Ambulance crews battled to save man who fell into lake
Police say the man who died after falling into Windermere earlier this week was 57 and from Heversham, near Milnthorpe.
Emergency services were called to Glebe Road, one of the busiest tourist areas in the Lake District, just before 13:00 on Wednesday, and medical staff from the ambulance and air ambulance tried in vain to save the man's life.
Police say the coroner has been informed, and they have no reason to be suspicious about the man's death.
Just two more overs managed on Merseyside and off they come again - so they are taking lunch.
It is starting to look like Lancashire are going to be denied the chance of victory by the weather for the second game running, following last week's two lost days in Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College.
Time for BBC Radio Leicester's Richard Rae to put his hat on again . . .
Leicestershire's Mark Cosgrove says one of the things holding back the Foxes has been the generally poor early summer weather. And it has not been at its best for them again in Liverpool this week.
"It's been tough this season," the Australian told BBC Radio Leicester. "It feels like we've never seen the sun. As soon as we get our pads on the lights come on and the clouds come in."
Cosgrove hit a season's best 70 against Lancashire at Aigburth which, aided by 87 from South African Dieter Klein and 37 apiece from debutant wicketkeeper Harry Swindells and Callum Parkinson, came within 12 runs of saving the follow-on.
But the Foxes, 5-1 overnight for the loss of nightwatchman Chris Wright, still believe they can save the game.
"We're really disappointed not to avoid the follow-on because the boys at the lower end batted so well," said Cosgrove.
"It's a pretty nice wicket - you might get the odd one jump up at you or keep low but most of those are every half hour or so and it's not one of those pitches that's a minefield. We showed there are no demons and that we can bat really well and deep. You never know - if we bat well in those first two session we might even get a little lead and you never know where that could take us at the back of the game."
captain sensible approach appeared to have been rewarded when Lancashire were
reduced to 128-5. And, even when Liam Livingstone got going, when Horton turned to the off
spin of Colin Ackerman, it brought a mistimed slog, dropped by another Lancs old boy Callum
Livingstone completed a century as Lancashire went on to post 449. And Horton's luck hasn't
changed with the bat. After 37 minutes of difficult work, he edged onto his pad
and the ball looped up agonisingly to allow the quick footed Tom Bailey to take
a superb diving return catch.
Greater Manchester Police said officers were called to a property on Manchester Road in Walkden just before 02:10 and found the remains of a woman in her 20s.
A man in his 30s, who was at the address, has been taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition, a force spokesman said.
'Magnificent' trees vandalised in Salford
Two sycamore trees which have been in Salford for 50 years have been vandalised and will need to be removed, the city council says.
The trees near the A580 in Worsley were discovered with a ring around each tree removed right down to the bare wood, using a process known as girdling.
As a result, both trees will die as they cannot draw up water or food because of the breach in the bark.
Councillor David Lancaster said the authority would now have to use "scarce public money" to remove them.
Appealing for witnesses to the work being done, he said the matter had been reported to police.
It looks as if a chainsaw was used and it would have taken 15 to 20 minutes of work to do this.
Whoever is responsible has deliberately set out to kill these two magnificent trees – this is not just a random bit of vandalism.
Sedbergh stall holder passes £50,000 mark for hospital
A Sebergh market stallholder is celebrating with her customers today after raising £50,000 for the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
Mary Kendal started raising money for the hospital in Manchester in 2011 after her daughter survived cancer with the help of treatment there.
After a series of car boot sales, she started running a bring and buy stall at Sedbergh and on 29 May her running total passed £50,000.
She will be providing cake and non-alcoholic wine for her customers and friends this morning.
Foxes confident of good reply
Lancashire 449 v Leicestershire (match resumes 11:00)
Leicestershire are facing an uphill battle on Merseyside this morning as, following yesterday's two lost sessions, and given the much-improved weather forecast, they launch their bid to overhaul Division Two leaders Lancashire's first-innings total of 449.
But Foxes fast bowler Chris Wright - who weighed in with two late wickets - is confident that they can respond well.
"It is a slow pitch and not easy to bowl on," he told BBC Radio Leicester. "If you're slightly off line and length it sits up to be hit. If we can play well against the new ball I expect us to get a decent score. But we need to win four or five of the sessions to get something. We certainly feel late in the game it will take some turn so hopefully you will see our spinner Callum Parkinson later on."
Although Lancashire have rested England Test star Jimmy Anderson this week, and are also without Saq Mahmood at Aigburth, fellow fast bowler Tom Bailey is keen to make his mark with the ball following his 57 with the bat.
"As long as the weather holds, we have the bowlers on this pitch to get 20 wickets," Bailey told BBC Radio Lancashire.
Lancashire all-rounder Liam Livingstone is the first to admit that he has not found it easy to readjust to red-ball cricket this season, following his time in the IPL with Karachi Kings, followed by two One-Day Cup games on his return for the Red Rose.
But he got it right at in Liverpool yesterday, as he started slowly and patiently to help rebuild Lancashire's innings from 128-5, before blossoming into a fine aggressive knock of 114, his first Championship century since August 2017.
"I've spent a lot of time playing white ball cricket," he told BBC Radio Lancashire. "And I've been beating myself up about why I can't bat for a long time and be nice and patient. It doesn't just come back that easily. But I've worked quite hard over the last couple of weeks to get back into a red-ball rhythm."
Livingstone's efforts, backed by a half-century from his fellow former Lancs skipper Steven Croft and further supplemented by a late unbroken stand of 64 between Josh Bohannon and Tom Bailey, had helped Lancs to within three runs of a fourth batting point by the close.
But it was not all toil for Leicestershire, especially their young debutant wicketkeeper Harry Swindells, who safely pouched three catches.
"Being a Leicester lad, making my debut is all I've dreamt of so it was a very proud moment for me and my family and a day I'll remember for the rest of my life," he told BBC Radio Leicester. "There is a big build up and you think about a lot of stuff beforehand but when you get out there it's just another game."
Weather: Cloudy and wet day
Unsettled day with cloudy and wet weather. Patchy rain - heavy at times particularly in the afternoon with the odd rumble of thunder. Feeling colder. It will clear by the early evening.
Highs of 14 or 15C.
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