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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 accident: A59 Lancashire both ways

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A59 Lancashire both ways severe accident, between B5242 Pippin Street and B5319 Burscough Road.

A59 Lancashire - A59 High Lane in Burscough closed and it's very slow in both directions between the B5242 Pippin Street junction and the B5319 Burscough Road junction, because of an accident.

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

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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.

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