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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.
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Man who drove lorry up wrong side of M62 is jailed

A lorry driver who drove on the wrong side of the M62, causing a collision between two other vehicles has been jailed.
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The scene of the accident

HGV driver killed in M6 smash was just 37

The victim of the fatal road traffic collision has been confirmed as a 37-year-old man.
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The car was well alight on the motorway

Vehicle fire causes more disruption on M6

Drivers faced another morning of disruption on the M6 motorway after a car caught fire.
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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...
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The scene of the accident. Pic: Ilya

HGV driver killed in M6 crash

A HGV driver has been killed in a horror collision on the M6 involving three lorries.
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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.

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Virgin Trains: The strike is off

Rail union cancels Virgin Trains strike after new pay offer

One of the unions planning to strike at Virgin Trains West Coast on Friday has called off the action.

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A fifth of people do not select the most appropriate fare from ticket machines

70% of ticket machines do not produce cheapest train fares

More than two-thirds of ticket machines on Britain's railways do not inform passengers how to get the cheapest fares, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.

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Driver who swerved into cyclist admits dangerous driving

A driver who swerved his Ford Mondeo into a cyclist and knocked him to the ground has admitted dangerous driving.

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Police seized the car on the M62

Police issue warning after car seized due to insurance not covering commuting

A driver had their car seized by police on a motorway -because their insurance policy didn’t cover commuting from work.
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Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
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Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

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Problems with ice are also being reported on the M65 between junctions 5 and 6.

Ice warning for Lancashire drivers

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned to lower their speed after icy conditions were reported across the region.

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The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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