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Very windy tomorrow, with severe gales likely for a time. Most areas will see rain first thing, with snow likely over the hills.
Feeling chilly with temperatures around 6C during the afternoon.
Blackpool Tower will turn red later to raise awareness over the brain condition encephalitis.Copyright: BBC
The tower is joining other landmarks around the world - including Niagara Falls and the fountains at Trafalgar Square.
Encephalitis causes inflammation of the brain and is usually a result of an infection from a virus.
- The sacking of the chief executive and director of human resources of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is upheld after an appeal
- A hearing featuring six appeals over the legality of a controversial bus lane in Preston is under way
- Tony Mowbray is appointed as Blackburn's new head coach on an 18-month contract
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Blackburn have appointed Tony Mowbray as their seventh manager in six years.Copyright: BBC
He replaces Owen Coyle who left by mutual consent yesterday.
But who is he?
- The 53-year-old was born in Saltburn, North Yorkshire
- He was last in charge of League One side Coventry and has previously been boss of Middlesbrough, Celtic, West Brom and Hibernian
- Mowbray made over 340 appearances during a nine-year playing career. He also had spells with Celtic and Ipswich
- He led Middlesbrough to the Football League Championship title in 2007-08
The sacking of a hospital trust chief executive and director of human resources has been upheld after an appeal.Copyright: Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Jonathan Parry, the chief executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, was suspended on full pay last year for gross misconduct following complaints from whistleblowers and later dismissed.
The director of human resources Sharon Partington retired from the trust before the end of the disciplinary procedure, but a panel found had she stayed, she would have been dismissed.
An independent panel reviewing the dismissals as part of an appeal process found both decision to be correct.
Six appeals which could decide the legality of Preston's bus lanes have been taking place in the city.Copyright: Google
Lancashire County Council brought in the lanes in October to try to end congestion in the area. The introduction has led to thousands of complaints.
Drivers were issued with £60 fines, or £30 for those who paid early, for using the route on Fishergate between 11:00 and 18:00.
The traffic penalty tribunal has been considering six appeals, including complaints against insufficient sign posting and road markings.
The outcome of the hearing is expected at a later date.
It will turn windy from the south overnight with rain becoming persistent and heavy at times. Snow is also possible over higher ground in the north.
Lows tonight of 7C.
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There is growing concern for a missing 15-year-old girl from Burnley.Copyright: Lancashire Police
Macey Durkin was last seen at an address on Chatburn Avenue on 14 February.
Police say she could be staying with someone and has links to Burnley, Nelson and the Pendle area.
She is described as white, 5ft 7in (1.70m), shoulder-length dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing a navy blue jumper, jeans and white trainers.
Anyone with any information is being asked to contact police.
A warning has been issued by Lancashire County Council that some services may disappear in order to pay for adult social care, unless more money is made available by the government.Copyright: BBC
The authority says it will face an overall a funding gap of £150m by 2020 - £95m of which will be needed to provide social care.
The Local Government Association says the cost of care for increasing numbers of elderly people is forcing up bills.
- A 15-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of wounding after a man suffered significant arm and back injuries in a stabbing in Preston
- Tony Mowbray has been appointed as the new Blackburn head coach on an 18-month contract
- Blackpool Tower will turn red later to mark World Encephalitis Day
Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers have appointed Tony Mowbray as their new head coach, a day after Owen Coyle left the club by mutual consent.Copyright: Rex Features
The 53-year-old was last in charge of League One side Coventry and has previously been boss of Middlesbrough, Celtic, West Brom and Hibernian.
He takes over a Rovers side 23rd in the table, three points from safety with 15 games remaining this season.
Mowbray's first match in charge will be at Burton Albion on Friday.
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Blackburn Rovers have appointed Tony Mowbray as the club's new head coach.Copyright: Blackburn Rovers
The 53-year-old has agreed an 18-month contract and replaces Owen Coyle, who left by mutual consent yesterday.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after an 18-year-old man suffered significant injuries to his arm and back in a stabbing in Preston, police say.Copyright: Google
The attack happened about 17:45 on Tuesday on Friargate. The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Police believe a "bladed weapon" was used in the incident.
The 15-year-old from Preston was arrested on suspicion of wounding and is currently in custody.
A third pot of money has been made available to help improve the village of Cliviger.
- A 15-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of wounding after a man was stabbed in Preston
- Fears grow over the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who was last seen at an address in Burnley on 14 February
- Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton describes the ownership of Blackburn Rovers as "shambolic" following the departure of manager Owen Coyle
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Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton has described the ownership of the club as "shambolic" after Owen Coyle left the Championship side by mutual consent after eight months in charge.
The 50-year-old took over at Rovers in June 2016 and won 11 out of his 37 games in charge.
Blackburn are 23rd in the table, three points from safety, in a season which has also been marred by fan protests against the club's owners, Venky's.