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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

Transport
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.
Transport
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.

Transport
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.

Environment
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.

Transport
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.

Transport
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.

Transport
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.

Transport
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.
Transport
More than three out of five motorists believe congestion on motorways has increased in the past year

61% of drivers believe motorway congestion has got worse in past year

More than three out of five motorists believe congestion on motorways has increased in the past year, according to new research.

Transport
Customers should arrive at airports earlier than normal

UK passengers face enhanced security measures on US-bound flights

UK passengers flying to the US face enhanced security measures from Thursday.

Lifestyle
Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year

Auto cameras driving millions of penalty notices

Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year, according to a new report.

Crime
Recipients are advised to simply delete the messsage

Drivers are being warned about fake speeding fine notices

The police are asking drivers to look out for these speeding fines in their emails.
Transport
View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

Transport
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

Transport
Police say apassing paramedic stopped to help the injured motorcyclist.

Motorcyclist collides with van in Lancaster

A busy road in Lancaster was closed this morning after a motorcyclist went under a van, say police.

Transport
Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows.

Transport
Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show.

Transport
The GLC model is one of many affected

Air bag concerns force Mercedes-Benz recall

Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz cars in the UK are being recalled over air bag concerns.
Transport
Rivington Services

Revealed: The best and worst motorway service areas

Transport Focus surveyed customers at England's 112 motorway service areas.

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