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A leading local doctor has warned patients' lives could be at risk

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because of the pressures on our accident and

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But North West Tonight has obtained a leaked report,

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showing patients have been kept waiting in ambulances for up to ten

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The length of time an ambulance waits can vary

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from hospital to hospital - and we're not just talking

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Today, leaked figures suggest that some hospitals are way

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On the 4th of January, an ambulance waited for more than ten hours

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the length of time was almost nine hours.

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On the 12th of December, the longest turnaround

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time at Royal Bolton was nine hours.

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On all three occasions, the average times were higher

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My major concern is what it means for patients waiting

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on stretchers, in corridors, not being seen quickly enough.

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The NHS staff are working absolute wonders,

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Two days ago, this image was sent to MP Stephen Twigg.

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A constituent told him the waiting room at Aintree

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was like an airport - with people on ambulance trolleys

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waiting to be handed over from paradedics to A

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So at the moment we have about 130 patients within the hospital

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who COULD go home if there was an appropriate place for them

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to go to, or an appropriate care package to go to in the community.

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we need people in the emergency we need people in the emergency

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department to move into. Leading doctors today wrote

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to the Prime Minister warning patients' lives

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are being put at risk. What I've been advocating

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is an increase in national insurance contribution,

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that it should be earmarked only for the NHS and social care,

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because if you designed an NHS now you'd have both of those key

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services as a single service. Today the government responded,

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during debate on the NHS and social in the Tuesday after Christmas,

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we saw the busiest day ever And over the few weeks around

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Christmas, we saw the day when more people were treated in accident

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and emergency within four hours The North West Ambulance Service has

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seen an increase in red incidents. As these are patients in a serious

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concern but need to go to hospital, this in turn impacts on an increase

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in activity at hospital emergency departments,

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that can unfortunately result in ambulance crews having to wait

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longer to hand over patients Patients will want

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to see improvements. The Government maintains a huge

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amount of action is being taken Mark Holland is President

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of the Society for Acute Medicine. I asked him what he thought

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about the Prime Minister dismissing the Red Cross's claims the NHS

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is facing a himanitarian crisis We're not in a situation like it is

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in Syria, but we are in a humane crisis

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because it is a crisis which is affecting human beings,

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and there is a person at the top of the food chain who is in denial

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that the crisis is occurring. And therefore I feel a lot

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of sympathy with the Red Cross - they have no axe to grind,

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they have come out and made a powerful statement,

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and I think we have an obligation The Government says ?10 billion

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going in, 1,600 more doctors, We are not seeing any benefits,

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and therefore one wonders A lot of people feel the accounting

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figures are, you know, we are the third worst

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doctored country in Europe, we have 2.8 doctors per 1,000

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of the of population. Adding in 1600 takes

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us to just 2.83. There's been talk today

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of a political consensus to bring the parties together to plot

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a way forward. Yes, I think we probably do need

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an immediate injection of cash I think it is right that party

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politics are done away with and people work together,

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but I also think it is right that the NHS needs

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a really strong leader. Guys like you are interviewing

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different people every day of the week, and I don't think

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anybody out there can tell us who runs the NHS

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because there are too many people who appear to put their hands up

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but nobody ever takes I've lived through one

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another bad winter, which was 1989 going into '90,

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and this is worse. Police investigating the rape

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of a 12-year-old girl in the Levenshulme area

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of Manchester have released an e-fit image of a man

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they want to speak to. The attack happened on the 22nd

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Novermber on Chapel Street, It's one of three attacks

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in the area over recent months - including the rape of another

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12-year-old. This evening, more than a hundred

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people have held a meeting in Levenshulme to raise

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concerns over safety. Police have increased patrols

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in the area since the attacks - but say they're not linking them

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at this stage. Local residents say the community

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needs more reassurance. I want to know I'm safe

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when I'm out and about, because the area has suddenly become

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"Oh - I daren't go there. I'd better put the car

