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Any showers during the evening will quickly fade to leave clearing skies and a cold night.
A touch of frost is possible in sheltered spots, with patchy mist and fog also reforming. Lows of 5C.
Mist and fog will once again lift slowly tomorrow morning to leave a bright day and just the odd shower over the hills.
A nine-year-old boy, from Preston, who had been reported missing has been found safe and well, police said.
Blackpool and Manchester have more fast food outlets per 100,000 people than anywhere else in the North West, figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal.Copyright: Getty Images
The data shows Blackpool has 192 per 100,000 people, compared to 144 for Manchester.
Westminster tops the list with 199 outlets for every 100,000 members of the population.
PHE said not all fast food is unhealthy and they will continue with the out-of-home sector - including restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets - to reduce the amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt content in food.Quote Message: In the North West the majority of our local authorities are already tackling this issue and introducing a number of initiatives including trying to limit new takeaways, particularly around schools. from Dr Rebecca Wagstaff Deputy Director for PHE North West
An 11-year-old boy who raped another boy aged nine may have been affected by looking up gay porn websites, a court has heard.
The youngster, who also sexually assaulted two other boys aged seven and 11, was found to have made computer searches for "gay rape", "gay porn" and "gay rape porn".
At Preston Crown Court, Judge Mark Brown sentenced the boy, from Blackpool, who cannot be named because of his age, to four years in detention.
He pleaded guilty at an earlier youth court hearing to rape and sexual assault.
- A 23-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Preston.
- Police have objected to an application by Preston's Guild Hall to be able to sell alcohol until 06:00.
- Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says he will look at putting his players in a hotel before home games to help halt their poor form at the Globe Arena.
Under-threat women’s refuges in East Lancashire have been saved following a government U-turn.
Police have objected to an application by Preston's Guild Hall to be able to sell alcohol until 06:00.Copyright: BBC
The venue, council owned until 2014, wants the late-night alcohol licence as part of plans to open 24 hours a day.
Preston city councillors will discuss the application - as well as Lancashire Police's reasons for opposing it - at a meeting later.
Police are worried that an extended licence could result in more crime and anti-social behaviour.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley says he will look at putting his players in a hotel before home games to help halt their poor form at the Globe Arena.Copyright: Rex Features
The Shrimps have lost five of their seven home League Two games this season, but boast the division's second best away record.
Bentley's side are 10th, despite not having won at home since 16 August.Quote Message: We've only tried it once in the past and we thought the performance was excellent. from Jim Bentley Morecambe manager
A man was forced to busk as a nun in Manchester city centre as "punishment" for finishing last in his friends' fantasy football league.
As a forfeit, David Rawlinson had to spend an hour playing his clarinet on Market Street in front of his friends and bemused shoppers.
The 27-year-old risk analyst from West Didsbury said he and his friends had come up with an elaborate set of forfeits for their fantasy league.
Mr Rawlinson, originally from Cleveleys, Lancashire, admitted to secretly enjoying his busking experience, which "passed by in a blur".
It will stay dry with lengthy periods of sunny spells, although there is the outside chance of an occasional shower.
Tonight, any showers will quickly fade to leave clearing skies and a cold night with a touch of frost in sheltered spots. Patchy mist and fog will also reform.
Lows tonight of 5C.
Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer says his players are "desperate" to halt a run of only one victory in eight matches.Copyright: Rex Features
The League Two side spurned a lead at Accrington on Saturday, conceding twice in the last five minutes to lose.
"They've had their day off cancelled this week and we've worked even harder than what we have been working," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.
"If they feel a little bit unlucky not to have a day off, tough - I felt a bit unlucky at five to five on Saturday."
A group of "nutty knitters" have spun a unique set of characters in Longridge.
They have yarn-bombed the area with colourful creations - including fairies and tree houses.
They dress outlandishly and indulge in a bit of escapism based on all things Victoriana, but who are the followers of the Steampunks cult?
And why do they flock to Morecambe, a resort that was an escape for the Victorians?
Here they explain why they like dressing up like characters from HG Wells or Jules Verne.
A683 Lancashire both ways severe accident, between Langdale Road and M6 J34.
A683 Lancashire - A683 Caton Road in Lancaster closed in both directions between the Langdale Road junction and Lancaster, because of an accident.
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- A man is arrested on suspicion of rape after a 23-year-old woman was found unconscious in Fulwood near Preston
- A nine-year-old boy from Preston is missing after returning to school to pick up his lunchbox
- Blackburn manager Owen Coyle says he "would love to" buy on-loan Southampton striker Sam Gallagher
One lane is blocked on the soutbound M6 between junction 37, Kendal and junction 36, Kirkby Lonsdale, because of abandoned vehicle.
A nine-year-old boy is missing after returning to school to collect his lunchbox.Copyright: Lancashire Police
Maklaine Bottomley, from Preston, failed to return home yesterday afternoon after going back to Sacred Heart Primary School to pick up his lunchbox.
He was last seen wearing a red jumper with a white polo shirt underneath and black trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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Preston North End boss Simon Grayson has praised midfielder Paul Gallagher for his recent performances.
The 32-year-old midfelder has been involved in Preston's last four goals - including scoring the decisive third goal in their midweek win over Huddersfield.
You can hear commentary of North End's game against Norwich from 15:00 tomorrow on BBC Radio Lancashire.