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2008-09-29 21:00:31

The one-year-old suffered multiple skull fractures in the incident outside her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness.She was taken to Furness General Hospital for treatment before being transferred by air ambulance to Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester, where she was last night in a critical condition.A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "It would appear the little girl's injuries were sustained as a result of a tragic accident." (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-29 00:00:24

News in brief ACCIDENT A toddler was in a critical condition in Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester after suffering multiple skull fractures when she was struck by a car in the driveway of her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. It is thought the car reversed over her. Air crash fear as pilots dazzled by lasers AIR SAFETY Airline pilots are warning that a crash is likely unless action is taken to stop people shining laser pointers into the cockpit of planes coming in to land. The British...

2008-09-05 09:00:32

ScottishPower has announced the grant of planning permission by the UK government's Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform for a new 500MW offshore wind farm at West of Duddon Sands, Scotland. Located 14km southwest of the Barrow-in-Furness coastline, the joint development between ScottishPower Renewables, Denmark-based Dong Energy and Eurus Energy is expected to produce enough clean green energy for over 372,000 homes. This offshore wind farm project will comprise of...

2008-09-05 00:00:23

Home News IN BRIEF *An offshore wind farm that will provide enough electricity to power 372,000 homes has been given the go-ahead. The 500MW Duddon Sands scheme, off Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, is one of the largest offshore wind farms to get the green light in the UK. The farm will comprise of up to 139 turbines near Walney Island. John Hutton, the Secretary of State for Energy, has also approved a 150MW wind farm nearby. He said: "These wind farms demonstrate our commitment to...

2006-03-28 07:38:20

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a work gang of Chinese cockle pickers was jailed for 14 years on Tuesday after being convicted of the manslaughter of 21 people who drowned on a wild winter night off northern England in February 2004. A court in Preston near Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, where the cocklers drowned, convicted gangmaster Lin Liang Ren last week after a trial lasting nearly six months. The case highlighted the plight of immigrant -- and often illegal -- workers unable to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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