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Virgin Trains operator celebrates 20 years on the tracks

This month sees Virgin Trains celebrate 20 years on the track.

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RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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Drivers reported delays in the area

Delays after two-vehicle smash on southbound M6

All lanes have re-opened following a two-vehicle smash on the southbound M6, say police.
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The 24-year-old cyclist, from Lytham, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where he has since undergone surgery for head injuries and a broken jaw.

Cyclist suffers serious head injuries after collision in Lytham

A cyclist has suffered serious head injuries following a collision with a Mercedes, say police.

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Drivers are reporting tailbacks in the area

UPDATE: Lanes re-open after three-car smash on M55

All lanes have re-opened following an earlier three vehicle smash on the M55, say police.
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Members of the RMT on a picket line at Blackpool North

Thousands back petition to keep guards on all Northern trains

More than 11,000 people have signed an online petition calling on train operator Northern Rail to scrap plans for driver only operations (DOO).

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RMT members on the picket line in Blackpool

Passengers put on brave face during rail strike

Travellers were forced to battle significant disruption as strike action halted more than half of train services in and out of Blackpool.

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Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.
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WATCH: Driver gets Bispham roundabout horribly wrong

A Blackpool driving instructor was left speechless after another car passed him going the wrong way on a notorious roundabout.
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The accident happened on St Michaels Road close to Myerscough College

UPDATE: Man 'critical' after crash near Myerscough College

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was left in a critical condition following a crash in Bilsborrow.
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M6 closed following crash

M6 closed following crash

Both carriageways of the M6 have been closed following an accident involving two lorries.

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Thetrain operator expects to run around980 services across their entire network - around 40% of their usual service.

Less than half of Northern trains to run on strike day

Train services across the north west are likely to be severely disrupted as members of the RMT strike over the introduction of driver only operation.
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Poulton and Wyre Railway Society celebrating the 175th anniversary of the railway line two years ago

Keeping railway fan’s dream on right track

Enthusiasts mark 10 years of work on lost railway lines. Poulton and Wyre Railway Society’s David Cox outlines the progress made so far.

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A section of trackside wall collapsed sending 200 tonnes of debris across the four lines

Liverpool Lime Street station to reopen tomorrow

Liverpool Lime Street station will reopen to trains tomorrow – 24 hours ahead of schedule, say Network Rail.
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A gritting lorry

Gritters out after weather warning

Gritters will be out tonight after temperatures were predicted to drop below freezing.

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Phone fines 'fail to deter drivers'

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones at the wheel come into force today.

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There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

No trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street after wall collapse

There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

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David Buck

Blackpool flights axed as airline ban continues

Troubled airline Van Air will operate no flights into Blackpool today.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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