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Floods alert as Storm Brian hits Lancashire

Flash flooding posed a hazard for Lancashire drivers today as Storm Brian battered the North West.

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Residents on Grange Park are struggling to cross Poulton Road to get to the post office at the Texaco garage.  Pictured is Terry Bennett

Blackpool pensioners make 1.5-mile detour rather than cross busy road

Scared pensioners are choosing to go on mile-and-a-half detour by bus to get to a post office rather than walk 30 FEET across a road amid fears they will get knocked over.

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Trains are delayed in Doncaster this morning

Closures and 50mph limit set for M55

Sections of the M55 motorway are set to close overnight so roadworks can be carried out.

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View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

Transport
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

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Ambulance crews say a woman driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa suffered arm injuries in the incident on Garstang Road

Woman taken to hospital after six car smash

A woman was taken to hospital after she was involved in a six car pile-up in Singleton, say police.

Transport
Blackpool cabbies have been named the best in the land

Cabs hailed as best

Blackpool’s cabbies have been judged the best in the country for the second year in a row.
Business
An artist's impression of the tramway extension on Talbot Road

Project update: Work to start on tramway extension

Preparation work is due to start next month ahead of the £22m extension of the Blackpool tramway.
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Undated file image of engineers carrying out rail electrification work

Majority polled say bus replacement timetables are unrealistic

Eighty-five per cent of almost 300 people surveyed by The Gazette yesterday said Northern Rail’s replacement bus timetables are not realistic.

Transport
£7m of taxpayers money spent in one year to repair pothole ridden roads

£7m of taxpayers money spent in one year to repair pothole ridden roads

More than £7m of taxpayers money has been spent in one year alone to repair Lancashire’s pothole riddled roads.

Transport
Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows.

Transport

Accident on M6 in Lancashire fifth worst for queues and delays

Drivers travelling on the M6 in Lancashire suffered one of the worst traffic hold-ups across the whole country, experts have revealed.
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Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show.

Transport
RAIL REPLACEMENT BUSES: 20 minute claim for Poulton to Kirkham journey - at rush hour!

RAIL REPLACEMENT BUSES: 20 minute claim for Poulton to Kirkham journey - at rush hour!

Rail bosses have left just 20 minutes for replacement buses to get to Kirkham from Poulton during the morning rush hour, a move which has been branded a ‘mistake’.

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The GLC model is one of many affected

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.
Transport
Rivington Services

Revealed: The best and worst motorway service areas

Transport Focus surveyed customers at England's 112 motorway service areas.

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Wyre speed traps set to be unleashed

Average speed cameras on a notorious Wyre road are ready to go live.

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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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The M6 at junction 35, pictured previously

UPDATE: M6 crash: lanes reopen

The M6 was shut in part of Lancashire following a crash.
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