Angry Blackpool MP hits out at rail upgrade delays on Blackpool North line

A Blackpool MP has criticised rail bosses over the delays and confusion over the upgrade work on the Blackpool North line.
MP Cat Smith

MP says potholes are costing Fleetwood motorists dear

MP Cat Smith says hundreds of constituents across her Lancaster and Fleetwood patch have had to shell out massive amounts of cash over potholes.

Timothy Hill

Director jailed after giving speed cameras the finger

A company director who fitted a laser jammer to his Range Rover and gave speed cameras the finger has been jailed for perverting the course of justice, police said.
Temporary traffic lights were removed on Wednesday

Temporary traffic lights that caused chaos under Devonshire Road railway bridge axed as council claims they were there without permission

Temporary traffic lights under the railway bridge in Devonshire Road, North Shore, were removed on the orders of the council, which yesterday claimed they were put up without permission.

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Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
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The line between Bispham and Little Bispham was closed at around 6:20am this morning due to overhead wires on the tracks, with replacement bus services in placerunning from Starr Gate to Fleetwood.

Frustration after damage causes partial closure of Blackpool's tram network

Blackpool's tram lines were partially closed today, causing frustration for commuters enjoying the seaside sunshine.
A photo of the scene posted by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods.

M6 closed following "serious injury collision" involving car and lorry

The M6 was closed this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision.
Aston Martin Vantage

First drive: Aston Martin Vantage

Could this really be the much-loved British brand's Porsche 911 beater? Rebecca Chaplin heads to Portugal to see if it lives up to the hype.
Speed limits are set for a reason

Half of drivers think speeding is acceptable, poll finds

Half of drivers (50%) think it is acceptable to break speed limits, new research suggests.

Blackpool North station

Here's what a Northern director had to say when confronted about yet 'another cancelled train'

A regional director at Northern Rail, which operates the trains running out of Blackpool, appeared to blame delays in the electrification work between the resort’s North station and Preston for trains being cancelled.
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Blackpool North station earlier this week

Rail minister blames delay on electrification work on bad weather and two specialist trains that broke down and CRASHED

Rail minister Jo Johnson said he was ‘disappointed’ with the delay on work, which was blamed on a ‘combination of bad weather and technical glitches’, including a breakdown on a specialist wiring train – with another wiring train involved in a road smash.
The work ongoing at Blackpool North train station

Anger over rail delays lead to calls for clarity as bosses slam 'unfounded' rumours

MPs called for clarity over the progress on the huge rail upgrade project linking the resort to Preston and beyond.
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Virgin's Pendolino train

35 more trains to bring 17,000 extra tourists to our resort

Blackpool could be on track to see more tourists and business visitors after Virgin Trains revealed it was launching 35 additional services a week between London and the resort next month.

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Transport incident

Lorry careers up embankment on M55

An accident between a lorry and two cars is partially blocking the M55 tonight.

Potholes are worse than ever after this winter

Pothole breakdowns soar following harsh winter weather

The harsh winter led to one of the worst three-month periods for pothole-related breakdowns, new figures show.

A Southwest Airlines plane sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing

What happens when a plane window is smashed?

The death of a passenger on a US airliner shows the potentially serious consequences of a damaged plane window.

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Name a train

Your chance to name a Virgin train

Virgin trains is set to launch new electric train services for Blackpool via Preston and bosses want readers to come up with a name for one of the new trains.

The man has since been identified as 49-year-old Mohammed Amin from Bolton.

Police name man who died in M60 crash

A man who died in the collision on the M60 this morning has been named by police.
Learner driver

New drivers could be BANNED from driving with car full of friends in 'boy racer' crackdown

New drivers could soon face tough new driving restrictions after passing their tests under new laws being considered by the Government.
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Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that the man died at the scene and two others were taken to hospital between junctions 18and 19.

Man dies in M60 crash

A man has died in a three-car crash on the M60, say police.
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