- Updates on Tuesday 31 January
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Persistent and locally heavy rain will continue tonight, with mist and hill fog for many. Cloud will keep temperatures above freezing, preventing an overnight frost.
After a cloudy and damp start tomorrow morning, rain will begin to ease. Some bright spells will develop during the afternoon and it will be fairly mild.
Highs of 10C.
Blackburn Rovers have re-signed Swansea City striker Marvin Emnes on loan until the end of the season.Copyright: Getty Images
The 28-year-old former Netherlands Under-21 international forward scored three goals in 21 appearances at Rovers during the first half of the season.
The former Middlesbrough and Sparta Rotterdam man has been given permission to play in the FA Cup by the Swans.
He is Blackburn's second signing of the transfer window after Sheffield Wednesday striker Lucas Joao.
An appeal to find a time capsule buried in a park in Oswaldtwistle more than 40 years ago has been launched.
It is believed it was buried in Rhyddings Park in the winter of 1973.
The Friends of Rhyddings Park said finding the item will help them with community projects involving local children.
Staff and players at Morecambe Football Club have "still not been paid", the manager has told BBC Radio Lancashire.Copyright: Getty Images
They were due to receive their wages last Friday but the deadline was missed and they were given assurances the money would be in their accounts by today.
Italian-American businessman Joseph Cala is on the brink of becoming the club's new owner subject to clearance by the English Football League.
Manager Jim Bentley says the wages not being paid is having a big effect on everyone at the club and he has had to give the players an extra day off.
- A nine-year-old boy is in a stable condition after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest in a crash in Morecambe
- Former Olympian Ron Hill says he thought he was "going to die" after falling ill during his final run in a 52-year unbroken streak
- Police cordon off an anti-fracking protest site in Little Plumpton after four protesters lock themselves together
A nine-year-old boy has been seriously injured after a crash in Morecambe.Copyright: Google
The boy was a passenger in a car that was struck by a Renault Clio that was being followed by a Range Rover after a crash in a car park in Marine Road Central.
He was taken to hospital for a suspected cardiac arrest after the crash in Heysham Road about 19:30 on Sunday
The boy, from Kendal, was later treated for a broken arm and is in a stable condition.
A second passenger, a five-year-old girl, was treated for minor shoulder injuries and shock.
The driver of the Clio, an 18-year-old man from Heysham, suffered concussion and serious injuries to his abdomen and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.
A report on loneliness is set to be published later.
Seema Kennedy, Conservative MP for South Ribble, co-chaired the cross party document - known as the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness - with Labour colleague Rachel Reeves.
It was originally a project the former MP for Batley and Spen had been working on before she was murdered in her constituency in June.
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A former Olympian says he thought he "was going to die" during his last run.
Ron Hill, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and Mexico City in 1972, has put on his running shoes every day since 20 December 1964 - a total of 52 years and 39 days.
But he fell ill while out running at the weekend.
Police have cordoned off an anti-fracking protest site where four demonstrators have locked themselves together in Little Plumpton.Copyright: BBC
Three men and one woman have locked their arms through a plastic tube, outside Preston New Road, in an attempt to stop Cuadrilla working there.
The protesters said they have been told to move or they will be arrested.
Work is continuing at the site, the energy firm said.
Rain will turn heavier and more persistent during the afternoon.
Further persistent and locally heavy rain will continue overnight, with mist and hill fog for many. Cloud will keep temperatures well above freezing, preventing an overnight frost.
Lows of 8C.
Tributes have been paid to a Fylde coast teenager who is believed to have fallen to his death from a high-rise balcony in Sydney, Australia.
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A Lancashire Police spokesman said no formal identification has been made but the body is believed to be Louis Simpson who was missing since Sunday.
Louis had not been seen since a blaze broke in the barn storing straw at Fairhurst Hall, Parbold.
Merchant Taylors' School where he was a pupil said:Quote Message: Louis was a popular boy and known to many of our pupils, both in the boys’ and girls’ schools. Our school community is in deep shock and we will be providing the appropriate support, advice and counselling for pupils, staff and parents over the coming days and weeks.
A583 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, between Whitehill Road and B5260 Fox Lane Ends.
A583 Lancashire - A583 Preston New Road in Plumpton closed in both directions between the Whitehill Road junction and the B5260 Fox Lane Ends junction, because of a demonstration.
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An elderly elderly couple have died in a house fire in Chorley.Copyright: Google
They were found in a property in Devonport Way at about 08:50.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of their deaths.
An investigation between the police and Lancashire Fire Service is under way.
- Police searching for a 14-year-old boy who disappeared after a fire at a barn in Parbold find a body
- An investigation is under way after an elderly couple were found dead after a blaze at a house in Chorley
- Work is continuing at a fracking site in Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, despite four protesters locking themselves together on the roadside, Cuadrilla say
A former Olympic marathon runner has ended a 52-year streak of never having missed a day running due to ill health.Copyright: BBC
Accrington-born Ron Hill, who competed at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and Mexico City in 1972, ended the streak of 52 years and 39 days - a record which stretches back to December 1964.
He won marathon gold medals at the European Championships in 1969 and the 1970 Commonwealth Games.
Hundreds of people have paid tribute to the 78-year-old on his Facebook page.
A police officer has been dismissed for gross misconduct for allegedly giving evidence to Preston Crown Court which he knew, or ought to have known, was untrue.Copyright: Google
The Independent Legal Chair found the allegation against PC Shahed Hayatt was proven.
The officer was in breach of the standards of professional behaviour in the areas of honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.
PC Hayatt was dismissed with immediate effect at the hearing at Leyland Police Station.
The Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Rev Philip North, has been appointed in a new post Sheffield.Copyright: BBC
The 50-year-old was consecrated as the Bishop of Burnley at a ceremony at York Minster in February 2015.
His final service before moving across the Pennines to become the new Bishop of Sheffield takes place at Blackburn Cathedral on 14 May.Quote Message: It has been particularly good to be in the diocese at a time when we have set such a clear agenda for growth through Vision 2026 and through initiatives like Crossroads Mission with Bishops from across northern England. from Rt Rev Philip North Bishop of Burnley