New book-share scheme on Blackpool bus

A bus company has launched a novel idea to encourage reading among passengers as part of World Book Day.

Blackpool Transport's route 5 bus service in Lancashire is now operating with a community book-share scheme on board.

Every passenger who travels on the service between Victoria Hospital and Halfway House will be able to borrow a book for the journey.

They can also donate any old unwanted books to swap for a new one.