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  1. Updates on Monday 25 July
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Tuesday 26 July

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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. 

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Weather: Mainly dry and mild evening in store

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

There will be one or two more light showers over the hills later but most places will stay dry and mild with clear spells as we move into the evening.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A woman arrested after a baby was found in a park in Blackpool is bailed
  • A senior nurse at a Lancashire hospital trust allegedly told a colleague to keep quiet about a surgeon who operated on the wrong finger of a patient, a hearing in London is told
  • Police call off a search of a garden in Thornton after receiving reports of a body buried next to the property

Former England player Armfield remembers 1966 World Cup

BBC Radio Lancashire

Nearly 50 years since England won the World Cup, former Blackpool and England defender Jimmy Armfield has been reminiscing about the tournament.  

Jimmy Armfield

Armfield's teammate for both club and country Alan Ball was an integral member of the squad.

"Alan Ball played with his heart," said Armfield. "Alan was probably the best player on the field during the World Cup Final. He was the one that kept it all going and his work-rate was tremendous."

You can hear the full interview with Jimmy Armfield from 18:00 on BBC Radio Lancashire.

Captive bred butterfly thrives at Lancashire nature reserve

BBC Science and Environment

A small bog in Lancashire is once again home to a rare species of butterfly - for the first time in 100 years.  

Large heath butterfly
Chester Zoo
Large heath butterfly

After three years of careful breeding, scientists from Chester Zoo say they have established a stable wild colony at Heysham Moss.

Only two other locations in Lancashire play host to this fluffy brown species, which thrives in low, damp boglands.

"They've not been at Heysham for at least 100 years," said Heather Prince, an invertebrate keeper at the zoo.

Woman bailed after abandoned baby found in Blackpool park

A 43-year-old woman has been bailed pending further inquiries after a baby was found abandoned in a park in Blackpool.

Watson Road Park
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Watson Road Park

The 11-month-old girl was found in an upturned pram in Watson Road Park yesterday morning.

Her mother was arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

Travels: Accident closes A6 in Bolton-le-Sands

BBC Travel

An accident has closed the A6 Slyne Road in Bolton-le-Sands between Greenwood Avenue and Bottomdale Road.  

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Football: England boss Allardyce wants to increase 'passion and desire'

BBC Sport

New England football manager Sam Allardyce says he wants to create a "feelgood factor" and capitalise on his players' "passion and desire".

New England manager Sam Allardyce

In his first news conference since being appointed, the former Blackpool and Blackburn boss said his greatest assets were his man-management skills. And he said he wanted all his players to enjoy themselves.

Experts help in Preston housing zone boost

Lancashire Evening Post

A team of experts has been brought in to help create hundreds of homes in the centre of Preston.

Child put in armlock in 'train seat row'

Photographs have emerged purportedly showing a man putting a young boy in an armlock on a train travelling from Clitheroe. 

The incident on a Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria service on Friday was reportedly snapped by another child travelling with the youngster.

Train photo
Trinity Mirror

A witness told the Manchester Evening News the man acted after the "cocky" boy would not take his feet off a seat. 

British Transport Police are investigating and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Star Trek fun: Beam yourself up from Blackpool

Chris Long

Entertainment reporter

The Star Trek exhibition in Blackpool - which is running alongside a film festival celebrating 50 years of the sci-fi drama - comes with a free to download app.

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Chiefly, it offers you augmented reality insights throughout the show, but it also has the fun feature of allowing you to "beam up" from a transporter.  

Lancashire economist reports financial slow-down after Brexit

Firms in the region have reported a drop in economic activity since the EU referendum result, according to a Lancashire University economist.

Lancashire-based economist professor Geraint Johns

But professor Geraint Johns from Lancaster University's School of Economics says it will take some time to see what long-term financial impact Brexit will have on the county.

"In July, we are having not just a slowdown but a contraction in output.

"But for that to convert into a recession we'd need that to go on for another five months and we simply don't know what'll happen."

Football: Burnley captain's 'no brainer' decision to sign new deal

Andy Bayes

Reporter, BBC Radio Lancashire

Burnley captain Tom Heaton says he had no hesitation is signing a new four-year deal with the Premier League club.

Burnley captain Tom Heaton

The 30-year-old goalkeeper - who was part of England's Euro 2016 squad - said the decision was a "no brainer".

"I've had three great years here and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it," he said. "To sign another four years with the club where it's going, I'm over the moon."

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A woman is released on bail after a baby girl is found abandoned in a park in Blackpool
  • An investigation into reports of a body buried in a garden in Thornton is called off
  • Blackpool councillor Eddie Collett dies of cancer, aged 58

Former Blackpool mayor dies from cancer

A respected Blackpool councillor and former mayor has died from cancer at the age of 58.

Eddie Collett
Blackpool Council
Eddie Collett

Eddie Collett, who represented the Tyldsley ward for Labour, was first elected to the council in 1991.

Cricket: Cross ready for Super League season opener

BBC Lancashire Sport

Lancashire Thunder's Kate Cross says the side are "ready to hit the ground running" ahead of the inaugural Women's Super League season.

Lancashire Thunder's Kate Cross

"We've done a lot of talking about the Super League and now we just want to play some cricket," she said.

The Thunder begin their campaign against Western Storm on Sunday.

