M6 Leyland slip road jams spark safety fears

Drivers say they fear for their lives queuing up to get off the M6 at Leyland because of jams on both exit slip roads.

Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

Frederick Rowe

Family's emotional thank you to M6 heroes

A grieving family has issued an emotional thank you to the emergency workers who risked their life to help a pensioner taken ill on the motorway.
Fraser Smith, crew manager of Wesham fire station tweeted this picture of trapped cars

Flooding and bad weather causing chaos on roads

Flooding and poor weather conditions are causing chaos on the county's roads tonight.
Police are appealing for information following the crash on the M65

APPEAL: Woman suffers chest injuries after M65 crash

A woman was taken to hospital after she suffered chest injuries in a two-car smash on the M65, say police.
One lane has been blocked and traffic is reported to be slow following the accident between junctions 35 and 34.

Lane closure after crash on southbound M6

A lane has been closed on the southbound M6 following an accident this morning.

Image courtesy of Highways England

Delays following M6 accident

Motorist have been warned to expect delays following an accident on the M6 southbound between junction 34 and 33 at around 7am this morning.
The closure is affectingtraffic heading between Kirkham and Wharles.

Road near Kirkham closed after flooding

A major section of road near Kirkham has been closed due to flooding this morning.
Drivers are being warned of the closure

Roads closed in the Chorley area after flooding

Drivers this morning are being warned of two road closures in the Chorley area.
Average speed camera

Cameras start to go up along key road

Work has started to install
average speed cameras along a three-mile stretch of a key Fylde road.

Police were called to a crash on the Bay Gateway.

Two car crash on Bay Gateway

Police were called to the Bay Gateway after two cars collided on Tuesday.

Police say this Vehicle was found abandoned on M65 at jn 10 having spun out in extremely wet weather conditions.

Update: M65 re-opens after flooding

The M65 is in the process of being re-opened after a major section was closed after it was affected by flooding, say police.
Rail replacement buses are currently operating between Lancaster and Morecambe.

Northern trains cancelled between Lancaster and Morecambe

Trains are not running between Lancaster and Morecambe due to a signalling problem, says Northern Rail.
Train users hoping to use the service should plan extra time for their journey.

Train delays from Preston after signal failure

Trains between Preston and the Oxenholme may be delayed this morning due to a signal failure and line blockages, say Virgin trains.
The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

A man died after a medical emergency on the M6

Man dies after medical emergency on M6 near Preston

A man died after he suffered a medical emergency on the southbound M6 near Preston, say police.
The Smithy Inn

Fury at loss of South Ribble pub’s car park

A business owner says a decision to allow houses to be built on a pub car park will cause traffic chaos at a busy junction.

How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
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