'Abandoned' vehicle causes Fishergate problems

A car blocking a key route out of Preston city centre caused problems on Sunday.

A Preston Bus

Preston Bus confirms Christmas bus times

Bus passengers are being advised of the final service times over key Christmas dates.

Preston Bus Station

Complaints over bus station toilets

Passengers and drivers have complained about a lack of working toilets at Preston Bus Station.

A woman de-ices her car
(Photo posed by model)

'Huge' number of collisions on icy roads in Lancashire

Police are warning drivers in Lancashire to slow down after a 'huge' number of accidents on Saturday morning.

Fishergate bus lane cameras

2,000 drivers fined a total of £60k in one week on Preston’s Fishergate

The crossroads from hell is threatening to bring Christmas chaos back to Preston city centre.

Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Delays are reported on the M6 this morning following a multi-vehicle accident, say police.

Delays after multi vehicle crash on M6

Delays are reported on the M6 this morning following a multi-vehicle accident, say police.

Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Trains into Preston were delayed

Cat electrocuted in Preston after climbing into signal box in freezing temperatures

Trains into Preston were delayed on Sunday evening after a cat was electrocuted when it climbed into a signal box, say Network Rail.
Preston railway station.

Preston residents assured power lines pose 'no safety risk'

Residents living close to a rail route in Preston due to be electrified later this month have been reassured over health and safety concerns.
Preston City Centre
The accident happened at around 2.30pm on Leyland Road near to Penwortham Holme recreation ground.

Man taken to hospital after crash in Penwortham

An elderly man was taken to hospital after he was involved in a two-car crash in Penwortham, say police.

Police were calledat around 1am on Saturday, December 9 to reports that a 78-year-old man had been seriously injuredon Avallon Way

Man dies after 'fall from car'

An elderly man is believed to have died after he fell while manoeuvring his vehicle, say police.
Picture: Highways England

Tailbacks on the M6 after crash involving multiple vehicles

There are long delays on the M6 motorway after a crash involving a number of vehicles, police said.
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

Drivers are being warned that the cameras will go live on Thursday

New average speed cameras to go live in Preston

Drivers in Preston are being warned that new average speed cameras are set to be activated on a notorious stretch of road.
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Bob Mills, of Galloway's, showing Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight reporter, how difficult it is to cross the shared space in Preston

Galloway's appeal: Preston's shared space scheme poses challenges for blind people - WITH VIDEO

As The Post continues its campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, NATALIE WALKER looks at the implications of the shared space scheme in Preston city centre for visually impaired people.
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