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  1. Updates on Monday 27 February

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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.

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  2. Weather: Cold with the risk of ice

    BBC Weather

    Remaining cold with outbreaks of showers possible overnight.

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    Video caption: Weather: Cold with the risk of ice

    There's a risk of ice forming by the morning in some parts. Lows of 2C.

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  3. Is Blackpool experiencing a 'Brexit bounce'?

    BBC North West Tonight's Social Affairs Correspondent Clare Fallon has borrowed a caravan and is on a Big Brexit Tour of the region. 

    She starts in a place where they say they're experiencing a "Brexit bounce" - Blackpool.    

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    Video caption: Blackpool experiences 'Brexit bounce'
  4. Man assaulted in Preston street

    A man suffered cuts to his face after he was punched several times during an assault in Preston, police said.

    Maitland Street

    The 32-year-old was assaulted on Maitland Street after a night out at about 02.30 on 18 February, after he was approached by a group of three or four men.

    One member of the group is described as Asian, in his mid-20s and about 5ft 9ins with short, dark hair, He was wearing a dark green jacket with fur around the hood.  

    The victim was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A man suffers cuts to his face after being assaulted in Preston 
    • Three men who were arrested following reports of gunfire in Accrington last week, are bailed
    • Lancashire strawberry producers say they have delivered the fruit early to supermarkets as a result of technological improvements and mild weather
  6. Cricket: Lancashire batsman scores century for England Lions

    BBC Sport

    England Lions lost their second four-day match with Sri Lanka A, but Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone matched a feat only Kevin Pietersen had achieved before .

    Liam Livingstone

    Livingstone joined Pietersen as the second batsman in the 35-year history of England B, England A and England Lions cricket to score a century in each innings of a first-class match.

    The 23-year-old, who made his Twenty20 debut for Lancashire against Leicestershire in May 2015, scored 140 not out, following a first-innings 105.

    But Sri Lanka squared the two-match series with a three-wicket victory.

  7. Strawberry season starts early in Lancashire

    Strawberry producers in Lancashire are among the first to deliver the fruit to retailers this year, and fruit farmers say it is all thanks to technological improvements and mild temperatures.

    Strawberries

    The berry season officially starts in May and lasts until September, according to growers' association British Summer Fruits.

    However, Lancashire-grown strawberries will be on sale in supermarkets later this week.

    Producer Medlar Fruit Farms in Kirkham said it was expecting to grow strawberries until mid-November this year thanks to computerised glasshouse technology.

    Quote Message: We're pleased to have been able to put Lancashire well and truly on the map for strawberries. from Steve Ball Managing Director, Medlar Fruit Farms
    Steve Ball Managing Director, Medlar Fruit Farms
  8. Men held over reports of gunfire bailed

    Three men who were arrested following reports that shots were heard in Accrington last week, have been bailed.

    Countess Street

    Police went to Countess Street at about 03:00 on 21 February over reports that a firearm may have been discharged from a vehicle. 

    Three men, aged 24, 27 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, with the eldest man also being held on suspicion of criminal damage.

    All three have now been bailed pending further inquiries.

  9. Lancashire butcher named Team GB captain for competition

    A butcher from Lancashire has been named as the captain of the Great British team ahead of a worldwide competition next year.

    Tom Wood

    Tom Wood, chief butcher at Huntley's Farm Shop in Samlesbury, will be representing Lancashire in the World Butchers' Challenge 2018 which takes place in Belfast.

    The competition focuses on creative cuts, organisation and butchery skills.

    Quote Message: I got the phone call last week asking if I would take over the captaincy, so no pressure. It's a great honour. from Tom Wood Chief Butcher, Huntley's farm shop
    Tom WoodChief Butcher, Huntley's farm shop
  10. Football: Burnley hoping for top 10 Premier League finish

    BBC Sport

    Defender Michael Keane says there is "no reason" why Burnley could not finish in the top half of the Premier League table, after gaining a point following Saturday's game against Hull .

    Burnley Hull game

    Hull City missed the chance to move out of the bottom three as they drew with a Burnley side who remain without an away league win this season.  

    After a quiet first half, Hull went ahead through Tom Huddlestone's penalty after Keane handled in the penalty area.

    However, the lead only lasted four minutes before Keane blasted in an equaliser following a corner.

  11. Concern for missing man from Skelmersdale

    Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man from Skelmersdale who is missing.

    Kirk Evans

    Kirk Evans, 32, was last seen at about 11:00 on 19 February at his home in Whitburn. 

    He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, of large build, with short, light brown hair. 

    He is clean-shaven and has a tattoo of stars on his neck. He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black coat and glasses. 

    Police say he has links to Mold in Flintshire. Anyone with information is asked to contact them.

  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Lancashire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Lancashire southbound severe accident, at J33 for A6.

    M6 Lancashire - M6 entry slip road partially blocked and heavy traffic southbound at J33, A6 (Galgate), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

  13. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • Hyndburn has the lowest recycling rate in Lancashire at 28%, failing to meet a government recycling target of nearly 50%
    • Lancashire Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man from Skelmersdale who has been missing since 19 February
    • Technological improvements and mild weather allow Lancashire strawberry producers to deliver the fruit early to supermarkets, fruit growers say
  14. New tree marks anniversary of royal visit to Hoghton Tower

    A commemorative tree is to be planted at Hoghton Tower to celebrate 400 years since King James I visited the manor house.

    Hoghton Tower

    The memorial tree will grow alongside trees planted over the years by famous visitors, including King George V in 1915, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1986.

    Pupils from The Roebuck School in Preston will take part in the planting ceremony at the Wilderness Garden at Hoghton Tower on 21 March.

    Quote Message: All the children involved in this experience will hopefully remember this day and come back to visit their tree. What a great way to celebrate the event, remember Hoghton Tower and help the environment as well from Elena Faraoni Trustee of the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust
    Elena Faraoni Trustee of the Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust
  15. Thousands of houses waiting to be built in Lancashire

    Nearly 30,000 houses are waiting to be built across Lancashire despite planning permission being granted.

    Housing

    Research carried out by BBC Radio Lancashire examined 14 district council areas.

    In Preston and Fylde there were more than 4,000 homes still waiting to be built and Blackburn with Darwen currently has 1,400.

    The government has pledged that an extra £1m homes are built in England by 2020.

  16. M6 multi-vehicle crash: Lanes reopened

    Two lanes which were closed due to a crash on the M6 Southbound between junctions 33 and 32 earlier, have reopened.

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    Traffic has now eased and long delays have been cleared following the crash which happened at about 05:30 and involved three cars.

    A woman was taken to hospital with chest injuries after being trapped in one of the cars.