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  1. Updates from Tuesday 16 August
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Wednesday

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Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we will be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.

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Wonderful views of Lancashire

Here is a great picture of the sunset in Blackpool last night from Russ Howarth.

Blackpool sunset
Russ Howarth

And BBC Radio Lancashire's John Gillmore has captured a lovely view looking out from Accrington's Haworth Art Gallery.

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Hundreds pack Blackburn Cathedral for funeral of ‘selfless, kind and generous’ road runner

Lancashire Telegraph

Lancashire Telegraph

Hundreds packed Blackburn Cathedral for the funeral of a "selfless, kind and generous" road runner who died suddenly last month.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • The jury in the Sadie Hartley murder trial at Preston Crown Court is deliberating on its verdict
  • A 24-year-old is injured after being hit by his own van in a suspected carjacking in Oswaldtwistle
  • Burnley break their club record to sign midfielder Steven Defour from Anderlecht

Weather: Dry and clear night

BBC Weather

This evening will stay pleasant with plenty of late sunshine.

Weather forecast
BBC

It will be followed by a clear, dry and fairly cool night with bright moonlight. 

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Cricket: Hameed creates Lancashire history

Scott Read

BBC North West cricket commentator

Haseeb Hameed has become the first Lancashire player in history to score two centuries in a Roses match against Yorkshire.

Commentary on Haseeb's second century
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Action meeting over repeatedly trashed ‘eyesore’ Darwen care home

Lancashire Telegraph

Lancashire Telegraph

Urgent action is set to be taken on an “eyesore” care home in Darwen that has been repeatedly trashed by vandals.

Cricket: Lancashire's Buttler fit for England one-day squad

BBC Sport

Lancashire and England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has recovered from an injury that has kept him out out action since 8 July.

Jos Buttler
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Buttler, 25, has been sidelined since fracturing his thumb playing for Lancashire at Worcester.

Great Harwood scrapyard owner denies claims of fires on site

The owner of a scrapyard in Great Harwood has said denied fires are being started at the site following complaints from residents.

Mary Smith speaks to BBC Radio Lancashire

Mary Smith told BBC Radio Lancashire's Graham Liver there have been no fires on the T H Smith and Sons yard but confirmed that there had been fires next to her property. 

There have been numerous complaints made to Hyndburn Council and the Environment Agency about smoke coming from the area.

The Environment Agency said it is "working with and supporting the police, fire service and Hyndburn Council to help deliver a permanent resolution".

'Songaminute' man raises £60,000 for Alzheimer's charity

A Lancashire man suffering from Alzheimer's who became an internet star singing carpool karaoke has seen donations to an appeal he supported double in the last few days.

Simon & Ted McDermott
Simon McDermott

It is after videos of Simon and Ted McDermott singing in Simon's car went viral

Ted - a former Butlins' redcoat and known as the songaminute man - was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2013.

The pair have now raised more than £60,000 for the Alzheimer's Society.

Burnley midfielder Jones joins Sheffield Wednesday

BBC Sport

Burnley midfielder David Jones has completed his move to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee.

David Jones
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The 31-year-old moved to Turf Moor in 2013 following his departure from Wigan.  

Man, 24, hit by own van in Oswaldtwistle 'carjacking'

A man has been injured after being hit by his own van in a suspected carjacking in Oswaldtwistle.

Britannia pub
Google

The 24-year-old got out of the vehicle at the Britannia pub on Saturday when he was approached by three men. 

He was struck when one man got into the van and drove off. The two other men ran away.

The vehicle was later found abandoned on the bridge over the M65 on Haslingden Old Road. 

Rio 2016: Bronze medalist Hitchon speaking as an Olympic hopeful in 2006

David Saville News editor, BBC Radio Lancashire

Burnley's Sophie Hitchon is celebrating becoming Lancashire's latest bronze medal success at the Olympics in Rio.

Her success comes 10 years after she spoke to BBC Radio Lancashire about her hopes of "maybe one day" reaching the Olympics.

Sophie Hitchon speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire in 2006

Man in coma after assault in Blackpool

A man has been left in a coma after a serious assault in Blackpool on Sunday.

Ma Kelly's in Blackpool
Google

The 55-year-old was attacked near to Ma Kelly's pub on Talbot Road about 19:10.

Police believe he had been arguing with another man, before being punched and falling to the ground where he struck his head. 

