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Armand Gnanduillet scores twice as Blackpool creep back into the League One play-off places with a home win over AFC Wimbledon.

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Severe accident: A587 Lancashire both ways

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A587 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from Weymouth Road to Woodside Drive.

A587 Lancashire - A587 East Park Drive in Blackpool closed and it's slow in both directions from the Weymouth Road junction to the Woodside Drive junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

FA Cup ball

Armand Gnanduillet nets his 10th goal of the season to help Blackpool see off Morecambe in the FA Cup first round.

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Severe accident: A587 Lancashire both ways

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A587 Lancashire both ways severe accident, at West Park Drive.

A587 Lancashire - A587 East Park Drive in Blackpool blocked at the West Park Drive junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

'Do not travel' warning for Northern passengers on three routes

Northern has issued a "do not travel" warning to rail passengers on three routes as flooding continues to cause severe disruption to travel.

Todmorden
Network Rail

Flooding at Walsden has blocked the line between Manchester Victoria and Leeds and Northern advises customers not to travel at all between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria as the roads are also closed.

Passengers are also being told not to travel between Sheffield and Gainsborough and Sheffield and Lincoln.

There are no services between St Annes and Blackpool South due to flooding in South Shore Blackpool but rail replacement coaches are operating between the two stations, Northern said.

Flooding at Culcheth Farm had blocked the line between Eccles and Earlestown but Northern say services are now able to run at reduced speed on the line between Liverpool and Manchester Victoria. However, it says delays are likely.

Rail lines closed between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria

Flooding has closed the rail lines between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria, with commuters urged to make alternative arrangements.

Flooding on railway
Northern

Heavy rain is causing disruption across the region and customers are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead.

Other routes affected include:

  • Flooding at Walsden has blocked the line between Manchester Victoria and Leeds
  • Flooding at Culcheth Farm is causing delays and cancellations to services between Eccles and Earlestown. Northern tickets will be accepted on TransPennine Express services.
  • Due to flooding at Blackpool South there are currently no services travelling to and from St Annes. Replacement coaches will be in use

For the latest train information check National Rail Enquiries.

Flooding closes motorway slip road

The M65 entry slip road has been closed due to flooding in Lancashire, say Highways England.

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Floods cause major rail disruption in North West

Heavy rain is causing major disruption on railways in the region.

All lines are blocked between Todmorden and Rochdale due to rain flooding the railway, Northern has tweeted.

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There are also fewer trains running between Eccles and Earlestown fewer trains are able to run on all lines.

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Flood warning issued in Lancashire

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for an area of land and property to the east of Colne town centre.

Environment Agency flood forecast map
Environment Agency

River levels are forecast to rise at the Carry Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.

Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected/possible to begin between 12:00 today and 02:00 tomorrow.

Commercial premises in Waterside Industrial Estate and Green Road could be affected.

People are advised to move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses.

Tom Pemberton's channel shows daily life on the family farm and has 110,000 subscribers.
Tom Pemberton's channel shows daily life on the family farm in Lytham and more than 100,000 subscribers.
Police were attacked when responding to a series of incidents in the region.
Fireworks were thrown at police officers in separate Bonfire Night incidents in Lancashire.

Fleetwood boss faces trial over Barnsley Stendel 'assault'

Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton is due to go on trial next year accused of assaulting former Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel.

Joey Barton leaving Sheffield Crown Court
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Mr Barton (pictured), 37, is alleged to have pushed the German manager at Barnsley's Oakwell Stadium on 13 April after Fleetwood lost their League One match 4-2, leaving Mr Stendel with a damaged tooth.

The former England international pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court this morning.

A provisional trial date was fixed for 1 June 2020.

Kendal expert will advise climate change 'assembly'

A university professor from Kendal will be one of the four expert advisors for a "citizens assembly" being put together on behalf of parliamentary committees to help decide government policy on climate change.

Rebecca Willis, who is based at Lancaster University, has done research on how MPs develop policies on dealing with climate change.

Becky Willis
Lancaster University

The citizens assembly will be made up of 110 people, chosen to reflect the population in factors such as age, sex, and attitudes to climate change, and 30,000 letters are going out this week to recruit members.

Professor Willis said: "My research shows that politicians know that urgent action is needed on climate, but they are not sure how to engage people, and how to win support for a comprehensive climate strategy."

The Citizens’ Assembly will allow participants to work with experts and politicians, to design a climate strategy which fits with people’s lives, values and aspirations."

Rebecca Willis

Severe accident: M55 Lancashire westbound

BBC News Travel

M55 Lancashire westbound severe accident, from J3 for A585 Fleetwood Road to J4 for A583 Preston New Road.

M55 Lancashire - Two lanes closed and queues on M55 westbound from J3, A585 (Kirkham) to J4, A583 (Blackpool), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M55 Lancashire westbound

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M55 Lancashire westbound severe disruption, at J4 for A583 Preston New Road.

M55 Lancashire - M55 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J4, A583 (Blackpool), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time