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- A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at a house in Brierfield is released without charge
- Police release a CCTV image of a man they are searching for after a 71-year-old woman was attacked in an attempted robbery in Accrington
- Improvement work on the railway line between Preston and Blackpool North and South will get under way in January
The railway line between Preston and Blackpool will be closed for 10 weekends as part of a £1bn programme to improve services.
Work is due to get under way in January with trains between Preston and Blackpool North and South replaced by buses.
The upgrade includes drainage work and track maintenance between Poulton and Salwick. Preparation for electrification of the line will also take place.
Network Rail say they are working closely with Northern Rail to minimise disruption.
England have called up uncapped Durham opener Jennings to replace Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed for the remaining two Tests in India.
Hameed, 19, will have a metal plate inserted in his left hand after being struck by India pace bowler Umesh Yadav on the first morning of the third Test.
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A former health chief is calling for a parliamentary inquiry into why an investigation into a bug in Lancashire tap water is taking so long.
United Utilities found the bug in water in August last year resulting in 300,000 households and businesses having to boil drinking water.
The Drinking Water Inspectorate is investigating the source but is yet to publish its findings.
Professor John Ashton said the lack of answers on the cause was unacceptable.
A man who was arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman’s body was found at a house in Brierfield has been released without charge.
The woman, thought to have been aged in her 50s, was found in Every Street on Monday night.
Lancashire Police said a post mortem examination had not fully ascertained the cause of death but there are no suspicious circumstances.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are searching for after a 71-year-old woman was attacked in an attempted robbery.
The woman was attacked by a man who had initially appeared unconscious in the foyer area of a Tesco store in Eagle Street, Accrington, on 7 October.
She attempted to wake the man, who then rose, grabbing her in a headlock before demanding her handbag.
He then ran off after a member of the public tried to help the woman.
The suspect is described as white, aged 18, slim, with short dark hair and wearing dark clothing.
The number of hours ambulances spent waiting at A&E in the North West has more than doubled in the past two years, the BBChas found.
Freedom of Information data show a rise from 17,413 hours in 2013-14 to 46,160 in 2015-16 beyond the 15-minute handover period.
All the region's trusts bar one have seen increases with wait times up 450% at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and 405% Chorley District Hospital.
Ambulance bosses say the service faces growing medical emergency calls.
We are seeing more and more people in need of our services, especially for Red incidents for patients with serious and life-threatening conditions."
- The Blackpool coroner raises concerns over the quality of investigations at Blackpool Victoria Hospital following an inquest for a woman who died after routine surgery
- A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Brierfield is released without charge
- Police appeal for information about a missing sex offender from Burnley who is wanted on recall to prison
Police are searching for a convicted sex offender who has failed to inform authorities of his address.
Kyle Killian, who has links to Burnley, was jailed in January 2015 for sexual activity with a child under 16 and released from prison earlier this month.
But the 22-year-old failed to register his address, breaching the terms of his release.
We are urging anyone with information leading to his whereabouts to contact us immediately. Likewise, if Killian sees this appeal, I would urge him to hand himself in.
A coroner has raised concerns over the quality of investigations into serious incidents at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after a woman suffered a heart attack and died following routine surgery.
Blackpool Coroner Alan Wilson spoke out following an inquest into the death of 69-year-old Pamela Briggs, from Leyland, who died following a routine heart valve replacement operation.
He said he is worried more people could die if Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not learn lessons from the case.
The inquest heard Ms Briggs did not receive potentially life-saving treatment after the surgery because a routine ECG test may have been read incorrectly.
She then suffered a second heart attack on her birthday.
In his report to the trust, Mr Wilson also said the manner in which the Sudden Untoward Incident Review process is operated minimises the chances of "meaningful and effective" lessons being learned.
The trust said it had begun a review of the serious incident process and will respond to the coroner.
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Co-operative Energy will take on all 160,000 customers of collapsed Preston-based firm GB Energy on their existing price tariff.
Energy regulator Ofgem said if customers wished to change energy provider they would be able to do so without any exit charge.
Ofgem said it had chosen Co-operative Energy after "a competitive process to get the best deal possible".
GB Energy's staff will also be transferred on the same terms to Co-operative Energy.
- A Burnley man convicted of raping a girl aged under 15 is being recalled to prison in connection with allegations of assault
- A national energy firm agrees to take over all 160,000 customers from the collapsed Preston-based firm GB energy
- The revamped Winckley Square Gardens in Preston will officially open to the public later following a £1.2m restoration project
England are expected to call up Durham opener Keaton Jennings as replacement for Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed.
Hameed, 19, will miss the remaining two Tests of the tour of India after breaking his left hand.
Hameed will have a metal plate inserted in his hand after being struck by India pace bowler Umesh Yadav on the first morning of the third Test.
England captain Alastair Cook said: "It's devastating for him. He'll come back again. To change his grip so he doesn't use that part of his hand shows how good he is.
The £1.2m restoration project of Winckley Square Gardens in Preston will be officially opened later.
The gardens have undergone a five-month sympathetic restoration with refurbished railings and paths, along with new benches bins and lighting. Drainage has also been improved and an event area created made of reinforced grass.
The project has been led by a community interest company based in the square.
Police are appealing for information about a missing sex offender who is wanted on recall to prison.
David Taylor, 26, from Burnley, was convicted of raping a girl under 15 and has been recalled in connection with allegations of assault.
He is known to have links to the Burnley area.
David Taylor is a dangerous individual who is wanted on prison recall following allegations of assault. We are urging anyone who sees him not to approach him but instead call police immediately.
- A Burnley man who was convicted of raping a girl under 15 is being recalled to prison in connection with allegations of assault
- Ambulance crews have lost around 4,000 hours waiting outside the Royal Blackburn Hospital, according to a BBC investigation
- One of Lancashire's most famous and historic gardens reopens later after a £1.2m restoration
Reporter, BBC News Online