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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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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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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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Work has begun to develop the new subway to link the lifts to both platforms as part of the NLW Interchange Scheme at Newton-le-Willows station

Work begins on station redevelopment

Work is now under way to develop the Newton-le-Willows interchange which will see rail passengers benefit from improved station facilities and a new park and ride offering.

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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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Travellers are being urged to check routes are clear before they set off.

Environment Agency urges travellers to check flood risk ahead of Christmas getaway

With wet and windy conditions expected from Friday and into the Christmas weekend, the Environment Agency is urging people to check their flood risk - especially if driving or staying in an unfamiliar location.

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Highways England will complete the roadworksby 6am on Friday 23 December

Roadworks to be completed ahead of Christmas rush

Seven North West traffic schemes will be completed in time for Christmas to help people travelling for the holiday season.

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A number of accidents have been reported on the M6 this morning.

Accidents on M6 Southbound causing delays

There have been a number of accidents this morning (Friday, 2 December) affecting Southbound traffic on the M6 around the Wigan and Cheshire areas.

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The scene of the collapsed subway this morning

Commuter chaos as station evacuated

Work has begun to clear up the area after the wall of a disused subway collapsed at Wigan North Western station.

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Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

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Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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UPDATE: Four car accident causes delays to Southbound traffic on the M6 (junctions 21a-22)

UPDATE: Four car accident causes delays to Southbound traffic on the M6 (junctions 21a-22)

Traffic is no longer delayed on the Southbound M6 between junctions 21a to 22.
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Jack Goodison, 17, from Ashton-in-Makerfield, holds a photograph of his sister Rebecca

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE: Jack Goodison was just three when his beloved sister was hit by a speeding car killing her instantly

Our Drive For Justice campaign is calling for changes in the law to make sentencing fit the crime for those who kill or seriously injure people on our roads.

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Jade Pickering

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE: Mum of teen crash victim backs calls for tougher sentences

The mum of a teenage girl who died in a road crash is backing our Drive For Justice campaign to fight for tougher punishments for those who kill or seriously injure people on the roads.

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Lanes are blocked by a multi-vehicle accident

Emergency services called to accident on the M6 northbound carriageway

A multi-vehicle collision is blocking one lane of the carriage way at junction 18 for Holmes Chapel.
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BACKING CAMPAIGN: Catherine Smith

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE: ‘I was given a life sentence by death crash drivers’

A woman whose husband and daughter were killed in separate road crashes says change is needed to deal with motorists who cause death and destruction ... read Catherine Smith’s heart-wrenching story as we launch our Drive For Justice campaign to call for changes in the law to make sentencing fit the crime for those who kill or seriously injure people on our roads

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Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Delays on M6 Northbound after vehicle breakdown

Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

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Lanes closed on M6 after two incidents

Lanes closed on M6 after two incidents

Two crashes and a car fire have led to closures on the M6 motorway.

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The motorway was closed after the crash

Fuel spillage after car and petrol tanker crash on motorway

Part of the M6 motorway was closed when a car and a petrol tanker collided.

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Lanes are closed on the M6 following a series of accidents

UPDATE: More lanes closed on M6 after crashes

Delays are expected on the M6 due to a series of accidents.
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