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Charles Vernam hit a double as Chorley pick up just their second win of the National League season with victory at Chesterfield.

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Armand Gnanduillet scores twice as Blackpool creep back into the League One play-off places with a home win over AFC Wimbledon.

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Defence secretary says Labour a threat to shipyard

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has visited Barrow today to argue that only the Conservatives can be trusted with the future of the town's shipyard.

The Labour candidate, Chris Altree, said Labour was committed to the nuclear deterrent and the shipyard, and voters were more interested in other issues..

Mr Wallace, who has been Defence Secretary since Boris Johnson entered Downing Street, said Labour might strangle the Dreadnought submarine programme "at birth" or kill it "by a thousand cuts".

Jeremy Corbyn, by his own words, does not believe in these submarines, does not believe in their use and does not believe in the nuclear deterrent."

Ben Wallace
Submarines under construction
BAE Systems

People are talking about what's going to happen with austerity, we're talking to nurses, teachers and doctors and people are talking about a wide range of issues."

Chris Altree

Barrow sign Blackburn midfielder to cover injured Taylor

BBC Cumbria Sport

Barrow have signed recent Carlisle target Tom White on loan from Blackburn until the middle of January.

The 22-year-old central midfielder's expected to fill in for the injured Jason Taylor.

He was a youth team player with Carlisle, who tried to re-sign him from Gateshead this summer, before his move to Ewood Park.

Severe accident: M58 Lancashire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M58 Lancashire eastbound severe accident, at J4 for A5068 Glenburn Road.

M58 Lancashire - M58 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J4, A5068 (Skelmersdale), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A6 Preston Lancaster Road Lancaster South to J32 for M55.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J33, A6 (Lancaster South) to J32, M55 (Broughton Interchange), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M65 Lancashire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M65 Lancashire eastbound severe accident, after J3 for A674 Chorley Road Blackburn West.

M65 Lancashire - One lane blocked and queues on M65 eastbound after J3, A674 (Blackburn West), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J28 for B5256 Leyland Way to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J28, B5256 (Leyland) to J27, A5209 (Standish), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Greater Manchester northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Greater Manchester northbound severe disruption, from J26 for M58 to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Greater Manchester - One lane closed on M6 northbound from J26, M58 (Orrell Interchange) to J27, A5209 (Standish), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Logan builds campaign to make Christmas better

Neil Smith

South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

A boy from Barrow is campaigning so that no child in the Furness area wakes up without a present this Christmas.

Nine-year- old Logan's appeal went viral 12 months ago when he encouraged thousands of people to donate festive food items to the Barrow Foodbank.

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Through that campaign Logan says he was told how some children, possibly at his own school, didn't get much for Christmas.

Now he has written to businesses in Barrow asking them to support his Furness Christmas Gift Appeal through donations or collection points and already donations have started to come in.

Severe accident: A587 Lancashire both ways

BBC News Travel

A587 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from Weymouth Road to Woodside Drive.

A587 Lancashire - A587 East Park Drive in Blackpool closed and it's slow in both directions from the Weymouth Road junction to the Woodside Drive junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M58 Merseyside eastbound

BBC News Travel

M58 Merseyside eastbound severe disruption, from A59 to J1 for Maghull Lane.

M58 Merseyside - Temporary closure and stationary on M58 eastbound from A59, Switch Island to J1, Maghull (Kirkby), because of flooding.

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

Severe accident: M58 Merseyside eastbound

BBC News Travel

M58 Merseyside eastbound severe accident, from A59 to J1 for Maghull Lane.

M58 Merseyside - One lane blocked and it's heavy on M58 eastbound from A59, Switch Island to J1, Maghull (Kirkby), because of an accident involving four vehicles.

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

Severe accident: M58 Lancashire westbound

BBC News Travel

M58 Lancashire westbound severe accident, from J3 for A570 Rainford Road to J1 for Maghull Lane.

M58 Lancashire - One lane blocked on M58 westbound from J3, A570 (Bickerstaffe) to J1, Maghull (Kirkby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A5098 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

A5098 Merseyside both ways severe accident, from A565 Rimrose Road to Sandfield Place.

A5098 Merseyside - A5098 Marsh Lane in Bootle closed in both directions from the A565 Rimrose Road junction to the Sandfield Place junction, because of a serious accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A592 Cumbria both ways

BBC News Travel

A592 Cumbria both ways severe accident, from Ghyll Head Road to Birks Road.

A592 Cumbria - A592 in Windermere blocked in both directions from the Ghyll Head Road junction to the Birks Road junction, because of an accident earlier on and recovery work.

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

Severe accident: M57 Merseyside northbound

BBC News Travel

M57 Merseyside northbound severe accident, at J4 for A580 Moorgate Road.

M57 Merseyside - M57 lane closed on exit slip road and it's heavy northbound at J4, A580 (Knowsley), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Lancashire southbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, from J28 for B5256 Leyland Way to J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road.

M6 Lancashire - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J28, B5256 (Leyland) to J27, A5209 (Standish), because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M6 Greater Manchester northbound

BBC News Travel

M6 Greater Manchester northbound severe disruption, from J27 for A5209 Crow Orchard Road to Charnock Richard Services.

M6 Greater Manchester - One lane closed and it's heavy on M6 northbound from J27, A5209 (Standish) to Charnock Richard Services, because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A59 Merseyside both ways

BBC News Travel

A59 Merseyside both ways severe accident, from Coerton Road to Hall Lane.

A59 Merseyside - A59 Warbreck Moor in Liverpool closed and it's slow in both directions from the Coerton Road junction to the Hall Lane junction, because of an accident involving car and cyclist.

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

Severe disruption: M58 Merseyside westbound

BBC News Travel

M58 Merseyside westbound severe disruption, from J1 for Maghull Lane to A59.

M58 Merseyside - One lane closed on M58 westbound from J1, Maghull (Kirkby) to A59, Switch Island, because of a lorry that's broken down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Headmaster who groped teenage student is jailed

A retired headmaster convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage girl while he was in charge of a south Cumbria school has been jailed.

Carlisle Crown Court heard that over the course of several months in the 1980s, Roger Whitehouse kissed and groped the 16-year-old girl over her clothing, often in his locked school study.

Roger Whitehouse
BBC

After a trial in which Whitehouse, now aged 79 and latterly of Seaview, Haverigg, denied allegations of indecent assault, he was acquitted by the jury of six charges, but found guilty of four.

Judge Nicholas Barker jailed Whitehouse for 32 months, and ordered him to sign the sex offenders' register for the rest of his life.

It is clear to me in many ways you ran that school as something of a private fiefdom, free from proper scrutiny and therefore free to abuse (the female) in the way that you did."

Judge Nicholas Barker