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Weather: Dry night with outbreaks of mist and fog

It will be mostly dry and cloudy tonight, with mist and patchy fog forming, particularly over hills. It will also feel quite muggy.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 6 September

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Display uncovers photographic memories of WW1 fighter pilot

Photographs taken by a British fighter pilot during World War One, which lay undeveloped for nearly 100 years, have gone on show at South Ribble Museum in Leyland.

Images taken by Captain William Chambers of the Lincolnshire Regiment

They include aerial shots of Kent and were taken by Captain William Chambers of the Lincolnshire Regiment.

Two men suffer stab wounds in Accrington attack

Two men were found stabbed in their legs and torso after being attacked in Accrington.


The two men flagged down an ambulance near the Swan pub on Abbey Street about 21:00 last night.

They were taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

Their injuries are serious but not thought to be life threatening.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Tiny particles of pollution that could contribute to a number of progressive brain disorders are discovered by researchers at Lancaster University
  • The former footballer Gary Parkinson, who has locked-in syndrome, will remain in hospital for the next few weeks due to complications with a stomach problem
  • A new agreement between Blackpool and the Chinese city of Sanya will provide benefits to the wider area, the leader of Blackpool Council says

Blackpool agrees new tie-up with Chinese resort

The leader of Blackpool Council, Simon Blackburn, believes a new agreement between the resort and Sanya in China will be beneficial for the area.

Simon Blackburn has backed the new link between Blackpool and China

The new deal comes just a day after Prime Minister Theresa May visited China to discuss trade routes following Brexit.

Sanya is on the southern end of Hainan Island and is a popular destination for tourists. 

Best man steals show at former footballer's wedding

The best man stole the show at the wedding of the former Blackpool and Fleetwood footballer Jamie Milligan.

His best man, Danny McKenzie, claimed he had forgotten his speech and set off on an his epic quest to retrieve it...

Jamie Milligan's best man video stunt

Milligan married his partner Mandy at the Villa Hotel, Wrea Green on 13 August.

Former footballer Gary Parkinson remains in hospital

The former Burnley, Preston and Blackpool footballer Gary Parkinson remains in hospital due to complications with a stomach problem.

Deborah and Gary Parkinson
Andy Ford

The 48-year-old has locked-in syndrome after suffering a severe stroke on 6 September 2010.

Doctors have said he will remain in hospital for the next few weeks to continue treatment.

Cricket: Lancashire's Hameed in frame for England call-up

Scott Read

BBC North West cricket commentator

England coach Trevor Bayliss says he would have no problem selecting Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed as a Test opener for the winter tours to Bangladesh and India.

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed

Alex Hales filled the slot in the summer series against Pakistan but averaged just 18 in four Tests.  

The 19-year-old, who has scored more than 1,000 runs for the Red Rose this season, has admitted he would love to play for his country.

Research suggests air pollution could contribute to progressive brain disorders

New research from Lancaster University suggests tiny particles of air pollution can get into the human brain and could contribute to the development of diseases like Alzheimer's.

Professor Barbara Maher from Lancaster University speaks to BBC Radio Lancashire

The study found nanoparticles of a magnetic iron oxide called magnetite travelled through the tissue of the nose and via the nervous system. 

High levels of the compound have been found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's, but it is not yet known if it causes any degenerative diseases.

'Good progress is being made' on bid to create 1,000 jobs in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph

A project to construct an advanced manufacturing research centre in East Lancashire, promising more than 1,000 jobs and costing £69million, is one of the county’s top economic priorities.

Weather: Dry and muggy

BBC Weather

It will feel warm and humid this afternoon with some sunny spells developing. Feeling warm and humid.

Weather forecast for Tuesday 6 September

A mostly dry and cloudy night is in store for many, with low cloud, mist and patchy fog forming once again, particularly over hills.

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Line-up announced for Blackpool fireworks spectacular

The line-up for the annual World Fireworks Championships in Blackpool has been announced.

Visit Blackpool

The event starts on Friday with a team from Australia headlining the opening display.

A team from Slovakia will take to the stage on 16 September, followed by the USA a week later.

Pollution particles 'get into brain'

David Shukman

Science editor, BBC News

Tiny particles of pollution have been discovered inside samples of brain tissue, according to new research.


Suspected of toxicity, the particles of iron oxide could conceivably contribute to diseases like Alzheimer's - though evidence for this is lacking.

The finding - described as "dreadfully shocking" by the researchers - raises a host of new questions about the health risks of air pollution.

