Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.


Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.
Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.

Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

Bus firm slashes ticket prices for summer

Bus network Arriva has extended its latest ticket offer to make the cost of travelling by bus cheaper in spring and summer.
Key stakeholders visit the new NLW Interchange site

Key milestone reached on rail interchange scheme

The Newton-le-Willows Interchange scheme, which will see rail passengers benefit from improved station facilities and a new park-and-ride offering, passed another key milestone recently as work began on excavating the new subway to connect the platforms.
St Helens Junction Station

Rail commuters to get improved car parking at stations

Rail users in St Helens are set to benefit from improved parking facilities when the expanded park and ride facility at St Helens Junction opens next week.

Main road closed after vehicle smash

A St Helens road has been closed due to a traffic collision.
Dignitaries welcome the new services at Newton-le-Willows station

Cross-country services boost for St Helens stations

Stations in St Helens are set to welcome cross-country services for the first time later this month.

Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

A photo of the scene posted by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods.

M6 closed following "serious injury collision" involving car and lorry

The M6 was closed this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision.

Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
There is a large volume of traffic after the incident

Delays after incident on A580 East Lancashire Road

Motorists are being warned to avoid a key route after a road traffic incident.

A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

A St Helens road has been closed after a serious accident

Woman and girl 'critical' after being hit by car

A woman and a girl are in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car in St Helens this evening.
Haydock Island

‘Drivers are risking their lives’ at accident blackspot

Hundreds of motorists have signed a petition demanding increased safety measures at an accident blackspot.

If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

Thatto Heath Road, Photo: Google Maps

Road closed after 10-year-old boy in traffic accident

A main road in St Helens is closed this evening after a boy of 10 was injured in a traffic accident.
The bridge on Gores Lane

Accident closes road between Billinge and Rainford

A traffic collision has closed a busy lane between Billinge and Rainford this afternoon.
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