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Slip roads for M6 Charnock Richard services set to close

It looks like it is the end of the line for slip roads at a service station in Charnock Richard, off the M6 motorway.

News

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.

Transport
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.

Transport
The Leyland-made Popemobile in 1982 for Pope John Paul II's visit to Lancashire.

Classic car comes to Leyland Festival's rescue in absence of the town's Popemobile

The lack of a Popemobile at today’s Leyland Festival has been resolved at the eleventh hour – with a 1964 cream convertible Morris Minor coming to the rescue.
Whats on

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.
Transport

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.
News

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.

Transport
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.
Lifestyle

Cyclist suffers 'serious' injuries in Chorley crash

A cyclist was seriously injured, suffering a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain, after he was involved in a crash in Chorley, say police.
Transport
Drivers are being warned to expect delays after two cars collided on Leyland Way

Road partially blocked after two-car smash near M6

A road near Leyland has been partially blocked following a two car accident, say police.

Transport
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.
Offbeat
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.
Transport
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.
Transport
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.

Crime
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.

Transport

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...

News

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.
Transport
Pope John Paul II in his Leyland-built Popemobile during his 1982 visit to the town and the UK.

Popemobile not taking to the roads for Leyland Festival 2018

Leyland Festival is praying for divine intervention after it was revealed that the famous Popemobile will be out of use for this year’s jamboree.

Whats on

Rail industry consultation to make ticket system fairer and simpler

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

Transport

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.

Transport
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