Work rate hits record high but work age benefits claims are up

The number of people in work has reached a record high, while earnings have grown slightly above inflation for the first time in almost a year, new figures showed.
A Virgin pendolino train

Row as Virgin is given year long extension for West Coast train service

Lancashire rail travellers will get improved wifi and mobile phone coverage on pendolino trains after Virgin was controversially given an extension to its West Coast Main Line franchise.

Ruth Connor

Lancashire marketing chief set for new role in university

The head of the organisation charged with putting Lancashire in the shop window for visitors and businesses is moving on.

Rail electrification and upgrades will form part of Transport for the North's strategic plan

Transport group launches blueprint to drive region's economy

A grand plan to transform the fortunes of the region through its road and rail network has been launched.
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