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  1. Updates on Wednesday 9 November
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will return from 08:00 on Thursday

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Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

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Cricket: Lancashire legend gives Hameed his first cap

Lancashire have shared a picture of England and Red Rose great Mike Atherton presenting Haseeb Hameed with his first cap ahead of his international debut in India.

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Hameed, only the second teenager to debut for England since 1949, scored 13 runs from his first nine balls and was dropped, but was later out lbw for 31.

Former Lancashire star David Lloyd thought Hameed's knock was reminiscent of the man who had given him his cap.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • There are calls for Lancashire to get an elected mayor, as an agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the Northern Powerhouse minister is signed
  • A woman from Southport says she is "overjoyed" at the Supreme Court over the controversial so-called bedroom tax ruling
  • Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his team are adapting well to the pressures of playing in the premier league

Football: Morecambe manager urges supporters to go to tonight's match

BBC Lancashire Sport

The manager of Morecambe has urged supporters to get down to the Globe Arena tonight to show their support.

Jim Bentley
PA

Jim Bentley says the club needs all the support they can get in the wake of financial issues which has seen players and staff at the League Two side go unpaid last month.

The Shrimps play Bradford City in the EFL trophy later and, despite the off-field distractions, Bentley says his role has not changed:

My job has been to protect the football club. I've always done that; as a captain, I've led the players out on the pitch. As manager, a lot of things go on behind the scenes. Some of it is not for me to discuss but I've never moaned or whinged about it. I've just got on with the job.

Free parking set for some parts of Chorley town centre

Drivers visiting Chorley will soon be able to park for free across certain areas of the town centre as part of council plans to attract more shoppers.

Welcome to Chorley sign
BBC

Chorley Council has confirmed it is looking at offering up to three hours free parking on certain car parks. 

The new tariffs would be introduced from April next year to coincide with work starting on the Flat Iron car park.

The local authority has already announced it was pressing ahead with plans to bring a cinema, new retailers and restaurants to the town.  

Weather: Some showers this afternoon, feeling cool

BBC Weather Watchers

Weather Watcher Catherine in Bacup took this photo of a flower in the morning snow.

Flower in the snow
BBC

This afternoon will feel cool. Some showers will move into the west, snow may still be lying over higher ground. Highs of 6C. 

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Football: Burnley 'adapting to the Premier League'

BBC Lancashire Sport

Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his side finding their feet in the Premier League.

The clarets took 3 points in a 3-2 win against Crystal Palace at the weekend. 

They will next face West Brom in Premier League on 21 November.

Southport woman's 'bedroom tax' ruling one of two cases won

An appeal by a woman from Southport who suffers from spina bifida was one of two cases to have won Supreme Court rulings against the government's so-called "bedroom tax".

Supreme Court
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The court ruled that the government's changes to housing benefit discriminated against them.

But five other people had similar challenges dismissed by the court.

The court said councils should be able to decide which tenants get discretionary payments to help them.

Call for Lancashire to have elected mayor

Kevin Fitzpatrick

BBC Political Reporter

Lancashire needs an elected mayor if it is to get a good deal in the government's plans for a Northern Powerhouse, according to one of the county's council leaders.

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Chair of the shadow combined authority and leader of Blackpool Council, Simon Blackburn, has been speaking as an agreement was signed between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy.  

Mr Blackburn said an elected mayor will make relations about a Northern Powerhouse easier:

I think the government's very clear that it wants an accountable person, rather than an accountable body for the combined authority. If we do want a meaningful devolution deal for Lancashire then the government will require us to have an elected mayor.

Cricket: Lancashire teenager makes England debut

BBC Sport

At 19 years and 297 days, Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed has become the fifth youngest player to play for England and the second youngest to open, the youngest being Jack Crawford in 1906.

But how did he get on in his debut test innings against India?

Haseeb Hameed
Reuters

Hameed, only the second teenager to debut for England since 1949, looked organised and composed before being pinned lbw by off-spinner R Ashwin. 

The Bolton-born batsmen scored 13 runs from his first nine balls and was dropped, but went 31.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A woman from Southport who suffers from spina bifida wins her Supreme Court appeals against the government's so-called "bedroom tax"
  • An agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the Northern Powerhouse minister is signed in the county
  • Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz says he is happy to make his move Birmingham City more permanent after rediscovering his goalscoring touch while on loan with the Championship club

Royal Blackburn Hospital respond to pressures at A&E

GPs in east Lancashire have been urged to help relieve pressure on Blackburn's A&E department, as it is facing "unprecedented demand".

Royal Blackburn Hospital
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Kevin McGee, chief executive at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

The trust is under considerable pressure due to a number of factors, including a period of cold weather and increased numbers of people attending the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre.

We prepare thoroughly to manage during busy periods and are working exceptionally hard, both within the trust and with our NHS and social care partners, to ensure that all our patients receive safe, personal and effective care.

It is vital that we keep A&E free for those who really need it such as people with severe cardiac chest pain, serious breathing difficulties, serious accident victims or very unwell children.

Full Supreme Court judgement on 'bedroom tax' ruling published

The full Supreme Court judgement covering the case of a couple from Southport who have won their legal fight against the so-called "bedroom tax" has been published online.

Charlotte Carmichael has spina bifida which means she sleeps in a specialist bed in a seperate bedroom to her husband, Jayson.

Read the full judgement from today's ruling.

Tributes pour in for popular ‘King of Clubs’

Lancashire Evening Post

A community has been left ‘devastated’ after the sudden death of nightclub and pub owner Kurt Smith.

Football: Burnley striker keen to stay at Birmingham

BBC Sport

Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz says he's happy to make his loan move to Birmingham more permanent after rediscovering his goal touch with the Championship club.  

