Major congestion for Lancashire motorists after motorway crashes

​Motorists heading south on the M61 this afternoon were warned to expect major delays.

John Marsden died in a road traffic collision in Cumeragh Road, Whittingham.

Longridge motorcyclist John Marsden died "taking evasive action" to avoid van in his path

A motorcyclist died taking “evasive action” as a result of a white van performing a U-turn in his path, an inquest in Preston heard yesterday.
One lane of the M65 was closed.

Motorway lane closure following two car incident

Emergency services closed one lane of the M65 after an incident involving two cars.

WATCH: Hundreds of Wolves fans take over Chorley ahead of potential Championship-winning match

Up to 200 "boisterous" Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters enjoyed what could be a pre-title party this afternoon in Chorley.
Two fire engines attended the scene.

Delays after van fire on the M6

Firefighters were called to the scene after a van caught fire on the M6.

"We are giving him the send off he would be proud of and deserves", said Secretary of the Millennium 2000 Bike Club, Adam Walton. Photos: Neil Cross.

Bikers take to the streets to honour motorcyclist Karl Chester

Dozens of bikers from across Lancashire descended upon the streets of Preston to say a final farewell to local motorcyclist Karl Chester.

Empty carriageways in the aftermath of the smash near Broughton

Air ambulance called to m-way smash

An air ambulance was called to a smash between two cars on the M6 north of Preston tonight.

The Helping Hands committee

Big hearted Leyland Trucks workforce offer helping hands to charitable causes

One kind-hearted workforce offering helping hands to a number of local and regional charitable causes, donating a record breaking £50,000 last year, aims to go bigger and better for 2018.

Karl Chester pictured with his family

Bikers set to take to the roads to remember motorcyclist Karl Chester

Bikers from across Lancashire are going to ride together in memory of motorcyclist Karl Chester.
Did you witness the collision?

Police appeal following Adlington collision

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Adlington.

Karl Chester.

Friends raise funds to pay for funeral of Preston biker Karl Chester

Friends of a Preston motorcyclist who died on the M62 motorway are raising funds to help pay for his funeral costs.

SPECIAL REPORT: Lancashire cranks up the heat in fight against the county's pothole epidemic

Prevention is as important as the cure.
The delays were reported between junctions 31 and 30 just before 8am on Tuesday.

Delays on northbound M6

Drivers are reporting severe delays on the northbound M6 this morning.
M6 looking north - photo Highways England

M6 blocked northbound after smash

The M6 was partially blocked in both directions near Preston after a smash just before the teatime rush hour.


Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Dylan Crossey

Boy, 16, relives night pal was mown down

A 16-year-old boy relived in court the horrific moment his friend was killed by a hit-and-run driver as they rode home on unlit bikes late at night.

A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.


MINI BEAST FROM THE EAST: Yellow weather warnings issued for Lancashire this weekend

Weather forecasters are predicting snow in parts of Lancashire this weekend, and have issued a yellow warning for residents to 'be aware' of the potential disruption.
The service was given a two month life extension in late 2017.

Walton-le-Dale Park and Ride secured into the next decade

The uncertain future of a park and ride service in Preston has been secured going in to the next decade.

The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

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