Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates will resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Our live coverage across the day

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

Weather: Pleasant with sunny spells

BBC Weather

Some showers in a few places especially towards Cumbria and other northern parts of the region.

BBC Weather PM 13/07/2016

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • The partner of a woman accused of stabbing her love rival to death in Rossendale tells a court he had never seen her be violent 
  • A church service is held in north Lancashire to re-dedicate the final resting place of a nurse who died in World War One
  • Boreholes being drilled in Morecambe Bay to plot electricity cable routes have brought up samples dating back to the last Ice Age

Motorists urged to reduce speed leaving motorways

Football: Midfielder Boco stays at Stanley

Accrington midfielder Rommy Boco has signed a new contract with the League Two club. The 31-year-old Benin-born player is in his third spell at the Crown ground.

Rommy Boco
Accrington Stanley

Memorial stone unveiled for Caton WW1 nurse

Tim Padfield

Assistant editor, BBC Radio Lancashire

A memorial stone has been unveiled to remember a nurse who treated soldiers in World War One.

Memorial stone for Clementina Addison
BBC

The stone for Clementina Addison, who lived in Caton near Lancaster, was unveiled in a ceremony in the village churchyard.

Dedication of the new memorial stone for Clementina Addison
BBC

She fell ill and died in 1916 after helping French soldiers on the Western Front.  Until today there had been no known headstone on her grave.

Murder accused 'never violent towards anybody', partner tells court

Dave Guest

Chief reporter, BBC North West Tonight

The partner of a woman accused of murdering her love rival has told a court how he had never seen her being violent towards anyone.

Sadie Hartley
Family

Sadie Hartley, 60, (pictured) was stunned with a cattle prod and stabbed in her home in Helmshore, Rossendale, in January.

Sarah Williams, 35, and Katrina Walsh, 56, both from Chester, deny murdering the mother-of-two.

Ms Williams partner David Hardwick told Preston Crown Court how he asked police if they had arrested the right Sarah Williams, adding: "I've never seen her physically violent towards anyone."

The prosecution claims Ms Williams carried out the killing after becoming obsessed with Ms Hartley's partner, Ian Johnston.   

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • The partner of a woman accused of murdering her love rival at her home in Rossendale tells a court he'd never seen her violent towards anyone
  • A memorial stone is unveiled near Lancaster to remember a nurse who treated soldiers in World War One
  • More than 300 animals were abandoned in Lancashire last year, RSPCA figures show

Chorley MP says politics is a 'brutal game' as David Cameron prepares to resign

David Cameron will leave Downing Street for the final time as PM later, with Theresa May waiting to replace him.

Mr Cameron is taking part in his final Prime Minister's Questions, before heading to Buckingham Palace to tender his resignation to the Queen.

View more on twitter

Ex-soldier jailed for trying to buy guns 'to fight for IS'

A former British soldier who tried to join the so-called Islamic State is jailed for attempting to buy machine guns and pistols.

Gavin Rae Isis
PA
Gavin Rae was caught in a police sting buying weapons from an undercover officer at a hotel in Crewe

Gavin Rae, 36, originally from Preston, converted to Islam in 2012 and was brought back to the UK in July 2015 after he was denied entry to Turkey with his wife and children.  

He was arrested in a police sting at a hotel four months later for attempting to buy a number of guns.

A judge told Preston Crown Court the evidence was "overwhelming".

Hundreds of animals abandoned in Lancashire, RSPCA says

More than 300 animals were abandoned in Lancashire last year making it one of the worst areas in the country, according to figures revealed by the RSPCA.

A rabbit in a cage at Hackney City Farm in east London,
BBC

The charity said more animals are found during the summer period. 

Beth Clements, RSPCA chief inspector for East Lancashire, said “Cats are probably the most abandoned followed by dogs and small furies such as rabbits.

“Just this week one of my officers has been dealing with a number of rabbits dumped with some fly-tipping in the Blackburn area.”

Latest headlines for Lancashire

Blackpool lifeboat crews feature in new BBC series

Lifeboat crews from Blackpool feature in a new BBC One TV series, Saving Lives at Sea.

Blackpool is the busiest station in the North West and among the busiest in the whole country.

The series was filmed over the past year at eight different lifeboat stations across the UK and follows real-life rescue situations from the perspective of a lifeboat crew member.

Rugby Union: Fylde add to first team squad

Memorial stone for Caton WW1 nurse

A memorial stone will be unveiled to remember a nurse who treated soldiers in World War One.

Clementina Addison with French soldiers
Addison Family

The stone for Clementina Addison, who lived in Caton near Lancaster, will be unveiled in a ceremony in the village churchyard, 100 years since her funeral.

St Paul's Church at Caton near Lancaster.
BBC

She fell ill and died in 1916 after helping French soldiers on the Western Front.

Until today there had been no known headstone on her grave.

Clementina Addison with her family
Addison Family

Latest headlines for Lancashire

  • Lancashire is one of the worst areas in the country for abandoning animals, figures from the RSPCA show
  • Ofsted says primary schools and nurseries across Lancashire are among the best in the country
  • A memorial stone will be unveiled at St Paul's Church in Caton near Lancaster 100 years after the funeral of a nurse who treated soldiers in World War One

Weather: Mostly dry with scattered showers

Charlie Slater

BBC Weather presenter

There will be some showers in a few places and it'll be a little breezier than it was yesterday.

More from BBC Weather