Many studies have focused on the impact of dirty air on the lungs and heart.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • The M65 between Blackburn and Darwen reopens after a crash involving five vehicles 
  • The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will visit Kirkham open prison on Sunday to lead a service with staff and prisoners
  • A photographic exhibition of previously undeveloped pictures taken by a fighter pilot during World War One opens in Leyland

Football: Gray asks for personal hearing over tweet charge

BBC Sport

Burnley striker Andre Gray has asked for a personal hearing over his misconduct charge for homophobic posts on Twitter in 2012.

Andre Gray
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Gray, 25, originally had until Wednesday, 31 August to reply to the Football Association, but was given an extension until Monday.

One of the tweets, posted when Gray was playing for non-league Hinckley United, appeared to condone killing gay people.

Premier League side Burnley said no date has yet been set for the hearing.

Archbishop of York to visit Kirkham open prison

One of the Church of England's most senior figures is to visit inmates in a prison in Lancashire.

Dr John Sentamu

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be calling in to Kirkham Open Prison on Sunday. 

He will lead a service and spend time with staff and prisoners. 

It is part of the Crossroads Mission, which is taking place across the Blackburn diocese from Thursday.

Cricket: Smith's captaincy pride to injury pain

BBC Sport

Lancashire cricketer Tom Smith has been reflecting on a rollercoaster period in his career.

Tom Smith
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In February 2015, Tom Smith was named captain of Lancashire - but he led his team out in just one game.

A back problem that required surgery ruled the all-rounder out for the 2015 season after his one match, and he had to hand over leadership duties to Steven Croft.

Mentally, last year was pretty tough knowing I was going to be out for the season after just becoming captain, and all the things that came with it.

Tom Smith

Businesses consider post-Brexit future

As the government lays out its plans for withdrawal from the European Union, businesses in the North West are questioning what a post-Brexit future will mean for them.

Businesses in the North West describe their hopes and fears after Brexit

North West Tonight's Peter Marshall asked some of the region's big employers what they consider to be the key concerns and opportunities for the future.

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A multi-vehicle crash closes one lane of the M65 westbound near Blackburn
  • An investigation is under way in Accrington after two men were stabbed and slashed last night
  • Research from Lancaster University suggests tiny particles of air pollution could be a contributory factor to the development of a number of progressive brain orders

M65 reopens after five-vehicle crash

The westbound M65 between Blackburn and Darwen has reopened after a multi-vehicle crash.


The crash, which happened about 08:45, involved five vehicles and closed one lane between junction 4, Darwen, and junction 3, Blackburn West.

Pilot's war images developed 100 years on

Unseen photographs taken by a British fighter pilot during World War One which lay undeveloped for nearly 100 years have gone on show at a museum.

pilots and officers at the Royal Flying Corps

Captain William Chambers died aged 21 in a routine reconnaissance mission over France in May 1918 and his pictures never surfaced.

But they were developed when his nephew inherited them and showed them to a photographer in Lancashire.

David Lewis, of Leyland Photographic Society, said he found it "very emotional" after spending more than 200 hours developing the pictures in his darkroom at home.

Multi-vehicle crash on M65

A five-vehicle crash has closed one lane of the westbound M65.


The crash happened about 08:45 between junction 4, Darwen, and junction 3, Blackburn West.

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Two men flag down ambulance after Accrington stabbing

Two men flagged down an ambulance in Accrington after being stabbed and slashed, police said.

Abbey Street, Accrington

Officers were called to Abbey Street close to the Swan pub at about 21:00 last night.

An investigation into how the men came to be injured is under way. 

Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening, a police spokeswoman said.

Travel: Crash closes lane of M65

BBC Travel

One lane closed on the westbound M65 between junction 3, Blackburn West, and junction 4, Darwen, because of a crash.

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Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • A study carried out by scientists at Lancaster University finds air pollution particles can get into the brain through nasal tissue and could be a factor in conditions like Alzheimer's
  • A psychology expert from Lancashire says the rise in the number of people having cosmetic surgery is partly down to it being more easily accessible
  • Burnley striker Andre Gray has requested a personal hearing after being charged for misconduct by the Football Association

Weather: Warm with sunny spells

BBC Weather

It is a cloudy and muggy start to the day, with patchy mist and fog in places.

BBC Weather forecast for Tuesday 6 September 2016

It will gradually brighten up, with some sunny spells developing and will feel warm and humid.

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