Strike threat by workers on West Coast Main Line

Rail union RMT has announced it is moving forward with a ballot of cleaning staff on Virgin West Coast Main Line for industrial action.

Long delays after motorway crash

Long delays after motorway crash

Commuters were stuck in long queues after a collision blocked one lane of the M55 motorway this afternoon.

North West Air Ambulance in action

Man dies after motorway collision

A man has died after being involved in a collision on the M6 near Preston.

Car in ditch at Hesketh Bank

Driver OK after spectacular crash

This car wasn’t going anywhere after ending up practically vertical in a ditch following an accident in Shore Lane, Hesketh Bank.

Police incident

‘Incident’ closes motorway

Part of the M6 was closed for more than half an hour tonight by ‘an ongoing police incident’.

Crash in Leyland Road, Penwortham

Road closed after crash

Part of a main road was closed after a crash involving three cars and a bus.


Motorway lane closure causes rush hour delays

Lane two of the M61 northbound between junction 9 and the M6 has been closed following an accident between an Audi A6 and a Mini.

Virgin is hoping to resume it's direct service to London once work is complete

Rail firm reveals weekend shutdown plans

Rail passengers travelling between Blackpool and Preston are set to suffer more disruption with Network Rail planning months of weekend closures.

Two cut free from car

Two cut free from car

Two people had to be cut free from the wreckage of a car following a collision early today.

Moss Lane, Hesketh Bank

Biker airlifted to hospital after smash

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with what were described as “life-threatening” injuries after a collision on a country road.

Campaigners say the movement of nuclear weapons around the country could put thousands at risk.

Is Lancashire ‘at risk of nuclear contamination’?

Nuclear convoys carrying warheads routinely drive on the M6. If one crashed, or was attacked by terrorists, more than 260,000 people could be in danger of contamination, according to a new report.

Bamber Bridge
The saga continues ... the Fishergate bollard is no more ( again!)

Oh bollards! Fishergate’s infamous traffic marker goes walkabout

Now you see it, now you don’t....again.

Sessions House, Preston

Train delay passenger fails to overturn restraining order

A train passenger has failed in his bid to overturn a restraining order banning him from contact with a Virgin Trains worker.

The work begins: Fishergate in 2014

The highs and lows of shared-space

Change is planned for the controversial Fishergate scheme, but will it work?

Dylan  Crossey

Your tributes to Dylan Crossey

Tributes have flooded in online for Dylan Crossey who was killed after being knocked off his bike on Friday night.
Dylan Crossey

Family’s tributes to football-loving Dylan Crossey

A talented young amateur footballer who was killed when he was knocked off his bike had dreams of turning professional, his heartbroken family have revealed.

Hitch hiker: Duncan Foster thumbs a lift from the bus stop

No buses, so ‘abandoned’ pensioner thumbs a lift

A pensioner has resorted to hitch-hiking because of cuts to bus services in his village.

: Shared space in  Preston city centre

Drivers facing £60 fines for breaking Preston’s shared space rules

Drivers face a £60 fine if they are caught on camera ignoring tough new rules in Preston’s controversial shared space system.


Hundreds attend funeral of popular Ribchester man Dean

Hundreds attended the funeral today of much-loved and popular Ribchester man Dean Dewhurst who was tragically killed in a car crash.
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