Church leader calls for stronger Lancashire-Germany ties after Brexit

A leading member of Lutheran Church in Germany believes the Brexit vote will strengthen ties between the church and the Church of England's Blackburn Diocese.

Blackburn Cathedral

The diocese has worked with their German counterparts since 1994. 

Lutheran Church co-ordinator Birgit Holstein hopes the EU vote will not damage the relationship.

"We want to find ways to unite rather than be separate. I hope the link will strengthen," she said.

Thornton 'body in garden' probe called off

Police investigating reports of a body buried in a garden in Thornton have called off their search.

Knowsley Crescent in Thornton
BBC
Knowsley Crescent

Nothing significant was found on land next to a property on Knowsley Crescent, Lancashire Police said.

The cordon at the address has now been removed.

Props and costumes beamed in to Blackpool for Star Trek festival

Chris Long

Entertainment reporter

A film festival celebrating 50 years of Star Trek opened yesterday in Blackpool - alongside an exhibition of props and costumes from the TV shows and movies.

Star Trek: The Exhibition
Oleg Micheyev

The exhibition brings together everything from a phaser from The Next Generation series to a costume from Phase II, the 1970s series which never happened (as after the success of Star Wars, the producers decided to make films instead).

Curator Carol Stenberg said her favourite piece was a Klingon costume worn in the Enterprise series, but admitted she loves "the technology thing that all of Star Trek has - the twist of reality where a lot of things like iPads and mobile phones are based on things the creators saw in Star Trek".

Star Trek phaser
Oleg Micheyev
Klingon costume detail
Oleg Micheyev
Star Trek Phase II costume
Oleg Micheyev

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A woman is arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a baby was found in a park in Blackpool
  • An 82-year-old man is in hospital with spinal injuries after a crash in Preston

Call to name arena after Blackpool boxing legend

Councillors in Blackpool are to be asked to rename an arena after one of the town's greatest sports stars.

Muhammad Ali and Brian London
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London (right) shakes hands with Muhammad Ali

A motion has been tabled by Tory group leader Tony Williams to name the Stanley Park Sports Arena the Brian London Arena after the heavyweight boxer.  

It comes on the 50th anniversary of his unsuccessful attempt to beat Muhammad Ali in a world title fight.

Gray denounces Burnley fans for 'racist' comments

Burnley's Andre Gray has criticised two fans of his own club for allegedly making racist comments to a Bradford player during a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Burnley striker Andre Gray
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Burnley striker Andre Gray

Officials asked a Burnley fan to leave Bradford's stadium after repeated comments directed at the home player. Another supporter left voluntarily, although no arrests were made.

Burnley have apologised to the Bantams player and pledged to investigate.

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Burnley striker Andre Gray

Gray denounces Burnley fan 'racism'

Burnley's Andre Gray criticises two fans of his own club for allegedly making racist comments to a Bradford player on Saturday.

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How does Lancashire view Brexit?

Katie Razzall

Newsnight Special Correspondent

One month on from the Brexit vote, how divided is Britain? Newsnight's Katie Razzall assesses the mood across the north west of England.

A mural in Manchester
BBC
A mural in Manchester

How does England's North West view Brexit?

One month on from the Brexit vote, how divided is Britain? Newsnight's Katie Razzall assesses the mood across the North West of England.

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Woman arrested on suspicion of child neglect

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a baby was found in a park in Blackpool.

Watson Road Park in Blackpool
Google
Watson Road Park in Blackpool

Police were called to Watson Road Park at about 07:00 yesterday morning after a member of the public found the 11-month-old girl in an upturned pram.

A 43-year-old woman was arrested at an address in the resort and is currently in custody.

Canal's 200th birthday celebrated

People in Blackburn have celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Leeds - Liverpool canal.

Blackburn Canal Festival
Pegler Communciations

The celebrations were the focus of this year's Blackburn Canal Festival including the launch of a new canoe hub, and a flock of origami swans. 

Kate Sharples, the Canal & River Trust project leader for the Desmond Family Canoe Trail said the hub at Eanam Wharf will be a permanent feature.

Blackburn Canal Festival
Pegler Communications

Burnley mother found dead was 'asphyxiated'

A woman found dead at her home in Burnley was asphyxiated, a post-mortem examination has found.

Crime scene and Nicola Haworth
BBC/Lancashire Police
Crime scene and Nicola Haworth

Thirty-three-year-old Nicola Haworth's body was found by police at a house in Wilton Street, Burnley, on Friday.

Her nine-month-old daughter was discovered unharmed and taken to a "place of safety", Lancashire Police said.

A Burnley man, 34, held on suspicion of murder, has been detained under the Mental Health Act in a secure unit.

Crime scene and Nicola Haworth

Mother found dead was asphyxiated

A mother found dead at her home was asphyxiated, a post-mortem examination finds.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A 37-year-old man has suffered serious head injuries after he was attacked in St Annes yesterday
  • A woman is arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a baby was found in a park in Blackpool
  • A Lancashire-based economist says firms in the county have reported a drop in economic activity since the EU referendum result

Weather: Dry with sunny spells

BBC Weather

This morning will stay dry for most of us with sunny spells, although it will feel cooler than recently.

BBC weather forecast for Monday 25 July

It will become cloudier in the afternoon with some light rain or showers.

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Reporter, BBC News Online

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