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- Accrington pupil contracts 'meningococcal disease'
- Woman, 25, stabbed in Bamber Bridge
- Carpool karaoke star Ted lands record deal
- Rare raccoon dog missing from Blackpool
- Updates from Friday 16 September
A man from Morecambe is hoping to visit every railway station in Lancashire in under 24 hours
David Chandler set off on the "Lancashire Challenge" at 06:00 to raise funds for St John's Hospice in Lancaster.
Chandler previously visited all 270 London Underground stations in 2015, completing the challenge in just over 20 hours.
The number of patients waiting in ambulances over an hour outside an A&E department in Lancashire more than doubled, new figures show.
The rise at Royal Preston Hospital coincides with the downgrading of Chorley Hospital's emergency department to an urgent care centre in April.
In the month following, waiting times rose inside and outside the hospital.
The trust that runs both hospitals denies the situation at Preston's A&E is linked to Chorley's closure.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge tonight, knowing that victory could see them leapfrog Chelsea into second place in the nascent Premier League table.
Our colleagues at BBC Sport have produced a full preview, including team news and all the stats you'll need to impress your mates with.
Plans to remove recycling bins from 300 homes in Haslingden have been halted.
Two petitions were created against the proposals, with about 1,000 signatures between them.
The idea was to replace grey and blue bins used for recycling bottles, cans, papers and cardboard, and replace them with plastic bags.
Residents said there was a lack of consultation on the scheme.
A new leader has been elected at a council at the centre of claims children were sexually exploited by taxi drivers.
Councillor Peter Mullineaux will take over from Margaret Smith, who resigned from South Ribble Council in Lancashire this year due to ill health.
Ms Smith faced had calls to quit from her own party over handling of the row.
A review of the council's handling of its taxi licensing investigation found "a major corporate governance failure".
- A man who murdered his former partner has tried to use the family courts to gain access to the couple's daughter, an MP says
- Lancashire's police and crime commissioner warns further cuts to the police force could make tackling anti-social behaviour harder
- An 80-year-old man who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2013 lands a record deal after singing "carpool karaoke"
A man who lost more than 20st has said the NHS will not remove his excess skin after failing to meet its criteria.
Jeff Huggins from Morecambe says the loose skin around his waist weighs more than two stone.
Lancashire's police and crime commissioner is warning any further cuts to the police force could make it harder for it to deal with issues such as anti-social behaviour.
Clive Grunshaw has said it is important that police work with local communities and other organisations to tackle the problem.
Lancashire batsman Alviro Petersen has played his final game for the Red Rose.
The South African will miss the last match of the County Championship season against Warwickshire next week.
The 35-year-old joined Lancashire in 2015.
An 80-year-old man who became an internet star when his son posted videos of him singing in the car, has landed a record deal.
Former Butlin's Redcoat Ted McDermott, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2013, spent decades entertaining people.
Decca Records signed him up after videos of his carpool karaoke were watched 40 million times on YouTube.
His son Simon McDermott, 40, said it was "a dream come true".
England have named uncapped Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed in the Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh.
The 19-year-old is joined by fellow debutants Ben Duckett and Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari in the 17-man squad.
Lancashire wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will captain the one-day side after Eoin Morgan pulled out with security concerns.
James Anderson is also included for the series which gets under way next month.
A landmark in Lancaster has turned gold to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
It is just one of the colours requested by local families, organisations and support groups to illuminate the city’s Ashton Memorial at Williamson Park to raise awareness of the illness.
Laura Smith from Galgate chose the gold colour after her eight-year-old son, Oliver, was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 2011.
It will be dry this afternoon with sunny intervals, although it will feel much fresher than in recent days.
After a sunny evening, a dry night will follow, with long clear periods.
Former Chancellor George Osborne is to chair a new think tank aimed at taking forward his "Northern Powerhouse" plan.
As chancellor, Mr Osborne championed the idea of creating an economy in the north of England to rival those of London and the South East.
But there have been concerns that the project may go off the rails under PM Theresa May, who sacked Mr Osborne.
Mr Osborne said the PM had committed to the vision but told the Sun: "We can't just expect Whitehall to do it all."
