Town keeps on truckin’ as model trail launched

From the Roadrunner to the Military Martian and the Super Hippo - Leyland took on a model edge as the world’s first Truck Trail was unveiled in the town.

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'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
Jonathan Stewart Lee from St Annes, was taken to Royal Preston hospital where he sadly passed away.

Devoted father from St Annes dies in bike crash

A "devoted father" and cyclist died on Freckleton Bypass yesterday following a collision with a van, say police.
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The tree fell on the route between Preston and Lancaster

Trains delayed after tree falls on electric wires

Some early morning train services may be delayed after a tree fell onto overhead electric wires, warns National Rail Enquiries.

Two lanes were closed as a result of the accident
Pic: Highways England

One lane closed on northbound M6 after accident

One lane is closed following an accident on the northbound M6 say Highways England.
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Rail replacement buses teed up for rail strike day

Northern Trains has warned passengers travelling next Friday they may face using rail replacement buses.

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Officers are warning drivers to approach the slip road to the M58 at junction 26 with caution.
Pic: Motorway Cameras

Broken down vehicle on northbound M6

A vehicle has broken down in a live lane on the northbound M6, say NW Motorway Police.

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Northern services will be disrupted

Passengers warned to expect disruption ahead of third Northern Rail strike

More disruption is expected on rail services across Lancashire when guards stage a third walkout.

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The scene at junction 28 after the crash

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after 10 vehicle smash

One man was taken to hospital with "serious" injuries following a 10 vehicle smash on the northbound M6.
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Two seriously injured as collision blocks busy main road

Two seriously injured as collision blocks busy main road

Two people were taken to hospital with “serious” injuries following a collision on the A59 near Tarleton.

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Trespass reports have nearly doubled since 2011

Children putting their lives in danger trespassing on railway

Nearly 200 potentially deadly trespass incidents were reported on the railways around Blackpool and Preston last year.
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Motorway partially closed after early morning smash

Motorway partially closed after early morning smash

Part of the M61 was closed for more than an hour this morning following a collision involving at least two vehicles.

Train services to Blackpool will be severely disrupted

UPDATE: Just one third of trains set to run as Northern Rail guards strike on Grand National Day

Northern Rail is expecting to run only a third of normal services on Saturday as staff from the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) stage a 24 hour walkout.
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Mick Cash

Rail union issues fresh warning ahead of strike day

Rail union the RMT has issued a fresh warning over the introduction of Driver Only Operation on trains ahead of a one-day strike across the North of England.
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Crowds during Grand National Day at Aintree

National fans warned of rail disruption

Horse facing fans heading the the Grand National by train next weekend have been warned that industrial action could affect their journey.

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Lyons Lane bridge will be closed overnight for 12 nights between 10pm and 6am from April 22, every night apart from Fridays.

Overnight bridge closures in Chorley

Two bridges in Chorley will be closed overnight next month to allow engineering work to take place, say Network Rail.

Fishergate bollard claims another victim

Another Fishergate bollard is sent flying

A Fishergate bollard has claimed yet another victim and this time it's managed to come away with part of a bumper.
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Motorists warned - average speed cameras are now live

Preston’s first average speed cameras are now live – motorists have been warned.

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