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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 24 October
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday 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 patchy frost forming

    Charlie Slater

    BBC Weather presenter

    It will be dry and clear which will allow patchy frost and fog to form in places.  

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    Video caption: Weather

    Temperatures in rural spots will drop to around 4C.

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  3. Autumnal evening over Rivington

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Today's picture from a BBC Weather Watcher shows a stunning autumnal evening over Rivington.

    Rivington

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  4. Appeal to save 'gravity-defying' skate pipe

    A Blackpool skateboarder is appealing to save a skate park full pipe from the scrap heap.

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    Video caption: Appeal to save skate park pipe from the scrapheap

    Ramp City in Blackpool has the country's only full pipe but it is due to be replaced by a roller rink.

    'Big Woody', 52, from the resort, who helped bring the ramp to the park said it was "part of British skateboarding history".

  5. The forgotten war of the conscript soldier

    Sixty-five years ago thousands of British conscripts were sent to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal in the wake of rising Egyptian nationalism. Poorly trained and under-equipped, they faced a brutal and bloody situation, protecting British interests in a conflict they wanted no part of.  

    National Servicemen

    In October 1951 a tense stand-off between the British and Egyptian governments broke down over the number of UK troops stationed in the country. In response, the British government mobilised 60,000 troops in 10 days, in what was described as the biggest airlift of troops since World War Two

    It was the beginning of the end of Western control of the Suez Canal and the start of the three-year Suez Emergency, which has been described as a "forgotten war fought by a forgotten army".

    Just weeks after completing basic training, the dock worker from Fleetwood was sent to Egypt. "Everybody had to go in and if you were stuck in a mundane job you looked forward to it," he said. 

  6. Green movement needs an "urgent rethink" over energy sources, says former Greenpeace leader

    The Daily Politics

    While opponents claim fracking would desecrate the countryside, pollute water supplies and produce thousands of tonnes of global warming gasses, a former Greenpeace leader disagrees. 

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    Video caption: A former Greenpeace leader said it was time to 'frack on' as he looked at energy sources.

    Stephen Tindale said an "urgent rethink" is needed over energy sources and claimed it was time to "frack on".   

    In a personal film from Lancashire for the Daily Politics soapbox series, he said: "If we want to keep the lights on, and stop burning coal, it's time for green campaigners to stop saying 'frack off' and time to say 'frack on'."

  7. Woman killed in village house blaze

    A woman has been killed in a fire at a house in Chatburn near Clitheroe.

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    The victim, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead after the blaze at a home in Greenfield Avenue, Chatburn, at about 08:15.

    She was discovered in a first floor bedroom, a spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.

    Firefighters from Clitheroe and Hyndburn attended and an investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, the spokesman added.

  8. Football: League Managers Association boss says Allardyce could return

    BBC Sport

    League Managers Association boss Richard Bevan believes Sam Allardyce could return to football management.  

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    Video caption: LMA boss Richard Bevan says Big Sam could return to management.

    The former Blackpool and Blackburn boss left his role as England manager in September after 67 days in charge. 

    Richard Bevan says there is nothing stopping him making a return at some stage. 

  9. Morecambe Bay tunnel plan revealed

    Plans have been announced which would see a tunnel under Morecambe Bay built to house electricity cables from Cumbria.

    Morecambe Bay

    The tunnel will be used to link the new nuclear power station at Moorside near Sellafield to the electricity network. 

    It is part of a wider scheme by National Grid to reduce the impact on the Lake District National Park.

  10. Cancer patient dismisses doubts over chemotherapy benefits

    A Preston man who has cancer says chemotherapy should remain an option for terminal patients after the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges included it in a list of 40 treatments and procedures which they say offer little or no benefit to patients.

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    Video caption: Ben Ashworth

    In 2012, father-of-three Ben Ashworth was diagnosed with bowel cancer and told he only had months to live. 

    Mr Ashworth, who is a keen marathon runner, says the treatment can make a huge difference.

  11. Five-vehicle smash blocks M6

    A section of the M6 is closed so the air ambulance can land after a five-vehicle smash.

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    The northbound carriageway, near junction 31, Samlesbury, will remain closed for some time.

    A rolling road-block is in place.

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    Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, between J29 for M65 and J30 for M61 affecting Charnock Richard Services.

    M6 Lancashire - M6 closed, queuing traffic and long delays northbound between J29, M65 (Lostock Hall) and J30 M61, because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to Charnock Richard Services.

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  13. Football: Dyche pleased with 'two quality goals' in Burnley win

    BBC Sport

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche praised "two moments of quality" after his side score a late winner in a 2-1 victory over Everton on Saturday.

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    Video caption: Burnley 2-1 Everton: Sean Dyche pleased with 'two quality goals'

    Scott Arfield's 90th-minute winner gave the Clarets their third win of the season in a match dominated by Everton at Turf Moor.  

  14. Weather: Dry and chilly this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Mostly dry and bright this afternoon, with some sunny spells across the county.  

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    Video caption: Weather forecast

    Mist and frost patches could form in places this evening, with temperatures dropping to 5C.

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  15. Blackpool has high diabetes amputation rate

    People living with diabetes in some parts of England are eight times more likely to suffer an amputation than others, latest figures show.  

    Diabetes amputation hotspots

    Blackpool is ranked seventh on the list with 4.5 amputations per 1,000 adults with diabetes between 2012 and 2015. The figures equate to 136 amputations during that period.

    Mansfield and Ashfield, along with Scarborough and Ryedale top the list with 4.9 amputations per 1,000 adults.

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  17. Public hearing to discuss proposed boundary changes

    A public hearing over proposed boundary changes in North Lancashire will be discussed at a public hearing in Lancaster later.

    MPs

    Initial Boundary Commission plans published in September grouped Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham together and put Carnforth, Silverdale, the Lune Valley, Scotforth and Lancaster University inside a new North Lancashire constituency.

    The government plans to reduce the number of MPs to 600 from the current 650.

  18. 'Shifting Sands' landscape wins national photography award

    A photographer has been awarded one of the top prizes in the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.  

    Shifting Sands

    Tony Higginson's "Shifting Sands" picture, taken at Silverdale, won the Your View award category.

    An exhibition of winning entries will be held at London Waterloo station from 21 November.  

  19. Man held over 'girl snatch attempt'

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct a teenage girl after a high-speed police chase through Formby and Southport.  

    Hatton Hill Road, Litherland

    The driver of a white van reportedly approached a girl in Litherland at about 19:30 on Sunday.

    The van later drove towards a police car and an officer, detectives said.

    It was then allegedly driven on the wrong side of the Formby Bypass before being stopped in Southport at 20:15.