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Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
Transport
The accident happened at around 8.30am on Tarn Road

Road re-opens after earlier closure in Thornton

A road was blocked in Thornton after a two-car crash, say police.
Transport
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Transport
Driver freed after crash in Cleveleys

Driver freed after crash in Cleveleys

A driver had to be freed by firefighters after a smash in Cleveleys.

Transport
Top right: Blackpool Norths number 2 signal box, dating from 1896, is demolished Pic: @TheGNRP Bottom right: Platforms are demolished at Blackpool North Left: Workers remove tracks

Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be ‘worth pain’ says rail chief

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

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The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment
A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Transport
Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

Transport
The town centre is one of many no-go hotspots

Blackpool gridlock: Twitter reacts

Angry drivers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations after the latest roadworks brought the town to its knees.
Transport
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Transport
Be ready for resurfacing work on the eastbound M55 between junctions 4 and 1

Closures to come as resurfacing work starts on M55

Here are the details on the resurfacing work on the eastbound M55 between junctions 4 and 1, which is due to start on Thursday 16 November and take approximately two weeks.

Transport
Blackpool Councillor Coun Mark Smith

Parking offer to help your festive shop in Blackpool

Christmas shoppers in Blackpool will be able to enjoy a parking discount this festive season thanks to new council plans.

News
The train company is expected to operate a reduced service of around 65% of the normal weekday timetable between 7am and 7pm.

STRIKES: Reduced service to operate across Lancashire

Northern Rail users across the region will be hit by severe travel disruption today as members of the RMT stage a walk-out in the bitter dispute over the role of guards.
Transport
The Great North Rail Project

Rail boost for Fylde train users

Lancashire’s train companies, together with Network Rail, have teamed up to launch a single plan for the  railway network.

News
More than three out of five motorists believe congestion on motorways has increased in the past year

61% of drivers believe motorway congestion has got worse in past year

More than three out of five motorists believe congestion on motorways has increased in the past year, according to new research.

Transport
Customers should arrive at airports earlier than normal

UK passengers face enhanced security measures on US-bound flights

UK passengers flying to the US face enhanced security measures from Thursday.

Lifestyle
Emergency services attended the scene

Elderly man crashes car into garden area at hospital site

An elderly man left the road and crashed into the garden area of a primary care trust in Lytham, say police.

Transport
Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year

Auto cameras driving millions of penalty notices

Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year, according to a new report.

Crime
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