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away before it gets too You don't know what's

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around the corner. And it's never been

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like that around here. Lancashire Police closed part

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of Preston New Road for four hours earlier today,

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because of an anti fracking protest. Demonstrators were walking

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in front of lorries heading Police say it caused long tailbacks

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and diversions in the area. Fines worth more than a million

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pounds have been issued to thousands of drivers in Preston,

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after the introduction Motorists caught out

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by the new restriction are furious Lancashire County Council has made

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so much money in less But it says the Fishergate

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scheme to ease congestion Fishergate, Preston's

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main shopping street. Transformed in recent years,

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it's now a shared space scheme. Vehicles and pedestrians

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have equal right of way, and with it all the street signs

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and crucially the traffic Over Christmas 2015, and at peak

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times, congestion got quite bad. So in October last year,

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Lancashire County Council Drivers were stopped from turning

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right, near the railway station, and a temporary bus lane on parts

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of Fishergate was And it's at this point

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on Fishergate that, at its junction with Mount Street,

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where the bus lane begins. It's active between 11:00

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in the morning and 6:00 at night. While we've been filming throughout

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the day, we've seen countless numbers of drivers ignore the signs

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and carry on down Fishergate; We've been speaking

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to people who don't think The first day they put

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in the camera, they were here, a few people were here to advise

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the people that it's But the next day onwards,

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there was nobody here. Our daughter came up

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Chapel Street, and by the time Since October, Lancashire County

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Council's issued over 23,000 fines. Behind me, we have signs

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which are quite clear, telling people that if they go any

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further beyond the last sign, there is a camera -

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it is in operation. Michael Leach is a solicitor

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who works and lives in Preston. It's just moved whatever congestion

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there was on Fishergate round Avenham, where people

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who are going to the Fylde coast or wherever are just having

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to drive round Avenham - and Avenham's just completely

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blocked, Avenham's not designed The consultation's under way now

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to decide whether to continue Football, and Liverpool suffered

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a setback in the first leg of their Jurgen Klopp's side were beaten 1-0

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by Southampton on the south coast. Nathan Redmond got the goal midway

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through the first half. The second leg is at

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Anfield in a fortnight - the winners will play

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Manchester United or Hull City There could be snow perhaps anywhere

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over the next 24 hours, it could continue beyond that into Friday.

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The cold weather has descended across us. You really are starting

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to feel how raw it is. That wind continues to be quite strong

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overnight. This weather stays with us through the weekend. Through the

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afternoon, one or two macro showers popped up. There wasn't much in

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them, just like, patchy rain, but as this weather bumps into the cold air

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tonight, this is where the potential for snow starts. Just after

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midnight, the Met Office warning for snow comes in. Yellow is the lowest

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level, we are not expecting massive problems, there may be no problems,

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but it doesn't take too much snow to cause a huge problem. So anywhere

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could see perhaps a centimetre of snow. But this is our picture

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tonight. You can see these showers, merging from time to time over the

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highest levels, there could be a bit of drifting. The numbers too cold,

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but tomorrow night will be a different story. Through the day

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tomorrow it is all about those wintry showers continuing. All the

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high ground you could have a light covering, at lower levels a tiny

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dusting. There is always the potential for one two macro

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different -- difficult areas. There will be reasonable spells of

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sunshine away from the showers, temperatures three or four macro at

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the very best. start to the weekend. Time for the

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national weather prospects if you are on the move.

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Good evening, a lot going on with the weather in the next few days,

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numerous weather warnings in for so buried in mind if you have travel

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plans. Lots of isobars on the chart overnight which means it will be

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windy for all. The strongest winds in Scotland, lots of wintry showers

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with snow getting down to increasingly low levels and some

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wintry showers in Northern Ireland and northern England. A cold night

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for Northern England, particularly in more rural spots, frosty and I

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see for some and some of the snow really blowing around over higher

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ground in Scotland. Strong wind and further

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