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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.
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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.

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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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Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
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The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Blackpool's tram lines were partially closed today, causing frustration for commuters enjoying the seaside sunshine.
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Blackpool North station

Here's what a Northern director had to say when confronted about yet 'another cancelled train'

A regional director at Northern Rail, which operates the trains running out of Blackpool, appeared to blame delays in the electrification work between the resort’s North station and Preston for trains being cancelled.
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Blackpool North station earlier this week

Rail minister blames delay on electrification work on bad weather and two specialist trains that broke down and CRASHED

Rail minister Jo Johnson said he was ‘disappointed’ with the delay on work, which was blamed on a ‘combination of bad weather and technical glitches’, including a breakdown on a specialist wiring train – with another wiring train involved in a road smash.
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The work ongoing at Blackpool North train station

Anger over rail delays lead to calls for clarity as bosses slam 'unfounded' rumours

MPs called for clarity over the progress on the huge rail upgrade project linking the resort to Preston and beyond.
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Name a train

Your chance to name a Virgin train

Virgin trains is set to launch new electric train services for Blackpool via Preston and bosses want readers to come up with a name for one of the new trains.

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Fleetwood to Knott End ferry is back in service

Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry takes to the waters today

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service was re-launched today to the delight of passengers on both sides of the estuary.

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The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Ferry back in action in Knott End

The ferry service between Fleetwood and Knott End has now resumed one year after fears arose for the service’s future.

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Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
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The road has been partially blocked in both directions at the junction of Back Lane.

Delays after crash on Fleetwood Road

Drivers are experiencing delays this morning following an accident on Fleetwood Road.
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A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

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The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

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Stricklands Lane has been closed

Road closed after car crashes into gas main in Stalmine

A road was closed after a car crashed into a gas main on a busy rural route though Stalmine, say police.
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The accident happened during the morning rush-hour on Amounderness Way.

Delays after Amounderness Way crash

Drivers are reporting delays following an accident in Fleetwood.

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If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

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The link road will join the A583 to a new junction two on the M55

Wheels in motion for M55 link road as buy-up starts

Drive to acquire 375 parcels of land gets under way to allow Lancashire’s new £189.45m highways project to be built. Business chiefs say the development will ease congestion and boost the local economy.

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The accident, which involved two cars, happened just before 6pm on Friday, February 23 on Mains Lane.

APPEAL: Three taken to hospital after crash in Singleton

Three people were taken to hospital after they were injured in a rush-hour crash in Singleton, say police.

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