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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
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
An artist's impression of the new trams

Work on Preston’s £19m Guild Tramway could start next month

Work on bringing trams back to Preston for the first time in more than 80 years could be on track as early as next month.

News
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
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
Workmen construct a new junction between Lune Street and Ringway

Pop goes the city’s worst bottleneck

The latest piece of Preston’s jam-busting jigsaw was set to be put in place today, aimed at uncorking one of the city’s worst bottlenecks.

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
Northern Rail services will be affected by this latest walkout

Talks fail to avert new rail strike

Talks held ahead of strike action this week in the on-going dispute over train guards and safety on Arriva Rail North have failed to halt the walkout.

Transport
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
Congestion building up on the M6 northbound

Multi-vehicle smash shuts two lanes of M6

Two lanes of the M6 northbound were closed for almost an hour this afternoon after a crash involving a number of vehicles.

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
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
Recipients are advised to simply delete the messsage

Drivers are being warned about fake speeding fine notices

The police are asking drivers to look out for these speeding fines in their emails.
Transport
View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

Transport
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

Transport
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