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  1. Updates from Tuesday 2 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel will return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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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.

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Weather: Rain clearing to leave muggy night

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Rain should become more isolated through the night, but it will remain mostly cloudy and also fairly muggy compared to recent nights.

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Calls for more women to consider haulage industry careers

A Lancashire woman is backing calls for more females to think about careers in the haulage industry.

Vehicle on motorway

There is a growing skills shortage in the industry as many drivers are reaching retirement age.

Julie Kirkham from Burnley said: "It's a great industry to work in.

"I'm a mother to four children and was home every night to care for them. I had a good income and my shifts let me fit my job around childcare."

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Drug to help protect against HIV infection given green light

The High Court has ruled the NHS can prescribe a daily pill that helps protect against HIV infection to uninfected men.

HIV campaigners win HIV drug battle

The ruling is a victory for the National AIDS Trust, which brought the case to try to resolve who should fund the drug, known as PrEP, which costs £400 per month per patient. 

Darwen-born broadcaster Martin Cooper said: "I've spent a lot of time reading about the LGBT community, especially gay and bisexual men, to understand what this drug is.

"It isn't a substitute for other safe sex practices. What it's there for is to help those people who are putting themselves most at risk when it comes to their sexual activities."

Fleetwood chairman Pilley looking for 'longevity' after Rosler appointment

BBC Lancashire Sport

The Fleetwood chairman Andy Pilley hopes Uwe Rosler's appointment as manager will bring long-term success to the club.

Uwe Rosler
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Rosler was appointed on a two-year deal on Saturday following Steven Pressley's resignation last week.

"It's always been incredibly important to me that we have longevity and continuity," said Pilley.

"I hate the process of changing manager. It's not something I like to do unless it's absolute necessary."

Ormskirk students warned over attempted machete attack

Staff and students at Edge Hill University were advised to stay away from Ruff Lane in Ormskirk while a man wielding a machete was detained by police.

Ruff Lane

Police blocked the road between Mill Street and the back entrance to Ormskirk Hospital. 

A 44-year-old man from the town was detained before being taken to a secure mental health unit.  

Plans revealed for new Blackpool Police HQ

The design of Blackpool's new divisional police headquarters has been unveiled.

New Blackpool Police HQ plans
Lancashire PCC

The station on Clifton Road will replace the ageing Bonny Street building and will provide a base for the resort's neighbourhood police and immediate response teams.

It will also house the public inquiry desk and 42 custody cells.

Youngsters urged to think of career in haulage industry

A Lancashire truck driver says more needs to be done to recruit younger people and women especially into the haulage industry.

Lorries on motorway

It comes as a group of MPs say drivers need to be paid more and the industry needs an image overhaul in order to attract more people into the job.

"It's not the type of job promoted to the younger generation, especially females," said Rachel Scalin, a director of the Transport Training Academy in Burnley.

"It's not seen as a career of choice, but locally there's a consortium of companies who are trying to get the youngsters into the industry."


A man who tried to attack another man with a machete has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police said.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • The MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale congratulates staff at Heysham 2 power station after it broke the previous 894-day record for continuous energy production
  • Two vehicles are deliberately set on fire in Clayton-le-Woods
  • More needs to be done to recruit younger people and women into the haulage industry, the director of a transport training academy in Burnley says
Jordan Clark

Accrington Stanley sign former Shrewsbury midfielder Jordan Clark on a one-year deal with a further one-year option.

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Heysham 2 power station sets world record

A Lancashire power station has set a new world record for the longest continuous energy production.

Heysham 2 power station

Heysham 2 surpassed the previous record of 894 days set by a Canadian company which has stood since 1994.

The Morecambe and Lunesdale MP David Morris congratulated staff on Twitter.

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Travel: Accident closes one lane of M6

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One lane is closed on the northbound M6 between Junction 30 and Junction 31, Samlesbury, because of an accident.

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Police show the effects of lack of sleep on drivers

Giles keen to strengthen Lancashire batting options

Scott Read

BBC Radio Lancashire

Lancashire head coach Ashley Giles says the club will be looking to strengthen their batting resources in the wake of Luis Reece’s impending departure.

Luis Reece
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Reece has been named as one of three players who will not be offered new terms at Old Trafford. 

Car and van set alight in Clayton-le-Woods

A car and a van have been deliberately set on fire on a car park in Clayton-le-Woods.

Wood End Road

Firefighters were called out to Wood End Road about 06:30 this morning.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A driver who ran off after a crash outside Fleetwood's Cala Gran Holiday Park is being sought by police
  • A car and a van are deliberately set on fire on a car park in Clayton-le-Woods
  • The champion of older people in Lancashire says pensioners are choosing to work beyond retirement age due to financial pressures

Search for missing driver after Fleetwood crash

Police are trying to trace the driver of a car found abandoned outside a holiday park in Fleetwood.

Cala Gran

The Ford Fiesta crashed outside the Cala Gran Holiday Park on Fleetwood Road about 09:30 last night.

Older workers 'can't afford to retire', says campaigner

Pensioners are facing increasing financial pressures which means many are choosing to keep working beyond retirement age, says the champion of older people in Lancashire.

Older worker

Figures nationally show more than £1m people are working over the age of 65.  

Councillor Terry Aldridge said: "Is the pension that they're receiving good enough for a good standard of living? Apparently it's not and this is why you're still getting elderly people going out to work."

Rosler targets 'another unbelievable chapter' with Fleetwood

BBC Lancashire Sport

The new Fleetwood manager Uwe Rosler says he is relishing the challenge of building on the club's recent history.

New Fleetwood manager Uwe Rosler

The former Wigan and Leeds boss will take his new club to Northampton this weekend in League One.

"I wanted a stable environment and I wanted a club where I could go and put my stamp on it.

"The club has been incredible and it's a successful story over the past 10 years, and now I hope we can write another unbelievable chapter."

Preston caravan fire 'may have been started deliberately'

A fire that broke out in a caravan in Preston is thought to have been started deliberately, say police.

Chatburn Road

Two fire engines and crews were sent to the blaze on Chatburn Road. 

No-one was hurt and the police have been notified by the fire service.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A caravan fire in Preston last night was started deliberately, say police 
  • Older people are working instead of retiring because pensions are not enough to live off, says Lancashire's older people's champion
  • Heysham 2 power station has set a new world record for the longest continuous energy production

Lancashire One-Day Cup game abandoned due to rain

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Old Trafford rain
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Durham have gone out of the One-Day Cup after their match against Lancashire at Old Trafford was washed out. 

In a match reduced to 17 overs per side at Old Trafford, only seven were possible with Lancashire on 39-0.

Lancashire remain bottom of the group with just two wins.

Old Trafford Rain

Durham out after Lancs game abandoned

Durham go out of the One-Day Cup after their match against Lancashire is abandoned and other results go against them.

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Weather: Cloudy with drizzle

BBC Weather

Cloudy, with patchy light rain and drizzle spreading north-east across the region from mid morning onwards. Highs of 15C.

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