rush

Seven North West traffic schemes will be completed in time for Christmas to help people travelling for the holiday season.

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Two people were transferred to hospital suffering from the effects of cold

People rescued from the sea in Blackpool

Three people were pulled from the sea in a dramatic rescue operation this morning.
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