Live updates from Lancashire have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the region.
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A breezier afternoon, with showers in some parts overnight, but drier conditions will develop in the early hours.
Showers will continue for a time overnight, but drier conditions will develop in the early hours. Clear spells will form, allowing for a touch of frost. Lows of 4C.
Preston is one of 12 cities across the UK hosting a Chinese Film Festival this month.
The festival, which celebrates film and culture from China, will be held at the University of Lancashire and is free to attend.
One of the films being shown at the 15 March festival is Operation Mekong, a Chinese-Hong Kong crime action film.
We are looking forward to bringing our Chinese Film Festival to Preston to showcase Chinese culture to a range of people there.
Two friends are embarking on a non-stop journey from John O' Groats to Lands Ends to raise funds for North West Blood Bikes.
The organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers, provides an out-of-hours service transporting urgent and emergency blood, platelets, samples and donor breast milk to local hospitals to save the NHS money.
Ian Woodburn and Calum Wilcock, who work together at The Royal Lancaster Infirmary, plan to raise money by riding their bikes on the 840-mile journey in May.
The pair will pay all their own petrol costs with 100% of the money raised going to the charity.
A year ago, my father-in-law had a huge bleed which resulted in him needing 10 blood transfusions in the middle of the night. Without the volunteers from North West Blood Bikes that blood might not have been there so we owe a lot to them.”
- Police launch appeal to find man who exposed himself to a 17-year-old girl in Accrington
- Bus services on the Fylde and in Wyre receive a boost after Lancashire County Council secures extra funding
- Events aimed at tackling racism and promoting community cohesion are to take place in Preston
An appeal has been launched after a man exposed himself to a 17-year-old girl in Accrington.
The incident took place close to the entrance of a pathway near to the junction of Kingsway and Talbot Road in Church at about 21:00 on Saturday.
The man is described as white, aged in his 30s to 40s, of a chubby build with light coloured hair. He was described as wearing a dark coat and baggy trousers.
Police have stepped up patrols in the ares area and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Bus services on the Fylde and in Wyre have received a boost after Lancashire County Council secured extra funding, allowing existing services to continue and new services to be introduced.
The changes mean that Elswick and Great Eccleston will continue to have bus links following the 78 service being withdrawn on 20 February.
A new service, the number 75A, will run between Fleetwood, Thornton, Poulton, Great Eccleston, Elswick, Kirkham and Preston every two hours.
The bus services are important for ensuring people are well connected and can get around more easily and I would encourage people to support them.
Events aimed at tackling racism and promoting community cohesion are to be held in Preston later this month.
The first, at UCLAN, will feature the Standing Together Against Racism Choir, made up of pupils from local schools, and the second will involve community groups and organisations celebrating the city's cultural life with live music and performances.
Both events - organised by by Lancashire County Council and the University of Central Lancashire - will mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March.
These events will see the participation of many talented children and young people who have the right to feel safe and valued regardless of race, religion or culture. I hope that people will support them."
A woman has found one of thousands of notes with positive messages left in various locations across the county.
Emma Beetham, from Preston, found one of the "surprise scribbles", which are handwritten postcards with positive notes.
The anonymous "scribbler" said the idea is for the random act of kindness to give the person who finds them a boost, and then to share that on social media.
Over the past two years, there have been more than 2,250 notes written and left in various places to be discovered.
It really made my day, it was delightful. I couldn't wait to share it on my Facebook.
There's been a landslip on the railway line between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax today.
Network Rail says the problems are likely to last until early afternoon.
In the meantime, it's worth keeping an eye on the Northern Twitter feed for any amendments to services between Blackpool and Manchester to Leeds and York.
- Police investigate after a shot was fired at the window of a house in Burnley
- Events aimed at tackling racism and promoting community cohesion will take place in Preston
- A woman from Preston finds one of thousands of anonymous notes with positive messages left across the county to promote kindness
Organisers of the annual Preston Caribbean Carnival have raised concerns over its future due to a lack of funding.
Organisers must raise £20,000 for the event, which is in its 43rd year and takes place in June.
The treasurer of the carnival, Carol Nevins, said it is looking at different ways to fund this year's event including doing a skydive.
As well as applying for Arts Council funding, the committee is also looking to work with a range of organisations including the University of Central Lancashire to ensure this year's carnival goes ahead.
About 3,500 people in the North West die prematurely as a result of being exposed to air pollution, a study has revealed
According to the research carried out by Lancaster University, particles from pollution could also be affecting our brains and contributing to diseases like Alzheimers.
The Department of Environment and Rural Affairs regularly monitors air quality and said one of the many issues is people keeping their engines running, which can produce almost double the exhaust emissions.
NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is encouraging local councils to set up anti-idling zones in order to help reduce the air pollution.
There are some hotspots across the county but thankfully much of this can be prevented and something can be done...from individuals to local authorities.
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Traffic lights are not working in Burnley Road at Bacup Road in Walk Mill due to a power outage in the area. Motorists are advised to approach with care.
The utility company is aware of the issue.
- Police investigate after a gun was fired through the window of a house in Burnley
- About 3,500 people in the North West die prematurely due to air pollution according to a Lancaster University study
- Organisers of the Preston Caribbean Carnival say the event is under threat due to a lack of funding
A gun fired through the window of a house could be linked to an earlier disturbance involving a number of people who were seen with knives, police have said.
Police were called to a property in Stroyan Street, Burnley, at about 15:00 on Saturday after reports a shot was fired through a front window. No-one was injured.
It is believed the shooting may be linked to a disturbance outside an address in Brockenhurst Street involving a group who were seen with knives at about 12:00.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Householders and tenants who endured a "five-year nightmare" after a steep riverbank and retaining wall close to their homes disintegrated, finally face relief after plans were put in place to repair it.
Recruitment for new apprentices is under way at an engineering firm, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Service this week.
Simonstone-based Fort Vale is looking to take on four mechanical apprentices and one electrical during the next intake
Apprenticeships are available to anyone between the ages of 16-25 who are not in full-time education.
It gives us a sustainable future with a skilled workforce. It's great to see them grow and develop from school leavers to grown men.
A man has died after his car hit a wall shortly after being signalled to stop by a police car.
A Renault Clio crashed into a post and then hit a wall on Buncer Lane in Blackburn at about 04:30 GMT on Saturday, Lancashire Police said.
The 24-year-old driver was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital but was pronounced dead.
Police said the incident had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
- Inquiry begins after a driver who was signalled to stop by a police car hit a wall and died in Blackburn
- Organisers of the annual Caribbean Carnival in Preston say the event is under threat due to lack of funding
- Air pollution responsible for about 3,500 deaths in the North West every year, studies show
Reporter, BBC News Online