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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 20 February
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates 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.

  2. Weather: Rain clearing and winds ease

    BBC Weather

    Rain clearing, leaving many places dry for the night. Staying mild and frost free, with winds easing. Lows of 7C.

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    Video caption: Rain will clear to the south later leaving many places dry for the night.

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  3. Terminal cancer patient 'remaining positive' despite setback

    A man with terminal cancer has suffered a setback in his treatment.

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    Video caption: Ben Ashworth

    Ben Ashworth, from Preston, was diagnosed with bowel cancer about five years ago and was given six to 12 months to live. 

    Since his diagnosis and treatment he has run 24 marathons - something he believes has prolonged his life.

    A few weeks ago doctors told him his cancer was spreading and he has now started taking new medication.

    He told BBC Radio Lancashire he is determined to "remain positive".

  4. Cricket: Lancashire legend takes trip down memory lane

    Lancashire and West Indies legend Michael Holding has been remininscing about his time at Old Trafford.

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  5. Football: Luck has been against Stanley - Coleman

    BBC Sport

    Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman says they have struggled this season due to a persistent run of bad luck.

    John Coleman

    Stanley are 18th in League Two after winning only their second game since the start of the year against Colchester United on Saturday.

    "People says it balances itself out, it can't, it's impossible to balance out this year," 54-year-old Coleman told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    "We can use it to galvanise, stick our chest out and show we can fight."

  6. Football: Cup level shows we can survive - Coyle

    BBC Sport

    Manager Owen Coyle believes Blackburn can use their performance in the FA Cup defeat by Manchester United as inspiration for Championship survival.

    Blackburn manager Owen Coyle

    Rovers, 23rd in the second tier, led through Danny Graham before Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic goals sealed the fifth-round tie for United.

    "If we match that level of performance, game in game out, we will have enough points for safety," Coyle said.

    "If Manchester United had had an off day, they would have been out."

  7. Street drinking ban to tackle anti-social behaviour in Lancaster

    A ban on street drinking to tackle anti-social behaviour in Lancaster city centre has come into force.

    Glass bottle

    A Public Spaces Protection Order replaces the Designated Public Place Order and allows police to ban certain activities they believe are having a "detrimental impact" on the quality of life. 

    It means officers can confiscate alcohol and stop people drinking in the street.

  8. Football: Blackburn were brilliant & brave - Mourinho

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his side had to work hard to beat "brave" Championship strugglers Blackburn 2-1 in the FA Cup fifth round.  

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    Video caption: FA Cup: Blackburn were brilliant & brave - Jose Mourinho

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner with just 15 minutes remaining.

  9. Suspected arson at former Burnley school site

    A fire at the site of a former high school is believed to have been started deliberately, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.

    Habergham High School building

    A blaze broke out at the empty Habergham High School building in Kiddrow Lane, Burnley at about 20:45 on Sunday. No-one was injured.

    The two-storey site closed permanently in 2006 after merging with Ivy Bank to form Hameldon Community College. 

    An investigation is under way but the fire service said it is being treated as a suspected arson.

  10. Roads: All lanes reopened on M6

    BBC News Travel

    All lanes have reopened and a broken down vehicle has been removed from the M6 northbound between junction 27, Standish, and junction 28, Leyland.

  11. Latest headlines in Lancashire

    • A fire at a former high school site is believed to have been started deliberately.  
    • A man is arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was assaulted in Morecambe
    • A man from Preston who has terminal cancer suffers a setback in his treatment
  12. Dead peregrine falcon 'shot with pellet'

    A peregrine falcon which police believe had been shot with a pellet has been found dead on a church roof.

    Peregrine falcon

    The bird was found by officers at St Thomas Church in Lytham St Annes, at about 12:25 on Friday.

    Peregrines are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and to kill or injure one is a criminal offence, police said.

    "This poor animal appears to have been shot [and] suffered what looks like a pellet wound", Sgt Dylan Hrynkow said.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A583 Lancashire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A583 Lancashire both ways severe disruption, between Whitehill Road and Westby Road.

    A583 Lancashire - A583 Preston New Road in Little Plumpton closed in both directions between the Whitehill Road junction and the Westby Road junction, because of a demonstration. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  14. Man arrested over rape in Morecambe

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in Morecambe.

    A 38-year-old woman was attacked on a walkway off Queen Street at about 05:20 yesterday morning.

    Police said a 28-year-old man remains in custody for questioning.

  15. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A 28-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was attacked in Morecambe
    • A suspected arson at a house in Skelmersdale is being investigated
    • An anti-social behaviour order is brought into force to ban street drinking in Lancaster city centre
  16. Investigation into suspected Skelmersdale arson

    An investigation is under way into a suspected arson attack at a house in Skelmersdale.

    Yewdale in Skelmersdale

    A fire broke out in a gas main at a mid-terrace property in Yewdale on Saturday morning.  

    Lancashire Fire and Rescue said early indications are that it was started deliberately.