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Isolated showers continuing to break out through the evening and overnight.
Otherwise dry with clear spells and winds slowly easing. It will also be noticeably cooler than last night. Highs of 15C.
The first stage of redevelopment work at Preston Bus Station has begun.
The work on the Grade II listed building, includes improvements to the concourse, the creation of new public space, and a new youth zone on the site.
Leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein said: "[There are] major plans for the Markets Quarter including the proposed cinema complex, a new hotel in the former post office and new plans announced to further develop the Guild Hall.
"The bus station is a key part of these plans."
Planning applications have been submitted for the various parts of the redevelopment project.
If approved, the Youth Zone would be housed in a new free-standing building next to the station.
An appeal for dashcam footage has been made after a 14-year-old girl was hit by a van in Burscough.
The teenager suffered head injuries after being struck by a van that was travelling southbound on Moss Lane at about 15:45 on 21 September.
She remains in hospital and has since regained consciousness.
Quote Message: We are continuing our investigation into this collision and would urge anyone who may have dashcam footage from around the time of the incident to get in touch from Sgt Adam Dawson
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Members of the public have been getting the chance to have mini fitness tests and health checks during a health and wellbeing event.
The event is part of a new project where NHS and local councils in east Lancashire work together to change the way health and social care is delivered.
Health and social care professionals hope the event at Blackburn Cathedral will highlight good practice and innovation that's being undertaken.
An air gun and a knife have been found in Padiham.
Police found the weapons following reports that two men had an argument at a property in Peel Street on Monday and the area was cordoned off.
A 57-year-old man from Padiham was arrested on suspicion of affray and has been released on bail until December.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Quote Message: We would like to reassure the public that we are treating this as an isolated incident. from Det Con Andrew Maden Burnley CID
A nature reserve is celebrating after seeing a boost in the number of visitors it has attracted over the past year.
Brockholes, which is run by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, has attracted almost 150,000 visitors in the past year compared to 135,000 in the previous year.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is to get a new £16m rollercoaster, the owners have revealed.
The as yet unnamed ride, currently only referred to as Construction 2018, will reach heights of 88ft (27m) with a drop of 82ft and speeds of 49mph (80km/h).
The ride, being made by Mack Rides in Waldkirch, Germany, is expected to open in early 2018, said Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
The theme park's deputy managing director Nick Thompson said riders will experience the same levels of G force as felt by drivers of Formula 1 cars, and a launch acceleration four times higher than a Lamborghini Gallardo.
The rollercoaster's name is to be revealed later this year.
The search is on to find Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year for 2017.
Lancashire's High Sheriff John Barnett said: “Sometimes young people receive negative coverage in the media but my experience has always been that the vast majority are hardworking and help others."
He's urging anyone who knew of someone who put others first to nominate them.
The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2017.
The finalists have been named in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016.
Categories include Visitor Experience, Tourism Pub and Taste Lancashire.
Chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, Ruth Connor said: "The Lancashire Tourism Awards is a fantastic occasion to bring businesses and individuals together."
The event is in its 13th year and the final will take place on 10 November in a ceremony at Blackburn Cathedral.
A largely dry afternoon with sunny spells.
Feeling cool, with heavy and thundery showers possible later in the afternoon, mainly in the Lancaster area. Highs of 16C.
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Burnley-born bowler, James Anderson, has been ruled out of next month's tour to Bangladesh after a recurrence of recent injuries.
Anderson, who is England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has not played since the fourth Test loss to Pakistan in August because of a damaged shoulder.
The 34- year-old, who missed two Tests against South Africa last winter with a calf problem, suffered a stress fracture of the right shoulder in the third Test against Sri Lanka in June.
He was subsequently not selected for the first Test against Pakistan despite declaring himself fit. It was a row captain Alastair Cook called a "messy affair".
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A dad from Lancashire is recovering at home after undergoing a kidney transplant for the second time in his life.
Both times his donor has been a close family member.
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A restaurant is taking legal action following a claim a rodent had been found in a vegetable curry.
A diner at Shajan, an Indian restaurant in Longsight Road in the Ribble Valley, claimed a water shrew was in their meal on 17 September.
Ribble Valley Borough Council's environmental health team investigated, with the full cooperation of Shajan staff, and found it was "unlikely the rodent had been in the ingredients or cooked due to [its] size".
The report concluded: "It was obvious [the shrew] would have been spotted during the preparation, cooking, or service of the food."
Shajan denied any wrongdoing and a solicitor representing the restaurant confirmed civil action for damages was being taken against eight diners who were part of the group in which the false claim was made.
Potentially defamatory posts were made on social media, which have since been removed.
Quote Message: We are going to bring an action against the people involved. We're also contacting police asking them if they could consider whether a criminal offence has been in effect here from Michael Corrigan Farley's solicitor
Homes can be built on an area of land near Colne known locally as The Rough, a planning inspector has ruled.
Pendle Borough Council refused permission for housing on the land after receiving two planning applications, one for 270 homes and another for 90.
Despite a campaign by some residents against proposals, outline permission for 90 homes has now been granted.
Northamptonshire have signed seam bowler Nathan Buck on a three-year deal after he agreed an early release from his contract with Lancashire.
The 25-year-old moved to the Red Rose from Leicestershire in September 2014 and played 19 games in two seasons.
He was restricted by injury in his first campaign, but took a T20 career-best 4-26 against Birmingham this term.
The former England Lions player has picked up 158 first-class wickets at an average of 38.52.