Stories in brief
TV star stunt show
Telly icon Warwick Davis is pictured enjoying a chip supper on Morecambe Promenade with his family in a scene from last Friday’s ITV travel show Weekend Escapes. The Life’s Too Short star visited Regent Park Studios stunt school in the West End.
Men aged 65 and over in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged to be screened for a potentially fatal condition which can develop in the abdomen.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) can be caused when the main blood vessel in the abdomen – the aorta – weakens and starts to expand. If undetected, the condition can be fatal and around 3,000 men aged 65 and over die in England and Wales every year from a burst AAA. Now an NHS Screening Programme for the condition, which is generally symptomless, has been launched and men aged 65 and over are being invited take part.
Men who are over 65 and have never been invited for AAA screening can self-refer for a scan by ringing 0191 445 2554 or by emailing email@example.com.
Lifeboat crew call outs
Lifeboat crews were called out two days in a row to rescue people believed to be trapped on the sands. The first call for assistance was at 11.45am on Friday, May 16, when the Morecambe RNLI lifeboat volunteers were asked to assist local coastguard teams searching for two people reported to be in danger on the sands somewhere between Kents Bank and High Arnside. The crews failed to locate anyone in difficulty. The day after, Saturday, May 17, at the same time, a call was received for crews to assist in the search for two people reported to be cut off by the tide in the White Creek area near Arnside. Again, the crews failed to find anyone in difficulty. An RNLI spokesperson said: “We would rather launch and be stood down than put lives at risk.”