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Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP repeats call for better tram safety

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has hit out at County Hall bosses claiming they are sweeping concerns over tram safety under the carpet.

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Fire crews rushed to the three-car crash on the M6.

Long delays around the north of Preston after three-car crash on M6

Heavy delays are still affecting the many areas of Preston after a crash between three cars on the M6 northbound.

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An old photo of Central Car Park, Blackpool.

New £1 coin blamed for Blackpool parking charge hike

Next month’s parking hike in Blackpool – with some fees going up 65 per cent – has been partially blamed on the new £1 coin.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

‘Behind closed doors’ meeting on the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry future

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Virgin Trains caters for hundreds of Lancashire passengers every day

Virgin Trains operator celebrates 20 years on the tracks

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

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Motorists will be angry if the scheme has been delayed or even scrapped, it was claimed

Highways England address Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass fears

The proposed £100m bypass between Windy Harbour and Skippool is still planned to go ahead, the Department for Transport said.

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Motorists will be angry if the scheme has been delayed or even scrapped, it was claimed

Is A585 bypass dream facing scrapheap?

The future of a proposed £100m bypass to alleviate congestion between Windy Harbour and Skippool on the A585 could be in doubt.

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White Carr Lane                                                                                Image:Google

MP vows to continue rat run speed battle

An MP has vowed to continue his fight to cut the speed limit on a notorious rat run road.

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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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Blackpool Transport is making changes

Route axed in bus shake up

One Blackpool bus route is to be axed while others will be extended in a major timetable shake up.

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Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend

Snow warning issued for Lancashire

A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.

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The Fleetwood Knott End Ferry

Wyre Council to decide on new deal for Knott End ferry service

Mystery surrounds a secret meeting about the future of the Knott End to Fleetwood ferry.

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Park Lane in Preesall

Biker hurt in crash on village road

A motorcyclist has been injured in a collision with a car

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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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Squires Gate Lane                                                                        Image: Google

Major Blackpool roadworks get new start date

United Utilities has put back the start date for major roadworks close to a busy Blackpool junction.

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Tram danger reminder after passengers hurt in emergency stop

Drivers are being warned of the consequences of playing ‘chicken’ with trams following a collision which left two passengers hurt.

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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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The aftermath of the crash in Mansfield Road

Lamp post and wall demolished in car chase drama

A driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving whilst unfit through drugs and driving without insurance or a licence following a car chase in Blackpool.
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