M65 junction closed after car fire

Emergency services were called out to an incident on the M65 earlier today, where they tended to a Skoda engulfed in flames on the scene and causing a section of the motorway to be temporarily closed.
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Broken down horse trailer temporarily shuts M6

The M6 was closed south of Preston earlier this afternoon to allow for a horse to be moved from a broken down trailer to a replacement, police said.

The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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Rush hour traffic was heavily disrupted due to a collision at the entrance to the M65 in Burnley.

Rush hour crash causes traffic chaos

Rush hour traffic in Burnley was brought to a standstill this morning after a crash involving three vehicles.
Police were called to the incident at around 6.10am

Man dies after being 'struck by train'

Police were called to a fatality after a man was "struck by a train" in Penwortham.
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Tempreratures are forecast to plunge

Grane Road re-opened after earlier closure due to 'hazardous' driving conditions

The Grane Road has re-opened following its earlier closure after icy road conditions led to several accidents this morning.
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

Chris Grayling: My high-speed vision for future of Yorkshire transport

THIS is a region with a pioneering transport history. During the 19th century, not only did Yorkshire change the way we made goods – it changed the way we transported them too. Transport gave industry in Yorkshire the competitive advantage it required to flourish. It opened up labour markets. It slashed the cost of raw materials. And it brought customers closer.

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Lancashire Road Police have asked people to avoid the area

A56 re-opens after earlier closure

Drivers are still facing delays but traffic is easing following a road closure in the Edenfield area.
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An 11-year-old girl died in the accident

Girl, 11, dies in three-vehicle crash on M61

A child has died following a horror crash involving three vehicles on the M61, say police.
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One person died in the crash on the M61

Passenger killed in horror HGV crash on M61

A passenger has been killed in a motorway crash involving two cars and one HGV, say police.
Two lanes closed on Southbound M6

Delays on M6 after crane fire

Two lanes were closed on the M6 after a blaze started on a mobile crane, say police.
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Next week's roadworks

NORTH WEST ROADWORKS: 23-29 January 2017

Here are all planned roadworks across the region from Monday January, 23 to Sunday January, 29 2017.
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Reedley Road will undergo resurfacing next month. (Google Maps image)

Council's go-ahead for Reedley Road resurfacing

After months of local residents complaining about the appalling state of Reedley Road in Brierfield the Conservative County and Borough Councillors have announced that resurfacing work will start next month.
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Council apologises for roundabout mayhem

With disgruntled commuters growing increasingly incensed at the temporary traffic lights off the roundabout at junction 13 of the M65, Lancashire County Council has apologised, admitting that the refurbishment scheme will still take another month to complete.
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Average speed cameras are to be installed

New speed cameras will help tackle crash deaths

One of the most dangerous roads in the country is to be made safer by the introduction of new speeding measures.

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John Fillis, cabinet member for highways and transport, has said the county's gritters are set to be very busy.

Lancs gritters prepped ahead of snow warnings

Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the next couple of days with snow warnings issues for later this week.

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The A59 in Clitheroe is closed this morning after a car crash.

Car crash closes road

Traffic was backing up out of Clitheroe this morning after an accident involving two cars on the A59 at rush hour.

Firefighters had to cut four people from two vehicles after an accident on the M65.

Four cut free from vehicles after motorway accident

Four people had to be cut free from their vehicles after a collision on the M65 in Burnley on Bank Holiday Monday.
Police urge drivers to take care when driving in icy conditions.

Police are urging drivers to take care in icy conditions

Lancashire police are warning drivers to take extra care when driving in icy conditions after a number of accidents were recorded on the roads across Lancashire yesterday (29 December).
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