Police warning after 47 accidents on motorway network

Lancashire's motorists have been urged to slow down after bad weather causes a spate of accidents on the motorway network.

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Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
LTR coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

Call for new railway station

A residents’ group is encouraging transport bosses to revive its plan to reconnect parts of the borough to the regional rail network.

Delays are expected after a two-vehicle crash

Lane closed on M6 Northbound after two car-crash

A lane was closed on the M6 Northbound after a two-vehicle accident, say North West Motorway Police.
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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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Police were called to the incident at around 6.10am

Man dies after being 'struck by train'

Police were called to a fatality after a man was "struck by a train" in Penwortham.
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Hannah Shelmerdine behind the wheel

Dreams come true for daredevil racer

A woman with cerebral palsy has seen her dreams of driving a racing car become reality.

Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
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Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Wigan looks set to get a six-figure cash boost in its battle to keep motorists’ journeys running smoothly.

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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HS2 project

Consultation events planned over HS2 bid

A public consultation event is being held to discuss planned changes to the high speed rail network.

Police urge drivers to take care when driving in icy conditions.

Police are urging drivers to take care in icy conditions

Lancashire police are warning drivers to take extra care when driving in icy conditions after a number of accidents were recorded on the roads across Lancashire yesterday (29 December).
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Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

Highways England will complete the roadworksby 6am on Friday 23 December

Roadworks to be completed ahead of Christmas rush

Seven North West traffic schemes will be completed in time for Christmas to help people travelling for the holiday season.

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M6 LATEST: Delays ease as motorway reopens following trailer fire

Commuters were experiencing long delays travelling Northbound on the M6 today after a trailer fire led to the closure of the motorway last night.
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Bus damaged when stones were thrown at it on Nel Pan Lane, Westleigh

Bus yob vandalism condemned

Transport bosses have hit out at mindless yobs who smashed the windows of four buses travelling through Leigh.

Pressure on train company to retain popular service

Pressure on train company to retain popular service

MPs are piling pressure on a train company to retain a popular commuting route after research showed passenger numbers are up.

Norman Bradbury at the field behind Hag Fold railway station which he is proposing should be turned into a park and ride

Call to transform field into new park and ride for rail travellers

A former councillor is calling for the creation of a new park and ride to tackle what he claims is a severe shortage of parking for rail passengers.

The scene of the collapsed subway this morning

Commuter chaos as station evacuated

Work has begun to clear up the area after the wall of a disused subway collapsed at Wigan North Western station.

Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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