Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

The car (top) smashed into a garden wall and parked cars at the property (bottom). Photo via Lancashire Road Police.

Shocking images after car ploughs into garden wall

Police have revealed shocking images of a late night car crash in Chorley.


The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
Photo Neil Cross Jeff McGinty on the empty grit bin.

‘Our new grit bin is no use if it’s empty’

The Winter Olympics have just got underway in South Korea, but they’ve been going on for weeks in South Ribble.

Police have advised finding an alternative route

Jack-knifed lorry causing M6 delays

Drivers faced delays on the northbound M6 after a lorry jackknifed close to Charnock Richard Services.

Two men have been taken to hospital after acar hit a pedestrian on Shepherds Way at the junction of Lyons Lane.

Two taken to hospital after 'serious' crash in Chorley

A road has been closed in Chorley following a serious crash, say police.
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.


Drivers told ‘look out for the roundabout’

As roundabouts go, it’s a pretty big one . . . not something you can easily miss.


This is what the law says you can do when someone parks in front of your house

Other cars pinching your perfect parking space is always a particular annoyance, especially when that spot just happens to be in front of your house.
The burned out car. Photo courtesy of Lancs Road Police.

Lucky escape after motorway smash near Chorley

The occupants of a car escaped with only minor injuries after it collided with an HGV on the M61.

Wardens ruled this was illegally parked at Lidl in New Hall Lane.

Wheels on the line? Here’s a £100 fine

A car parking firm has been accused of ‘crossing the line’ after a supermarket customer got a £100 ticket for stopping on one.

A road has been blocked in Euxton

Road blocked in Euxton after tree falls

A road has been blocked in Euxton after a tree fell in high winds overnight.

Calm the nerves with a pre-flight pint?

That pre-flight pint at the airport might be a thing of the past

You know the feeling...
Witness appeal signs at the spot on Brockholes Brow where the two young women were killed

Teenager re-lives loss of ‘first love’

A teenager appeared before a jury to re-live the horrific moment his young sweetheart was mown down by a car.

Talks were held between the union and Northern but they ended without any breakthrough to the long-running row over staffing, driver-only operation and guards.

TRAIN STRIKES: Walk-out on Northern services after row over guards

Train users across the North West will face disrupted journeys today as a fresh wave of strikes over the role of guards cuts services by around a half.

Natalie Hough and Simon Connor, the firefighter couple who had a surprise encounter when Natalie crashed her car right next to an RTC which Simon was already attending.

Firefighter couple in road drama

A couple who are both firefighters had a surprise meeting when one suffered a car crash right next to an accident scene where the other was already working.

A variety of trains from different eras

Rail passengers enduring journeys on 'clapped out' trains

Britain's trains are the oldest since current records began, an investigation has found.

A total of 25 sexual offences by taxi drivers, private hire drivers, or anyone pretending to be a hired driver, were reported between April 2016 and March 2017 across Lancashire.

Reports of sexual offences by taxi drivers has more than doubled in three years

The number of alleged sexual offences committed by taxi or private hire drivers in Lancashire has more than doubled in the last three years.

Traffic camera footage of the held traffic.

Traffic held after M6 crash

Traffic on the M6 has been temporarily held after a car collided with the central reservation this morning.
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