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BBC Weather presenter
It will be a fine and mostly dry night with clear spells.
However, thickening cloud will bring some outbreaks of rain into western parts by dawn.
Reporter, BBC Radio Lancashire
The Preston North End captain, Tom Clarke, says it was always his intention to sign a new contract and had been in talks over a new deal since pre-season.Copyright: Getty Images
Clarke has signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at the Championship club until 2019.
The 28-year-old moved to Deepdale in 2013 from Huddersfield after he progressed through their youth system.
Blackpool's bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 reaches a crucial stage on Friday.Copyright: BBC
The bid committee will have a final interview with a panel of experts having last week hosted a group from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The three-month exhibition will showcase art, design and culture and Blackpool is competing with three other areas for the right to host it.
A plane carrying holiday makers from Manchester Airport to the Greek Island of Rhodes has returned to the airport after reporting a technical fault.Copyright: BBC
The Jet2 aircraft spent more than an hour circling Lancashire before landing safely back just after midday.
The airline said it was diverted back as a precautionary measure.
- The former Lancashire cricketer Ken Higgs dies aged 79
- A plane that spent more than an hour circling over Lancashire after reporting a technical fault returns safely to Manchester Airport
- Police are increasing patrols in central Blackpool after an 18-year-old woman was robbed near the Grand Theatre in the early hours of Tuesday morning
Former Lancashire and England cricketer Ken Higgs has died, aged 79.
The right-arm fast bowler played 15 Tests and took 71 wickets in an international career between 1965 and 1968.
He made his Lancashire debut in 1958, taking more than 1,000 first-class wickets.
Flags will fly at half-mast at Old Trafford ahead of tonight's T20 International between England and Pakistan.
There is queuing traffic in both directions on Fleetwood Road in Esprick between theMile Road junction and Kirkham, because of temporary traffic lights.
BBC Weather presenter
Sunny spells will continue to develop during the afternoon and it will feel warm and humid in the sunshine.
After a fine evening, it will be a mostly dry night with clear spells.
A drunk refuse collector hurled abuse at his former girlfriend’s dad after he was told to stop sitting on her car.
Hyndburn is to receive national recognition for two local beauty spots.Copyright: Google
The two new local nature reserves being created by Hyndburn Borough Council are Peel Park, including the Coppice, Arden Hall and the Plantation Road area in Accrington.
The second is at Woodnook Vale which encompasses parts of Bullough Park and the hillside to Rothwell Heights at Willows Lane.
The council says the reserves have been made possible after years of hard work by local groups and residents. They will be officially created next summer.
A man who is suffering from kidney cancer has said he is "frustrated" to know treatment drugs that could help him are not yet available on the NHS.
David, 70, from Lancaster, was diagnosed with the disease nine years ago.
The NHS medicine governing body NICE will meet later today to decide whether to give Nivolumab - which is already being used to treat skin cancer - the go ahead.
There are fears it could be too expensive.
Morecambe-based Tyson Fury's world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko has been confirmed for 29 October.Copyright: Getty Images
The British world champion Fury, 28, claimed the WBO, WBA and IBF belts from the 40-year-old Ukrainian in November 2015, but pulled out of a July rematch with an ankle injury.
The fight is at Manchester Arena.Quote Message: I'm delighted that we can finally get the fight back on. We can now focus on giving the fans what they deserve from Peter Fury Tyson Fury's manager and uncle
An East Lancashire MP is calling on the government to rethink proposals that would lower funding for apprenticeships in the area.
- A man from Lancaster who was diagnosed with kidney cancer nine years ago says he is frustrated drugs that could help him are not yet available on the NHS
- Burnley Council announces plans to save more than £2m from its budget over the next three years
- Two new nature reserves are to be created by Hyndburn Borough Council
A Lancashire Police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct after leaking details of incidents.Copyright: BBC
PC Jayson Lobo, from Blackburn, faced nine allegations of sending electronic communications with details of police incidents to third parties.
Each allegation was proven at a Special Case hearing in Leyland and the former UK middle distance athlete was dismissed without notice.
In an unrelated case, Mr Lobo is due to stand trial for voyeurism offences.
The former Commonwealth Games runner has denied 18 offences of sexual spying against eight women allegedly committed between December 2011 and May 2015.
The former Preston-based officer is on bail ahead of a trial at Liverpool Crown Court on 16 January.
Lancashire Evening Post
Lancashire County Council is predicting it will raise its council tax by 3.99% for each of the next four years.
A Lancashire police officer will face a misconduct hearing next week.
It is alleged that PC Iain Norton breached the standards of professional behaviour by driving a police vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit and being unfit to perform his duties.
The hearing is taking place at Leyland Police Station on 13 September.
Lancashire Police said it will not be making any comment before the hearing.
Preston North End captain Tom Clarke has signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2019.Copyright: Getty Images
The 28-year-old moved to North End in 2013 from Huddersfield after he progressed through their youth system.
The former England Under-19 international joins Paul Huntington and Daniel Johnson, who recently agreed new deals with the Championship side.
- Cuts of more than £2m have been put forward by Burnley Council in the latest round of planned savings
- A Lancashire police officer will face a misconduct hearing next week
- Five Lancashire athletes are set to compete at the Paralympics in Rio, which get under way tonight