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  1. Updates on Tuesday 23 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

    You can contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Muggy night with heavy showers possible

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    This evening will be warm and sunny for most, with a muggy night.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Wednesday 23 August

    There may be heavy showers in the far north, and fog and cloud on western hills.

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  3. Blackpool records biggest reduction in carbon emissions

    A reduction in carbon emissions in Blackpool has been put down to work to insulate homes in the town.


    New figures from the government show the resort has reduced its emissions by about 250,000 tonnes over the last 10 years - a reduction of around 30%.

    The local council says the drop is the biggest across the United Kingdom.

  4. Memorial unveiled for police officer killed in Blackpool

    A memorial for a police officer killed in the line of duty in Blackpool has been unveiled.

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    Video caption: Memorial to Supt Gerry Richardson

    Supt Gerry Richardson was shot while attending an armed robbery in the resort on 23 August 1971.

    He was shot twice in the stomach at point-blank range and died of his injuries later that day.

    The memorial was unveiled at his former grammar school, which is now Aspire Academy.

  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A 35-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after being stabbed in Blackburn
    • A memorial is unveiled in Blackpool to a police officer killed in the line of duty 45 years ago
    • Officials at Garstang Cricket Club are assessing damage to the sports ground after it was flooded in yesterday's heavy rain  
  6. Coping with brain injury 'extremely difficult', says victim of swimming lesson accident

    A woman who was left severely brain damaged after she nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson says "living with a brain injury is extremely difficult".

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    Video caption: Annie Woodland

    Annie Woodland, 26, who now lives in Blackpool, was 10 when the accident happened Whitmore Primary School in Basildon, Essex.

    She has received £2m compensation.

  7. Wiggins confirms Tour of Britain inclusion

    Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he will take part in this year's Tour of Britain cycle race.

    Sir Bradley Wiggins

    The Chorley-based rider, 36, will compete in the annual event, which gets under way on 4 September.

    Wiggins claimed his fifth Olympic gold medal in Rio, and his eighth overall, alongside Colne's Steven Burke in the men's team pursuit.

  8. Weather: Dry and warm this afternoon

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC weather presenter

    It will be dry this afternoon with increasingly warm and hazy sunshine.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast for Tuesday 23 August

    This evening will be warm and sunny for most, with a muggy night, but there may be heavy showers in the far north, and fog and cloud on western hills.

    More from BBC Weather

  9. Man suffers stab wounds in Blackburn attack

    A man has been arrested after another man was found with stab wounds in Blackburn.

    Oban Drive in Blackburn

    The 35-year-old victim, who was found at an address near Oban Drive at about 15:50 yesterday afternoon, suffered a chest injury and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

    A woman has also been arrested in connection with the incident, while a second man was released without charge.

  10. Silver Line caller speaks about reasons for using service

    A man who phoned Kirkham-based Silver Line, a national charity for older people, has been explaining why he uses the service.

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    Video caption: Tommy Walsh speaks about being lonely

    Tommy Walsh says he thinks Christmas is the "worst time" to be lonely.

    Silver Line was set up by Dame Esther Rantzen in 2012 and needs more than £1m to keep its phone lines open out of hours, after taking its millionth call.

  11. Football: Transfer speculation 'not helping' Blackburn's Duffy

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle says speculation about Shane Duffy's future at the club is not helping the player.

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    Video caption: Coyle hopes Duffy will be able to concentrate on playing instead of transfer speculation

    Duffy scored two own goals and was sent off against Cardiff last week.

    He is back from suspension and available for tonight's League Cup game against Crewe.

  12. Council keen to reduce recycling rejection rates

    A Blackburn with Darwen councillor says work is being done to improve recycling rates in the borough.

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    Video caption: Councillor Jim Smith responds to government figures over recycling

    Government figures show the area is one of the worst for rejecting waste sent for recycling. 

    Last year, the council rejected more than 14% of the rubbish put in bins in the town. 

    But councillor Jim Smith says they are actively looking at ways to reduce that figure.

  13. Blackpool woman who nearly drowned wins compensation

    A woman who was left severely brain damaged after almost drowning during a school swimming lesson has received £2m in compensation.

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    Video caption: Annie Woodland, pictured with her two brothers, says she suffered "years of depression"

    It happened at a council-run swimming pool in Basildon in Essex 16 years ago, when Annie Woodland, who now lives in Blackpool, was just 10. 

    A High Court trial last year concluded the lifeguards and swimming teachers responsible for Ms Woodland had breached their duty of care.

    Ms Woodland says the payout will enable her family to move on.

  14. Firefighters rescue man from Nelson waterway

    A man has been rescued from a river bank in Nelson.


    He became stranded on the stretch near to New Scotland Road. 

    Firefighters helped him to safety at about 21:00 last night.

  15. Football: Palace cup tie gives Blackpool 'chance to grab the headlines'

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer believes his side have the "chance to grab the headlines" in this evening's League Cup tie with Crystal Palace.

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    Video caption: Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer

    The Seasiders face the Premier League outfit at Selhurst Park.

    You can hear commentary from 19:45 on BBC Radio Lancashire.