Morecambe Bay


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Morecambe Bay,

shallow inlet of the Irish Sea, 16 mi (26 km) long and 10 mi (16.1 km) wide, separating Furness peninsula from the mainland, NW England. It receives the Kent and Lune rivers. Shrimp are caught there, and its extensive tidal flats are cockling grounds. The flats are subject to swift and dangerous tides.
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I kept a 'yacht' in Morecambe Bay, and more French brandy than I knew what to do with in my cellars.
"We ran round to Morecambe Bay, and landed the gold as we Rattrays had landed lace and brandy from time immemorial.
The entertainer, who died of a heart attack in 1984, aged 58, loved spending time in Morecambe Bay watching the geese and ducks with his binoculars.
A MAN who has guided more than 500,000 people - including Prince Philip - across the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay is retiring after 56 years.
Morecambe Bay's cockling industry was catapulted into the national spotlight 15 years ago under disastrous circumstances.
Dame Jackie Daniel, who led the turnaround at the scandal-hit Morecambe Bay hospitals trust, is set to take over as the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's new boss.
But it attracted criticism following an inquiry into the deaths of 11 babies and one mother at the Morecambe Bay trust between 2004 and 2013, which found midwives' desire for normal births at any cost had contributed to unsafe deliveries.
Speaking at a consultation meeting over plans to downgrade maternity at one of the region's three district hospitals in Flint yesterday, Betsi Cadwaladr's medical director Matt Makin made reference to the Morecambe Bay Investigation set up in 2013 by England's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt following concerns over serious incidents in the maternity department at Furness General Hospital.
Labour's John Woodcock hit out at Tory David Morris for lobbying the Government for a tunnel under Morecambe Bay, saying his constituents will think he was making something up to be more electable.
John Bains, who has died at the age of 86, was convinced he had found a massive reserve of energy when he was working in Morecambe Bay in 1972.
The Care Quality Commission investigated emergency care services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria, in January 2012.