Lukas Jutkiewicz's late equaliser against former club Huddersfield on Saturday was his fifth goal for the club
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After more than two years without a goal, the 27-year-old has now scored five times in 11 appearances for the Blues.  

The striker said: "[My] first year in the Premier League with Burnley, I didn't play many games and almost the whole of last season I spent on the sidelines injured."

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A Southport woman wins a Supreme Court ruling over the so-called 'bedroom tax' after a three-year fight
  • A St Annes conman who pocketed £50,000 collected for a bogus charity set up to help injured soldiers is jailed
  • A Blackpool fan is continuing calls for the club's owners to sell up, saying the relationship with the fans has broken down "irretrievably"

Legal team praises Supreme Court 'bedroom tax' ruling

Lawyers representing a disabled Southport woman who has won a three-year battle over the so called "bedroom tax" policy has praised the ruling.

In a statement, Rosa Curling, from the human rights team at Leigh Day, said:

We are extremely pleased that the Supreme Court has ruled in our client’s favour. They must now be provided with a housing benefit that meets their needs.

It is very concerning that the government thought it appropriate to drag this case through the courts, for nearly three years, leaving [Charlotte and Jayson] scared and confused over their future in their home. With this ruling, they can now start to make future plans again.

Southport woman 'overjoyed' at Supreme Court ruling

A woman from Southport says she is "overjoyed" at the Supreme Court over the controversial so-called "bedroom tax".

Charlotte Carmichael
BBC

Charlotte Carmichael has spina bifida, which means she sleeps in a separate room to her husband and has spent the last three and a half years fighting the policy.

In a joint statement, Mr and Mrs Carmichael said:

We are overjoyed at Supreme Court decision. We have been through almost four years of the sheer hell of the 'bedroom tax' policy, and this decision vindicates our long and difficult fight.

Out of this human rights victory, we ask Theresa May to now reconsider the whole policy for everyone.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us from day one, and hope others get justice too."

Southport woman wins 'bedroom tax' ruling after long fight

A woman from Southport has won a ruling at the Supreme Court today over the controversial so-called "bedroom tax".  

Charlotte Carmichael
BBC

Charlotte Carmichael has spina bifida, which means she sleeps in a separate room to her husband because she needs a special bed for her condition. 

For the last three-and-a-half years, she has been fighting with her family against the government's decision to remove the spare room subsidy.

BreakingDisabled Southport woman wins 'bedroom tax' ruling at Supreme Court

A severely disabled woman from Southport has won a ruling at the Supreme Court over the controversial so-called "bedroom tax".

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Football: Blackpool fan calls for owners to sell up

BBC Lancashire Sport

A Blackpool fan who avoided being sued by the club's owners last week has joined the calls for them to sell up and leave.

Bloomfield Road
Empics

Had he lost in court, Jeremy Smith could have been forced to pay more than £250,000 in libel damages but the the case was dropped at the last minute.

He said the relationship with the fans has broken down "irretrievably" and called on Blackpool's chairman and owner, Karl Oyston and his father Owen, to move on for the good of the club. 

I think the only way forward is a change of ownership at the club. They've been there for 30 years. I think it's time to look at moving on."

Jeremy SmithBlackpool FC fan

Preston teacher releases novel set in the city

A Religious Education teacher at Cardinal Newman College has released his second novel, which is set in the city of Preston.

Preston Bus Station
BBC

Mark Tierney received critical acclaim for the first in his series called 'Jubilee', which made it into the online charts on Amazon.

The Leyland man's latest work is titled 'A Tree Born Crooked', and features Preston's iconic bus station on the front cover. 

Mr Tierney says it is "important to write about what you know."

Southport family to find out 'bedroom tax' decision

A couple from Southport will find out today whether they have won their legal fight against the so-called 'bedroom tax'.

Supreme Court
BBC

Charlotte Carmichael has spina bifida which means she sleeps in a specialist bed in a separate bedroom to her husband. 

She is one of five claimants who have taken appeals against previous legal rulings to the Supreme Court. 

Judges there are expected to give a ruling later on whether the charge discriminates against people with disabilities.

St Annes conman jailed for £50k Army charity scam

A fraudster who pocketed £50,000 collected for a bogus charity set up to help injured soldiers is jailed.

Scales of justice
BBC

Marvin Trussell, 42, of St Annes, launched Army of Heroes claiming it also supported soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder.

Trussell "took advantage of people" when wristbands were sold between £2 to £3 in Blackpool, Preston and Liverpool.

He was jailed for three years after being found guilty of fraud between 2014 and 2015 at Preston Crown Court.

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Army charity conman jailed for £50k scam

A fraudster who pocketed £50,000 collected for a bogus charity set up to help injured soldiers is jailed.

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Travel: Traffic lights out in Morecambe

BBC Travel

Temporary traffic lights are not working on Westgate in both directions at White Lund Road. In the roadworks area. 

The lights are struck on red. Disruption is likely.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A disabled Southport woman is expected to get a Supreme Court ruling on her appeal against the so called "bedroom tax"
  • GPs in East Lancashire are being urged to help relieve the pressure on Blackburn's A&E department as it faces "unprecedented demand"
  • Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed walked out alongside Captain Alistair Cook this morning to became the second teenager to play for England since 1949

Weather: Rain and snow to clear for a dry day

BBC Weather

Rain and snow will slowly clear eastwards this morning and it should become dry for most.  

Some showers will move into the west this afternoon though and it will be cold, especially with any lying snow over higher ground.  

Highs of 5C. More from BBC Weather.

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Katy Booth

Reporter, BBC News Online

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