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  1. Updates on Monday 12 December
  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 contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Weather: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain

    BBC Weather

    Patchy rain will continue through the evening, and it will remain cloudy.

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    Video caption: A dull, dreary and drizzly afternoon. Some misty patches in places. Highs of 9C.

    Lows of 7C.

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  3. National charity to take over domestic abuse work from organisations

    A group of charities which helps the victims of domestic abuse say lives could be lost when their work is handed over to a less experienced organisation.

    From 1 April, a national charity will be contracted to provide support for those in Lancashire living under the threat of violence, including children, and will replace a number of charities which have worked in the field for years.

    Debbie Fawcett, leader of the Safer Lancashire Consortium on Domestic Violence, which is one of the charities, believes it is the wrong decision. 

    She says they will lose over £1m of funding:

    Quote Message: This hasn't been taking off us because we're failing - it's been given to someone else because they're cheaper.

    A spokesman for Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner said victims of crime and domestic abuse are a key priority for the PCC and services will continue to be delivered locally.

    He added that the procurement process has been undertaken for the future provision of Lancashire Victim Services and included domestic abuse services for the Lancashire County Council area. 

  4. Football: Fylde could face trip to Stockport in FA Trophy

    The draw for the second round of the FA Trophy has taken place and seen the county's only remaining side in the competition draw a tricky away tie.

    AFC Fylde will have to travel to Stockport County if they get past Brackley Town in a replay tomorrow night.

    The second round tie will take place in January.

  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A national charity is to take over domestic abuse work in Lancashire from a group of local charities, the county's Police and Crime Commissioner's office announces
    • Three Lancashire libraries are to be handed over to community organisations, Lancashire County Council says
    • Fylde dog walkers protest over plans for new council rules which could see dog walking banned on beaches in the area 
  6. Hospital issues plea for patients to stay away from A&E today

    Lancashire Evening Post

    Health bosses at The Royal Lancaster Infirmary have urged patients to stay away from A&E today unless they are suffering an emergency.

  7. Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries

    Three libraries in Lancashire are to be handed over to community organisations, the county council has confirmed.

    crawshawbooth library

    It comes as the authority, which has previously closed 28 of its 73 libraries, plans to save £65m by 2018.

    The authority has agreed to support the libraries at Crawshawbooth, Oswaldtwistle and Trawden with £5,000 each and an annual £1,000 grant.

  8. Football: Preston sign Dundalk's Boyle and Horgan

    BBC Sport

    Preston North End have signed Dundalk pair Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan on deals until the summer of 2019, effective from 1 January.

    Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan
  9. Norovirus warning for people in the county

    People in Lancashire are being reminded to take precautions to prevent spreading norovirus.

    Public Health England says there is currently a significant number of outbreaks in care homes, schools and hospitals across the North West. 

    The illness, which is more commonly called the winter vomiting bug, tends to break out during the winter months

    The organisation is urging people not to visit others if they have the illness to reduce the risk of passing it on.  

  10. Motorsport: Morecambe racer awarded driving honour

    BBC Sport

    Morecambe's John McGuinness has said he is "proud and humbled" to join Valentino Rossi as an honorary member of the British Racing Drivers' Club.

    John McGuinness

    The 23-time Isle of Man TT winner is only the second motorcycle racer to be offered membership after nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi in 2015.

    A BRDC spokesman said he was being recognised for his "outstanding achievements on two wheels".

  11. CCTV images released in Lancaster sex assault investigation

    CCTV images of a man police want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Lancaster have been released.

    CCTV image Lancaster assault

    Lancashire Police say the assault happened at about 14:45 on Saturday, when a 19-year-old woman was attacked on Milking Stile Lane. 

    A member of the public who intervened, causing the attacker to run away, has now come forward to help with the investigation. 

    Officers are asking anyone with information to contact them.  

  12. Police car crashes into lamppost

    An investigation has been launched after a police armed response vehicle hit a lamppost yesterday.

    Whalley New Rd/Brownhill dr

    The crash happened at about 09:30 on Sunday when police were responding to an emergency call.

    The car crashed into a lamppost at the junction of Whalley New Road and Brownhill Drive in Blackburn. 

    Two officers who were in the vehicle at the time received minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

  13. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • An investigation is launched after a police car hit a lamppost in Blackburn at the weekend
    • Dog walkers from Fylde protest over plans for new council rules which could see dog walking banned on beaches in the area
    • Lancashire County Council hands over three libraries and community centres to organisations as part of cuts it needs to make to services by 2020
  14. Special Christmas cards designed for Lancashire County Council

    Lancashire County Council's official Christmas cards have been designed by looked after children this year to highlight the need for more foster carers in the county.

    Christmas card

    The countywide competition involved foster children drawing a picture on a winter or Christmas theme. 

    The entries were judged by the council's chief executive Jo Turton and leader Jennifer Mein, who use the winning design on the authority's official card.

    Ms Mein said she was "proud" to be sending out the cards and of the message they represent:

    Quote Message: Each week, we need to find loving homes for around 20 children in Lancashire.
    Quote Message: We particularly need more foster carers to look after teenagers and groups of siblings and give them a loving home whilst they can't live with their families.
  15. Football: AFC Fylde face FA Trophy replay

    AFC Fylde face a trip to Brackley Town on Tuesday after playing out a draw in the first round of the FA Cup.

    FA Trophy

    The Coasters will find out later who they will meet in the second round if they get past the Northamptonshire club.

    Chorley, the other local side playing the first round, failed to take advantage of a home draw and went out to Guiseley.

  16. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Lancashire County Council hands over three libraries and community centres to organisations as part of cuts it needs to make to services by 2020
    • Dog walkers from Fylde protest over plans for new council rules which could see dog walking banned on beaches in the area
    • Police launch an appeal for a man who was seen with a five-year-old girl after she was briefly separated from her mother in a Colne supermarket
  17. Dog walkers protest over new council rules

    A group of dog walkers from Fylde have been protesting against plans for new rules by the council, which could see dog walking banned on Lytham St Annes and Fylde beaches in June next year.

    dog walker on beach

    Organised by Fylde Orders for Dog Control Action Group, the protesters made their stance at the weekend. 

    They believe the rules are part of an "increasing trend" to ban dog walkers and would limit socialisation for both them and their dogs.

    The council launched their six week consultation on 5 December, and said that although the plans involve some new limits, other restrictions currently in force would be lifted.

  18. Residents upset by plans for ‘noisy’ rail improvement work over Christmas

    Lancashire Evening Post

    Plans to carry out "noisy" improvement work in the Euxton and Buckshaw Village areas over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, have left residents feeling upset.