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Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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Left to right: David Alder, LMCRP Treasurer, Catherine Huddleston, Partnership Officer, Colin Speakman, DBCIC, Gerald Townson, LMCRP Chairman, and Paul Chattwood, DBCIC, before recent discussions at Bentham station.

Bowland Explorer will connect rural communities

A new bus service running through the heart of the Forest of Bowland is to be launched at the beginning of May.

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The current state of Howgill Lane, Gisburn.

MP calls for urgent action on the borough's potholes

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is calling for urgent action to be taken on the borough’s potholes.
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The council is due to dig it up Chatburn Road roundabout.

Second round of works to busy roundabout

Business owners have vented their fury after a second round of work in five months is set to begin at one of Clitheroe’s busiest junctions.

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The scene at junction 28 after the crash

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after 10 vehicle smash

One man was taken to hospital with "serious" injuries following a 10 vehicle smash on the northbound M6.
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Police and paramedics are dealing with a biker accident on the A59.

Biker crash on A59 near Clitheroe

Paramedics are at the scene on the A59 treating a motorcyclist who has crashed his bike.

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Is this your van? Police are keen to get in touch about a car accident they believe you may have witnessed.

Police appeal for white van driver who witnessed road accident

Police have launched an appeal for the driver of a white van to come forward as they believe he may have witnessed a road accident in Padham..
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The accident happened between junctions 6 for Horwichand 5 for West Houghton.

UPDATE: Lane closed on southbound M61 after accident

One lane was closed on the M61 southbound after a vehicle and a trailer hit the central reservation.
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Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.
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New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving

New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving

A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.
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M6 closed following crash

M6 closed following crash

Both carriageways of the M6 have been closed following an accident involving two lorries.

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Thetrain operator expects to run around980 services across their entire network - around 40% of their usual service.

Less than half of Northern trains to run on strike day

Train services across the north west are likely to be severely disrupted as members of the RMT strike over the introduction of driver only operation.
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A section of trackside wall collapsed sending 200 tonnes of debris across the four lines

Liverpool Lime Street station to reopen tomorrow

Liverpool Lime Street station will reopen to trains tomorrow – 24 hours ahead of schedule, say Network Rail.
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The accident happened at around 12.30pm on 1 March on Preston New Road near the Samlesbury Hotel.

Woman cut from car after two-vehicle smash

A woman was rescued by firefighters after she became trapped in her car following a two-car crash, say fire services.
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Phone fines 'fail to deter drivers'

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force

New penalties for drivers using mobile phones at the wheel come into force today.

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There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

No trains to and from Liverpool Lime Street after wall collapse

There are currently no trains running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street after a wall collapsed onto tracks.

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North West Motorway Police have issued the plea after they were called to 47 accidents across the northwest before 10am on 28 February.

Police warning after 47 road accidents across network

Lancashire's motorists have been urged to slow down after bad weather caused a spate of accidents across the network.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious accident on the A59.

Appeal after serious accident on the A59

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left with serious head injuries following a serious accident on the A59.

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Reckless driver video goes viral

This was the moment Clitheroe businessman Matthew Taylor confronted a driver he witnessed overtaking his car and five others at high speed, narrowly avoiding oncoming traffic on the A59.

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The fast lane of the M65 was  blocked this morning after a car crashed into the central reservation at junction eight.

Motorway blocked after rush hour collision

Rush hour traffic was delayed this morning after a car crashed into the central reservation on the M65.

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