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  1. Updates on Friday 10 February
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Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

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Weather: Cold with widespread frost

BBC Weather

Mostly dry overnight, although there will be a few light showers of sleet or snow, which could settle over the Pennines. A cold night with a widespread frost.  

Cold and cloudy again but it will be windier than Friday, especially on exposed coasts and hills. 

Top temperatures will only reach 5C.

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Carpool karaoke star fundraising for album release

A former Butlin's Redcoat who became an internet sensation by signing carpool karaoke is fundraising to release an album.

Ted McDermott, 80, from Blackburn, suffers from Alzheimer's and was signed by the Decca record company to release a version of the song You Make Me Feel So Young, which was released last year. 

His family are trying to crowdfund in order to release the album.

Football: Coyle reveals missed transfer targets

BBC Sport

Blackburn boss Owen Coyle has revealed they missed out on signing four players in January, and confirmed Lucas Mugni and Paul Caddis are both on trial.  

Owen Coyle
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Rennes defender Dimitri Cavare and Watford defender Juan Paredes were both loan targets for the Championship club.

Coyle, 50, also confirmed they tried to sign Lens defender Abdoul Ba, as well as Toronto Whitecaps' Giles Barnes.

Rovers football director Paul Senior had said funds were available to spend in the transfer window.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A man is summonsed to court accused of sexually abusing girls as young as eight at a former care home in Preston in the 1970s
  • A South Ribble councillor is suspended by the Conservative Party for a comment he made in a tweet aimed at Labour MP Diane Abbot
  • Council tax in Lancashire is set to rise by 4% in the 12 months from April, with the county council saying extra money for social care services will be ring fenced

Councillor suspended over offensive tweet about MP

A local councillor in South Ribble who commented on an offensive tweet aimed at Labour MP Diane Abbott has been suspended.

Alan Pearmain

Alan Pearmain added a comment to a post of an ape wearing lipstick saying: "Forget the London look, get the Diane Abbott look" in December.

The deputy chairman of the South Ribble Conservative Association tweeted: "Nice lips kid. But a shade too much rouge".

A Conservative party spokesman said: "His comments are completely unacceptable". 

"He has been suspended from the party, pending an investigation." 

Mr Pearmain told BBC Radio Lancashire he would speak to Ms Abbot if she wanted to talk about the situation.

Diane Abbott

'You can get so many benefits from it'


Alex Scott urges you to sign up for the 2017 FA People's Cup

England player Alex Scott "would've loved the opportunity to have a competition like this when I was younger".

What's she talking about? The FA People's Cup - the country's biggest free five-a-side competition which gives you the chance to make your way to Wembley.

"When I was younger, playing in a football cage, the dream was always to play at Wembley," adds Scott.

"The FA People's Cup gives anyone the opportunity to sign up to a local team in your area. You don't have to rely on your mates.

"It's a chance to meet different people, socialise in different environments. It's more than just signing up, you can get so many benefits from it."

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the FA People's Cup - but hurry as the deadline for entries is the 19 February!

Lancashire Police to replace traditional helmets

New American-style caps are set to replace Lancashire Police's traditional custodian helmets and peaked caps.

Police baseball cap

The new style of headwear has already been adopted by a number of forces across the country.

Police said the baseball cap is part of an updated uniform and has a level of protection built in.

Helmets will still be used for ceremonial purposes.

Police peaked cap and helmet

Weather: Staying cold with occasional bright spells

BBC Weather

A few bright spells are possible this afternoon, especially in the west of the region.  


Mostly dry overnight, although there will be a few light showers of sleet or snow, which could settle over the Pennines. A cold night with a widespread frost.

Lows tonight down to -1C.

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Football: Predict the Premier League run-in

BBC Sport

The race to the Premier League title is hotting up, as is the battle to remain in English football's top division.

Burnley supporters
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Burnley host current leaders Chelsea on Sunday, with the Clarets having one of the best home records of any team.

Try BBC Sport's Premier League predictor tool to work out where Sean Dyche's side will finish.

Man due in court over historical sex offences at children's home

A man is due to appear in court accused of sexually abusing girls as young as eight at a care home.

The offences relate to alleged incidents involving four girls aged eight and 16 at Harris Children’s Home in Preston in the 1970s.

The home, which was in Garstang Road, closed in 1982.  

