No weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston

There will be no weekend trains between Blackpool and Preston until 2 April while engineering work is carried out on the route, say Northern Rail.
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Delays ahead

Motorway closed as car flips

The M55 has been closed after a car flipped onto its roof

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Rush hour crash closes M55

Rush hour crash closes M55

Rushhour traffic was brought to a standstill by a crash on the M55.

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Mark Menzies at Kirkham Station

Rail upgrade after 'generation of neglect'

A generation of neglect is being put right on the Fylde coast’s railways, says MP Mark Menzies.

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Fire crews at the scene

Blackpool Prom re-opens after blaze chaos

Blackpool Promenade has re-opened to traffic following a fire at a hotel.

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Average speed camera

Safety improvements welcomed on two major roads

Fracking, Blackpool Football Club and speed cameras – three of the most divisive issues of our times.

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The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Bids invited to keep historic ferry afloat

Bids are being invited to keep a vital ferry service afloat.

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Car crash in Preston. Picture from Lancs Road Police

Driver trapped in car crash

A driver is in hospital after a car crash in Preston.

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Fire services were called to make the Sainsbury's sign safe

Roads closed as Blackpool battered by winds

Fire services braved the elements to keep Blackpool safe after high winds caused chaos across the town.
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A tree fell in Ballam Road, Lytham, leaving it blocked

UPDATE: Road reopened as fallen tree moved

A Lytham road that was blocked by a fallen tree has been reopened.

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A collision took place between two HGVs and a car in the early hours of 13January

All lanes now reopen on M6 Southbound after HGV accident

All lanes have now reopened on the M6 Southbound at Junction 32 for the Broughton Interchange after an earlier collision, say police.
Potholes on Bond Street, Blackpool, which have now been fixed

‘Hole’ lotta help for roads

More than £1.5m to improve roads has been awarded to Blackpool Council by the Government.

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Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 6pm following reports of an accident on Mythop Road in Weeton.

Poulton cyclist suffers brain haemorrhage after horror bike smash

Police are appealing for information after a 47-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in a horror accident.
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Police and ambulance services are currently attending athree-car accident on the M6 Northbound.

UPDATE: All lanes now re-opened after three-car smash on M6

All lanes have now re-opened following an earlier three-car accident on the M6 Northbound.
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Cookson Street is among those due to be upgraded as part of a 7m project

Work to start on £7m facelift for Blackpool roads

A £7m project to give key roads around Blackpool town centre a major facelift will start next week.

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The man was later found safe and well

Coastguard launch dramatic search for 'vulnerable' teen

Lifeboat teams launched a desperate search last night after reports that a vulnerable man was threatening suicide off the Fleetwood coast, say the coastguard.
A Catch22bus stops to pick up passengers

Signs removed in ‘ridiculous’ bus stop battle

Signs are to be taken down just months after being put up as a battle over bus stops intensifies.

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A Virgin train service.

MP demands an end to London to Lancs great rail fare rip-off

A Fylde MP is demanding to know why some Lancashire rail users are paying more than three times the price to get to London than other travellers.

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Cameras will be installed on the A583

Speed cameras set for October

Work to install average speed cameras on a key road into Blackpool will not begin until October, The Gazette can reveal.

The failure affects traffic travelling in both directions.

Traffic light failure on Blackpool Road

Motorists are being urged to approach the junction of Blackpool Road (A583) and Preston New Road in Clifton with caution this morning after a traffic light failure.
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