Biological investigation of Morecombe Bay barrage undertaken for the NERC as part of the Morecombe Bay feasibility study

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Between and a study of the ecology of Morecambe Bay in north-west England was undertaken as part of a feasibility study for a Morecambe Bay Barrage being carried out under the authority of the Water Resources Board.

The main aspects of the feasibility study are described and an outline of the biological problems is given. This is an. knot in this area was part of a wider biological investigation which was undertaken by the Natural Environment Research Council for the Water Resources Board, to report on the ecological implications of the building of a barrage across part of Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Bay (Fig. 1) is a complex of the estuaries of five major rivers (the Wyre. Morecambe Bay Barrage; Feasibility Study; Nature Conservancy's report on implications for nature conservation; includes report on the biology of Morecambe Bay Date: Jan 01 - Dec The Morecambe Bay Investigation was established by the Secretary of State for Health to examine concerns raised by the occurrence of serious incidents in maternity services provided by what became the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust), including the deaths of mothers and Size: 1MB.

Background to the investigation. The Morecambe Bay investigation was set up by the UK Government's health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in in order to examine concerns over what appeared to be a spate of unnecessary deaths within what became the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS foundation trust (UHMBT).Cited by: 2.

The very word "barrages" is evocative. In the context of tidal waters it conjures up pictures of massive structures and environmental change. Barrages represent the engineer s success where King Canute failed to stop the tide coming in.

They are hardly a new concept as man has for centuries tried to harness tidal power to drive his machinery, but a new breed of barrage is emerging, aimed at. Morecambe Bay (Image: Sam Robinson). Kris Jepson, now an ITV News Tyne Tees Reporter, who lived in the area at the time, had been investigating the cockling issue on the Barrow side of Morecambe Bay for a few months as part of his Masters at the University of Central Lancashire.

The search for new sources of energy has stirred excitement and alarm in northwest England, where an ambitious tidal power project for Morecambe Bay has fired up activists and may become a test of the.

Morecambe Bay is a large estuary in northwest England, just to the south of the Lake District National is the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the United Kingdom, covering a total area of km 2 ( sq mi).

Inthe second largest gas field in the UK was discovered 25 miles (40 km) west of Blackpool, with original reserves of over 7 trillion cubic feet (tcf.

Morecambe Bay is a treacherous place. The combination of fast tides, quicksands, draining rivers, shifting channels and sheer unpredictability has trapped the unwary for centuries. The Morecambe Bay Investigation was established by the Secretary of State for Health in September following concerns over serious incidents in.

In Great Britain there have been several proposals in recent years for the construction of freshwater reservoirs in bays and estuaries. Two of these have been the subject of feasibility studies. The results of the ecological parts of these studies on Morecambe Bay and the Wash are outlined, particularly in relation to salt marshes, intertidal invertebrates, waders, wildfowl and commercial.

Morecambe Bay Solves the Heysham Mysteries on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Morecambe Bay Solves the Heysham Mysteries. The Morecambe Bay Investigation was commissioned by DH but worked completely independently of the department to look at the maternity and neonatal services in University Hospitals Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Bay scandal: 'lethal' warring behind deaths of mothers and babies. Dysfunctional relationships between midwives and doctors, and failings 'at every level' of. Hansard record of the item 'Morecambe Bay (Tunnel)' on Wednesday 29 October it was reported that £ million was on the table from the Bank of Scotland to construct a barrage.

However, as Morecambe bay is a site of special scientific interest and a habitat for rare birds and wildlife, that idea did not become a reality. Read Morecombe Bay leadership 'dangerous', say victims latest on ITV News.

An investigation into the deaths of three babies and one woman at Furness General Hospital has uncovered a catalogue. Final case in Morecambe Bay hearings concluded Morecambe Bay midwife struck off in final case of NMC investigation into failings in delivery of care Following a hearing which concluded this week (13 June ), an independent panel has agreed that the fitness to practise of midwife Jeanette Parkinson is impaired and has imposed a striking [ ].

