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Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.
Transport

Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

Transport
Fishergate bus lane cameras

Bus lane fines gaffe angers St Annes taxi driver

A one-way street fines saga reached new heights when a Hackney cab driver complained after being issued with three unwarranted fines.

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Back to the past as the tracks of time collide

Part of Blackpool’s tramway history came back to life during the on-going £22m extension work to link up with Blackpool North Station.

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Work ongoing at Blackpool North Station

Angry Blackpool MP hits out at rail upgrade delays on Blackpool North line

A Blackpool MP has criticised rail bosses over the delays and confusion over the upgrade work on the Blackpool North line.
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Temporary traffic lights were removed on Wednesday

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Temporary traffic lights under the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, were removed on the orders of the council, which yesterday claimed they were put up without permission.

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The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Blackpool's tram lines were partially closed today, causing frustration for commuters enjoying the seaside sunshine.
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Blackpool North station

Here's what a Northern director had to say when confronted about yet 'another cancelled train'

A regional director at Northern Rail, which operates the trains running out of Blackpool, appeared to blame delays in the electrification work between the resort’s North station and Preston for trains being cancelled.
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Blackpool North station earlier this week

Rail minister blames delay on electrification work on bad weather and two specialist trains that broke down and CRASHED

Rail minister Jo Johnson said he was ‘disappointed’ with the delay on work, which was blamed on a ‘combination of bad weather and technical glitches’, including a breakdown on a specialist wiring train – with another wiring train involved in a road smash.
Transport
The work ongoing at Blackpool North train station

Anger over rail delays lead to calls for clarity as bosses slam 'unfounded' rumours

MPs called for clarity over the progress on the huge rail upgrade project linking the resort to Preston and beyond.
Transport
Name a train

Your chance to name a Virgin train

Virgin trains is set to launch new electric train services for Blackpool via Preston and bosses want readers to come up with a name for one of the new trains.

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Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden

Blackpool South MP says plans to fund free bus travel will help tens of thousands across resort

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden says Labour’s plans to fund free bus travel for under 25s will help tens of thousands of young people across the resort.

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One of the new signs, installed on the Promenade

Signs working to help Easter break tourists

After weeks of testing, new electronic traffic signs put up across Blackpool appear to be fully working.

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Just a few of the potholes across Blackpool in recent years

Blackpool to lead in pothole spotting

Blackpool has been chosen to head up a pioneering project to identify pothole blackspots.

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Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Business
A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Environment
The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

Transport
If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

Transport

LIVE BLOG: Snow hits Lancashire

Many of us woke up to a winter wonderland this morning with snow covering the county.

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The link road will join the A583 to a new junction two on the M55

Wheels in motion for M55 link road as buy-up starts

Drive to acquire 375 parcels of land gets under way to allow Lancashire’s new £189.45m highways project to be built. Business chiefs say the development will ease congestion and boost the local economy.

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