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And Theresa May has said she will publish her Brexit plan

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The headlines this Wednesday lunchtime:

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Bird flu found at farm in Lancashire.

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Thousands of birds will have to be culled.

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An investigation is launched after a 71-year-old man died

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after waiting nearly an hour for an ambulance.

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And Mourinho gets the seal of approval at Old Trafford

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from United legend, Sir Alex Ferguson.

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An investigation is underway this lunchtime into the source

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of a bird flu outbreak at a farm in Lancashire.

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Thousands of pheasants will have to be culled at the site

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The Department for the Envivonment confirmed the virus

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And come what is the latest there are? Hi. Gamer hatcheries Limited is

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the farm in the distance behind as here. As you say, the Department of

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the Environment confirmed the news last night that a strain of bird

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flu, the age five and eight has been found in a flock of about 10,000

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breeding sediments. There is no protection zone around the affected

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area as well as a ten kilometres surveillance on to limit the risk of

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disease spreading. What we know about the owner of the farm? Well,

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he says he has been breeding birds for over half a century and is

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understandably highly concerned about the effect this will have on

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his business. He did not want to talk to us on camera but this

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morning he spoke to BBC radio Lancashire. I've done it now for 54

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years. Potentially, it could just wiped everything out. Just depends

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how bad it is. I can't tell you at the moment but if it wipes

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everything out, it would nearly bankrupt us because we would have

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annual revenue of this year. Ian, this is the first outbreak in

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Lancashire since 2015 but there have been a couple of other cases in the

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UK recently. Yes. It's believed the disease has been spread by migratory

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birds lost stop there have been cases in another of countries in

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Europe. Bird flu has been found in Wales, North Yorkshire and Louth in

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Lincolnshire in recent weeks. Restrictions have been in place as a

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result with poultry keepers told to keep their birds indoors to protect

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them or to take steps to separate them from wild birds. What happens

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from here? I understand animal health officers are at the scene.

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Some of the birds have died. The remaining pheasants are due to be

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humanely culled following which I am told there will be eight primary and

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secondary cleansing and disinfect. The investigation will obviously

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examine the source of the bird flu outbreak your which is obviously an

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ongoing concern. Public Health England says the risk is very low to

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humans while the Food Standards Agency says bird flu is not a safety

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risk for consumers. We will have more on this at Northwestern night

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at 6:30pm. Thank you. A 63-year-old man has been killed

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by a hit and run driver, as he was walking with his wife

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after celebrating her birthday. It happened last night on Princes

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Way in Fleetwood just after 8:30pm. The man who died has been named as

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Michael Milken is from Fleetwood. A 22-year-old man came forward this

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morning and has been held on suspicion of causing death by

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dangerous driving. Thousands of pounds worth

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of damage has been caused to Trafford Town Hall

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after a man smashed windows It happened in the early hours

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of Saturday morning. The main entrance to

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the building won't be available Liverpool scientists have made

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what's being described as a monumental step

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forward in the treatment Clinical trials at

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the Catterbridge Centre and the Royal Liverpool Hospital

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found that pairing two drugs increased patients chances of living

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at least five years. Pancreatic Cancer UK is calling

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for the treatment to be made A nurse from Burnley

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says her 71-year-old uncle died in her arms as they waited 55

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minutes for an ambulance to arrive. Jack Skelly collapsed

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at his home last December. The North West Ambulance

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Service is investigating. They say delays may have been caused

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by ambulance is backed up at AMD units.

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Our health correspondent Gill Dummigan has been

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Jack Skelly was a man who enjoyed life.

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But on December 19th, he collapsed in the family bathroom,

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When it hadn't arrived in approximately 15 minutes,

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She immediately began to assess her uncle's condition

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while the family rang the Ambulance Service again.

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I just kept talking to him, reassuring him,

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By now, Jo says it was coming up to 50 minutes since the first call.

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At the very most, it should have been there within 20.

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Finally, you could see that the colour was changing.

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He was becoming more and more deteriorated, sorry.

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Five minutes later, the ambulance crew arrived.

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She says the family will never know whether he might have lived

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Whenever anybody has a trauma, for example,

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they talk about the golden hour and uncle Jack's golden hour

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was waiting for that ambulance to arrive.

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and that NWAS should be held accountable for that.

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We don't think this should ever happen again to anybody.

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In a statement, the Ambulance Service

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offered their condolences to the family and said

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they were carrying out a full investigation.

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They added that at on that day, the trust was experiencing

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a high demand, and a number of resources were waiting with patients

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Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United are making

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great strides under current boss Jose Mourinho.

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Speaking exclusively to the BBC, Sir Alex said Mourinho's team

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was now a reflection of the manager's winning mentality.

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He also spoke about Wayne Rooney's record-breaking

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Sir Alex said that even though he always knew Rooney was special,

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I mean, that's way we bought him because we

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could see that and I think Walter Smith's words were very apt.

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He said, he's the best young player in Britain

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But I couldn't think he was ever going to beat

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I don't think I could ever think anybody could beat

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Sir Alex also spoke about the current manager,

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Jose Mourinho, and said he's done well to come through a tricky period

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It's not easy to come to United and transform

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There was a period earlier in the season when he

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And he says the team now mirrors a manager who looks in control

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of his players and his own emotions.

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That's the obvious observation I am making of the team now.

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It playing with great energy, determination,

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will to win, which I think is really important.

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As for the team's direction, very much on the up,

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If they hadn't got all these draws,

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You know, that's the unfortunate part.

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He's going to have to live with that, but I think he'll be in...

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He'll be inspired by the progress of the team.

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A seal of approval that Jose Mourinho will

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Now the weather for the rest of today with Charlie Slater.

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Quite a pleasant afternoon in store as well.

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A good deal of blue sky and sunshine around

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as we make our way through the next few hours.

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Still going to be quite breezy and that breeze will stir

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the air around and make it feel quite cold.

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Highs today of around seven or eight Celsius

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will feel a little bit colder than that.

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Overnight tonight and into the early hours of Thursday morning,

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there will be quite a lot of cloud around but despite the cloud,

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it will be quite a cold night as well so some frost and ice

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are a possibility for first thing on Thursday.

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This ahead of what is going to be one of the coldest days

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Dull and cloudy, very cold air feeding in off the

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nearby continent, so temperatures of around

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one or two that then when you factor

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in the wind chill, it's going to feel more like -4 or -5.

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That's what those little blue squares there are indicating.

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Thankfully, a little bit milder by Friday.

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And that's all from us here on the lunchtime team. I'll be back with

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Roger at 6:30pm for North West Roger at 6:30pm for North West

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tonight. Hope you can join a stand. In the meantime, wrap up warm and we

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will see with 6:30pm. Goodbye.

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