The bronze statue of Eric Morecambe will be reinstated on the seafront in Morecambe after it was vandalised. The leg that had been cut through has now been repaired. The statue will be lowered into place by a crane.
Lancashire Firefighters have rescued a 13-year-old boy from the quicksands of Morecambe Bay.
Crews were in the area yesterday for a training exercise which was abandoned for the real emergency.
Amy Welch reports.
A training exercise in Morecambe turned into the real thing last night when a 13 year old boy got stuck in quick sands. He was pulled to safety and was unhurt.
A training exercise for fire crews turned into the real thing at Morecambe Bay. Officers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue were on the sands at Silverdale when a teenage boy got stuck in quicksand. Crews managed to pull him to safety. Our reporter Amy Welch filmed the rescue on her mobile phone.
David Morris MP has tabled a Parliamentary motion demanding to know how many years those convicted of the cockle pickering disaster served in prison.
Ten years on from the Morecambe cockling tragedy Elaine Willcox asks, how safe is our shoreline?
Today marks a decade since the tragedy that took the lives of 23 Chinese cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay.
They were working in the dark and faced a fast incoming tide. Emergency crews were called by one cockler who called 999 telling police: "Sinking water, many many, sinking water... Sinking water, sinking water."
Sadly only one cockle picker survived the disaster. The victims, aged between 18 and 45, were working for a gangmaster to send money back to their families.
Michael Guy from the RNLI was out that night he told us his crew were confronted with a "sea of bodies." He went on to say "it was something no one had come across so in reality it's one of those things that generates memories and we have to live with them."
Following a trial gangmaster Lin Liang Ren was jailed for 21 counts of manslaughter, facilitating illegal immigration and perverting the course of justice and sentenced to 14 years at Preston Crown court.
There has been no fishing in the bay for the past 5 years with fisherman in the area saying the tragedy also took their livelihoods. They claim if the beds were to re-open a similar disaster could happen again as the current permit system is not good enough to stop people cockling illegally.