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

    But before we sign off here's the latest on Graham Liver's bed-pull to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

    He's only gone and got comedian Jo Brand to join him before the team finish today's route in Blackpool.

    Jo Brand being interviewed by Graham Liver
  2. Lancashire MP invites Donald Trump to the county

    The US President-elect has been invited to the county by a local politician.

    Nigel Evans and Donald Trump

    MP for the Ribble Valley, Nigel Evans, said he met Donald Trump four years ago at his club in Florida and the pair struck up a friendship.

    Mr Evans has welcomed the businessman to Lancashire.

    Quote Message: We had a very good chat together so now he's President-elect I thought I would invite him to the Ribble Valley so that he could see the community collaboration here in the UK. He is an Anglophile, he loves our country. from Nigel Evans Ribble Valley MP
    Nigel EvansRibble Valley MP
  3. Licence to sell alcohol revoked at Pendle store

    A shop in Nelson has lost its licence to sell alcohol following action by Lancashire County Council's Trading Standards.

    Europa Store

    The Europa store in Barkerhouse Road had the premises licence revoked at a special meeting of Pendle Borough Council's Licensing Committee yesterday.

    The committee was told the shop was found selling smuggled and counterfeit tobacco.

  4. Hospices threatened by funding pressures

    The future of hospice services is in doubt if a current funding squeeze continues.

    That's the belief of Hospice UK and a group called Together for Short Lives which say three in five have suffered a funding cut or freeze in the past financial year.

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    Video caption: Hospices threatened by funding pressures
  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Drivers in Rossendale say they may be forced to quit their trade because of new regulations that are being brought in by the borough council
    • New flood defences that have been installed on the Fylde could help to protect thousands of people
    • Ribble Valley MP invites US President-Elect Donald Trump to the county
  6. Drivers in Rossendale 'will quit' over new taxi rules

    New regulations for a borough's taxi drivers will cost them thousands of pounds and force many to quit, a trade association's chairman has said.  

    Taxi drivers on strike

    Rossendale Borough Council's licensing committee approved 40 new regulations for licences at a meeting on Tuesday.

    Rossendale Taxi Drivers Association's David Lawrie said most of the measures, particularly the compulsory basic skills tests, were "unnecessary".

    The rules would "ensure a good service and improve safety", the council said.

    About a third of Rossendale's 250 drivers went on strike in the week leading up to the council's meeting.

  7. Weather: Mix of sun and showers

    BBC Weather

    Showers may be heavy at times, with hail and thunder, and they will perhaps be wintry over northern hills.  

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    Video caption: A mix of sunny spells and heavy showers this afternoon. Highs of 12C.

    Highs of 9C.

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  8. BBC Children in Need bed pull passes halfway stage

    Graham Liver's Lancashire lie-in bed pull, which is raising money for BBC Children in Need, has now passed the halfway stage of the journey. 

    The team are pulling a bed from Pudsey in West Yorkshire to Bare in Morecambe.

    The pupils at Mayfield Primary in St Anne's

    Today, the route has gone from Lytham, through St Anne's - where the team visited Mayfield Primary School - and will finish the day at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

    BBC North West Tonight presenter Roger Johnson was one of those who joined Graham on the journey today as well as Lancashire PC Rob Flannagan.

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  9. £27m Fylde flood defence improvements will protect 'thousands'

    Flood defence improvements have been installed in Anchorsholme to protect around 5,000 homes and businesses.

    Flooding sign

    The sea wall in the area on the Fylde Coast has been redesigned and rebuilt in a project costing £27m. 

    Simon Barker, from Balfour Beatty which carried out the work, said: "This will definitely generate huge benefit in terms of reducing the flood risk to the area.

    "Quite regularly the highway was closed throughout the winter period. That now should be more infrequent."

  10. Iconic Blackburn landmark could ‘collapse’ if important repair work isn't complete

    Lancashire Telegraph

    Corporation Park Supporters Group said £500,000 of repairs were needed to the park’s Grade II listed conservatory.

  11. Travel: Delays after crash in Blackpool

    BBC Travel

    Waterloo Road in Blackpool is partially blocked and there is very slow traffic in both directions at the Vicarage Lane junction, because of a crash. 

