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Gone off the rails over tramline works?

Traffic disruption and declines in footfall for businesses caused by ongoing works and road closures have seen your comments pour in.
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The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

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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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The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to Blackpool bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.
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Driver freed after crash in Cleveleys

Driver freed after crash in Cleveleys

A driver had to be freed by firefighters after a smash in Cleveleys.

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Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Shop owners hit back over ‘gridlock resort’

Cars continue to queue on Blackpool roads as roadworks sparked travel chaos across the resort.

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Top right: Blackpool Norths number 2 signal box, dating from 1896, is demolished Pic: @TheGNRP Bottom right: Platforms are demolished at Blackpool North Left: Workers remove tracks

Blackpool to Preston railway line work will be ‘worth pain’ says rail chief

Platforms have been demolished and tracks removed in the first week of work to upgrade the Blackpool to Preston railway line.

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The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport
LCC gritters ready for action

Gritters ready for action as cold weather sets in

As Lancashire prepares for the coldest winter in years, £4m is being ploughed into keeping the county’s roads running smoothly.

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Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment
A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Transport
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden

MP quizzes rail chiefs over line closure

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has called for a Sunday service on the Preston to Blackpool South line when services resume at the end of January.

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Traffic in the town centre due to roadworks on the Promenade and Talbot Road

Traders revolt over Blackpool gridlock chaos

Blackpool faced another day of traffic chaos yesterday as road closures continue to cause huge queues.
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Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

Transport
The town centre is one of many no-go hotspots

Blackpool gridlock: Twitter reacts

Angry drivers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations after the latest roadworks brought the town to its knees.
Transport
Your guide to roadworks and closures across Blackpool

How to beat Blackpool’s traffic hold-ups this winter

The end of the Illuminations marked the start of a series of projects to improve Blackpool town centre.
Transport
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Transport
Drivers are experiencing delays as a result of the accident

Delays after crash on M6 at junction 31

Drivers experienced delays following a two-car crash on the northbound M6.
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