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Transport

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
Transport
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

Transport
The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Transport

M65 idiot driver clocked doing 115 mph

A dramatic video of a speeding driver caught doing 115 mph on the M65 has been released by police.
Crime
Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

Environment
A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Transport
Delays are reported on a major road in Lancashire following a two-cars crash, say police.

Two people taken to hospital after crash on the A56

Delays are reported on a major road in Lancashire following a two-cars crash, say police.

Transport
Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

Transport
Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

Transport
Drivers are experiencing delays as a result of the accident

Delays after crash on M6 at junction 31

Drivers experienced delays following a two-car crash on the northbound M6.
Transport
The train company is expected to operate a reduced service of around 65% of the normal weekday timetable between 7am and 7pm.

STRIKES: Reduced service to operate across Lancashire

Northern Rail users across the region will be hit by severe travel disruption today as members of the RMT stage a walk-out in the bitter dispute over the role of guards.
Transport
The Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tony Greaves.

Lord Tony Greaves calls for “a proper rail service” for Pendle

The Colne-based Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tony Greaves, has spoken at the House of Lords, calling for the Government to provide “a proper rail service” for the people of Pendle.

News
More than three out of five motorists believe congestion on motorways has increased in the past year

61% of drivers believe motorway congestion has got worse in past year

More than three out of five motorists believe congestion on motorways has increased in the past year, according to new research.

Transport
Customers should arrive at airports earlier than normal

UK passengers face enhanced security measures on US-bound flights

UK passengers flying to the US face enhanced security measures from Thursday.

Lifestyle
Police confirmed that the woman died at the scene of the crash on Accrington Road in Hapton in early on October 26

Woman dies after 'car crashes into tree'

Police have confirmed that a woman died in serious crash that happened this morning in Hapton.
Transport
The closure is affecting traffic between Accrington and Burnley.

Road closed in both directions in Hapton after 'serious accident'

A road has been closed in both directions following a serious one vehicle accident in Hapton, say police.
Transport
Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year

Auto cameras driving millions of penalty notices

Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year, according to a new report.

Crime
Recipients are advised to simply delete the messsage

Drivers are being warned about fake speeding fine notices

The police are asking drivers to look out for these speeding fines in their emails.
Transport
View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

Transport
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

Transport
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