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  12. Meeting to discuss parliamentary boundary changes in Burnley

    Proposed changes to the parliamentary constituency boundary in Burnley will be discussed by councillors as part of a consultation.

    Burnley Town Hall

    It comes after the Boundary Commission drew up plans for new constituencies reducing the number of MPs from 533 to 501 in England.

    Proposed changes would mean every constituency would have roughly the same number of constituents - no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507. 

    The current electorate for Burnley is 64,000.

    Under the plan it would lose three wards to the proposed Accrington constituency but would extend north to include eight wards from the existing Pendle constituency.

    An extraordinary meeting of Burnley Council will be held at the town hall on 23 November, to decide on how to respond to the current consultation, which is running until 5 December.

    Final proposals are due in October 2018 and if agreed by Parliament the new boundaries would be in place by the 2020 general election.

  13. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Lancashire County Council is facing a multimillion-pound shortfall in adult social care
    • A date is set for Burnley Council to discuss proposed parliamentary boundary changes
    • Flood defence improvements have been installed in Anchorsholme to protect around 5,000 homes and businesses
  14. Man wanted over St Annes sex attack

    An image of a man wanted after a woman was sexually assaulted in St Annes has been released.

    Evo Fit picture of a man

    A 35-year-old woman was followed by a man in Church Road before he attacked her and then tried to drag her to a grassed area at about 21:10 on 31 October.

    She managed to fight him off and he then ran off.

    The man is described as white with a pale complexion, aged 18 or 9, 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build. He was clean shaven and had flat, short dark hair which was unstyled.

    Quote Message: This attack was particularly sinister in that the man has followed the victim and it is lucky that she managed to fight him off or something even more serious may have happened to her. from Det Con Jonathan Hope-Ross Blackpool CID
    Det Con Jonathan Hope-RossBlackpool CID
  15. Driver caught speeding at 104mph on the M65

    A driver has been caught speeding at 104mph on a motorway near Blackburn.

    An unmarked police car spotted the vehicle near to junction three of the M65 at about 22:15 yesterday.

    The driver then slowed down for a marked vehicle, the road policing team tweeted.

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  16. LCC faces multimillion-pound shortfall in adult social care

    Lancashire faces a multimillion-pound shortfall in adult social care funding, it has emerged.

    A report to the county council's scrutiny committee shows it faces an overall funding gap of £148m by 2020/2021 with £92m of that being adult social care.

    The report details how the county is tackling some of the issues.

    The 16-page document stresses Lancashire is not alone, that there is a “precarious” national situation wherever there is heavy reliance on council funded care and that changes will have to be made to the way the current system operates.

    County Hall

    Its strategy will include: 

    • Plans for further and closer integration with the NHS
    • Involving local communities in efforts to maintain health and well-being into older age
    • Allowing the council to intervene and support struggling service providers where necessary
    • More support from occupational therapists to enable care providers to help people regain skills and live independently
  17. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • An image of a man wanted after a woman was sexually assaulted in St Annes is released  
    • Lancashire County Council is facing a multimillion-pound shortfall in adult social care
    • A driver is caught speeding at more than 100mph along the M65 motorway near Blackburn last night
  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A6 Lancashire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    A6 Lancashire eastbound severe disruption, between M6 J34 and A6 Beaumont Roundabout.

    A6 Lancashire - A6 Slyne Road in Morecambe closed eastbound between Lancaster and the A6 Beaumont Roundabout junction, because of a broken down lorry and recovery work. On the roundabout.

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  19. BBC Children in Need bed pull enters fifth day

    BBC Lancashire's bed pull is entering its fifth day, which will see Graham and the team pull the bed from Lytham to Blackpool.

    The team are currently getting ready for the day at Lytham's Booth's store in Haven Road. 

    Route for day five

    Today is the shortest and flattest route of the course, which is going from Pudsey in West Yorkshire to Bare in Morecambe. 

    Hopefully the route will be kind to Graham Liver's injured knee. Yesterday, Preston North End's physio had to give him a massage. The Deepdale duck and PNE goalkeeper Chris Maxwell also were there to show their support.

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