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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 31 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: Outbreaks of rain spreading southwards overnight

    Sara Blizzard

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will build from the north tonight, with hill fog likely. Outbreaks of rain will also move southwards overnight but they will be mostly light.

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    Video caption: Weather

    Tomorrow starts cloudy with showers continuing to move southwards.

    Temperatures will be slightly cooler than today.

    More from BBC Weather 

  3. T. rex loves to boogie in Fleetwood

    A half-term Halloween event in Fleetwood is offering schoolchildren the chance to learn more about one of the most famous dinosaurs.

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    Video caption: Dinosaur in Fleetwood

    Two animatronic T. rex dinosaurs have returned for a second year to the town as part of an educational event.

  4. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • The new £140m Heysham link road is officially opened nearly 70 years after it was first suggested
    • Motorists in the centre of Preston face being fined for using part of the city's shared space scheme under new congestion plans
    • The deadline for community groups to express an interest in taking over the running of Lancashire County Council's surplus buildings ends later
  5. Burnley's Keane hopes to retain England place

    Football

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Burnley defender Michael Keane says he is hopeful of retaining his place in the England squad.

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    Video caption: Michael Keane

    The 23-year-old was an unused substitute after being handed his first international call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia earlier this month.

    Keane was part of Burnley's defensive unit that withstood 37 attempts in Saturday's Premier League draw against Manchester United.

  6. Link road first proposed in 1948 opens

    A £140m road linking Heysham to the M6 has been opened nearly 70 years after it was first suggested.  

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    Video caption: Heysham link road

    The three-mile (4.8km) Bay Gateway connects the village's port and power stations to the motorway at Junction 34.

    Alongside the remodelled junction, a park-and-ride site for 650 cars and a bridge at Lune West have been built.

    The dual carriageway was originally proposed in Road Plan for Lancashire, a 1948 planning document.

  7. Football: Blackburn's Hoban awaiting outcome of shoulder injury assessment

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle says defender Tommie Hoban could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder in a training ground accident.

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    Video caption: Owen Coyle talking about Tommie Hoban's injury

    The 22-year-old, who joined on-loan from Watford in August, is waiting to find out if he will require an operation.

  8. Deadline for groups interested in taking over surplus council buildings

    The deadline for community groups to express an interest in taking over Lancashire County Council's surplus buildings ends later.

    County Hall

    In March, County Hall delayed the closure of the facilities for six months so interested organisations could come forward to negotiate ownership.   

    The authority plans to make savings of £150m by 2020, which would see five museums and 29 libraries close.

  9. Preston congestion plan could see motorists fined

    Motorists in Preston face being fined for using part of the city's shared space scheme.

    Fishergate in Preston

    The plan includes stopping cars from turning right at the junction of Butler Street and Fishergate, while traffic leaving St George's Centre car park will now have to use Chapel Street and exit the centre through Avenham.

    It is part of an initial six-month scheme to tackle congestion ahead of the Christmas shopping period.

  10. Weather: Mild with sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    Sunny spells will develop during the afternoon and it will feel pleasant for this time of year.

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    Cloud will thicken from the north tonight, with hill fog likely. Outbreaks of rain will move southwards overnight but they will be mostly light. 

    Lows tonight of 10C.

    More from BBC Weather 

  11. Woman suffers burns in Preston house fire

    A woman has been taken to hospital after suffering burns in a fire at a house in Fulwood near Preston.

    Barnacre Close in Fulwood

    The blaze on Barnacre Close started about 09:00. 

    She had left the house by the time firefighters arrived and the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

  12. Heysham link road officially opened

    The new Heysham link road has been officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning.

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    The £140m 3 mile (4.8km) project links Heysham to the M6.

    Work began on the new road in 2014, more than 60 years after it was first envisaged.

  13. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Police say they "fear for the well being" of a man who went missing after a collision on the M6 near Galgate on Friday
    • A new £140m link road between Heysham and the M6 is officially opened
    • A woman suffers burns in a house fire in Fulwood
  14. Why women feel the cold more than men

    BBC Radio 5 live

    As we head towards winter, men and women could find themselves arguing about the thermostat – because of differences in their biological make-up. 

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    Video caption: Researchers say women and men prefer different temperatures due to biology

    Researchers at Lancaster University say men and women have different temperature comfort ranges due to the differences in the distribution of fat between the sexes.    

    Quote Message: Women have a thicker layer of fat under the skin and when we get cold, the muscle is what shivers to keep us warm. It takes longer for the heat to get through that layer women have. from Dr Adam Taylor Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, Lancaster University
    Dr Adam TaylorSenior Lecturer in Anatomy, Lancaster University
  15. Football: Fans stage protest at Blackburn owners

    A group of Blackburn fans staged a protest against the club's owners during Saturday's Championship game against Wolves.

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    Video caption: Protest outside Ewood Park

    Blackburn fans held a protest outside the ground before kick-off, while the timing of their late entry and early departure reflected the date of the club's founding in 1875.

    The protest, organised by Blackburn Rovers Action Group, followed anger by supporters over the way they feel owners Venky's are running the club.

    Several banners criticising the owners were visible in the sparsely-populated stands at Ewood Park throughout the match.  

  16. Police 'fear for well-being' of missing man after M6 crash

    Police are trying to trace a man who disappeared after a collision on the M6 on Friday.

    M6

    Officers believe 26-year-old Wesley Thomasson from Bolton was at the wheel of a car that crashed off junction 33, Galgate, and ended up in a field.

    He is being urged to come forward as they are concerned about his well-being following the crash.

  17. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Police fear for the well-being of a man who went missing after a crash on the M6 on Friday
    • A new multi-million pound road linking Heysham to the M6 will officially open later
    • Motorists in Preston face being fined for using part of the city's shared space scheme under new congestion plans
  18. Festival of light launches in Blackpool

    Blackpool town centre has been transformed with more than 30 installations and sculptures, as the first Lightpool Festival in the resort got under way over the weekend.

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    Video caption: A new festival of light starts in Blackpool - the home of the Illuminations

    It features artists including Yoko Ono, Mads Christensen and Mark Titchner, as well as upcoming talents.

    The installations create a 4km (2.5m) walking route around the town and are on display until Wednesday.