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Severe accident: A585 Lancashire both ways

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A585 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from M55 J3 to Back Lane.

A585 Lancashire - A585 Fleetwood Road in Greenhalgh closed and queues in both directions from Kirkham to the Back Lane junction, 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, between J1 for A6 Garstang Road and J3 for A585 Fleetwood Road.

M55 Lancashire - M55 partially blocked and queues westbound between J1, A6 (Fulwood) and J3, A585 (Kirkham), because of a police investigation.

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

Severe disruption: A583 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A583 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, between School Lane and Freckleton Street.

A583 Lancashire - A583 Kirkham By Pass in Newton closed and it's very slow in both directions between the School Lane junction and the Freckleton Street junction, because of flooding.

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

Severe disruption: A585 Lancashire northbound

BBC News Travel

A585 Lancashire northbound severe disruption, from Medlar Lane to M55 J3.

A585 Lancashire - A585 Fleetwood Road in Greenhalgh closed and long delays northbound from the Medlar Lane junction to Kirkham, because of over-running roadworks. Congestion to the Windy Harbour Traffic Lights heading South. Also back to Wesham heading Northbound.

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

Severe disruption: A585 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A585 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, from M55 J3 to Medlar Lane.

A585 Lancashire - A585 Fleetwood Road in Greenhalgh closed and queues in both directions from Kirkham to the Medlar Lane junction, because of over-running roadworks.

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

Independent review for Morecambe Bay hospitals

Neil Smith

South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

An independent review will be carried out into the urology service across Morecambe Bay, after a whistleblower consultant raised concerns that some surgeons were repeatedly making serious mistakes.

Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal
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Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been criticised by the area's MPs who are worried it had not learned the lessons of the Kirkup Review of its maternity failings in Barrow that led to the deaths of 11 babies and a mother.

Consultant urologist Peter Duffy worked at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). Last year he won an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal after he made a series of internal complaints.

His new book has further fueled concerns and MPs around the Morecambe Bay area, as well as the hospital trust itself, have called for an independent review.

UHMBT chief executive Aaron Cummins wants this to provide "reassurance" that the service is safe and to ensure the management response was "appropriate and correct".

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