Reporter, BBC News Online
Reporter, BBC News Online
A search is continuing for a gang of masked men who used explosives to steal thousands of pounds from a cash machine in Blackburn.
The raid happened at about 02.45 at the post office on Whalley Old Road in Blackburn.
Four men wearing balaclavas were seen driving away at speed in a 62 plate dark Volkswagen Golf, said detectives.
Former Blackpool and Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce is confirmed as the new England manager.
Plans are under way to slash the number of councillors in Pendle by a third in a bid to save cash.
The number of elections could also be cut as the council adapts to shrinking resources and to the transfer of services to town and parish councils.
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A man who fled a suspected stolen car which crashed in Lancashire walked into the hands of police after trying to flag down an unmarked police car.
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Traders have been giving their reaction to a planned £9m revamp of Clitheroe's outdoor market which will see the market moved indoors.
Tom Grewsker said: "I don't like it at all, it seems like they are pushing us into a corner right out of the way,"
He added, it would "lose the whole heart and soul of the market".
Another trader, Eileen Ansar, said plans for an enclosed hall would see the loss of a "traditional market".
"All of a sudden we are going to lose everything, our heritage. I think it's disgraceful."
Union leaders in Blackburn have described the loss of 500 jobs at the council as "terrible news".
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The Council Forum passed a series of measures which also included ending weekly bin collections and charging for green waste in a bid to save £13m.
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Plans for the redevelopment - which include a 60-bed hotel, retail units, an indoor market and a 56-space car park - go on public display today.
Some traders are angry at the plans and believe an indoor market isn’t right for the town.
If the proposals are approved by Ribble Valley Borough Council, construction of the new market area will start next spring.
England won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Pakistan.
The southbound M6 entry slip road at junction 34, Lancaster, is partially blocked and there is slow traffic, due to a crash In the roadworks area.
Four men in balaclavas have stolen thousands of pounds after blowing up a cash machine.
The gang used an explosive device to break into the machine at the post office in Whalley Old Road, Blackburn, at about 02:45.
Police are trying to trace the men and the car and have asked for any witnesses to contact them.
A plan to cut 500 jobs over the next three years has been approved by Blackburn with Darwen Council.
The Council Forum passed the job losses on Thursday in a bid to save £13m over three years.
It also agreed to end weekly bin collections, and introduce charges for green waste and weekend parking.
Councillor Andy Kay, executive member for resources, said making "major changes" was the only way to "reduce the financial demands on the council."
A gang has stolen money from a cash machine at a Blackburn post office.
They used an explosive device on the machine at the shop on Whalley Old Road in the early hours of this morning, said police.
It is not yet known how much was taken. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Lancashire Constabulary.
England captain Alastair Cook said he was surprised by the row over the decision to omit Lancashire's James Anderson for the first Test against Pakistan.
Anderson, 33, believed he was fit after a shoulder injury but the England selectors were unwilling to risk him.
"It happened, it was a slightly messy affair and an unimportant sideshow. We have to move on and play good cricket," added Cook.
Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker with 454 dismissals, returns to the side for the second Test, which starts this morning at Old Trafford.