Severed hand in central reservation leads to road closure

Police who closed a major road after a motorist spotted a suspicious item have said it was a realistic-looking fake severed hand.


Delays on southbound M6 after vehicle fire

An accident on the southbound M6 brought traffic to a standstill this morning.
The RMT announced  two more days of strike action are set to go ahead

Train strikes announced for October

Commuters using Northern Rail services have been warned to brace themselves for further strike action which has been scheduled to take place in October.

Star cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari, Porsche and Bugatti were just some of the big-name brands unveiling their latest luxury sports cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Up to 50 flights a day are now officially cancelled

The full list of Ryanair cancellations and what to do if you're affected

Ryanair have now revealed the full list of cancelled flights for the next six weeks.
Traffic is reported to be queuing on the M65 following a three vehicle accident on the westbound carriageway.

Delays after crash on M65

Traffic is reported to be queuing on the M65 following a three vehicle accident on the westbound carriageway.
Dozens of concerned residents called 999 after spotting the flames and huge plumes of smoke at Chantry Place, Harrow.

Major disruption for London bound travellers after fire at timber yard

Major disruption is expected for train passengers hoping to travel to London today following a major blaze at a London timber yard.
Delays have been caused on the M6 by a three-vehicle collision

Crash on M6 causing serious delays

Serious delays have been experienced by motorists on the M6 after a three-car collision.
Prices are on the rise

Motorists hit with largest weekly increase in fuel prices since January

Motorists have been hit with the largest weekly increase in fuel prices since early January, new figures show.

Here are the locations to avoid in the North West

Roads alert as storm Aileen heads towards North West

Highways England are urging drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning during Storm Aileen.
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Cycling UK has written to transport minister Jesse Norman calling for the launch of a campaign

Cycling charity urges awareness campaign about dangers of 'car dooring'

Awareness about the dangers of hitting cyclists with car doors must be raised, a charity has warned.

Police and paramedics are dealing with a crash on Todmorden Road in Burnley.

Two men injured in Burnley crash

Two men have been injured in an accident on Todmorden Road, Burnley, this lunchtime.

Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston

Widower of pedestrian killed by cyclist vows to bring change in law

The widower of a woman knocked down and killed by a rider on a fixed-gear bike has vowed to bring about a change in the law to make it easier to prosecute cyclists who injure or kill pedestrians.

The accident happened at around 11:30am between junctions 2 and 3 of the westbound carriageway.

Vehicle and trailer overturn blocking lanes on M65

A vehicle towing a trailer overturned on the M65 blocking lanes this morning, say police.
On average, a 17-24-year-old driver now pays 2,379 to run a car in the first year of driving

Government policy fuels rise in car insurance costs for young drivers

Car insurance costs for young drivers have rocketed over the past year as a result of controversial government tax and policy changes.


Shock dashcam video shows how mum cheats death

This shocking video shows how the quick thinking and good driving of a mum-of-three from Burnley saved her from injury or even death after being caught up in a multi-vehicle crash on the M65.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North walked out amid worsening industrial relations in the industry.

Train services disrupted as rail strikes hit Lancashire

Rail workers at three train operators were "solidly supporting" fresh strikes on Monday in bitter disputes over the role of guards and driver-only trains, disrupting travel as people returned to work after the summer holidays and schools reopened for the new term.

Forecourt prices could rise by up to 4p per litre

UK petrol price could rise up to 4p after hurricane shuts down US refineries

UK motorists are being warned to expect a hike in the cost of unleaded petrol due to Hurricane Harvey.

Volkswagen are the latest car manufacturer to offer a scrappage deal

Volkswagen scrappage scheme offers thousands if drivers axe diesel

Volkswagen has launched a scrappage scheme offering motorists thousands of pounds if they trade in an old diesel car for a new model.

14 per cent of all UK drivers own a personalised plate

Drivers with personalised plates are six times as likely to be caught speeding

Drivers with a personalised number plate are six times more likely to have received a speeding ticket in the past three years, according to data collected by MoneySuperMarket
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