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Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

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Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

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The accident happened between the M65 J8 and A679 Huncoat at around 8.30am on December 12.

Delays after crash on A56

Delays and long tailbacks are being reported along the southbound A56 following a collision, say Highways England.

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New buses will help transform travel in many rural areas

Improved bus routes on their way

New bus routes starting in Lancashire next week will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more frequent services across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley.

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Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
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Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

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Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.
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Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

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Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.

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Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

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Firefighters attended an accident in Clitheroe this afternoon when a car crashed into a fence.

Fire crews called out after car crashes into fence

Fire crews were called out this afternoon after a car collided with a fence in Stoneyhurst.

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MP Graham Jones prepares to cut the ribbon to open the Martholme Viaduct with (from left to right)  Great Harwood councillor Noodad Aziz, Rawden Kerr, who is the Great Harwood town crier,  John Barker, chairman of Martholme Greenway and Will Heynes from Sustrans.

History made as viaduct opens for first time in 20 years

Campaigners, who fought to have part of a historic viaduct opened for the first time in 20 years, are already looking ahead to the next stage of their scheme.

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220,000 learner drivers have a new-style test booked after the changes are introduced on December 4

220,000 learner drivers prepare to take the new-look test

More than 220,000 learner drivers are preparing to take the new driving test - with changes including following directions from a sat nav.

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VIDEO: CCTV of thieves stealing a vehicle without the key by using a relay box

This is the shocking moment thieves steal a vehicle without the key by using a relay box.
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Motorists hit by diversions as West Bradford bridge closes until the New Year

Crash closes West Bradford bridge until the New Year

Villagers are having to cope with traffic diversions in the run-up to Christmas after a bridge over the River Ribble was declared unsafe.

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Here's our guide for preparing your car for winter...

How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

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The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
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Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and County Coun. Azhar Ali

Labour vows to electrify Burnley and Pendle rail links to Yorkshire

Significant improvements that could revolutionise East Lancashire’s rail network – including reopening the Colne-Skipton line – would be made if Labour are elected at the next election, the party has announced.
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Police are appealing for information following the crash on the M65

APPEAL: Woman suffers chest injuries after M65 crash

A woman was taken to hospital after she suffered chest injuries in a two-car smash on the M65, say police.
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