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  1. Updates on Monday 25 July
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Tuesday 26 July

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel. 

    You can still get in touch if there's something you want us to look at via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Mainly dry and mild evening in store

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    There will be one or two more light showers over the hills later but most places will stay dry and mild with clear spells as we move into the evening.

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    Video caption: BBC Weather on Monday 25 July
  3. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A woman arrested after a baby was found in a park in Blackpool is bailed
    • A senior nurse at a Lancashire hospital trust allegedly told a colleague to keep quiet about a surgeon who operated on the wrong finger of a patient, a hearing in London is told
    • Police call off a search of a garden in Thornton after receiving reports of a body buried next to the property
  4. Former England player Armfield remembers 1966 World Cup

    BBC Radio Lancashire

    Nearly 50 years since England won the World Cup, former Blackpool and England defender Jimmy Armfield has been reminiscing about the tournament.  

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    Video caption: Jimmy Armfield

    Armfield's teammate for both club and country Alan Ball was an integral member of the squad.

    "Alan Ball played with his heart," said Armfield. "Alan was probably the best player on the field during the World Cup Final. He was the one that kept it all going and his work-rate was tremendous."

    You can hear the full interview with Jimmy Armfield from 18:00 on BBC Radio Lancashire.

  5. Captive bred butterfly thrives at Lancashire nature reserve

    BBC Science and Environment

    A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly - for the first time in 100 years.  

    Large heath butterfly
    Image caption: Large heath butterfly

    After three years of careful breeding, scientists from Chester Zoo say they have established a stable wild colony at Heysham Moss.

    Only two other locations in Lancashire play host to this fluffy brown species, which thrives in low, damp boglands.

    "They've not been at Heysham for at least 100 years," said Heather Prince, an invertebrate keeper at the zoo.

  6. Woman bailed after abandoned baby found in Blackpool park

    A 43-year-old woman has been bailed pending further inquiries after a baby was found abandoned in a park in Blackpool.

    Watson Road Park
    Image caption: Watson Road Park

    The 11-month-old girl was found in an upturned pram in Watson Road Park yesterday morning.

    Her mother was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

  7. Travels: Accident closes A6 in Bolton-le-Sands

    BBC Travel

    An accident has closed the A6 Slyne Road in Bolton-le-Sands between Greenwood Avenue and Bottomdale Road.  

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  8. Football: England boss Allardyce wants to increase 'passion and desire'

    BBC Sport

    New England football manager Sam Allardyce says he wants to create a "feelgood factor" and capitalise on his players' "passion and desire".

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    Video caption: New England manager Sam Allardyce

    In his first news conference since being appointed, the former Blackpool and Blackburn boss said his greatest assets were his man-management skills. And he said he wanted all his players to enjoy themselves.

  9. Child put in armlock in 'train seat row'

    Photographs have emerged purportedly showing a man putting a young boy in an armlock on a train travelling from Clitheroe. 

    The incident on a Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria service on Friday was reportedly snapped by another child travelling with the youngster.

    Train photo

    A witness told the Manchester Evening News the man acted after the "cocky" boy would not take his feet off a seat. 

    British Transport Police are investigating and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

  10. Star Trek fun: Beam yourself up from Blackpool

    Chris Long

    Entertainment reporter

    The Star Trek exhibition in Blackpool - which is running alongside a film festival celebrating 50 years of the sci-fi drama - comes with a free to download app.

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    Chiefly, it offers you augmented reality insights throughout the show, but it also has the fun feature of allowing you to "beam up" from a transporter.  

  11. Lancashire economist reports financial slow-down after Brexit

    Firms in the region have reported a drop in economic activity since the EU referendum result, according to a Lancashire University economist.

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    Video caption: Lancashire-based economist professor Geraint Johns

    But professor Geraint Johns from Lancaster University's School of Economics says it will take some time to see what long-term financial impact Brexit will have on the county.

    "In July, we are having not just a slowdown but a contraction in output.

    "But for that to convert into a recession we'd need that to go on for another five months and we simply don't know what'll happen."

  12. Football: Burnley captain's 'no brainer' decision to sign new deal

    Andy Bayes

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lancashire

    Burnley captain Tom Heaton says he had no hesitation is signing a new four-year deal with the Premier League club.

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    Video caption: Burnley captain Tom Heaton

    The 30-year-old goalkeeper - who was part of England's Euro 2016 squad - said the decision was a "no brainer".

    "I've had three great years here and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it," he said. "To sign another four years with the club where it's going, I'm over the moon."

  13. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A woman is released on bail after a baby girl is found abandoned in a park in Blackpool
    • An investigation into reports of a body buried in a garden in Thornton is called off
    • Blackpool councillor Eddie Collett dies of cancer, aged 58
  14. Former Blackpool mayor dies from cancer

    A respected Blackpool councillor and former mayor has died from cancer at the age of 58.

    Eddie Collett
    Image caption: Eddie Collett

    Eddie Collett, who represented the Tyldsley ward for Labour, was first elected to the council in 1991.

  15. Cricket: Cross ready for Super League season opener

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Lancashire Thunder's Kate Cross says the side are "ready to hit the ground running" ahead of the inaugural Women's Super League season.

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    Video caption: Lancashire Thunder's Kate Cross

    "We've done a lot of talking about the Super League and now we just want to play some cricket," she said.

    The Thunder begin their campaign against Western Storm on Sunday.

  16. Church leader calls for stronger Lancashire-Germany ties after Brexit

    A leading member of Lutheran Church in Germany believes the Brexit vote will strengthen ties between the church and the Church of England's Blackburn Diocese.

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    Video caption: Blackburn Cathedral

    The diocese has worked with their German counterparts since 1994. 

    Lutheran Church co-ordinator Birgit Holstein hopes the EU vote will not damage the relationship.

    "We want to find ways to unite rather than be separate. I hope the link will strengthen," she said.

  17. Thornton 'body in garden' probe called off

    Police investigating reports of a body buried in a garden in Thornton have called off their search.

    Knowsley Crescent in Thornton
    Image caption: Knowsley Crescent

    Nothing significant was found on land next to a property on Knowsley Crescent, Lancashire Police said.

    The cordon at the address has now been removed.