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Flybe announces new route from Liverpool to Edinburgh as part of expansion of services

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Airline operator Flybe has announced a new route from Liverpool's John Lennon Airport to Edinburgh. The service will run daily in the middle of the morning starting at the end of October. It will be Flybe's fourth route from Liverpool alongside the services to Isle of Man, Belfast City and Amsterdam.

The airline is also expanding its services to those destinations with an additional flight to both the Isle of Man and Belfast leaving every day. Flybe's total number of flights to and from Liverpool will be roughly 150 per week.

Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool, said:

"A direct air link to Scotland and Edinburgh is a really valuable addition to the Liverpool City Region as it reflects requests for this connection from our business leaders."

"Aside from the significant boost this will provide for our visitor economy, it will also support our inward investment aspirations, particularly with it being launched in advance of next year’s International Festival for Business 2016.”

– Chris Brown, Director of Marketing Liverpool

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Evening travel update - A6 closed, M56 and M58 lanes closed, delays on Transpennine Express between Bolton and Preston

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A6 Chorley Road - closed both ways due to a jackknifed lorry between the B5408 Manchester Road and B5238 Station Road (The Rivington Traffic Lights).

M56 Eastbound - one lane closed and queueing traffic due to a broken down vehicle between Junction 7 A556 (Bowdon) and Junction 6 A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout).

M58 - two lanes closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M58 Westbound at M57 Junction 7 / A59 Northway / A59 Ormskirk Road / A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road (Switch Island).

Railways - Delays of up to 40 minutes on First Transpennine Express between Bolton and Preston due to obstruction on the line at Lostock.

TRAVEL: Mancunian way closed in Manchester

A57(M) Mancunian Way Eastbound closed, queueing traffic due to flooding between A56 Chester Road / A57 Dawson Street / B5218 Chorlton Road (Chester Road Roundabout) and A635 Mancunian Way / A6 Downing Street / A6 London Road, congestion on A57 Regent Road to Gloucester Street and on A6042 Trinity Way to B5225 Prince's Bridge / B5225 Hampson Street. Police directing traffic.

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Campaign to quash Cheshire's midde-lane hoggers

New campaign targets Cheshire’s middle lane hoggers Credit: Highways England

Cheshire Police is warning drivers who hog the middle-lane that they are putting their lives in danger, as well as risking an on-the-spot fine.

A joint campaign with Highways England warn drivers that they are ‘more likely to encounter an undertaker’ if they stay in the middle lane.

Alan Shepherd, North West Regional Director at Highways England, said:

There’s a common belief that the middle lane is the safest place to be on the motorway but our research shows that simply isn’t true.

“One in seven motorists admit to driving aggressively if they encounter a lane hogger, which means people who permanently stay in the middle lane are more likely to be involved in an accident.

They also cause tailbacks behind them as drivers who follow the Highway Code have to slow down to overtake them.

“We hope this new campaign will get the message across to Cheshire motorists that the safest place to be on a motorway is the left lane, unless you’re overtaking. That way we’ll keep our motorways moving and reduce accidents.”

– Alan Shepherd, North West Regional Director at Highways England

11 people injured in car crash near Chester

11 people have been injured in a car crash near Chester.

The collision happened about 1.50pm today on the A51 near Tarvin.

Emergency services say a grey Peugeot 5008, a red BMW and a grey Citroen Belingo were involved in the accident

Two North-West Air Ambulances were called to the scene.

Police have closed the A51 in both directions between the Tarvin Roundabout and at the A55 Vicars Cross Roundabout.

Manchester motorways: accident on M56 adds to travel woes

An accident on the M56 in Greater Manchester has added to an already difficult evening for drivers around Greater Manchester.

One lane is closed due to an overturned vehicle Eastbound between Junction 6 for the A538 (Hale Four Seasons Roundabout) and M56 Junction 5 for Manchester Airport. Congestion is stretching back to Junction 7 for the A556 (Bowdon).

Earlier accidents are still affecting the M6 Southbound at Junction 19 for the A556, the M60 at the Eccles Interchange and the M62 in Heywood.

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