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  1. Updates on Tuesday 10 January
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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

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Weather: Warning of localised gales

Alex Hamilton

BBC Weather

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will steadily clear south-eastwards overnight to leave clearer and colder conditions. Scattered showers may continue and it will become very windy, with local gales likely.

Colder throughout the day on Wednesday with continuing strong winds.

Highs of 7C are expected.

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Where is England's steepest residential street?

A street in New Zealand has been officially named as the world's steepest residential road - and the BBC is on a quest to find England's equivalent.  


Do you know a road that comes close to the 35% gradient of Baldwin Street in the city of Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island?

We would like you to nominate your sheerest slopes for us to investigate.

Send us your suggestions by clicking this link.

Bus lane restrictions to continue after thousands fined

Lancashire County Council has issued 23,500 fines to motorists using new bus lanes in Preston.


The route, which runs from Mount Street to Corporation Street, is in operation between 11:00 and 18:00. 

Changes were introduced in October to reduce congestion over the Christmas period. 

The authority says it will continue to operate the bus lane on a trial basis.

News of the 23,500 was first reported by Rock FM.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Lancashire County Council issues more than 23,000 fines to motorists for using bus lanes in Preston since the scheme was introduced in October 
  • Police are searching for a man from Burnley who failed to appear at court in London
  • A yellow warning for strong winds and snow is issued for Lancashire from Wednesday night

Severe accident: M6 Lancashire northbound

BBC Travel

M6 Lancashire northbound severe accident, at J33 for A6.

M6 Lancashire - M6 exit slip road partially blocked northbound at J33, A6 (Galgate), because of an accident.

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Appeal after Burnley man fails to attend court

Police are searching for a man from Burnley who failed to appear at court in London.

Daniel Hartley, who was last known to be living on Randall Street in the Lancashiretown, was bailed last year to stand trial for three counts of sexually assaulting a child under 13.

The offences allegedly took place in the Waltham Forest area of east London.

Mental health care: 'The system is broken'

Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled plans to do more to help people, particularly the young, with mental health conditions.  

In her speech at the Charity Commission, she announced a number of pledges including training at every secondary school, training for employers and organisations, and the appointment of a mental health campaigner.  

Mental health

Peter is a community psychiatric nurse from Lancashire.

He said: "Mental health services have been in crisis for the last five years - we have no beds or resources.

"My team has over 90 people on its caseload. We struggle to cope with 45.

"The system is broken - we take people on to avoid admission, but we have no beds to admit to.

"This year, [after 40 years,] I have had enough, it's time for me to go, I cannot cope with the strain and pressure any more.

"Trust managers know what is happening but are unable to act."

Weather: Period of rain this afternoon

BBC Weather

A band of rain and drizzle will move east during the afternoon.

Further outbreaks of rain and drizzle will steadily clear south-eastwards overnight. Clearer and colder conditions will follow with scattered showers.

Lows overnight of 8C.

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Two men arrested after skate park attack

Men aged 17 and 19 have been arrested after two teenagers in Darwen were attacked and injured.

Police believe the pair were attacked with a hockey stick at a skate park off Olive Lane on Sunday.

A 15-year-old boy suffered serious injuries to his mouth and teeth, while another boy, 14, was taken to Manchester Children's Hospital with a fractured skull, head wound and broken arm.

This was a particularly vicious attack [which] attack took place at a busy skate park and we believe several people will have seen what happened.

Temp Det Sgt Mark HutchingsonBlackburn CID

Weather Watchers: Not a bad moon rising

BBC Weather Watchers

This stunning shot of the lunar landscape has been sent in by a Lancashire-based BBC Weather Watcher.


There are more images available closer to home via this link

Football: Club 'staggered' by actions of new Morecambe owner

Morecambe are "staggered" by the actions of businessman Diego Lemos since he took over the League Two club, says chairman Peter McGuigan.

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McGuigan was previously owner but sold his shares to Lemos in September.

Since the Brazilian took over in September, wages have been paid latea transfer embargo imposed and concerns raised about the club's future.

Co-chairman Ali Abdulrahman Al Hashemi and director Nigel Adams have also left because of the current situation.

Strong winds may cause ferry disruption

Strong winds in the Irish Sea are set to cause disruption to ferries travelling between the Isle of Man and Lancashire, the operator warns.

