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Rino Mazzafiore

Reporter, BBC News Online

Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

You can still get in touch if there's something you want us to look at via emailFacebook or Twitter.

Weather: Sunny with risk of showers

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

A largely dry afternoon with some decent sunny spells. Very small risk of catching an isolated shower in the evening.

Weather forecast for Thursday 8 September 2016

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Man who died in Scarisbrick ditch crash is named

A 47-year-old man who died after his moped crashed into a ditch in Scarisbrick has been named.

Google Maps Damm Wood Lane

Phillip Parr from Wigan, in Greater Manchester, was heading towards Burscough on Wednesday when his moped mounted a grass verge and crashed into a large ditch, police said.

Mr Parr suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for two motorcyclists who were seen riding in front of him to contact them.

Football: Morecambe boss 'looking towards the future'

Tim Padfield

Assistant editor, BBC Radio Lancashire

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has spoken about the frustration of losing and the future including the takeover at the Globe Arena.

He said: "It’s all about the next game, always looking towards the future, being positive".

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Football: Michael Keane v brother Will

BBC Sport

Burnley's Keane on sibling rivalry

Burnley defender Michael Keane reveals what it is like to play against his brother, Hull striker Will, with the two former Manchester United players set to face each other on Saturday.

Travel: Crash on M65

BBC Travel

There is very slow traffic on the M65 at junction 10, Burnley, and the main road is closed because of a crash.

A diversion is in operation via the exit and entry slip roads.

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Football: PNE manager talks about the summer transfer window

Simon Grayson talks to BBC Radio Lancashire sport reporter Andy Bayes about the transfer market and what goes on behind the scenes.

He says: “Supporters don’t know half the things that go off behind the scenes, the calls you’re making, the games that you’re playing

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£2m chemotherapy unit to open at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Chemotherapy patient

A £2m chemotherapy unit is to open at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital.

Patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria will be treated there as well as at Royal Preston Hospital's cancer centre.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said investing in an additional unit meant it could treat more patients and reduce waiting times.

The unit is expected to treat its first patients by the end of the year.

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Moped rider, 47, dies after crashing into a ditch

A 47-year-old moped rider died after crashing into a ditch near Scarisbrick in west Lancashire. 

Damm Wood Lane Burscough

The man was riding a Piaggio Vespa along Dam Wood Lane towards Burscough when it mounted the verge and dropped into a large ditch near Drummersdale Lane at about 21:45 on Wednesday.

The rider suffered multiple injuries and died at the scene. 

Police are appealing for witnesses including two motorcyclists who were seen riding in front of him.

Latest headlines from Lancashire

  • Preston City Council is reviewing the rules at a cemetery after concerns over the number of memorials left on graves
  • Police have ended an investigation into a suspected arson at  Accrington Conservative Club due to lack of evidence
  • A 47-year-old man has died following a crash in Burscough

Preston cemetery rules under review

Preston City Council is reviewing its rules on memorials left on graves at its cemeteries.

New Hall Lane Cemetery

The move comes after letters were sent to families with loved ones buried at the New Hall Lane site asking them not to leave large numbers of memorials which restrict the maintenance of the site.

The council has put a temporary halt to enforcement action and say there will be a full public consultation this autumn on current and future rules.

Neon artworks take Blackpool Illuminations indoors

A trip to the Blackpool Illuminations often means a breezy walk or tram ride down the prom.

However, an event this year is taking place in the warmth of an art gallery.

Blackpool Neon Exhibition

Some of the world's most famous artists have sent neon artworks to the Grundy Gallery in recognition of the resort's long-standing love affair with light.

Travel: Burst water main causing flooding in Nelson

BBC Travel

There are temporary traffic lights, emergency repairs and flooding on Broadway in both directions in Nelson between the Railway Street junction and the Sagar Street junction becasue of a burst water main.

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Latest headlines from Lancashire

  • Preston City Council is reviewing the rules about memorials on graves at a cemetery in New Hall Lane
  • There is no evidence for a criminal prosecution after a suspected arson caused major structural damage to Accrington Conservative Club
  • Twenty-five Bishops from across the North of England are in Lancashire today to promote church life across the county 

Weather: Rain fizzles out, dry later

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Any rain will fizzle out through the morning, to leave a largely dry afternoon with some decent sunny spells.

BBC Weather forecast for Thursday 8 September 2016

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Rino Mazzafiore

Reporter, BBC News Online

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