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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

News
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Transport
Bob Mills, of Galloway's, showing Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight reporter, how difficult it is to cross the shared space in Preston

Galloway's appeal: Preston's shared space scheme poses challenges for blind people - WITH VIDEO

As The Post continues its campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, NATALIE WALKER looks at the implications of the shared space scheme in Preston city centre for visually impaired people.
News
A yellow warning for Preston has been issued by the Met Office.

SNOW WARNING: Preston's hour-by-hour snow forecast for Sunday

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston on Sunday as sub-zero temperatures continue to sweep across the north west.
News
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Transport
Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.
Transport

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

Transport
Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

News

Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

Transport
220,000 learner drivers have a new-style test booked after the changes are introduced on December 4

220,000 learner drivers prepare to take the new-look test

More than 220,000 learner drivers are preparing to take the new driving test - with changes including following directions from a sat nav.

Transport

VIDEO: CCTV of thieves stealing a vehicle without the key by using a relay box

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.
Transport
Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

Transport
The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
Transport
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

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
A Piper PA-28 plane at Blackpool Airport, similar to the model which crashed in Barton. Photo: Alec Wilson flickr.com/awilson154

Man arrested after plane crash lucky escape

Police have arrested a man near Blackpool following a plane crash in September.

Crime
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
The accident happened at around 8.30am on Thursday on Clitheroe Road

Woman cut from car after crash near Longridge

Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped in her car following a two-car crash near Longridge.
Transport
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