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Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Transport

VIDEO: Watch LCC highways councillor Keith Iddon walk blindfolded through Fishergate's shared space with Galloway's

The shared space scheme in Preston city centre has not always hit the right note with motorists and pedestrians.
News

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Transport
The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
Transport
A Virgin pendolino train

Row as Virgin is given year long extension for West Coast train service

Lancashire rail travellers will get improved wifi and mobile phone coverage on pendolino trains after Virgin was controversially given an extension to its West Coast Main Line franchise.

Transport

Drivers told ‘look out for the roundabout’

As roundabouts go, it’s a pretty big one . . . not something you can easily miss.

Offbeat
Steven Parker

Family mourn Preston man, 23, killed in two-car smash

The family of a 23-year-old former Preston man, killed in a crash in Cumbria, have paid tribute to a “witty character . . . with a heart of gold.”

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This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
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Wardens ruled this was illegally parked at Lidl in New Hall Lane.

Wheels on the line? Here’s a £100 fine

A car parking firm has been accused of ‘crossing the line’ after a supermarket customer got a £100 ticket for stopping on one.

Transport
Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Transport
Witness appeal signs at the spot on Brockholes Brow where the two young women were killed

Teenager re-lives loss of ‘first love’

A teenager appeared before a jury to re-live the horrific moment his young sweetheart was mown down by a car.

Crime
A variety of trains from different eras

Rail passengers enduring journeys on 'clapped out' trains

Britain's trains are the oldest since current records began, an investigation has found.

Transport
A total of 25 sexual offences by taxi drivers, private hire drivers, or anyone pretending to be a hired driver, were reported between April 2016 and March 2017 across Lancashire.

Reports of sexual offences by taxi drivers has more than doubled in three years

The number of alleged sexual offences committed by taxi or private hire drivers in Lancashire has more than doubled in the last three years.

Crime
Virgin Trains: The strike is off

Rail union cancels Virgin Trains strike after new pay offer

One of the unions planning to strike at Virgin Trains West Coast on Friday has called off the action.

Transport
A fifth of people do not select the most appropriate fare from ticket machines

70% of ticket machines do not produce cheapest train fares

More than two-thirds of ticket machines on Britain's railways do not inform passengers how to get the cheapest fares, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.

Transport

Driver who swerved into cyclist admits dangerous driving

A driver who swerved his Ford Mondeo into a cyclist and knocked him to the ground has admitted dangerous driving.

Transport
Police seized the car on the M62

Police issue warning after car seized due to insurance not covering commuting

A driver had their car seized by police on a motorway -because their insurance policy didn’t cover commuting from work.
Crime
Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Transport

Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Transport
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

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