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Explosions reported near Preston motorway junction

Explosions reported near Preston motorway junction | Blog Preston Blog Preston [1] Menu Explosions reported near Preston motorway junction Posted on – 14th September, 2016 – 4:22pm | Author – Ed Walker | Posted in – Lostock Hall , News [2] [3] [4] Smoke can be seen near Lostock Hall Pic: Aimee Horwich Reports of two loud explosions near Preston have been made on Wednesday (14 September) afternoon. Advertisement [5] A number of Prestonians have reported seeing smoke coming from near the Walton Summit business park. And the explosions were heard in Preston city centre too and in Lostock Hall too at around 4pm. Aimee Horwich, who works at offices in Sceptre Point at Walton Summit, said: We can see smoke drifting from our office. We don t know what the explosions were. There was one and then another a short time later. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the source of the explosions was a crane lorry catching fire. It has five crews at the scene. Deputy chief fire officer Justin Johnston said the explosions were the tyres of the vehicle. He tweeted a picture of the truck on fire. The lorry fire near Preston Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service The driver of the lorry is understood to have escaped the vehicle and attempted to extinguish the fire himself. Highways England tweeted it had closed the slip road at Junction 2 of the M65 and Junction 9 of the M61. The severity of the fire means the road is likely to be shut for a number of hours Pic: Peter Charles Lancashire Police said they expected the slip road to be closed for a number of hours while the flames were brought under control and the vehicle moved. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. [6] Share Tweet [7] Preston in pictures View more [8] Advertisement [9] Subscribe to the newsletter Sign up below to receive Blog Preston’s weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what’s happening. Advertisement [10] News by location Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on. Advertisement [11] Blog Preston [12] Categories Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on. All rights reserved 2008-2016 BlogPreston was founded by Ed Walker [13] Preston based 3ManFactory [14] designed & developed the website Preston based Clook Internet [15] host the website Blog Preston is a Community Interest Company. Company number 08814641. References ^ Blog Preston (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Posts by Ed Walker (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Lostock Hall (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ News (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Advertise on BlogPreston (blogpreston.co.uk) ^ comments powered by Disqus. (disqus.com) ^ Tweet (twitter.com) ^ Local BlogPreston photos (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Advertise on BlogPreston (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Advertise on BlogPreston (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Advertise on BlogPreston (www.blogpreston.co.uk) ^ Blog Preston (www.facebook.com) ^ Ed Walker – Journalist, blogger and hyperlocal site founder (edwalker.net) ^ Preston based website design & development (3manfactory.co.uk) ^ Preston based hosting (clook.net)

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Max Recycle expands services in the UK

Max Recycle [1] , a commercial waste management and recycling company based in Kendal, United Kingdom, in northern England, says it is expanding its existing operations to cover the surrounding South Lake District in the county of Cumbria, England. Ray Hawthorne, Max Recycle s chairman, says, Max Recycle is one of the North s biggest private waste and recycling specialist and we are now in the Lakes too. We have been operating in the area for some time and are delighted that we can expand our waste management services further into Southern Lakeland. Small, medium and large businesses, hotels, caravan sites and rental property owners can all benefit from using Max Recycle for their regular business waste. Our company offers them the opportunity to save money and help make recycling easy. He says a benefit of using Max Recycle is that the company is committed to delivering our ambitions towards landfill minimisation and recycling. Wherever possible the waste is diverted away from landfill and sent to fully licensed materials recovery facilities. From our regional depot in Kendal we are extending our services throughout Southern Lakeland from Kendal up to Windermere and Ambleside across to Barrow-in-Furness with a fleet of 10 new vehicles. Regarding the company s fleet expansion, Max Recycle Operations Director Patrick Roche comments, Our new fleet of low emission Euro 6-compliant trucks give us ease of access in restricted locations in small towns and villages and on rural roads. They are probably the most efficient fleet of waste collection tucks in the business. Scott Hawthorne, managing director of Max Recycle, adds As part of our planned expansion in the North West, we are currently recruiting in South Lakeland and the Lancashire Coast. We are currently recruiting truck drivers and waste operatives for our new fleet of vehicles. We are also recruiting business waste advisor sales staff to cover the Southern Lakeland, Cumbria and the Lancashire coast areas. References ^ Max Recycle (www.maxrecycle.com)

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Major sea search off Camber Sands for missing swimmer as two others taken to hospital