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where he is in an induced coma and his condition is described as critical.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • The jury in the Sadie Hartley murder trial at Preston Crown Court retires to consider their verdict
  • A man is in an induced coma after he was attacked in Blackpool on Sunday
  • The owner of a scrapyard in Great Harwood denies claims fires are being started at the site following complaints from residents

Sadie Hartley murder trial: Jury retires to consider verdicts

Jurors in the case of a woman accused of murdering her love rival have retired to consider their verdict. 

Sadie Hartley
Family of Sadie Hartley

Sadie Hartley, 60, was stunned with a cattle prod and stabbed 40 times in Helmshore, Lancashire, on 14 January.

Ms Williams of Treborth Road, Blacon, Chester, and co-defendant Katrina Walsh, 56, of Hare Lane, Chester, deny murder.

Lord Justice Turner completed his summing up earlier before sending the jury out at Preston Crown Court.

Cricket: Lancashire's Kerrigan confident of Roses success

Lancashire head into the final day of their Championship Roses clash leading Yorkshire by 204 runs at Old Trafford.

Lancashire's Simon Kerrigan

Lancashire will resume their second innings on 70 without loss after bowling the visitors out for 360.

Spinner Simon Kerrigan picked up three wickets and believes they can force a win today.

You can hear online commentary.

Super hospital plan for region

Lancashire Evening Post

Both Preston and Chorley hospitals could be demolished to make way for a new ‘super hospital’ outside the city.

Rio Olympics 2016: Medal joy for Burnley hammer thrower

Sophie Hitchon, from Burnley, celebrates winning bronze at the Olympics in Rio.

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Teenagers rescued from collapsed Blackburn building

Six teenagers were rescued from the former Duke of Edinburgh pub building in Blackburn after it collapsed, police have confirmed. 

Former Duke of Edinburgh pub
Google

Firefighters and specialist search and rescue teams were called to the former Duke of Edinburgh pub in Crabtree Street at about 18:00 on Monday.

The six 15-year-old boys, who are not believed to have been seriously hurt, had been seen "in and around the building" before it collapsed, Lancashire Police said.

Sadie Hartley: Jury retire to consider verdict in murder trial

Dave Guest

Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

I'm at Preston Crown Court where the jury in the Sadie Hartley murder trial have retired to consider their verdict.

Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh deny killing Ms Hartley at her home in Lancashire.  

SADIE HARTLEY
FAMILY OF SADIE HARTLEY
Steven Defour

Premier League side Burnley sign Belgium midfielder Steven Defour from Anderlecht for a club-record £8m.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Hitchon claims historic Olympic bronze

BBC Sport

Sophie Hitchon became the first British woman to win an Olympic hammer medal by taking bronze.

Sophie Hitchon
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The 25-year-old, from Burnley, threw a new British record of 74.54m on her final attempt to climb from fifth to third.

"I am over the moon, I can't believe it," she said.

Hitchon, who finished fourth at the World Championships in Beijing last year, was in the bronze-medal position until the fourth round but fifth before her final throw.

Six rescued from Blackburn derelict building collapse

Six people were taken to hospital after being rescued from a derelict building which collapsed in Blackburn.

Duke of Edinburgh pub
Google

Firefighters and specialist search and rescue teams were called to the former Duke of Edinburgh pub on the corner of Hill Street and Crabtree Street at about 18:00 on Monday.

An investigation into the cause of the collapse is under way, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service also attended the incident.

BreakingFootball: Burnley sign Steven Defour for club record

BBC Lancashire Sport

Burnley have signed midfielder Steven Defour from Anderlecht for a club record transfer fee.

Steven Defour
Getty Images

The 28-year-old has agreed a three-year deal, subject to international clearance.

Injuries after Blackburn building collapse

Six people have been taken injured after a building collapsed in Blackburn.

Former Duke of Edinburgh pub
Google

The former Duke of Edinburgh pub in Crabtree Street collapsed about 18:00 on Monday.

Specialist firefighters from across the North West were called to the scene.

An investigation into the cause of the collapse is under way.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Six people are taken to hospital after a derelict building collapsed in Blackburn
  • A man is injured after being hit by his own van in Oswaldtwistle
  • The owner of a scrapyard in Great Harwood says she cannot understand why people are complaining about smoke from her site

Weather: Sunny day ahead

Kay Crewdson

BBC weather presenter

Widespread warm sunshine all day with even less cloud than yesterday. There will be a light warm breeze.

North West weather forecast for Tuesday 16 August 2016

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Jon Lowe

Reporter, BBC News Online

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