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  1. Updates on Tuesday 7 March
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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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 Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

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  2. Weather: Cloudy with heavy rain for some parts

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    Becoming cloudy by late afternoon and into the evening, with rain arriving across most of the region by the end of the day.

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    Highs of 7C.

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  3. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A Lancashire MP has written to the goverment  to explain why a report into contamination of water supplies in Lancashire is still not published 
    • Police appeal for information about a missing 13-year-old boy thought to be in Blackpool
    • A book about the 1898 Derwentwater disaster which took the lives of five women from Nelson, is released
  4. Pub demolition would result in traffic 'disaster', says councillor

    Plans to demolish a pub in Lower Penwortham to make way for a new access road would cause "traffic chaos", according to South Ribble Council.

    The Sumpter Inn

    A planning inspector has ruled in favour of demolishing The Sumpter Horse Inn and replacing it with a road leading to nearly 400 new houses.

    The pub's landlady Marilyn MacDonald says she has had no word officially from the housing developer which also now owns the pub, but feels "sick" at the prospect of it no longer existing.

    Councillor Cliff Hughes, Cabinet Member says it would be a " disaster" as the route is already gridlocked on a daily basis.

  5. Preston New Road: Trespassing ban at fracking site

    A court has banned trespassers from going on land being used for fracking in Lancashire.

    anti-fracking protesters

    The injunction relates to farmland at and surrounding Cuadrilla's shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, the firm said.

    Cuadrilla and 10 farmers were granted the injunction, which will last until 31 August 2018, at Manchester High Court on Monday.

    It follows national anti-fracking protests  near the site in February .

  6. Morecambe boss up for award

    Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has been nominated for the Manager of the Month award, with the team having lost just one game last month, clocking up four wins in eight games, and the rest being a draw.

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  7. Book about 1898 Derwentwater disaster released

    A book about the Derwentwater disaster which took the lives of five young women from Nelson more than a century ago has been released.


    The women, who were all Sunday school teachers, drowned in a boating accident in August 1898.

    They were all buried in a single grave in the east of the county.

    The author, Ray Greenhow, said the story of the tragedy needed to be heard.

    Quote Message: Living close to the area, I made some enquiries in the Keswick area and no-one seemed to know about it. It just seemed wrong that the story was not there for people to understand. from Ray Greenhow Author
    Ray GreenhowAuthor
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  9. Cuadrilla granted trespass injunction against anti-fracking protesters

    Energy firm Cuadrilla has been granted an injunction to stop protesters trespassing on its shale gas exploration site on the Fylde.


    The injunction also includes surrounding farmland at the Preston New Road site.

    It comes after anti-fracking campaigners pushed through fencing during a protest rally at there last month.

    The company says the injunction, which has been granted until 31 August 2018, has been taken out to "protect local farmer’s land and livelihoods and Cuadrilla’s operational site".

    The order also allows for protesters to be given access to a designated viewing area near the site.

  10. Blackpool coin and bullion dealer wins UK award

    A coin and bullion dealer based in Blackpool has been named 2017 UK Bullion Dealer of the Year.


    Chard has been trading in the town for over 50 years, and won the annual competition run by the bullion directory for the third year running.

    The company specialises in grading, buying and selling all coins, bullion and jewellery and identifying fakes.

    Quote Message: We are not the UK's biggest bullion dealer but we're probably the oldest and we try our hardest to be the best. Our customers are the driving force behind the growth of Chard... their support and enthusiasm has been immense. from Lawrence Chard Owner, Chard
    Lawrence ChardOwner, Chard
  11. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • A delay in publishing a report into how a bug contaminated the water supply to thousands of homes in Lancashire is 'unacceptable', says MP
    • Energy firm Cuadrilla is granted an injunction to stop protesters trespassing on its shale gas site at Preston New Road
    • Blackpool based coin and bullion dealers named UK Bullion Dealer of the Year
  12. Boxing: Tyson Fury hints at ring return

    BBC Sport

    Lancashire's Tyson Fury has suggested he could return to the ring on 13 May.

    Tyson Fury

    Fury, 28, has not fought since  beating  Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 and has twice  withdrawn  from rematches.

    The Briton had his  boxing licence revoked  in October as he dealt with his mental health problems, but said on social media on Monday that he is "working on an opponent".

    The British Boxing Board of Control told the BBC Fury is still suspended.

  13. Six Lancashire schools launch academy partnership

    Six schools have joined forces to launch their own education trust in an attempt to gain academy status.

    Launch of The Pennine Trust

    The five primary schools and one high school in Lancashire would unite under the banner of The Pennine Trust.

    The schools' governing bodies have now put the plans out for consultation.

    Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson said six schools coming together to deliver "high quality education and opportunities" could "only be a good thing".

    If the plans are approved, Blacko Primary School, Colne Park High School, Colne Park Primary School, Laneshaw Bridge Primary School, Lord Street Primary School and West Street Primary School would work together.  

  14. Cryptosporidium report delay "unacceptable", says MP

    A delay in publishing  a report into how the water supplies of thousands of people were contaminated with a bug  for a month is "unacceptable", an MP has said.


    Fylde Conservative MP Mark Menzies said trying to get an answer out of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was like "speaking to a brick wall".

    The DWI said it would not comment until its investigation into the incident in Lancashire in August 2015 is completed.

    United Utilities found the parasite Cryptosporidium in the drinking water supply for about 300,000 homes.

    Mr Menzies said he was writing to Andrea Leadsom, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, urging her to "shed some light" on the delayed report.

  15. Lancashire Police received more than 9,000 calls about missing people last year

    Lancashire Police received more than 9,000 calls about missing people last year, according to the National Crime Agency's Missing Persons Bureau.


    Of those calls, 2,000 were classed as "absent", where it is perceived there is no "apparent risk" to the person.

    The Bureau works with police forces across the UK and focuses on providing specialist support for missing people.

    More than 4,000 missing incidents involved children in 2015-2016, which the organisation says was a real cause for concern.

    Quote Message: People find it really difficult to understand why people go missing. It could from a relationship breakdown, abuse in the home, being made redundant at work. It's about really being unable to cope with life I think. from Joe Apps Manager, National Crime Agency's Missing Persons Bureau
    Joe Apps Manager, National Crime Agency's Missing Persons Bureau