How to prepare your car for winter

As the cold months sets in, Ryan Hirons reveals how to make sure your motor is ready to face the elements.

The new Kia Stinger GT S

First drive: Kia's new stinger GT S

With a 365bhp twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet, the Stinger GT S isn't your average Kia. Simon Davis takes it for a spin.
Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientist

Commuting by bike or public transport could make you deaf, scientists warn

Travelling to work on public transport or by bike could be making you deaf, say scientists.

One lane has been blocked and traffic is reported to be slow following the accident between junctions 35 and 34.

Lane closure after crash on southbound M6

A lane has been closed on the southbound M6 following an accident this morning.

Image courtesy of Highways England

Delays following M6 accident

Motorist have been warned to expect delays following an accident on the M6 southbound between junction 34 and 33 at around 7am this morning.
Police were called to a crash on the Bay Gateway.

Two car crash on Bay Gateway

Police were called to the Bay Gateway after two cars collided on Tuesday.

King Street, Lancaster. Picture by Google Street View Images.

Lancaster city centre traffic disruption after accident

Traffic was backed up on King Street, Lancaster this morning after an elderly man suffered a fall.

Rail replacement buses are currently operating between Lancaster and Morecambe.

Northern trains cancelled between Lancaster and Morecambe

Trains are not running between Lancaster and Morecambe due to a signalling problem, says Northern Rail.
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
The new Audi design centre

Behind the scenes at Audi's new design centre

One of a lucky few invited inside, Jack Healy reveals what lies behind the glimmering glass windows

The union said it was seeking a "suitable and equal" pay offer

Staff on Virgin's West Coast line vote to strike in pay dispute

Rail workers on Virgin Trains' West Coast route have voted by nine to one to go on strike in a dispute over pay.
Christmas shoppers in Lancaster

Lancaster bus campaigners call for free Christmas travel

Lancaster bus campaigners are calling on the council to provide free bus travel in the run up to Christmas to match its offer of free parking in the city’s car parks.

Union members voted by 84% in favour of strikes

Driving examiners to stage 48-hour strike on day new test is launched

Driving examiners are to stage a 48-hour strike from December 4, the day a new driving test is launched, in a dispute over working conditions.

A quarter of a million First Class and Standard ticket prices will be slashed over five days with Virgin Trains on the West Coast

Fares slashed in Black Friday Virgin Trains sale

A Virgin Trains Winter Seat Sale is set to spread festive cheer across the county this November with tickets from Preston to London available from just £11.

Britain has some of the most relaxed vision requirements for drivers in Europe.

Eye experts call for drivers to have compulsory sight tests every 10 years

Motorists should face compulsory sight tests every 10 years to stay on the road, leading eye experts have said.

Coroner Peter Sigee warned that cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes

New pothole repair rules will increase risk of cycling deaths, coroner warns

Cyclists could die because of new Government rules relaxing repairs to deep potholes, a coroner has warned.

A Virgin Train

Christmas travel warning for Lancashire railway passengers

Rail passengers planning a Christmas getaway may be forced to travel earlier than planned after a series of engineering projects were announced.

An accident on the M6 southbound near Forton on Thursday morning, November 9 2017.

Motorhome on its side on the M6 near Forton

A motorhome tipped onto its side on the M6 this morning.

The train company is expected to operate a reduced service of around 65% of the normal weekday timetable between 7am and 7pm.

STRIKES: Reduced service to operate across Lancashire

Northern Rail users across the region will be hit by severe travel disruption today as members of the RMT stage a walk-out in the bitter dispute over the role of guards.
A Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the direction of Over Kellet had collided with a tree close to Rabbit Lane.

Driver seriously injured in Arkholme collision

A motorist has suffered serious injuries following a collision near to Lancaster today (Monday, November 6).

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