Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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The crash scene in Squires Gate Lane

UPDATE: Biker dies in crash at busy junction

A man has died following a collision at a busy Blackpool junction.
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Interactive show Rear View which starts at the Grundy Art Gallery.  Cecilia Knapp and Jemima Foxtrot.

All the town's a stage in new show

A cast of thousands will form the backdrop to a new interactive show in Blackpool.

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Preston New Road was blocked by campaigners

Preston New Road closed after fracking protest

Preston New Road has been closed in both directions after anti-fracking campaigners blocked the carriagway, say police.
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The Promenadewill be closed at the junction of Talbot Rd from10am2pm today.

Prom to close for essential repairs

A major road will be closed today to allow United Utilities to carry out essential repairs.

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Police say that three vehicles collided at the junction of the M55 and M6 at around 9am this morning.

Delays on M6 after crash

Delays are reported on the northbound M6 following a three vehicle crash.

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Major delays are expected on the rail network this morning after a train broke down betweenBolton and Salford Crescent.

Delays to services after train blocks track

Major delays are expected on the rail network this morning after a train broke down between Bolton and Salford Crescent.

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A Northern Rail train

Union claims of ‘solid’ support in railway strike

Rail union leaders say strike action which led to a much reduced train service across much of Lancashire was ‘well supported’.

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Northern's new trains are being built in Spain

New trains for North taking shape in Spanish factory

Workers in a Spanish factory have started to build the fleet of new trains which will revolutionise rail tavel across Lancashire.

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Looking from the new roundabout on the A6, north of Broughton, towards the new bypass.

What next for £32m Broughton by-pass?

It may still be a road to nowhere, but progress is being made on the Broughton by-pass – despite its opening being postponed until early next year.

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Drivers in Fylde are being warned of possible delays this morning as another lock-on protest begins.

Carriageway blocked at Cuadrilla fracking site

Drivers in Fylde are being warned of possible delays this morning as another lock-on protest begins.
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A Northern Rail train

Revised rail timetable during industrial action

Northern Rail has announced the full timetable for train services set to run during the three days of industrial action from July 8 to 10.

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Police are asking drivers to avoid the area

Road blocked in Bispham after crash

A major road was blocked in Bispham this morning following a crash, say police.
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Northern Rail services will be hit by strike action

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute.

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West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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Two lanes are blocked on the M55 after a van overturned, say fire services.

Two lanes blocked on motorway after van overturns

Two lanes were blocked on the M55 after a van overturned during this morning's rush hour, say fire services.
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Driver’s miracle escape as car somersaults on m-way

Driver’s miracle escape as car somersaults on m-way

A driver had a miraculous escape after his car flipped over several times on the M55 this afternoon.

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A Blackpool tram

Blackpool tramway scores highly

Satisfaction levels remain high for tram passengers in Blackpool.

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Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
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The RMT has staged several walkouts over the driver only plans

Rail union calls on minority Government to rethink threat to guards

Rail union the RMT has urged train operators to think again on plans to remove guards from their services in the light of the General Election result.

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