Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
The accident happened at around 2.30pm on Leyland Road near to Penwortham Holme recreation ground.

Man taken to hospital after crash in Penwortham

An elderly man was taken to hospital after he was involved in a two-car crash in Penwortham, say police.

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene

Branson urged to meet unions over Virgin West Coast pay row as strikes loom

Union leaders are urging Sir Richard Branson to intervene in a dispute over pay which is set to spark a series of strikes on Virgin Trains West Coast.

Researchers suggested that momentary distraction is a common contributor to road traffic deaths

Full moons can increase likelihood of fatal motor bike crashes

More fatal motorbike crashes take place on nights where there is a full moon, research has found.

Bob Mills, of Galloway's, showing Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight reporter, how difficult it is to cross the shared space in Preston

Galloway's appeal: Preston's shared space scheme poses challenges for blind people - WITH VIDEO

As The Post continues its campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, NATALIE WALKER looks at the implications of the shared space scheme in Preston city centre for visually impaired people.
Ambulance services have revealed thatall the drivers miraculously escaped the accident with only minor injuries.

Police release shocking images of 'catastrophic' motorway smash

Police have released shocking images of a "catastrophic" six-vehicle motorway smash near Chorley.
Police helping a stranded car in Rivington, Chorley. Photo: Lancashire Road Police.

SNOW LATEST: Cars stranded and drivers rescued despite Lancashire avoiding the worst of 'Snowmageddon'

For the large part, 'Snowmageddon' in Lancashire was a damp squib.
A yellow warning for Preston has been issued by the Met Office.

SNOW WARNING: Preston's hour-by-hour snow forecast for Sunday

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston on Sunday as sub-zero temperatures continue to sweep across the north west.
Scene of the crash

Ice and snow warning after crash closes M6

Two lanes of the M6 were closed for a number of hours following an accident in wintry conditions.
Shhh. No mobiles of headphones

Future of quiet carriages on trains under scrutiny after passenger palaver

A train operator is considering scrapping its quiet carriages and is asking its passengers whether they want them to stay or go.
Police say acar is believed to have aquaplaned at around 7.30am and spun on the southbound carriageway between junctions 8 and 6.

Delays on M61 after two-car smash

Traffic is reportedly delayed following a two-vehicle smash on the M61.
Preston Bus

New rural bus routes on their way to better city links

New bus routes starting in Lancashire next week will see public transport restored to a number of villages, and more frequent services making travel much easier on other routes

The crash happened at the junction of The Fields and The Green at around 4.40pm on December 4.

Woman taken to hospital after crash in Eccleston

A woman was taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Eccleston, say police.

Passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms

Rail passengers to be hit by hike in train fares

Rail passengers are to face more woes as plans to increase fares by the largest hike in five years have been revealed.

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted

400 miles of roadworks to be lifted to ease Christmas getaway

Almost 400 miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease journeys over Christmas.

Dashcam shows lorry driver 'falling asleep' before M6 motorway crash

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a lorry driver apparently falling asleep at the wheel before smashing into a number of cars.

Police have launched their drink driving campaign

Police start push to catch drink and drug drivers over Christmas period

Police have launched a crackdown on drink and drug driving over the festive period.


Motorists urged to remain vigilant as survey reveals lane drifting dangers

One in nine (11%) vehicles on UK motorways drift out of their lanes, according to new research.

Three vehicle smash blocks one lane of M6 near Leyland

Three vehicle smash blocks one lane of M6 near Leyland

One lane of the M6 southbound was blocked following a rush hour collision involving three vehicles this afternoon.


‘We need a new M6 junction in Lancashire’

Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has called for a new junction on the M6 in central Lancashire as traffic levels increase.

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