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Severe accident: A59 Lancashire both ways

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A59 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from A6 Stanley Street to Skeffington Road.

A59 Lancashire - A59 New Hall Lane in Preston blocked and queues in both directions from the A6 Stanley Street junction to the Skeffington Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Climber falls 40 feet from Lake District mountain

A climber has fallen 40 feet from a mountain in the Lake District.

The man, who's 60, was climbing in the Thirlmere valley.

He was helped by 25 mountain rescuers over three hours and was then flown to Preston Hospital.

Mountain rescue
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
Mountain rescue
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team
Mountain rescue
Keswick Mountain Rescue Team

'We're trying to get our heads around new rules'

A senior police chief has said his force is looking for clarity about enforcing the new lockdown restrictions in east Lancashire.

DCC Terry Woods
Lancashire Constabulary

Terry Woods, Deputy Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary told BBC Radio Lancashire; "I think we're all trying to get our heads around it aren't we? Let's be honest."

He added: "Over the next few hours we're expecting a lot more clarity to come out."

Mr Woods said the force was expecting many calls over the weekend about big house parties or barbecues and said they would be dealt with proportionally.

Dalton fatal crash trial date set for next April

A man charged with causing the deaths of three members of a Barrow family by dangerous driving on Fathers' Day will go on trial at Preston Crown Court on 26 April.

Joshua Flynn was walking with his son Coby-Jay and daughter Skylar when they were hit by a Peugeot 206 that mounted the pavement in Abbey Road.

Flowers at scene of Dalton crash
BBC

David Logan, 47, of Broughton Road in Dalton, appeared at Preston Crown Court today and pleaded not guilty to three charges of causing their deaths by dangerous driving, and one charge of causing damage of unknown value. He was remanded in custody.

Intensive care unit claps out last Covid-19 patient

Coronavirus: Applause as patient leaves Blackpool ICU after 60 days
A Lancashire man who spent 60 days being treated for coronavirus has been clapped as he left intensive care.

Spotlight on South Asians in Blackburn 'unfair'

Negative spotlight on South Asians in Blackburn as a result of coronavirus 'unfair'
A negative spotlight on South Asians in Blackburn as a result of coronavirus has been called 'unfair' by a youth worker and an anti-racism activist