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Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
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Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Transport
Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

Transport
The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Transport
Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

News
Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Transport
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
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Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Transport
Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.
Transport

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

Transport
Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

News

Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

Transport
220,000 learner drivers have a new-style test booked after the changes are introduced on December 4

220,000 learner drivers prepare to take the new-look test

More than 220,000 learner drivers are preparing to take the new driving test - with changes including following directions from a sat nav.

Transport

VIDEO: CCTV of thieves stealing a vehicle without the key by using a relay box

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.
Transport
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.

Transport
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.
Transport
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.

Transport
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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A Piper PA-28 plane at Blackpool Airport, similar to the model which crashed in Barton. Photo: Alec Wilson flickr.com/awilson154

Man arrested after plane crash lucky escape

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

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