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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 18 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Friday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we will be back from 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

    You can contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A woman is rescued from a river in Rossendale by firefighters using special ladder equipment
    • An Indian restaurant in Greenhalgh is fined after admitting eight hygiene and two health and safety charges
    • Sawley's Jon Schofield wins a silver medal in the men's K2 sprint at the Olympics in Rio
  3. Football: Garner money 'will be used for players' if deal goes through

    The Preston manager Simon Grayson says any money from Joe Garner's potential transfer to Rangers will go to recruiting new players.

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    Video caption: Simon Grayson with the latest on Joe Garner's potential move to Rangers

    Grayson says any move will be discussed by Garner, his agent and representatives.

    The 28-year-old forward moved to Deepdale in January 2013.

  4. Student offers encouragement to fellow sufferers with mental health problems

    Claire Ashmore

    Reporter, BBC Radio Lancashire

    A Lancashire teenager who has battled mental health issues has urged fellow sufferers to not "let the condition stop you".

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    Video caption: Lotte is urging students who are struggling with mental health issues not to give up

    Straight A student Lotte Gleeson from Pendle spent six months dealing with anxiety that made studying and socialising difficult. 

    The 18-year-old who studied at Nelson and Colne College will head to Oxford next month to study Physics after getting A* in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry and an A in Physics.

  5. Woman rescued from Rossendale river

    A woman has been rescued from a river in Rossendale.

    Peers Clough Road

    Firefighters used a special ladder to pull her from the water, after she became stuck in the section at Peers Clough Road just before midnight last night.

    She is currently in hospital after being treated by paramedics at the scene.

  6. Weather: Remaining warm and dry this afternoon

    Alexandra Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    It will remain warm and dry this afternoon with fairly light winds.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Thursday 18 August

    A fine evening with some late sunny spells, then some clear spells at first. 

    It will cloud over later with a few spots of light rain during the early hours.

    More from BBC Weather 

  7. Travel: Vehicle fire causes M55 delays

    BBC Travel

    There is slow moving traffic on the westbound M55 between Junction 1, Fulwood, and Junction 3, Kirkham, because of a vehicle fire.

    More from BBC Travel 

  8. Rio Olympics 2016: Canoe silver for Lancashire's Schofield

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Lancashire canoeist Jon Schofield has won silver in the men's K2 200m final at the Olympics in Rio.

    Jon Schofield and Liam Heath

    Sawley-born Schofield and teammate Liam Heath finished behind the team from Lithuania.

  9. Restaurant fined over hygiene offences

    An Indian restaurant in Lancashire has been fined after admitting eight hygiene offences and two health and safety charges.

    Ashiana restaurant

    The Ashiana restaurant and takeaway on Fleetwood Road in Greenhalgh, near Kirkham was taken to court by Fylde Council. 

    It was ordered to pay out more than £7,000 in fines and court costs at Blackpool Magistrates.

  10. Skelmersdale firefighters tweet support for Great Britain's women's hockey team

    Skelmersdale firefighters have tweeted support for Great Britain's women's hockey team as they reach their first final with a 3-0 win over New Zealand in Rio.

    They face the Netherlands in Friday's final at 21:00.  

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  11. Nursing student hopes to make difference in people's lives

    A-level results have been released across Lancashire with one Nelson-based student hoping her success will fulfil her "dream of making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most".

    Nelson and Colne College students

    Anisha Javed secured top grades in Biology, Psychology and Sociology.

    She won a place to study nursing at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

    The 18-year-old also completed her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award during her time at Nelson and Colne College.

  12. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • An Indian restaurant in Greenhalgh has been fined after admitting eight hygiene offences and two health and safety charges
    • A controversial horse fair is under way between Poulton and Blackpool which Wyre Borough Council says it has no way of stopping
    • An investigation is launched into the cause of a boat fire in Nelson
  13. How did you do in your A-level results?

    A-levels results have been released today and we would love to know how you got on.

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  14. Burnley student set for Cambridge with triple A* results

    A Burnley College student is set to join a prestigious alumni of more than 30 Nobel Prize winners at the University of Cambridge after achieving triple A* A-level results.

    Holly Welsby

    Holly Welsby will read Psychological and Behavioural Science at Churchill College.

    "Cambridge was my first choice university and I'm looking forward to beginning my studies.

    "Burnley College is so brilliant that I've already recommended it to everyone."