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This paper presents results of investigations (–) into rates of change, morphology and processes occurring during the current erosional phase in a Morecambe Bay cyclic saltmarsh, in which it has narrowed from c.

m () to c. m (). Monthly monitoring of marsh edge erosion and creek knickpoint retreat has revealed temporal and spatial variations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol Issue suppl_1, DecemberPages 73–93, Harley Books, The Morecambe Bay carboniferous hills: a unique butterfly ‘hot-spot.

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Grantchester’s Morven Christie stars in six-part ITV crime drama The Bay set in the coastal Lancashire town of Morecambe. Christie plays Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong, a family liaison officer who’s assigned to work on an investigation into missing twins.

Last year the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) report into our handling of the Morecambe Bay fitness to practise cases identified some outstanding questions around what happened to a piece of evidence – a chronology – prepared by Mr Titcombe (referred to as Mr A in the report) with his wife, following the tragic death of their son Joshua.

The 18 km valley has been investigated using 50 seismic refraction spreads and gravity stations. The survey has been integrated with data from boreholes and with the adjoining Morecambe Bay Barrage feasibility survey. Five geophysical cross-sections of the valley are given, together with one from a former site investigation near Arnside.

the Morecambe Bay Investigation Report: Midwifery care in the unit became strongly influenced by a small number of dominant individuals whose over-zealous pursuit of the natural childbirth approach led at times to inappropriate and unsafe care.

One interviewee told us that there were a group of midwives. The Rance river discharge at the tidal limit at Le Châtelier lock is relatively average flow is 7 m 3 /s, with a low summer discharge of 05 m 3 /s and a decadal statistical average maximum of 80 m 3 /s.

By comparison, the neap tide input with the barrage in place is m 3 /s and on springs it rises to 18 m 3 /s This disparity in scale, which was obviously greater prior. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust MBI Sub-Committee (9 June ) (Version July ) the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, and importantly, to be at the heart of the changes and improvements, is well underway.

The deaths 10 years ago of 23 Chinese cockle pickers who were searching for a "better life" has had a lasting effect on all those associated with the Morecambe Bay disaster.

The oldest barrage in the world was constructed at La Rance in France, and began operating in (Cottillon, ). The barrage is m long, which encloses a surface area of 22 km 2 of the estuary. Twenty-four m diameter reversible 10 MW Alstom Hydro bulb turbines are operating with a typical hydrostatic head of 5 m.

Morecambe Bay - Hest Bank. The sandflats and saltmarshes of Morecambe Bay are vital feeding grounds for a quarter of a million wading birds, ducks and geese. It's the second most important estuary in the UK and is protected by European and UK law. The. The bay is also the site of one hundred and sixty two wind turbines, two large gas fields, the thirty two square mile, South Morecambe Gas Field and the eleven square mile, North Morecambe Gas Field, and the vast, Rampside Gas Terminal, all of which are situated just off the coast of Cumbria's industrial town of Barrow in Furness, a town famous.

Campaigners calling for a tidal barrage across Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary will get to put their case to the government. Independent MP for Barrow and Furness John Woodcock won the promise of a ministerial meeting from energy secretary Greg Clark.

The Gabčíkovo Water Project (GWP), a major construction of damming and canalizing on the upper part of the middle Danube was completed and put into operation in October It destroyed most of the km2 of wetlands.

Two-thirds of the wetlands are becoming dry, discontinuous or severely changed which will ultimately destroy the original ecosystem and lead to a decline in biological. STAFF from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) will celebrate the Trust's 20th birthday next month.

The Trust was formed on April 1, from the merger of Lancaster Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Westmorland Hospitals NHS Trust and Furness Hospital NHS Trust.

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Plans for a tidal barrage across Morecambe Bay 0 comment Campaigners calling for a tidal barrage across Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary will get to put their case to the government.

(2) Environmental impacts. Building a barrage across an estuary or bay may change the flow condition of tides, affecting the water quality and marine life [3].

Tidal rivers were usually equipped. The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been criticised for its “deficient” handling of the case against two Morecambe Bay midwives who were cleared of misconduct after a baby’s death. The Professional Standards Authority was considering whether to challenge the NMC’s decision to clear the midwives at the High Court, amid concerns that.

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