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  1. Updates on Tuesday 9 August
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday 10 August

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Weather: Clear, cool night followed by bright start

BBC Weather

A final look at the forecast now, and it's looking like a clear, cool night is in store, before a bright start tomorrow.

BBC weather
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Woman injured in M65 crash

A woman has suffered minor injuries after a crash on a motorway.

M65
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She had to be cut out of her vehicle after hitting the central reservation on the M65 near to junction 8 at Accrington about 12:15.

The eastbound carriageway is now clear.

Transport improvement 'vital' for Lancashire communities

The head of a bus company in Lancashire has backed calls from an independent think tank to improve transport schemes in the county.

Preston Bus Station
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There has already been major investment in East Lancashire on the Pennine Reach scheme, but IPPR North said more money is needed to be spent to link local communities.

Alex Hornby, from the Blackburn Bus Company which has bought 18 new hi-tech buses, said: "What we're seeing now with the Northern Powerhouse agenda is putting transport at the heart of things. It's making sure we can connect people into the centres and out again."

The Northern Powerhouse is a government proposal to boost economic growth across the north of England.

Preston market hall redevelopment given green light

Planning permission has been granted for a new market hall in Preston.

Preston market
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Preston City Council's development will see glass and timber walls built under the existing Victorian market canopy. 

Trading box units under the fish market canopy will also be built. 

The opening will pave the way for the existing building to be replaced by a new cinema.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Burnley Football Club issue a range of sanctions after 12 supporters ran on to the pitch during April's derby against Preston North End
  • Planning permission is granted for the redevelopment of Preston's market hall
  • A man is charged with murder after the discovery of a 33-year-old woman's body

Boy, 14, missing from Blackpool home

A 14-year-old boy has been missing from his home in Blackpool for two weeks, prompting a police appeal.

Anthony Holder
Blackpool Police

Anthony Holder has not been seen since 26 July after disappearing from an address on Argosy Avenue.

A police spokesman said: “It has been two weeks since Anthony went missing now and we would urge anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to get in touch so that we can make sure he is safe and well.”

He is thought to be in the Thornton Cleveleys area.

Football: Burnley issues sanctions over pitch invasion at PNE derby

Burnley Football Club has issued sanctions to a number of supporters who ran on to the pitch during a derby against Preston North End in April.

Turf Moor
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Twelve fans received a range of restrictions including stadium bans and acceptable behaviour agreements.

The club said it is looking at CCTV footage to identify other supporters involved in the incident at Turf Moor.

Weather: Showers clearing to leave a dry night

BBC Weather

The majority of this afternoon's showers should die away through the evening, leaving a mostly dry night.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 9 July

There'll be some clear spells leading to another cool night, especially in rural spots.

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Travel: 'Multi-vehicle' accident on M65

BBC Travel

BBC travel is reporting problems on the M65 due to a multi-vehicle accident.

One lane is closed between junctions 8 and 10 travelling eastbound, with reports of debris on the road and congestion running back to junction 7.

Football: Preston boss Grayson demands 'reaction' to weekend defeat

BBC Lancashire Sport

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson has called for his players to recover from Saturday's defeat at Reading.

Preston manager Simon Grayson

North End host Hartlepool in the first round of the EFL Cup this evening.

"We've always had a reaction from the players when we've lost games," the former Blackpool and Leeds United coach said.

"We were below par on Saturday, for whatever reason. Tonight we've got an opportunity to it round."

Woman, 80, injured in Lancaster robbery attempt

An 80-year-old woman suffered bruises and cuts to her face when she was pushed to the ground in what police believe was an attempted robbery.

Butterfield Street in Lancaster
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The attack happened as the woman was making her way along Butterfield Street in Lancaster, on her way to go shopping on Friday.

“This was an appalling attack on a woman simply out to do her shopping at the weekend," a Lancashire Police spokesman said.

“We think that this was intended to be robbery which for some reason the offender stopped before carrying it out."

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A man is charged with the murder of 33-year-old Nicola Howarth, whose body was discovered in Burnley in July
  • A fire that broke out in a block of flats in Blackpool is being treated as suspected arson
  • A 14-year-old boy missing from his home in Blackpool for two weeks is thought to be in the Thornton Cleveleys area

Man charged with murder of Burnley woman

A man has been charged with murder after the discovery of a 33-year-old woman's body.

Wilton Street in Burnley
Google

The body of Nicola Howarth was found at a house in Wilton Street, Burnley on 22 July.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from asphyxiation, Lancashire Police said.

Gary Fletcher, 34, has also been charged with child neglect and is due to appear at Burnley Magistrates' Court later.

Transport scheme 'will help regenerate communities'

The PennineReach transport project will open up fresh opportunities for regeneration across the region, a councillor has said.

The scheme to link major towns in East Lancashire by improving public transport is nearing completion and has seen new bus stations built in Blackburn and Accrington.

Phil Riley, the councillor responsible for regeneration at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, has hailed the benefits of the project.

Police treating Blackpool flat fire as suspected arson

A fire in Blackpool which was believed to have started in a sofa is being treated as suspected arson, police have said.

Queen Street in Blackpool
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Queen Street in Blackpool

The blaze occurred in a four-storey block of flats on Queen Street at about 21:00 last night.

Two people were rescued from the ground floor flat. They were not injured.

Chorley woman ready for Great Wall of China challenge

A woman from Chorley is set to fulfil a lifelong dream to walk along the Great Wall of China for charity.

Great Wall of China

Gosia Clarke will travel along a 50 km stretch to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

"My father-in-law got Alzheimer's in his 60s so it is a charity very close to our family," she said.

"The walk will be quite a challenge." 

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A man is charged with the murder of a woman who was found dead in Burnley in July
  • Two people are rescued from a fire in Blackpool
  • An independent think tank report shows government spending on transport in Lancashire is £280 per person, compared to £2,000 in London

Football: Blackburn's 'fortunes won't change overnight' - Coyle

BBC Lancashire Sport

The Blackburn boss Owen Coyle does not expect the club's fortunes to change overnight.

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle

Rovers suffered a heavy opening day defeat in the Championship on Saturday.

Coyle says it will take time to get things right.

"We're not sitting here because we inherited a team of champions," he said. 

Lancashire police officer faces sack in booze shame

Lancashire Evening Post

A Lancashire police officer has been convicted of drink driving while on duty after a court heard he was sinking a bottle of vodka a day.

Man charged with murder over woman's death

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in Burnley.

Wilton Street
Google

The body of 33-year-old Nicola Howarth was discovered at a house in Wilton Street on 22 July.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from asphyxiation.

Gary Fletcher, 34, has also been charged with child neglect and is due to appear at Burnley Magistrates’ Court later.

Travel: Reports of people on M61

BBC Travel

There are people on the road on the M61 northbound between junction 6, Horwich, and junction 8, Chorley.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A 34-year-old man is charged with murder after a woman was found dead in Burnley
  • Planning permission is granted for Preston City Council's new market hall
  • The boss of a transport company says more schemes like the Pennine Reach project are needed to help connect Lancashire with other parts of the region

Weather: Sunny spells and light showers

BBC Weather

A chilly and bright start across the county, followed by a day of sunny spells and occasional showers.

North West weather forecast for Tuesday 9 August 2016

Temperatures still on the cool side for the time of year but it will feel pleasant in a light north-westerly wind.

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