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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 3 November
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Friday

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

    You can contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Dull afternoon with showers through the evening

    BBC Weather

    Rain and showers will continue through the evening, but will become more isolated later in the night.

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    Video caption: A dull and drizzly afternoon in store. Cloudy with highs of 10C.

    A milder night than last night with a risk of frost in rural areas. 

    Lows of 8C.

    More from BBC Weather.

  3. Neighbours' dispute over noisy cockerel

    A noisy cockerel in Wyre is at the centre of a dispute between two families.

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    Video caption: Families at war over noisy cockerel

    Neighbours are so fed up with daily alarm calls - sometimes as early as 04:00 - that they have now complained to their local council.

  4. Blackpool owners drop fan legal case

    BBC Sport

    Blackpool have urged supporters to get behind the League Two club again after owner Owen Oyston and chairman Karl Oyston dropped legal action against a life-long fan.  

    Owen Oyston

    The Oystons had planned to sue Jeremy Smith for libel for his part in protests against their ownership.

    However, they have now changed their mind about pursuing the case.

    "It is accepted that the club's supporters may sometimes air views inappropriately," said a statement.

    "And those expressions are borne from the same frustrations the club's owners bear."

  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • The owner and chairman of Blackpool have dropped legal action against a supporter over the way he protested about how they were running the football club
    • A Blackburn man with Alzheimer's who rose to fame on the internet is set to have a memoir published about his life 
    • A woman is in a critical condition after her car crashed into a tree in Preston last night 
  6. 1917 grocers and parlour to be recreated in Bacup

    A shop owner is welcoming a new history project aiming to tell the story of Bacup in 1917.

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    Video caption: Recreated grocers shop and parlour from 1917 to mark the centenary of the First World War

    The town's Natural History Society has been given a £10,000 Heritage Lottery grant to mark the centenary of World War One by recreating a shop and parlour from 100 years ago.

    It will be based on a real shopkeeper Mrs Ibbs, who worked in Union Street. 

    Susanna Cockshott, whose family business is now in Mrs Ibbs' former premises, says it is a great idea.

  7. Blackpool owners drop legal action against supporter

    BBC Lancashire Sport

    The owner and chairman of Blackpool have dropped legal action against a supporter. 

    Owen and Karl Oyston were taking action against Jeremy Smith over the way he protested about how they were running the club. 

    They have now said it is not in the best interests of the club or wider supporter base to continue the case, which was due to be heard in court today. 

    Legal action against other fans over a pitch invasion is continuing. 

  8. Songaminute man to release memoir

    A memoir's set to be published on the life of a Blackburn man with Alzheimer's who rose to fame on the internet. 

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    Video caption: Car karaoke star Ted McDermott, 79, goes viral

    Eighty-year-old Ted McDermott's story - The Songaminute man - will be told by his son Simon and is due to be published next Autumn. 

    The pair have raised over £100,000 for the Alzheimers Society through their online videos of them singing in Simon's car, which also saw Ted being given a record deal.

  9. Blackpool fans' protest will impact opponents

    BBC Sport

    The latest planned protest by Blackpool fans against the club's owners on Sunday is set to leave non-league opponents Kidderminster Harriers short-changed when it comes to their share of gate receipts.

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    The Blackpool Supporters' Trust have said that "adopting the ethical boycott" could see one of the lowest attendances in decades at Bloomfield Road.

    While their grievances are with the owners, the fans' group have urged those supporters who are staying away to make a charitable donation of between £6 and £13 to Kidderminster.

  10. East Lancs taxi drivers plan 12-hour strike

    Accrington Observer

    Accrington Observer

    Taxi drivers in Hyndburn will go on strike next week over taxi age limits and damage conditions.  

  11. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A woman is in a critical condition after crashing into a tree in Preston last night
    • A man arrested in connection with an attack on a police officer in Cleveleys has been detained under the Mental Health Act
    • Campaigners have welcomed plans to restore bus services in Sabden after the village lost regular transport links earlier this year
  12. Woman critical after crashing into tree in Preston

    A woman is in a critical condition after her car hit a tree in Preston last night, police say.

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    The 37-year-old suffered serious head and pelvis injuries when her orange Peugeot 106 hit the tree at about 01:10, close to the junction of Ribbleton Lane and Blackpool Road.

    She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

    Police are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to get in touch. 

  13. Bus services could return to Sabden

    Bus services could be restored in Sabden after the village lost regular transport links earlier this year.

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    Commercial bus services were withdrawn from the village in May, but Lancashire County Council is proposing changes to bus routes in the Ribble Valley which will include restoring public transport to Sabden.   

    Alterations to a number of routes could be introduced from December after funding became available to extend public transport services in the Henthorn area of Clitheroe. 

    Paul McKenna from Sabden Save Our Buses campaign says it would have a massive impact on people who live in the area.

    Quote Message: It's 3.6 miles to the nearest bus station [so] if it does go through, it would be absolutely amazing. from Paul McKenna Sabden Save our Buses campaigner
    Paul McKennaSabden Save our Buses campaigner
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, after J34 for A683.

    M6 Lancashire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M6 southbound after J34, A683 (Lancaster), because of a broken down lorry. In the roadworks area.

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  15. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A man has been detained under the Mental Health Act over an attack on a police officer in Cleveleys yesterday
    • Campaigners are welcoming plans to restore bus services in Sabden after the village lost regular transport links earlier this year
    • A former soldier from East Lancashire says he has no regrets about joining Kurdish rebels to fight against the so-called Islamic State
  16. Man arrested over attack on PC detained under Mental Health Act

    A 39-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over an attack on a PC in Cleveleys yesterday has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police say.

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    The PC was carrying out a routine check on a van when he was attacked. 

    He suffered injuries to his abdomen and face and needed medical treatment, but was later released from hospital.

    Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw says what happened is a reminder of the danger faced by officers every day.

  17. BreakingMan detained under Mental Health Act after police attack

    A 39-year-old man who was arrested after an attack on a PC in Cleveleys yesterday has been detained under the Mental Health Act and remains in a secure unit, police say.

  18. Local club raising money for charity with hats

    More than 200 expensive hats given to a group of women in Lancashire free of charge are being used to raise money for charity. 

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    Barbara Kay, member of the Kirkham and Rural Fylde Tangent Club, is hiring the hats out for £25 and giving the proceeds to a variety of charities in the county.

    They were given by a business in Lytham, who no longer wanted them.

    Sue Kenny from the club says hats are very much in demand.