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Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, between J34 for A683 Bay Gateway and J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 southbound between J34, A683 (Lancaster) and J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Police and crime commissioner's plea for 340 new recruits

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) said he has asked the government for an extra 340 police officers as the county's share of the 6,000 additional recruits promised for next year.

Clive Grunshaw Lancashire police and crime commissioner
Lancashire PCC

The Home Office has pledged to boost policing numbers with 20,000 new officers over the next three years.

Clive Grunshaw told a PCC panel meeting said he has a “massive concern” that the allocation of additional officers could be based on the size of a force’s budget rather than on where officers have been taken from.

He also fears the 14,000 officers to be recruited during the second and third years of the government’s recruitment drive could go to the National Crime Agency or counter-terror policing rather than local forces.

The Home Office has not responded to a request for comment about the issues raised at the meeting.

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A601.

M6 Lancashire - M6 entry slip road closed northbound at J35 A601(M) Carnforth, because of over-running roadworks. Traffic is coping well.

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

North West Air Ambulance called out to 200 incidents

The North West Air Ambulance Service responded to nearly 200 incidents in Cumbria in the last year.

The service, which has helicopters in Greater Manchester and Preston, covers the south of the county - but has been as far north as Carlisle in the last 12 months.

James, who's a helicopter pilot, says the aircraft make a big difference to patients in need.

If it's an hour-and-a-half or two-hour drive, we can be there in 20 minutes and that can make a real big difference to that patient."

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, at J34 for A683 Bay Gateway.

M6 Lancashire - Two lanes blocked and queues on M6 northbound at J34, A683 (Lancaster), because of a jackknifed caravan.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, before J34 for A683 Bay Gateway.

M6 Lancashire - M6 partially blocked and queues southbound before J34, A683 (Lancaster), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J34 for A683 Bay Gateway to J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 southbound from J34, A683 (Lancaster) to J33, A6 (Lancaster South), because of emergency repairs.

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

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Severe disruption: A6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

A6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, between Snape Lane and A6070.

A6 Lancashire - A6 in Tewitfield closed and queues southbound between the Snape Lane junction and Pine Lake roundabout, because of a police investigation.

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

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, from J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South to J34 for A683 Bay Gateway.

M6 Lancashire - Two lanes closed and it's slow on M6 northbound from J33, A6 (Lancaster South) to J34, A683 (Lancaster), because of an accident.

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

Work on historic village centre to start this year

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Work to rescue historic buildings at The Square in Burton-in-Kendal should start this autumn, after South Lakeland council picks contractors next week.

Burton in Kendal
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The Square is a major feature of the village conservation area, and was put on the "at risk" register by Historic England after officials noted "physical decay and loss of important architectural detail" in some buildings.

SLDC, Burton-in-Kendal Parish Council and Historic England are involved in a three-year partnership to improve the village conservation area, spending £80,000 a year with repairs to at least eight buildings.

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Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, from J35 for A601 to J36 for A590.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J35 A601(M) Carnforth to J36, A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police van incident leaves woman with life-changing injuries

Preston Crown Court has heard how a woman suffered life-changing injuries after being pinned against a wall by a police van in Kendal.

The van was being driven by Sgt John McCreadie, from Cumbria Police, who - along with colleagues - had been called to Beast Banks after members of the public reported a violent row involving the woman and her former partner.

Sgt McCreadie, 53, says he was using the van to try to block the path of her former partner.

He denies causing serious injury by dangerous driving. The trial continues.

Severe accident: M6 Cumbria southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Cumbria southbound severe accident, from Killington Lake Services to J36 for A590.

M6 Cumbria - Two lanes blocked on M6 southbound from Killington Lake Services to J36, A590 (Kirkby Lonsdale), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police say the man is wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Accrington
Police release CCTV footage of a man they say is a suspect in the killing of Lindsay Birbeck.