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Binge drinking linked to liver disease in young people

A leading specialist in the North West has warned that binge drinking is fuelling an explosion of liver disease among young people.

Sir Ian Gilmore from Liverpool University says more young people are being treated for the disease, which is usually found in adults who have been drinking heavily for years.

Sir Ian Gilmore has warned that binge drinking is fuelling an explosion of liver disease among young people. Credit: Press Association

He told the Tonight programme: "If a youngster said to me a bottle of vodka wouldn't kill me then I would say to them that you are taking a large quantity of a sedative drug, it's like taking an overdose of valium or shooting a large dose of heroin"

Watch Tonight: Britain's Young Drinkers on ITV1 at 7:30pm.

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A585 at Thornton-Cleveleys closed in both directions

Drivers in Lancashire are being warned that the A585 Amounderness Way, near Thorton-Cleveleys, is currently closed in both directions between Fleetwood Road South and Norcross Lane following a serious road traffic accident around 2pm today.

The route is likely to be closed into and beyond tonight's rush hour and drivers are advised to delay or adjust their journey plans should they wish to avoid congestion.

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