New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

The motorway is closed in both directions.

M65 closed in both directions as police deal with 'distressed' woman on bridge

The M65 has been closed in both directions as police deal with a 'distressed' woman on an over bridge.
The seized Audi.

Car seized after driver "swerving all over the road" only had a provisional licence

Preston Police have revealed how they seized an Audi after the driver was stopped for swerving all over the carriageway.
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.


Northern chief executive, David Brown: We’re working hard to make rail timetable work

The boss of rail firm Northern has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.

Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.

Lancashire passengers entitled to compensation following rail chaos

Passengers who have been affected by delays and cancellations from the chaos on the railways will be entitled to compensation to the value of up to a month’s rail travel.

Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
The scene before junction 33 at 6pm.

Motorway delays of more than one hour after car fire closes two lanes

Two lanes of the M6 were closed this afternoon (Tuesday, May 29) following a car fire.
The scene on the M6 at junction 29 for Bamber Bridge at around 12:30pm. Picture courtesy of Rob Randell.

Severe delays on the M6 and M61 after two car smash

All four lanes of the M6 were closed this Bank Holiday Monday after a two car collision.
Avoid queues like this

Motorists urged to avoid peak journey times over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Lancashire is set to bake once again this Spring Bank Holiday, with county temperatures set to rocket to 23C.

Fines to be issued to bus lane drivers at the M55 Broughton roundabout

A bus lane that was closed due to ongoing misuse from motorists has been reopened with a camera in place to catch unauthorised drivers.
Search for truck driver after motorway crash

Search for truck driver after motorway crash

Police are hunting a truck driver who fled the scene after a collision which injured an eight-year-old boy.

The scene of the collision on the M6/M61 junction

M6 smash causes tailbacks

Traffic built up on the M6 near Preston following a collision involving a minibus and a car this afternoon.


WATCH: Biker training facility marks 100 years of female suffrage with pink breast cancer awareness campaign

Traditionally seen as a macho industry and sport, motorcycling is getting a feminine makeover at one Lancashire training centre, which has changed its training gear to pink to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. TOM EARNSHAW finds out more...

Bill with Paddy. Photos: Neil Cross.

Can you help Leyland's Barn Owl Bill's find a new van?

The future of Lancashire’s leading bird sanctuary could be in danger after its van broke down.


Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

Rail industry consultation to make ticket system fairer and simpler

Rail ticketing could be overhauled to make it fairer and easier to use.


Train company Northern apologises for cancellations on Preston to Blackpool route

Train operator Northern has apologised for the reduced service and cancellations on the Preston to Blackpool route.

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