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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Monday

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

    You can still contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Chilly night with mist and fog patches

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    Any showers during the evening will quickly fade to leave clearing skies and a cold night.

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    Video caption: Weather

    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.

    More from BBC Weather

  3. Missing boy, 9, found

    A nine-year-old boy, from Preston, who had been reported missing has been found safe and well, police said.

  4. Seaside town has 'high number of fast food outlets'

    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.

    Fast food

    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
    Dr Rebecca WagstaffDeputy Director for PHE North West
  5. BreakingBoy, 11, detained for rape of nine-year-old boy

    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.

  6. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • 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.
  7. Guild Hall late licence request opposed

    Police have objected to an application by Preston's Guild Hall to be able to sell alcohol until 06:00.  

    Preston Guild Hall

    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.

  8. Bentley considers hotel for home games

    BBC Sport

    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.  

    Jim Bentley

    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
    Jim BentleyMorecambe manager
  9. Man busks as nun in fantasy footy forfeit

    A man was forced to busk as a nun in Manchester city centre as "punishment" for finishing last in his friends' fantasy football league.  

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    Video caption: Manchester man busks as nun in fantasy football forfeit

    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".

  10. Weather: Staying dry this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It will stay dry with lengthy periods of sunny spells, although there is the outside chance of an occasional shower.

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    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.

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  11. Football: Blackpool squad 'desperate' for success

    BBC Sport

    Blackpool manager Gary Bowyer says his players are "desperate" to halt a run of only one victory in eight matches.  

    Gary Bowyer

    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."

  12. Spinning a good yarn in Longridge

    A group of "nutty knitters" have spun a unique set of characters in Longridge.

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    Video caption: Yarn bombing

    They have yarn-bombed the area with colourful creations - including fairies and tree houses.

  13. The 'faintly ridiculous' steampunks cult

    They dress outlandishly and indulge in a bit of escapism based on all things Victoriana, but who are the followers of the Steampunks cult?  

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    Video caption: The cult fashion with a Victorian touch

    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.

    Learn more on Inside Out North West BBC One at 19:30.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A683 Lancashire both ways

    BBC Travel

    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.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  15. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • 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
  16. Get Involved: Do you know an Unsung Hero?


    Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves some much-needed recognition?

    There are just three days left (nominations close at midnight on Sunday, 23 October) to nominate them for the 2016 BBC Unsung Hero award.

    Find out how to here.

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  17. Travel: Abandoned vehicle blocks lane on M6

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked on the soutbound M6 between junction 37, Kendal and junction 36, Kirkby Lonsdale, because of abandoned vehicle.  

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  18. Boy, 9, missing after returning to school for lunchbox

    A nine-year-old boy is missing after returning to school to collect his lunchbox.

    Maklaine Bottomley

    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.

  19. Grayson backs Gallagher to continue recent form


    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Preston North End boss Simon Grayson has praised midfielder Paul Gallagher for his recent performances.

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    Video caption: Simon Grayson praises Paul Gallagher for 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.