Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

A photo of the crash, courtesy of Lancashire Road Police.

Motorcyclist airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital after horror crash

Emergency services attended the scene of a serious crash this afternoon which saw two casualties taken to hospital.
Fire crews from Lancaster and Garstang attended the scene.

Vehicle flipped on to its roof after Lancaster collision

A vehicle has been flipped upside down after a two-vehicle collision.

Tributes paid to 'larger than life' David James after horror crash

Tributes paid to 'larger than life' David James after horror crash

Tributes have been paid to a man who died following a collision in Larbreck.

Traffic lights at the A585 Fleetwood Road to Garstang New Road. Photo: Google.

Drivers face delays on major Wyre A-road

Motorists have been hit with delays on the A585 near Windy Harbour.

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
A Virgin pendolino train

Row as Virgin is given year long extension for West Coast train service

Lancashire rail travellers will get improved wifi and mobile phone coverage on pendolino trains after Virgin was controversially given an extension to its West Coast Main Line franchise.


Drivers told ‘look out for the roundabout’

As roundabouts go, it’s a pretty big one . . . not something you can easily miss.

Steven Parker

Family mourn Preston man, 23, killed in two-car smash

The family of a 23-year-old former Preston man, killed in a crash in Cumbria, have paid tribute to a “witty character . . . with a heart of gold.”

A section of the A586 Garstang Road is currently closed.

'Serious accident' between car and motorbike closes Fylde road

Lancashire Police have closed a section of road after an accident on the Fylde.

This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
Wardens ruled this was illegally parked at Lidl in New Hall Lane.

Wheels on the line? Here’s a £100 fine

A car parking firm has been accused of ‘crossing the line’ after a supermarket customer got a £100 ticket for stopping on one.

Aroad in Stalmine is expected to remain closed until lunchtime following a serious accident after a lorry fell onto a ca

Two drivers taken to hospital after lorry falls on car

Two drivers were taken to hospital after a lorry toppled onto a car in Stalmine, say police.
Emergency services were called to the scene

Road blocked after Audi collides with double-decker bus in Garstang

A road has been blocked following a collision between a double decker bus and an Audi in Garstang, say police.
The A6 was closed after a serious collision.'Photo: Lancs Roads Police

A6 closed after three-car crash

The A6 was closed for several hours and an air ambulance called following a three-car crash.
Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Witness appeal signs at the spot on Brockholes Brow where the two young women were killed

Teenager re-lives loss of ‘first love’

A teenager appeared before a jury to re-live the horrific moment his young sweetheart was mown down by a car.

A variety of trains from different eras

Rail passengers enduring journeys on 'clapped out' trains

Britain's trains are the oldest since current records began, an investigation has found.

A total of 25 sexual offences by taxi drivers, private hire drivers, or anyone pretending to be a hired driver, were reported between April 2016 and March 2017 across Lancashire.

Reports of sexual offences by taxi drivers has more than doubled in three years

The number of alleged sexual offences committed by taxi or private hire drivers in Lancashire has more than doubled in the last three years.

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