Castletown Harbour

The Isle of Man Met Office said wind speeds on Wednesday and Thursday could reach up to 55mph (88km/h).

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company said sailings between Douglas and Heysham could suffer delays or cancellation as a result.

The company has asked all passengers to get in touch before travelling.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Two men are arrested after two teenagers attacked and injured in Darwen
  • Morecambe FC "staggered" by the actions of owner Diego Lemos since he took over, says chairman
  • Restoration of Mount Pavilions and Gardens in Fleetwood is given £150,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund

Major funding for iconic Fleetwood redevelopment scheme

Wyre Borough Council has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to continue restoring the Mount Pavilion and Gardens in Fleetwood.   

Mount Pavilion

Initial funding of about £150,000 has been awarded to help the council develop a proposal to transform the landward side of the Grade II registered gardens to its original Victorian landscape. 

The seaward side was restored last year after a £1m donation from Fisherman's Friend owner Doreen Lofthouse. 

Service for fallen World War One hero 100 years on

When Private James McLaughlin lost his life during World War One there was no funeral, no memorial service and it is not even known where his body is.

He was killed in action on 9 January 1917 fighting Turkish soldiers in Mesopotamia, in what is now known as Iraq.

He left behind a baby daughter who never knew him.

His grandchildren were determined that the sacrifice of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment soldier should not be forgotten, so held a remembrance service at Preston Minster 100 years after his death.

Staff attacked in cricket club break in

An investigation is under way into a robbery at Haslingden Cricket Club.

Haslingden Cricket Club

Three men, armed with a crowbar and a brick, forced three people into a store room on Sunday night, before stealing cash.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Two men arrested after a 15-year-old girl died apparently after suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal are released on bail
  • An investigation is under way into a robbery at Haslingden Cricket Club
  • A yellow warning for snow and high winds from Wednesday night is issued by the Met Office

Football: Cup draw made for Lancashire sides

BBC Lancashire Sport

The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup has set up two potential Lancashire derbies.

FA Cup draw

Burnley will host Fleetwood if the Clarets beat Sunderland and Town overcome Bristol City.

Blackburn are at home to either Blackpool or Barnsley.

John Coleman's Accrington will head to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.

Ties are scheduled to be played over the weeked of 27-30 January.  

Snow on the way?

Snow and freezing high winds are likely to be with us from Wednesday night until the weekend.

The Met Office has issued a "yellow" warning.

We'll of course keep you up to date here on Local Live, but you can also click here for the Met Office's warning page for the North West of England.

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Met Office
Which areas will be affected by the snow and high winds?

Staff arrested over takeaway 'allergy' death released on bail

Two men arrested over the death of a 15-year-old girl who died after apparently suffering an allergic reaction to a takeaway meal have been released on bail.

Megan Lee
Family photo

Megan Lee, from Oswaldtwistle, died on 1 January, two days after she was admitted to hospital.

The men, both staff at the Royal Spice Indian takeaway in Union Road, are being held on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter by gross negligence.

The arrested men, aged 37 and 38 and from Rossendale and Blackburn respectively, have been bailed until 7 July pending further inquiries.     

A Lancashire Police and trading standards investigation is continuing.

Royal Spice restaurant

'Wrong swabs' left in grandmother

An 81-year-old grandmother who had surgical swabs left in her by surgeons has said it had a "huge impact" on her.  

Margaret Draper / Royal Preston Hospital

Staff intentionally left four swabs in Margaret Draper after an operation to fit a pacemaker at Royal Preston Hospital in 2015 but they were later revealed to be the wrong type.

The mistake, which the hospital has admitted responsibility for, has left a wound which is yet to fully heal.

The trust which runs the hospital said "lessons had been learned" from it.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Lancashire County Council says only "a handful" of people have been using Lancaster's new 650-space Park and Ride facility
  • A 200-year-old Lancashire pub could be demolished to make way for a new access road in Penwortham
  • Morecambe chairman Peter McGuigan tells BBC Radio Lancashire he does not expect owner Diego Lemos to put any money into the club

Weather: Mild with outbreaks of rain

BBC Weather

Some showers are possible at first, before a band of rain and drizzle moves east during the afternoon. It will also feel fairly mild despite a brisk westerly breeze.

Highs of 9C are expected.

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