A man who murdered his former partner tried to use the family courts to gain access to the couple's daughter, an MP has said.
Peter Kyle, Labour MP for Hove, told Parliament Jonathan Vass started demanding parental rights over his child, with Jane Clough, from prison.
Vass stabbed Ms Clough in 2010 as she arrived for work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and was arrested outside her parent's house the following day.
Jane's sister started adoption proceedings to break the link with Vass, Mr Kyle said.
Vass appeared via video link and represented himself at the court hearing and he was allowed to cross examine the family.
Mr Kyle said the courts system was "inhuman", adding: "Without access to financial support or legal aid, the family had to find separate representation for the baby, and the rest of the family.
"He had a legal firm, not donated pro bono representation".
- A man who murdered his former partner outside Blackpool Victoria Hospital in 2010 tried to use the family courts to gain access to the couple's daughter, an MP says
- A pupil in Accrington contracts suspected meningococcal disease
- Lancashire's police and crime commissioner is warning any further cuts to the police force could make it harder to deal with anti-social behaviour
There is concern over the whereabouts of an unusual animal that has gone missing in Blackpool.
The 14-week-old raccoon dog disappeared from Stanley Park last week.
The mammal, which bears a superficial resemblance to the raccoon but is more closely related to foxes and wolves, is native to East Asia.
Nicola White, wildlife trade and exotics expert at the RSPCA, believes the animal could have a negative impact on local wildlife.
It has taken two months to fill the 40,000 sq ft store with furniture, household goods and clothes, which will be sold to raise money for the charity Emmaus.
All the staff were once homeless but are now learning new skills.
Director Steve Buchanan said the shop's status as the largest had been verified by the Charity Retail Association, which keeps records of all retail sites used by charitable organisations.
A new leader has been elected at South Ribble Borough Council, which was at the centre of claims children were sexually exploited by taxi drivers.
Councillor Peter Mullineaux will take over from Margaret Smith who resigned earlier this year due to ill health.
The Tory councillor had faced calls to quit from her own party over the handling of the taxi licensing row.
A review into how taxi licensing was handled by the council found it had a "major corporate governance failure".
Mr Mullineaux said he would "work round the clock" to rebuild the reputation of the administration.
A school pupil in Accrington has contracted suspected meningococcal disease, which can cause meningitis or septicaemia.
The child who contracted the infection "recently" is a pupil at St Christopher's High School.
In a letter, the school has said it has been reassured by Public Health England that other children and staff do not need antibiotics or vaccinations.
It said children who are feeling well should attend school as normal usual.
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- A school pupil in Accrington has contracted suspected meningococcal disease
- Councillor Peter Mullineaux is elected as the new leader of South Ribble Borough Council
- Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed is called into the England squad for the first time for the tour of Bangladesh
BBC North West cricket commentator
Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed has been called into the England test squad for the tour of Bangladesh.
The 19-year-old opener becomes only the second teenager to appear in the longer form of the game for England since 1949.
His Lancashire teammates James Anderson and Jos Buttler are also included in the squad.
England play two Tests and three one-day internationals in Bangladesh, beginning on 7 October.
A convicted murderer who absconded from an open prison has been arrested.
Darren Jackson, 51, was serving a life sentence at HMP Sudbury, Derbyshire, but was reported missing on Tuesday.
He was arrested by Staffordshire Police on Thursday on suspicion of escaping from lawful custody.
As a teenager, Jackson killed Gillian Ellis in Burnley in 1984 by stamping on her stomach.
An investigation is under way after a 25-year-old woman was stabbed in Bamber Bridge.
The victim was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with a stab wound to her stomach, although her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A 41-year-old man from Chorley, arrested in connection with the incident in the early hours of Wednesday, has been bailed until October.
- An investigation is under way after a 25-year-old woman was stabbed in Bamber Bridge
- A man from Blackpool says he is concerned for the safety of his rare raccoon dog, which disappeared from Stanley Park last week
- A Blackburn man, who became an internet sensation after his son posted his "carpool karaoke" video online, has landed a record deal
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