Christopher Hartley, 56, of Denham Avenue, Warrington, is accused of attempted rape, seven counts of indecent assault and four counts of inciting a girl to commit an act of gross indecency.

He has been summonsed to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court on 23 February.

Blackburn woman 'willing to die' in IS fight

A woman who has travelled to Syria to fight so-called Islamic State has said she is "willing to die" in the battle against the militant group.

Anti-IS forces
Kimberley Taylor (not pictured) has joined other women fighters on the front line in Raqqa

Kimberley Taylor, from Blackburn, told the Guardian she joined Kurdish forces known as the YPJ in March last year.

The 27-year-old, who is on the front line in Raqqa, said fighting IS was for "humanity and all oppressed people".

She is the first known woman from the UK to successfully travel to Syria to join the fight against IS.

Anti-IS forces have been trying to recapture Raqqa since it became the group's defacto capital in 2014.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A woman from Blackburn says she is "willing to die" after travelling to Syria to fight so-called Islamic State
  • A 56-year-old man accused of sexually abusing girls at a children's home in Preston is summonsed to court
  • Lancashire County Council is set to increase council tax by 4% in the 12 months from April

Colourful kingfisher spotted in Lancaster

This little chap has been spotted by a keen-eyed RSPB photographer in Lancaster.

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Football: Westwood felt 'rescued' by Burnley move

BBC Lancashire Sport

Burnley signing Ashley Westwood says he felt "rescued" after agreeing a return to the Premier League from Aston Villa on transfer deadline day.  

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The 26-year-old former Crewe trainee joined the Clarets for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The midfielder spent four-and-a-half years at Villa, who were relegated from the top flight last season.

Man wanted over Waterfoot attempted robbery

CCTV images have been released of a man wanted after a 10-year-old boy was threatened with a knife during an attempted robbery in Waterfoot.

Burnley Police

The boy was sat in a car with money his 19-year-old sister had withdrawn from a cash machine when a man tried to grab it in Burnley Road East at about 09:30 on Sunday.

They managed to push him out of the vehicle and he fled empty handed.

Police are appealing for information.

This must have been a terrifying incident for the young boy and his sister and they were both extremely brave to have fought the man off.

DC Katrina Scott

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A 56-year-old man is due to appear in court accused of historical sex offences at a former children's home in Preston
  • CCTV images are released of a man wanted in connection with an attempted robbery in Waterfoot
  • Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler is named as the League One manager of the month for January

Community set to rally round in memory of Padiham woman

Burnley Express

The family of a well known Padiham mum and grandma, who battled a cruel disease until her death in September last year, are organising a fundraising day in her memory.

Cricket: Livingstone and Mahmood stay at Lancashire

BBC Sport

Lancashire pair Liam Livingstone and Saqib Mahmood have both signed new contracts at the club.  

Liam Livingstone
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Batsman Livingstone, 23, has agreed a new deal until 2019 after averaging over 50 last season and hitting two centuries in the County Championship.

Fast bowler Mahmood, 19, made his Red Rose debut last year and his new contract is until 2018.

Northern rail staff balloted in guard row

Arriva Rail North conductors are to be balloted for strike action.

El Pollock

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said members will vote on whether to take action, citing a failure by the company to give assurances on the future use of guards on trains.

The union is involved in a row with Southern Rail on the same issue and also recently announced a ballot of its members on Merseyrail.

Northern called the move to ballot staff "extremely premature".

Lancashire County Council agrees 4% tax rise

Council tax in Lancashire is set to increase by about 4% in the 12 months from April. 

Lancashire County Council

The decision was agreed yesterday during the authority's budget meeting. For an average band D property, this will mean paying an extra £47 a year. 

County Hall says the extra money will be ring-fenced for social care services with an extra £0.5m for the road safety budget.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Council tax in Lancashire is set to rise by about 4% in 2017 to 2018, Lancashire County Council says
  • US-style baseball caps are to replace traditional helmets and peaked caps worn by Lancashire Police officers 
  • Carpool karaoke singing sensation Ted McDermott is fundraising to release an album

Weather: Staying cold, with occasional wintry spells

BBC Weather

A cold start to another mainly dry but cloudy day with only a few bright spells.

There could also be a few wintry flurries, particularly in eastern areas.

Highs today of just 4C.

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