Steve Prescott Bridge to light up green in memory plane crash victims

The Steve Prescott Bridge will light up green this evening in memory of the 71 victims killed in the Columbia plane crash yesterday. The plane was flying Brazilian first division football team Chapecoense to Columbia for a regional tournament final when it crashed near Medellin, killing 71 people. As a mark of respect, the bridge … Read more

Improvements to M65 safety barriers will extend to spring

A successful funding bid will enable an ongoing project to upgrade the central crash barrier on the M65 between Burnley and Colne to also replace safety barriers next to the hard shoulder. Work has been underway since July to replace the barrier on the central reservation to reduce the risk of accidents in which vehicles … Read more

Road Safety Week

More than 60 young people were injured and needed hospital treatment following crashes in Merseyside, new figures released to mark CFOA Road Safety Week show. Distractions are the key theme for the Chief Fire Officers Association’s (CFOA) Road Safety Week, which takes place from June 8 to June 14, 2015. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service … Read more

Spectator Killed In Freak Accident

The world of Motorsport was rocked today as a spectator was killed and several more injured during the VLN Endurance Championship race at the historic Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. The circuit is widely known throughout the world for its very technical and challenging nature. It is a goliath of a circuit at just shy of … Read more

PM calls with Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande on flight MH17 disaster

The Prime Minister spoke to Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande this morning (20 July) about the Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister has spoken to Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande this morning. “Both calls focused on 2 important issues: access to the crash site; and the EU’s approach to … Read more