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The Lancashire head coach, Ashley Giles, says his side need an "act of God" if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast competition.
The Red Rose are second from bottom heading into their final group game at Old Trafford this evening, where they face Birmingham Bears.
"It'll be very difficult for us to qualify," said Giles. "But we're playing for a lot of pride and every time we go out we're trying to play our best cricket."
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Blackburn manager Owen Coyle has admitted he is reluctant to lose any more players during this summer's transfer window.
Grant Hanley joined Newcastle last week, while Rovers turned down a bid from Brighton for central defender Shane Duffy.
"I want to add to the squad, not to be losing players that I feel can have an impact for us," Coyle said.
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Reporter, BBC Radio Lancashire
The Blackpool-based National Artificial Eye Service has marked its centenary.
The NHS department initially offered support and advice to servicemen during the First and Second World Wars.
The Lancashire team now make up to 10 different eyes a week, which go to people across England.
- A senior nurse at a hospital trust in Lancashire denies allegations she tried to cover up incidents, a hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council is told
- A Fylde-based paramedic says lives are being put at risk after figures revealed the North West Ambulance Service attended more than 1,100 hoax incidents in the first six months of this year
- Lancashire's cricketers play their final group game in this season's T20 Blast competition this evening
BBC Midlands Today
A senior nurse at a hospital trust in Lancashire has denied allegations she tried to persuade colleagues to cover up incidents and not discuss issues outside her department.
Rachel Sansbury is head of nursing for the surgical division at Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
She underwent an hour's cross examination at her hearing at the Nursing and Midwifery Council in central London this morning.
Listen to Amy Cole's report from the hearing.
The second Chorley Flower Show is set to take place in Astley Park this weekend.
The Preston woman who has been crowned Miss England will use the title to help the Lancashire hospice where her sister died.
Elizabeth Grant, 20, from Ribbleton has been raising money for the Derian House Children's Hospice where her 12-year-old sister Melanie was cared for before dying of a brain tumour in 2001.
"Derian House was there to help me through my grieving process," Ms Grant told BBC Radio Lancashire.
"They followed me through school and made sure I was ok and they made sure that the last two to three weeks of Melanie's life was amazing."
A family-run farm in Fleetwood is celebrating the birth of a baby alpaca.
The farm is putting out an appeal to name the young animal, which was born this week.
Lancashire's police and crime commissioner has warned of the dangers of people making hoax calls to emergency services.
In the past month, police in Lancashire received about 700 calls to their 999 number.
"We've worked out that one man was responsible for hundreds of calls over a four-month period and that cost £35,000 in dealing with those calls," said Mr Grunshaw.
- Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner says hoax callers are a serious problem after almost 700 calls were made to police in the county this month
- The earliest example of cancer in humans has been identified by a team of scientists, including one from the University of Central Lancashire
- The Preston woman who was crowned Miss England will use the title to help the Lancashire hospice where her sister died
Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.
The report said that 25% of companies in the North West had yet to find any business opportunities from Brexit, while 59% were concerned about weaker demand prospects.
The pope has declared a formerly closed church in Lancashire a new cathedral for Indian Catholics, making it one of only three worldwide.
The Grade II listed St Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Preston closed in 2014, before reopening as a parish church serving the Syro Malabar community.
A Vatican statement says the church will have its own bishop, serving a special diocese of Indian Catholics - which is one of only three in the world.
A baby alpaca has been born at a farm in Fleetwood.
The earliest evidence of cancer has been detected in a fossil in South Africa by a team of scientists, including one from the University of Central Lancashire.
The fossil is of an early human who walked the Earth approximately 1.7m years ago.
Dr Patrick Randolph-Quinney from Uclan said: "We used the latest high-resolution techniques to look inside the bone... and we realised we were looking at a primary bone cancer. It's a cancer that starts deep in the bone and expands out."
- More than 1,100 hoax calls were made to the North West Ambulance Service in the first six months of this year, compared to just over 1,000 in the same period last year
- Chorley Hospital's A&E department is to remain closed because of doctor shortages
- Three Blackpool tower blocks are set to be demolished on Sunday as part of a £22m redevelopment
The emergency services are warning that lives are being put at risk by hoax callers in Lancashire.
The police have received more than 700 calls this month, with the North West Ambulance Service attending more than 1,100 incidents in the first six months of this year.
Paramedic and sector manager for the Fylde Dave Rigby says it is diverting crews which could be needed elsewhere.
"I've been to one incident in which someone couldn't open a tin of pineapples," he said. "You're putting other peoples lives at risk."
A woman accused of murdering her love rival told police "it looks really bad" as she was questioned about her movements by murder squad detectives, a court hears.
Sadie Hartley, 60, was stunned with a cattle prod and stabbed at her home in Helmshore, Lancashire, on 14 January.
Sarah Williams, 35, and her friend, Katrina Walsh, 56, are said to have spent 17 months plotting to kill Ms Hartley, Preston Crown Court heard.
The pair, both from Chester, deny murdering the mother-of-two.
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There is just one week to go before this summer's Olympics gets under way in Rio.
A number of Lancashire athletes are flying out to the games today, including rowers Scott Durant from Lancaster and Preston's Graeme Thomas.
Graeme's brother Alistair says his boat has a very good chance of finishing on the podium.
"He missed out on going to the London Olympics and I think that has spurred him on to go there and get the job done."
Lancashire Evening Post
A hospital A&E department closed temporarily over "unacceptable" safety risks is to remain closed because of doctor shortages.
Chorley Hospital in Lancashire was downgraded to an urgent care centre in April but was due to reopen in August.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said there had been a "small improvement" in doctor numbers, but staffing levels were still too low.
Campaigners fear the unit "could be closed permanently".
Three iconic tower blocks are set to be demolished in Blackpool this weekend.
Residents living close to Walter Robinson Court, Elizabeth Court and Churchill Court on Queens Park will be evacuated on Sunday morning as demolition crews blow up the towers.
It is part of a £22m redevelopment for the area, which will provide about 200 affordable new family homes.
- Almost 700 hoax calls have been made to police in Lancashire this month
- Chorley Hospital says its A&E department will remain closed for the foreseeable future because of continued low staffing levels
- Three iconic towers blocks in Blackpool will be demolished this weekend
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