Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP in the driving seat with compo call

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard had the best seat onboard as he got to see the benefits of a £255m investment in Blackpool’s railways.

New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

HM Coastguard Fleetwood.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews mobilised to help boat 'in distress'

Coastguard and lifeboats from Fleetwood were called out yesterday to help a boat that had got into difficulty.

Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.


‘We’re working hard to make timetable work’

The boss of rail firm Northern has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.


Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.

Lancashire passengers entitled to compensation following rail chaos

Passengers who have been affected by delays and cancellations from the chaos on the railways will be entitled to compensation to the value of up to a month’s rail travel.

Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
The Volker Rail van parked next to the crossing at Carleton. A worker has to contact the train driver to confirm the crossing is safe before it can proceed due to dodgy CCTV footage

Rail chiefs employ staff to sit in van 24/7 to help operate Carleton Crossing barriers

Cameras installed at a Fylde coast railway crossing have not worked properly for almost two months – meaning a man in a van has to spend 24 hours a day keeping watch.

Bill Lewtas, secretary of the Blackpool Licensed Taxi Operators, has welcomed a series of taxi fees and fares increases

Drunks face bigger bill to clean-up Blackpool cabs

Drunken passengers who throw up in a Blackpool cab will have to pay an extra £10 towards cleaning costs as part of a review of taxi charges in the resort.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Chris Grayling and Gordon Marsden MP. Main picture, a traveller waits for a train. Inset, the departures board shows more delays

‘We’ve had enough of blame game – just fix it’

A Blackpool MP says he has had enough of the blame game over the crisis on Lancashire’s railways – he just wants the chaos to end.


Blackpool driver is praised after helping to catch ducks

A Blackpool man pulled over on the hard shoulder to help police chase a flock of ducklings on the motorway.

Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.

Rail replacement buses to continue through June as chaos rolls along

Rail users on the Fylde have continued to blast train operator Northern as delays and cancellations continue into their second week of chaos.


Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

Family Fund-raising Fun with the Macmillan Minion and his friend's at Old Holly Farm, Garstang. Pictured is Todd Shimell, Bob Thompson, Luke Angel and Dale Smith. Photos: Neil Cross.

Big day looms for the 'Macmillan Minion'

Almost £2,000 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer Support thanks to the hard work of the people behind the ‘Macmillan Minion’.

Work ongoing at Blackpool North Station

Angry Blackpool MP hits out at rail upgrade delays on Blackpool North line

A Blackpool MP has criticised rail bosses over the delays and confusion over the upgrade work on the Blackpool North line.
MP Cat Smith

MP says potholes are costing Fleetwood motorists dear

MP Cat Smith says hundreds of constituents across her Lancaster and Fleetwood patch have had to shell out massive amounts of cash over potholes.

Temporary traffic lights were removed on Wednesday

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Temporary traffic lights under the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, were removed on the orders of the council, which yesterday claimed they were put up without permission.

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