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All aboard for HS2 summit meeting

Wigan will play host to a meeting about the HS2 rail masterplan this week, days after its first stage cleared a parliamentary hurdle.

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Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
LTR coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

Call for new railway station

A residents’ group is encouraging transport bosses to revive its plan to reconnect parts of the borough to the regional rail network.

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Delays are expected after a two-vehicle crash

Lane closed on M6 Northbound after two car-crash

A lane was closed on the M6 Northbound after a two-vehicle accident, say North West Motorway Police.
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Broken down horse trailer temporarily shuts M6

The M6 was closed south of Preston earlier this afternoon to allow for a horse to be moved from a broken down trailer to a replacement, police said.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Junction 27 of the M6 southbound.

Dogs on hard shoulder

Police are warning motorway commuters to take extra care on the M6 this morning after reports of two dogs on the hard shoulder.

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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

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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Drivers are reporting delays following the accidents

Delays on motorways after multiple accidents

Commuters experienced severe delays after several accidents led to lane closures on the M6 and M55.
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An Eddie Stobart lorry crashed into Gathurst Bridge casuing delays to trains using the Southport line

Satnav crackdown call

Truckers should be banned from using satnavs designed for cars, councils claim.

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One lane is currently closed between junction 27 for Standishand 28 for Leyland.

All lanes re-open on Northbound M6 after accident

North West Motorway Police have been called to an incident on the M6 Northbound.
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One lane is closed on the M61

All lanes re-opened following earlier HGV fire on M61

One lane has been re-opened on the M61 following a HGV fire by the Bolton West Services, say fire services.
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The accident happened happened at around 7.15am

All lanes re-opened following earlier lane closure on M6 Southbound

One lane has now been re-opened on the Southbound M6 following an accident.
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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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Drivers are experiencing delays on the M6

Drivers suffering delays on M6 after HGV smash

Drivers are experiencing delays on the Southbound M6 after an incident involving two heavy goods vehicles.

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Drivers are experiencing delays

Delays on Southbound M6 after accident

Drivers are experiencing delays on the Southbound M6 after a collision.
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Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Council gets more cash to tackle pothole menace

Wigan looks set to get a six-figure cash boost in its battle to keep motorists’ journeys running smoothly.

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Police and ambulance services are currently attending athree-car accident on the M6 Northbound.

UPDATE: All lanes now re-opened after three-car smash on M6

All lanes have now re-opened following an earlier three-car accident on the M6 Northbound.
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Local commuters are counting travel costs

Local commuters are counting travel costs

Wiganers are losing out financially because of soaring rail tickets combined with a slowdown in the price of houses in the local market.

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Man cut from lorry after shocking HGV crash in Tarleton

Man cut from lorry after shocking HGV crash in Tarleton

A man was trapped in his lorry following a shocking early morning crash in Tarleton.
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