Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we will be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.
- News, sport, weather and travel updates from Friday 9 September
Rain will spread south-eastwards overnight, turning heavy at times, especially over high ground.
It will clear through the early hours, with winds easing. Overnight temperatures down to 12C.
Reporter, BBC North West Tonight
The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world with more than 57,000 runners set to take part this weekend.
Among them will be Jonathon and Sarah - two 18-year-olds from Morecambe - who both have cerebral palsy.
They have been training for months to achieve their dream of completing the 13.1 mile course, helped by a team of supporters from the local community.
- Blackpool has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in England and Wales, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics
- A cystic fibrosis sufferer from Chorley is urging more people to become organ donors
- There is a warning of heavy wind and rain across parts of Lancashire this evening
A porter from the Royal Blackburn Hospital has been recognised for his efforts after winning a national award.
John Jackson has always believed his job involves far more than simply wheeling anonymous patients from A to B.
He takes time to talk - and listen, and has always ready to help colleagues who are under emotional stress.
Mr Jackson was given a compassionate care award.
A cystic fibrosis sufferer is urging more people to become organ donors.
Dane Pollard, from Chorley, was born with the condition which affects the lungs and digestive system.
He underwent a double lung transplant eight years ago.
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Preston North End boss Simon Grayson believes defender Greg Cunningham deserves his new contract.
The 25-year-old is the fourth Preston player to extend his current deal in recent weeks.
The Republic of Ireland international joined the Championship club from Bristol City in 2015.
Two musical sisters will perform together this weekend despite being more than 200 miles apart.
Lancaster-based Ruth Mackenzie and her sister Margaret in Cambridge will be taking part in the BBC's Virtual Orchestra which makes its debut in the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday.
For months, the BBC has been asking musicians to film themselves playing along to Bizet's Toreador Song so they can be involved.
A Blackpool arts festival has been given £48,000 funding from the Arts Council’s National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme.
The grant is for the new LightPool Festival, a free light art festival that will see 20 art works placed along a walking route between the different venues.
The show in Blackpool town centre is inspired by the buildings, history and people of the resort and is due to begin on 28 October.
The new £2m chemotherapy unit planned for Chorley Hospital is expected to reduce waiting times and treat more patients.
Patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria will be treated there as well as at Royal Preston Hospital's cancer centre.
The project has been partly funded by the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
The unit is expected to treat its first patients by the end of the year.
The Red Arrows will return to the skies above the Sefton coastline this weekend for the 25th Southport Air Show.
The show will get under way on Saturday after bad weather forecast for tonight forced the cancellation of the 'Friday Night Flying' event.
Heavy rain and strong winds will spread across the north and west during the late afternoon.
Rain will continue to spreading south-eastwards tonight, turning heavy at times, especially over high ground, before clearing through the early hours.
Police have made a fresh appeal for information about a missing man from Waterfoot.
Stephen Walker, 49, was last seen more than a month ago on Burnley Road East and police say they're concerned for his welfare.
He is known to have links to St Annes and Blackpool.
“Clearly we are concerned .. His family are also understandably very worried and keen to get him home.
- Drug-related death rates in Blackpool are the highest in England and Wales, figures show
- Police are concerned for the welfare of missing a Waterfoot man who disappeared more than a month ago
- Bad weather forces the cancellation of this evening's display at the Southport Air Show
Blackpool has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in England and Wales, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
The report says there were 76 drug-related deaths between 2013 and 2015.
The death rate of 19 fatalities per 100,000 people during that period is almost double anywhere else in England and Wales.
Nationally, fatalities involving heroin and cocaine are both at their highest since comparable records began in 1993.
Reporter, BBC Radio Lancashire
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, answered questions from hundreds of youngsters at Bowley Scout Camp last night as part of a four-day Crossroads mission.
The event was one of more than 400 taking place across the county to better engage the Blackburn Diocese with Lancashire.
Many of the youngsters wanted to now what the Archbishop likes to eat.
A new £1.2m manufacturing and engineering facility has been officially opened in Blackburn.
The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre at Training 2000's headquarters on Harwood Street will enable more than 250 people to study for Higher Engineering Apprenticeships.
Lancashire Enterprise Partnership contributed £800,000 to the facility as part of a multi-million investment programme.
More than 40 angels have gone on display in the village of Altham near Accrington.
It is the village's first ever Angel Festival.
A number of life-sized figures and activities have been created - including an online game similar to Pokemon Go!
Assistant editor, BBC Radio Lancashire
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has won League Two's Manager of the Month award.
The Shrimps topped the table at the end of last month after four wins from five league games.
- A teenager is arrested after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed close to Blackburn Cathedral yesterday
- Police are growing increasingly concerned over the disappearance of a man from Waterfoot who was last seen more than a month ago
- Morecambe manager Jim Bentley wins the League Two Manager of the Month award for August
There is criticism in Lancashire over government plans to expand the number of grammar schools in England.
The Labour MP for Hyndburn Graham Jones says it would create a culture of "winners and losers".
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, set out the plans which would allow all secondary schools to select some pupils based on ability.
Mr Jones believes the government does not seem to have a clear plan for education.
M6 Lancashire southbound severe disruption, at J33 for A6.
A 17-year-old has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed in Blackburn.
The 15-year-old boy was attacked near to the Cathedral grounds yesterday afternoon.
He was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but has since been discharged.
A boy, 17, from Blackburn has been arrested over the incident.
- An expansion of grammar schools will create a "winners and losers culture" for children, warns the Hyndburn MP Graham Jones
- A final interview will take place today as part of Blackpool's bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018
- Morecambe boss Jim Bentley has won the League Two Manager of the Month award
Burnley defender Michael Keane reveals what it is like to play against his brother and former Preston player, Will.
The pair will meet at Turf Moor on Saturday where Burnley host Will's current club, Hull City.
Watch the full interview on Football Focus, 12:00pm, Saturday 10 September on BBC ONE.
There are occasional showers for some to start with, though many will see a mostly dry morning with spells of sunshine.
Heavy rain and strong winds will spread across the north and west during the late afternoon. Highs of 21C.
Reporter, BBC News Online