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  1. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Katy Booth

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Live updates from across 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.

  2. Weather: Cloudy and foggy night ahead

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will start largely dry and cloudy, with hill fog.   

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    Video caption: A dull and cloudy afternoon with drizzly spells. Some mist in places. Highs of 10C.

    Some rain is likely in the north later but it will stay frost free. Lows of 7C.

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  3. Bishop of Lancaster announces retirement

    The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster has announced his retirement after nearly 43 years.

    Bishop Geoff

    Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, 65, will attend the Diocesan Synod meeting on 15 July, which will be followed by a farewell service in Blackburn Cathedral.

    Quote Message: I have a mixture of feelings as this announcement is made. There is a real sadness about leaving colleagues and being part of the momentum that is building around the Diocesan Vision 2026. from Rt Rev Geoff Pearson The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster
    Rt Rev Geoff PearsonThe Anglican Bishop of Lancaster
  4. 'Slow response' to Tunisian beach attack

    The attack at a Tunisian beach resort that led to the deaths of 30 British tourists could have been stopped sooner, a UK coroner has heard.

    Denis and Elaine Thwaites

    Islamist gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire near Sousse in June 2015, killing 38 holidaymakers in total - including Blackpool couple Denis and Elaine Thwaites.

    The counsel to the inquests into the British deaths said a Tunisian judge's report had identified failings by local security units before police arrived.  

    It said they had "deliberately... slowed down to delay their arrival". The attack is the deadliest on Britons since the 7 July London bombings in 2005.

  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • The Tunisia beach attack, in which a Blackpool couple were killed, "could have been stopped sooner", an inquest hears
    • A search to find a missing woman from Preston has now become a murder investigation
    • The Anglican Bishop of Lancaster announces his retirement, after nearly 43 years
  6. Investment to increase fish numbers in East Lancashire

    Thousands of pounds are being spent on increasing fish stocks in the rivers Darwen and Roddlesworth. 

    River Darwen

    The aim is to improve access to fishing particularly among communities from Blackburn with Darwen.

    Funding has come from £280,000 in Heritage Lottery grants with a further £20,000 from rod licences.

    The Environment Agency is working with the River Ribble Trust and the Rivers Trust to start a long term project. 

  7. Weather: Dull, cloudy, drizzly afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Staying cloudy for the most part. It will remain mild for the time of year.

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    Video caption: A dull and cloudy afternoon with drizzly spells. Some mist in places. Highs of 10C.

    Tonight will start largely dry and cloudy, with hill fog. Some rain is likely in the north later but it will stay frost free. Highs of 9C.

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  8. Arrests over ex-Liverpool owner robbery

    Police investigating an attack on former Liverpool owner David Moores during a robbery at his home in west Lancashire have arrested five people.  

    David Moores
    Image caption: Mr Moores was attacked in his home in Halsall West Lancashire on Wednesday night

    Mr Moores, 69, was badly beaten by two men who forced their way into his house in Halsall in March.

    Three men, aged 30, 34 and 39, from Liverpool were arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery and released on bail.

    A Widnes man, 38, held for attempting to pervert the course of justice was also released on bail.

    A 29-year-old woman from Liverpool, arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and money laundering, has been released without charge, Lancashire Police said.

  9. Missing Preston woman now a murder investigation

    The disappearance of a Preston woman more than a year ago is now being treated by police as murder.

    Victoria Cherry

    Victoria Cherry, 44, of Fulwood, has not been seen since October 2015.

    A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the search of a property in Toronto Street, Bolton, said Greater Manchester Police.

    A spokesman said the investigation was being treated as a "non-body murder" and appealed for information.

    Quote Message: "The focus of our investigation has now changed and we remain keen to speak to anyone who may have any information about what has happened to Victoria."
    Quote Message: "I am urging anyone who has any knowledge of Victoria's movements since her disappearance, or any information - no matter how insignificant you feel it may be - to please get in touch." from Det Ch Insp Terry Crompton Greater Manchester Police
    Det Ch Insp Terry CromptonGreater Manchester Police
  10. Football: Fleetwood make it 13 games unbeaten with weekend win

    BBC Sport

    David Ball's dazzling run and shot ends Bristol Rovers' resistance as Fleetwood continue their 13-match unbeaten run.


    The Pirates made a bright start, Matty Taylor going close when he found himself unmarked 10 yards out, smashing the ball straight into the arms of Alex Cairns, but it was Fleetwood who drew first blood.  

    Rovers looked to hit straight back, Billy Bodin stinging the palms of Cairns with a long-range effort before a mix up at the back for the Pirates then gifted Amarii Bell a rare sight of goal.  

