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- A delivery driver in Blackburn is slashed across the chest in what police describe as a "targeted attack"
- The MP for Pendle says nothing can justify recent "heinous" terrorist attacks and calls for local communities to work together
- An initiative set up 10 years ago to improve schools in east Lancashire is hailed a success
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Graham Briggs won the final race of British Cycling's Elite Series at the Colne Grand Prix.
The 33-year-old cyclist, from JLT Condor, beat teammate Tom Moses, with Matt Cronshaw finishing third.
Lancashire Evening Post
A bungling shoplifter who went back to the same shop three times and tormented a security guard has been sent to a young offender’s institute for 12 weeks.
The MP for Pendle has appealed for communities to unite following recent terrorist atrocities in France and Germany.
"It's really concerning what's going on in the world and how that leads to repercussions back home," Andrew Stephenson said.
"The one thing everyone is united in saying is terrorists, no matter what their background, they use the great faiths of the world to try and justify their heinous acts.
"Nothing can justify killing innocent people. Nothing."
BBC Weather presenter
It should stay largely dry into the evening, with some clear spells developing overnight before cloud thickens by dawn.
It will feel cooler than on recent nights.
A delivery driver was slashed across the chest in what police have described as a "targeted attack" in Blackburn.Copyright: BBC
The 35-year-old was delivering alcohol in the Shadworth area and had parked up on Worcester Road to make a delivery to four men, Lancashire Police said.
One of the group then reached in through the driver’s window and slashed him across the chest causing a large wound.
The driver was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he is being treated for his injuries.
The four men are described as white males in their twenties, and anyone with information about last night's incident is urged to contact police.
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The head of world cycling believes the failure to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics over the country’s doping scandal has left his organisation with a problem.
It follows a decision by the International Olympic Committee to leave it up to individual sports' governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors should take part in next month’s Olympic Games.
Speaking at the Colne Grand Prix cycling event, the Lancashire-born president of the International Cycling Union Brian Cookson said: "If they'd decided to ban the entire Russian team that's one thing but then to put it back onto us as international federations is a little problematic."
He said cyclists on the international road racing scene had already undergone thorough testing so “it’s difficult for us to consider banning someone when they've been tested many times before. But we are looking at it."
A Blackpool hotel which advertised a "24-hour party" on a poster on its front door has been stripped of its licence to sell alcohol.
An initiative to improve schools in parts of Lancashire has been hailed a success, 10 years after its inception.
The aim of the £250m "building schools for the future" project was to solve the problem of over-subscribed schools and to improve attainment and community cohesion in Burnley, Padiham and Pendle.
Alan Whittaker, a former cabinet member for education at Lancashire County Council, said it has helped transform old and unsuitable schools.
"I was happy to attend some of the official openings and I think it was the best thing we've done in Lancashire," he said.
- The MP for Chorley says he is "astonished" a consultant employed by a Lancashire NHS Trust earned £375,000 in overtime in just a year
- A police investigation is underway after a man was stabbed in Blackburn
- Andrew Stephenson, the MP for Pendle, calls for communities to unite against terrorism after recent attacks in France and Germany
Here's more on the story of a Lancashire hospital consultant who earned £375,000 in overtime in a just year, according to figures obtained by the BBC.
An investigation has found the overtime bill for consultants in the UK rose by a more than a third in two years.
Lancashire Evening Post
Lancashire County Council has announced proposals to ban heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes from parts of the Lancaster area.
The MP for Chorley has said he is "astonished" a consultant was paid £375,000 in overtime by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Another consultant at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals was paid more than £180,000.
Lindsay Hoyle said: "I'm astonished. We've heard that when Chorley A&E closed it was because they couldn't pay any extra money for staff."
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Blackburn Rovers and Fleetwood have been drawn in the same group in this season's EFL Trophy.
They will also face Oldham and Carlisle in Group D of the revamped competition.
Blackpool have been drawn against Everton, Bolton and Cheltenham.
Morecambe will play Stoke, Bradford and Bury, with Accrington set to meet Wolves, Chesterfield and Crewe.
- The MP for Chorley says there are serious questions to answer after a consultant was paid £375,000 in overtime and extra pay last year by a Lancashire NHS Trust
- A farm in Silverdale is selling raw milk from a vending machine in a bid to combat falling milk prices
- This year marks a decade since a landmark project to improve schools in Burnley, Padiham and Pendle
Parents are being warned children are almost twice as likely to trespass on the railway in the summer than in the winter.
British Transport Police has revealed there were 270 incidents of young people trespassing in the North West last summer - leading to more than 200 hours of delays to trains.
A man has been charged with the manslaughter of a 37-year-old man who was found with serious head injuries in St Annes.Copyright: Lancashire Police/Google
Jonathon Plum, 37, was found in Wood Street at the weekend and died on Monday night at the Royal Preston Hospital.
Peter Honeyman, 20, of Heyhouses Lane, St Annes is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court later.
Morecambe have signed Burnley defender Alex Whitmore on loan until January.Copyright: Rex Features
The 20-year-old centre-back came through Burnley's youth system at Turf Moor.
"He's played at a good level last season and hopefully he can continue his progression," boss Jim Bentley told the club website.
A father has spoken of his fear after his daughter collapsed in the street – and was forced to wait more than an hour for an ambulance as she fell unconscious and struggled to breathe.