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More than 100,000 over-90's still hold driving licences

More than 100,000 people aged 90 or over still hold driving licences, figures from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) show.
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Two crews attended the fire on Morecambe Road Pic: Janet Lawson

UPDATE: Crews battle bus fire

Two fire engines from Morecambe and Lancaster were called out to Morecambe Road following reports of "black smoke" coming from the engine compartment of the bus, say fire crews.
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A 255 million fund is expected to be unveiled to help councils speed up local measures to deal with pollution

New petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2040

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

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Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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Broughton Bypass

Part of Broughton bypass is set to open

Part of Broughton Bypass is set to temporarily open to motorists from next week.
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Mum dies after crash near Carnforth

Mum dies after crash near Carnforth

A 34-year-old woman from Caton has died following a collision close to Yealand Conyers on Tuesday (July 11).

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The road is expected to be closed for a long period of time

LATEST: Woman killed in horror crash

A 34-year-old woman has died after a crash with a lorry in Lancashire.

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The road is expected to be closed for a long period of time

UPDATE: Severe delays reported after serious crash

Several roads have been closed following a serious collision in Yealand Conyers.
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Major delays are expected on the rail network this morning after a train broke down betweenBolton and Salford Crescent.

Delays to services after train blocks track

Major delays are expected on the rail network this morning after a train broke down between Bolton and Salford Crescent.

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Lane one is reportedly blocked near to the end of the slip road.

Accident southbound M6

A lane was blocked on the southbound M6 following an accident.
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There will be no trains running between Lancaster and Morecambe due to a strike by Northern Rail.

Rail strike affecting Lancaster and Morecambe

There will be no trains running between Lancaster and Morecambe due to a national strike by Northern Rail.

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West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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A 38-year-old motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with a suspected head and shoulder injury

Two suffer serious injuries after motorway smash

Two people were taken to hospital following a serious collision yesterday on the northbound M6, say police.
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One lane has been closed Pic:Highways England

Fire closes one lane of northbound M6

One lane has been closed on the northbound M6 following a vehicle fire, say Highways England.
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Air Ambulance landed on the southbound carriageway

M-way smash causes long delays

Police have urged motorists to avoid the northbound carriageway of the M6 between Preston and Lancaster after a serious collision.

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Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
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Lorry goes off the road on the M6 northbound near Forton.

Lorry veers off M6 motorway

There were reports of tailbacks on the M6 northbound after a lorry entered a field off the motorway.

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Northern Rail services will be running in and out of Manchester Victoria from Tuesday

Manchester’s Victoria station set to reopen

Manchester’s Victoria station will reopen from tomorrow, it has been announced.

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Long queues at Preston station as pasengers wait for replacement bus services.
Photo: Tom Taylor

No Bank Holiday trains from Preston to Carlisle

There will be no trains running from Preston to Carlisle tomorrow, Network Rail has announced.

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