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.

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.
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.

The accident happened at around 8.30am on Tarn Road

Road re-opens after earlier closure in Thornton

A road was blocked in Thornton after a two-car crash, say police.
Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Gone off the rails over tramline works?

Traffic disruption and declines in footfall for businesses caused by ongoing works and road closures have seen your comments pour in.
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.
A Piper PA-28 plane at Blackpool Airport, similar to the model which crashed in Barton. Photo: Alec Wilson

Man arrested after plane crash lucky escape

Police have arrested a man near Blackpool following a plane crash in September.

Top right: Blackpool Norths number 2 signal box, dating from 1896, is demolished Pic: @TheGNRP Bottom right: Platforms are demolished at Blackpool North Left: Workers remove tracks

Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be ‘worth pain’ says rail chief

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

The town centre is one of many no-go hotspots

Blackpool gridlock: Twitter reacts

Angry drivers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations after the latest roadworks brought the town to its knees.
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Be ready for resurfacing work on the eastbound M55 between junctions 4 and 1

Closures to come as resurfacing work starts on M55

Here are the details on the resurfacing work on the eastbound M55 between junctions 4 and 1, which is due to start on Thursday 16 November and take approximately two weeks.

Blackpool Councillor Coun Mark Smith

Parking offer to help your festive shop in Blackpool

Christmas shoppers in Blackpool will be able to enjoy a parking discount this festive season thanks to new council plans.

Firefighters arrived to find the car well alight after it had flipped over and landed back on its wheels in the front garden of the property.

Woman taken to hospital after car crashes into house

A 19 year-old woman was taken to hospital after the car she was driving crashed into the wall of a house, say fire fighters.
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