    A piece of sublime skill put the game beyond doubt when Ball picked the ball up on the edge of the box and waltzed through the Rovers defence before placing his shot into the far corner.

  11. Charnock Richard bus service could be cut

    Residents of a Lancashire village fear they will be cut off if they lose a bus service "lifeline".


    Stagecoach, which runs the route through Charnock Richard, says it is stopping the service because of a lack of passengers. 

    It is part of a number of changes being made by the company to routes around  Chorley, Leyland and surrounding villages after the scrapping of a council subsidy.

    Charnock Richard's only bus service is set to be axed in two weeks' time.

    Quote Message: "Within the village there's no shops no doctors or anything, other than houses or people. So it really is a lifeline for people to get about." from Cllr Paul Leadbetter Chisnall ward councillor, Chorley Council.
    Cllr Paul LeadbetterChisnall ward councillor, Chorley Council.
  12. Police appeal after a man was attacked in a Preston bar

    Officers are looking for information after a man was injured at the Beachcomber bar on Fox Street in Preston. 

    Police are describing the incident as a "nasty and vicious assault".

    Police image
    Image caption: Police are looking to speak to this man in relation to the attack.

    In the early hours of 29 December, the 38-year-old victim was in the bar toilets when he became involved in a confrontation with three men.

    The offenders attacked the Bamber Bridge man before making off from the scene. The victim suffered a fractured nose and cheekbone and was later treated at Royal Preston Hospital.

  13. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A man appears before Blackburn magistrates charged with murdering 45-year-old Victoria Shorrock
    • Royal Blackburn Hospital's A&E department is criticised patients were filmed lying on stretchers in the corridors 
    • Thousands of pounds is set to be invested in increasing fish stocks in East Lancashire's rivers
  14. Man charged with murder over woman's death

    A man has been charged with murder after a woman died in Blackburn.

    Warrenside Close, Blackburn

    Police were called to a report of the sudden death of 45-year-old Victoria Shorrock at a house in Warrenside Close on 11 January.

    A post-mortem examination revealed she had suffered a number of injuries.  

    Lee Grime, 35, of Warrenside Close, Blackburn, is due to appear at the town's magistrates’ court later.

  15. Football: Accrington Stanley's relegation rivals get the weekend win

    BBC Sport

    Goals from Danny Wright, Diego De Girolamo and Billy Waters took Cheltenham closer to League Two relegation rivals, Accrington Stanley.

    Danny Wright

    Stanley currently are two places above the League Two relegation zone, with Cheltenham now only a point behind them, after taking three points at the weekend. 

    The Reds will next face Carlisle United at home on 21 January.

  16. Blackburn inventor appears on BBC Dragons' Den

    Blackburn inventor, Simon Moore, entered the den in last night's programme pitching his prototype for biodegradable cable ties.

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    Video caption: A serial inventor brings his latest garden shed invention to the Den…

    The Sci-Tie inventor didn't walk away with any investment but did get a chance to tell the Dragons about his other creations, as well as the novel he's written.

  17. Inquests to open into deaths of 30 Britons killed in Tunisia attack

    The inquests into the deaths of 30 British tourists killed at a Tunisian resort in June 2015 are to open later.  

    Denis and Elaine Thwaites

    Among the victims were ex-Birmingham City footballer Denis Thwaites, 70, and his wife Elaine, 69, from Blackpool.

    Lone gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on tourists staying in the popular resort of Port El Kantaoui, just north of Sousse on 26 June 2015.

    The hearings will examine how much the victims had been told about the terror threat in Tunisia.

    The terror attack remains the deadliest on Britons since the 7 July London bombings in 2005.

  18. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Forty firefighters tackled a blaze at holiday flats on Blackpool promenade, which may have been caused by a gas leak
    • A man has filmed conditions in Blackburn A&E over the New Year period showing patients waiting on stretchers in hospital corridors
    • Protesters in Charnock Richard are campaigning against threats to a local bus service 
  19. Football: Preston North End move to second in Championship

    BBC Sport

    Preston North End gave Brighton their first loss since September and slipped to second in the Championship.


    Paul Huntington gave PNE the lead when he headed in Paul Gallagher's free-kick at the near post.  

    Callum Robinson fired in the hosts' second, while Tomer Hemed missed a late penalty for the Seagulls as they failed to turn pressure into goals.

    Preston have never lost at home to Brighton in their history, with their latest victory the tenth in 16 meetings between the sides at Deepdale. Simon Grayson's side have climbed to ninth in the table, just six points outside the play-off places.

    Quote Message: "We looked strong throughout, but this result has been coming for quite a while now. We've been putting in some strong performances lately, but not really getting the results we've deserved." from Simon Grayson Preston North End, Manager
    Simon GraysonPreston North End, Manager