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  1. Updates on Thursday 23 February
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates will return from 08:00 on Friday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    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 from across the region.

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  2. Weather: Wind and rain will clear

    Wind will ease and rain will mostly clear, but a few showers may still linger.

    Weather

    Ice may form in some parts overnight. Lows of 4C.

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  3. Storm Doris: Platforms at Preston station 'blocked'

    Northern Rail said several platforms are blocked at Preston railway station, as a result of debris falling from the roof.

  4. Storm Doris: Man suffers head injuries in Blackpool

    A man in his 70s has been treated for head injuries near Subway on Talbot road in Blackpool, as Storm Doris continues, North West Ambulance Service said. 

    talbot road

    A woman was also blown over by wind in Kirkham and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital. 

    The storm has caused trees to be blown over in various parts of the county, as well as travel disruption and power outages in Preston.

  5. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • The owners of Blackpool Football Club lose a court battle with Latvian investor Valeri Belokon after a dispute over finances
    • There are power outages, injuries and travel disruption across Lancashire as a result of Storm Doris
    • Police are concerned for the welfare of a Preston man who has been missing since Wednesday
  6. Storm Doris: What is a weather bomb?

    The severe gusts of winds are said to be caused by a "weather bomb" - a very intense area of low pressure which "explodes" when it travels underneath a powerful jet stream.  

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    Video caption: What is a weather bomb?
  7. Concern for Preston man who has been missing since yesterday

    A Preston man who has been missing since last night "may be suffering with mental health problems", say police, who are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

    Michael Hutchinson

    Michael Hutchinson, 34, was last seen at about 19:00 last night at an address in Towngate, Leyland and has not been seen or heard from since.

    He is described as white, of slim build, with a ginger "skin head" hairstyle, and has a tattoo on the back of his neck. 

    He was last seen wearing a tartan hooded shirt, faded blue jeans, a black puffa jacket with square stitching and black Adidas high-top trainers.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

  8. Blackpool lose court battle with Latvian investor

    The owners of Blackpool have lost a court battle with Latvian investor Valeri Belokon after a dispute over his share of the club's income and profits.

    Blackpool Football Club

    The conflict between Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the club, and Vaeri Belokon, who invested £4.75m in July 2008 for development of the club's South Stand, arose after Mr Belokon believed he was owed money under a commercial agreement.

    The case against Segesta Limited, the holding company for the football club's assets, first went before the Mercantile Court sitting in Manchester last December, and today, Judge Jane Moulder delivered her judgment in favour of Mr Belekon.

    The exact amount that the club will have to pay will be worked out at a later date, but it is likely to be between £1m and £2m.

  9. Storm Doris: Trees fall in Fylde

    Many trees across Lancashire have been blown down amid high winds and police are urging people to drive carefully. 

    This one (pictured below) has fallen on Heeley Road, Lytham St Annes. 

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  10. Grayrigg train crash: 'The night that changed our lives'

    A Preston man connected with the fatal train crash at Grayrigg has reflected on the tragedy on its ten year anniversary.

    Grayrigg crash

    On 23 February 2007, a 300-tonne Virgin Pendolino train was travelling at 95mph when it hit a "degraded" set of points on the West Coast Main Line and careered down an embankment.

    An 84-year-old Glasgow woman, Margaret Masson, was killed and more than 80 other people injured, some seriously.

    David Lewis, from Preston, told an inquest that he had previously flagged up safety concerns, telling his bosses that his team was under-staffed, with workers not given the right tools or enough time to carry out checks.  

  11. Storm Doris: Severe gales and stormy seas

    Storm Doris is battering Lancashire - with high winds and rain. 

    blackpool

    A number of trees have blown down across the county and police are urging people to drive carefully. 

    Earlier part of the roof blew off the Lidl store on Devonshire Road in Blackpool - that road has been partially closed   

  12. Storm Doris: What is affected in Lancashire

    Lidl roof
    • The roof of a Lidl store in Blackpool, which is currently under construction, blew off in Blackpool, closing Devonshire road 
    • Electricity North West said 154 properties in Longridge were without supplies as of 12:00 GMT
    • Trees have blown down across the county and debris is flying around roads
    • There are two flood alerts in place, on the River Calder and Earby Beck
  13. Lancashire MP 'concerned' about council spending

    A Lancashire MP is calling for a government investigation into the way the council spends its cash.

    Lancashire County Council

    Leading a Commons debate on Wednesday, the Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, David Morris, questioned whether money was being spent on what he called "vanity projects." 

    Quote Message: I'm very concerned that Lancashire County Council have trouble in managing their budget. They talk about government cuts and I do not have the confidence that they understand how to manage a budget in its entirety. from Conservative MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris
    Conservative MP for Morecambe and LunesdaleDavid Morris

    But Deputy Leader and Labour Councillor David Borrow said Mr Morris had declined all invitations from the council to discuss its budget.  

    Quote Message: We've been trying to engage with David Morris for the last four years and he has never accepted any of our invitations to discuss the finances of the county council. from David Borrow Deputy Leader, Lancashire County Council
    David BorrowDeputy Leader, Lancashire County Council
  14. Storm Doris: Power cuts affect 154 properties in Longridge

    Storm Doris has caused power cuts in Lancashire. Electricity Northwest says engineers are on site but weather conditions are hampering attempts to find and fix the problem. 

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  15. Latest headlines for Lancashire

    • More than 150 homes in Longridge are without power, trees have fallen on roads and a roof has blown off a supermarket in Blackpool, as Storm Doris continues to cause disruption across the county
    • There are two flood alerts in place for Lancashire although no flooding has been reported
    • A teenager is seriously injured after being hit by a car in Skelmersdale