A major search is underway for a missing swimmer [1] while two other people have been airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty in the water off Camber Sands. Hundreds of people had flocked to the East Sussex beach to make the most of the warm weather when “within the space of half an hour” people were seemingly caught up in a rip tide. Emergency services were seen desperately trying to save the life of a 19-year-old boy who was unconscious when he was pulled from the water and taken to hospital [2] in a ‘life-threatening’ condition, an ambulance spokesman said. The second man, reportedly in his 30s, was also seen being given CPR on the sand before he was also taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford. Read More Rescue teams [3] from Dungeness and Rye, Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Solent, Rye RNLI lifeboat, beach lifeguards and police are still searching for a third missing person last seen in the water at about 12.40pm. Emma Blocksage A Coastguard helicopter lands on Camber Sands, East Sussex, this afternoon @MrRevJohn Emergency services at the scene in Camber Sands, East Sussex, where a major search is underway Emma Watson, 35, from Banstead, Surrey, was on a day out with her husband, mother and three children, when the horror unfolded. She told Mirror.co.uk: “It was terrible – we saw two people being dragged out of the sea. Read More “It was a traumatising thing for us as adults to see, let alone children.” She said that initially they saw the helicopter hovering over the water but thought little of it until the lifeboats were launched and people began running in the same direction. @MrRevJohn The coastguard are searching the water off Camber Sands for a missing person after two others were rescued “We saw a teenage boy getting pulled out the water and they were working on him on the sand for ages before the air ambulance came and took him to hospital. “I went back to where my mum and my husband were sitting and there was lady who looked like she’d dragged her boyfriend or husband out of the sea. Read More “He was foaming at the mouth and she was beside herself and had to be taken away. “He was a big bloke, in his 30s, and they must’ve been working on him for about 25 minutes and then he got taken away. Emma Blocksage The helicopter airlifted two people, one in a life-threatening condition “This was all happening right in front of us.” She added: “We saw the lifeboat going up and down again and were told they’re looking for the body of a little boy. Read More “After that they put up the red warning flags but there was still people going in the water. “Before then there weren’t any flags up. It just crept up on everyone really quickly – the tide was just coming in so fast and I think it took everyone by surprise. I don’t think there was anything anyone could’ve done.” praying for the missing person and the two saved today, extremely sad witnessing the CPR #cambersands pic.twitter.com/NTz2jc7lsG [4] [5] Emma B Official (@OfficialEmmaB) July 24, 2016 [6] Model Emma Blocksage, better known as Emma B, was on the beach with her young children when she saw one of the men being given CPR. “He was being dragged out of the water by an older guy and then they were resuscitating him for at least 10 minutes before an air ambulance came,” she said. “They were really jumping on him, like really desperately pumping his chest, and it was constant until he was airlifted away.” She added: “There were people everywhere, it was chaos. We left almost as soon as it happened. It was just so upsetting.” The 37-year-old recalled how the water was “really rough” and she said at one point she turned to her mum, while holding her two-year-old’s hand and said: “If I let go now he’d be gone”. Amy Wells, who is on Camber Sands beach, said she saw someone waving at the helicopter while there was another group of teenagers shouting for help. “There was crowd of teenagers in the water, who then dragged a teenage boy out, laying him on the beach then starting resuscitation,” she said. “More police then came from the other incident over to this one, before getting more help from paramedics. “The resuscitation was carried on for about 30mins, when a police car arrived to take the teenage boy away to hospital. “At this point I could see he was connected to a drip, while CPR was still going on. “The other incident seemed to involve an older man, who was stretchered up into the helicopter. “Someone is still being looked for in the water, and the helicopter is still circling occasionally. The red flags are still being flown.” Getty Camber Sands in East Sussex was packed today as people flocked to the seaside in the warm weather John Marlow, who was on the beach with his wife and two children, said he saw two boys swimming in the sea before hearing sirens. The 57-year-old from Chorley, Lancashire, said: “A lifeboat and helicopter arrived, a lifeguard vehicle and police car with sirens came at same time. “They hovered over the two lads but they waved them away indicating they are okay. “Then a man was lowered by line about 20 metres away and grabbed a young man and then landed on the beach. “They were performing resuscitation on him on the beach then took him away by chopper. “The boat I think got someone else out of the water, but tide came in really quick.” “The car park and access road was full of emergency services. “We saw someone being put into an ambulance in the car park and a stretcher being taken onto the beach as we came away.” It comes after a 54-year-old swimmer died on Saturday when he became caught in a rip tide off the Norfolk coast. Four others were also caught in the current, two of which got to the shore without help while the others were aided by bystanders. Camber Sands tragedy References ^ missing swimmer (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ hospital (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ Rescue teams (www.mirror.co.uk) ^ #cambersands (twitter.com) ^ pic.twitter.com/NTz2jc7lsG (t.co) ^ July 24, 2016 (twitter.com)