Morning news digest - Fire at Booths, bank robbery arrest and Britain braces itself for coldest night of Autumn

Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

Fire crews were called to Booths at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

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Catch up with all the overnight news from Lancashire and across the country here with our morning roundup.

BUSINESS AS USUAL AFTER FIRE AT BOOTHS

Fire crews from around Lancashire raced to the store in Union Street Chorley where a gas heater was on fire on the roof of the building shortly after 8pm last night. The blaze did not turn out to be serious, but police were called in to close off roads in the area to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze.

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CLITHEROE BANK ROBBERY: A MAN AND WOMAN ARRESTED

Police confirmed a 26-year-old man from Manchester was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been bailed until February 23rd and a 26-year-old woman, also from Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and perverting the course of justice. She remains in police custody.

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WOMAN INJURED IN STORE CAR PARK CRASH

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses following a collision in Warton in which a woman was hurt The incident happened at around 8.50am today when a Mazda 3 saloon pulled out of the Tesco Express car park on Lytham Road. The car was involved in a collision with a pedestrian who was crossing from the nearside.

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STEPDAUGHTER CONFRONTS ABUSER ON THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW

Sara Worrall went on The Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV this morning (Monday) to speak to her stepfather Gordon Heaton, who indecently assaulted her as a youngster. Introducing the show, host Jeremy Kyle said: “This is perhaps one of the most shocking stories we have ever had on The Jeremy Kyle Show.” Heaton, 75, was jailed for 11 months last December at Liverpool Crown Court for indecently assaulting Sara when she was just 10-years-old.

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NEW BREXIT ROW AFTER CAMERAS CATCH SINGLE MARKET NOTES BY TORY AIDE

The Government has sought to play down suggestions that Britain will be unable to remain in the single market after it leaves the EU after a memorandum carried by a senior Conservative Party aide suggested it was "unlikely".

Ministers faced fresh accusations that they had no strategy for Brexit after a long-lens camera in Downing Street caught the handwritten note which read: "What's the model? Have your cake and eat it."

The memo - which refers to some of the likely difficulties to arise during the negotiations - was being carried under the arm of an aide to Tory vice-chairman Mark Field as they emerged from a meeting with the Department for Exiting the EU at 9 Downing Street.

GOVERNMENT ACCUSED OF LACK OF 'ROBUST ACTION' TO TACKLE SCHOOL HARASSMENT

The Government is under fire from MPs after rejecting calls for statutory action to tackle sexual violence and harassment in schools.

In a report earlier this year, the Commons Women and Equalities Committee called for legislation requiring all primary and secondary schools to develop a "whole school approach" to dealing with the issue.

The committee also urged ministers to make for sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory by law.

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NEW POLICE PROBE AS CONCERNS OVER HISTORICAL 'CHILD ABUSE' IN FOOTBALL GROW

The country's third largest police force has launched a probe into allegations of historical child sex abuse in youth football after recent media reports prompted people to come forward.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) joined the Metropolitan Police and the FA in investigating the growing scandal, which was sparked when an ex-player spoke out about the abuse he suffered at the hands of convicted paedophile Barry Bennell.

It comes after it emerged that Bennell, a former Crewe Alexandra coach, was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital on Friday night after being found unconscious, in what Thames Valley Police called a "fear for welfare" incident.

BRITAIN BRACES ITSELF FOR 'COLDEST NIGHT OF THE AUTUMN SO FAR'

England and Wales could shiver through the coldest evening of the autumn so far on Tuesday night as frosty yet dry conditions herald the start of winter, forecasters have predicted.

Meteorologist Mark Wilson told the Press Association temperatures would struggle to get higher than 6C (43F) amid a sunny and cold day in England and Wales, with Scotland expected to experience milder conditions of up to 9C (48F).

While it is unlikely overnight temperatures for the entire UK will drop lower than the coldest of the season so far - which was minus 12C (10F) in parts of Scotland last week - Britain could get its coldest night of autumn on Tuesday night with temperatures in some areas forecast to get as low as minus 8C (18F).

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NICOLA STURGEON TO ADDRESS IRISH PARLIAMENT AND MEET BUSINESS LEADERS

Nicola Sturgeon is to address the Irish Parliament as her two-day visit to strengthen ties between Scotland and Ireland after the Brexit result comes to a close.

The First Minister is also meeting business leaders in Dublin on the final day of her trip.

Speaking at Trinity College Dublin on Monday, where she was awarded an honorary patronage from the university's Philosophical Society, she said Brexit could lead to Scottish independence.

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LOSE WEIGHT AND STOP SMOKING OR FACE OP DELAY, PATIENTS TO BE TOLD

Obese people and smokers will be asked to lose weight and quit cigarettes or face delays to routine operations after a health authority's proposals were approved by NHS England.

Patients with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 30 will be asked to lose weight or face a 12-month delay for elective surgery, while smokers will be asked to quit for two months or face a six-month postponement, the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announced.

The North Yorkshire CCG ruled out a "blanket" ban and said each patient would be dealt with on a "case-by-case basis" when the plan comes into force in January.

BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL TEAM'S PLAN CRASHES IN COLOMBIA

A chartered aircraft with 81 people on board, including a Brazilian first division football team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.

Aviation authorities said there were reports of at least six survivors.

Medellin's mayor, Federico Gutierrez, said it was "a tragedy of huge proportions" as he made his way to the site in a mountainous area outside the city where the chartered aircraft crashed shortly before midnight local time on Monday.

AIDES STRUGGLE TO DEFEND TRUMP OUTBURSTS AMID RECOUNT BIDS

The drama, disputes and falsehoods of Donald Trump's presidential campaign are now muddying his transition to the White House, forcing aides to defend his baseless assertions of illegal voting and sending internal fights spilling into the public domain.

On Monday, a recount effort led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and joined by Hillary Clinton's campaign also marched on in three states, based partly on the Stein campaign's unsubstantiated assertion that cyber-hacking could have interfered with electronic voting machines.

Wisconsin approved plans to begin a recount as early as Thursday and Ms Stein also asked for one in Pennsylvania and was expected to do the same in Michigan, where officials certified Mr Trump's victory Monday.

WESTWORLD STAR: WHY I WENT PUBLIC ABOUT RAPE ORDEALS

Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood has said she could no longer stay silent after revealing she has been raped twice.

The 29-year-old, who plays Dolores on Sky Atlantic's sci-fi Western series, posted an open letter on her Twitter account in which spoke about being attacked by a "significant other" and a bar owner on separate occasions.

She published the letter after giving an interview to Rolling Stone magazine, where she discussed being subjected to "physical, psychological, sexual" abuse and attempting suicide in her early 20s.

FUEL POVERTY WILL BE HERE FOR DECADES TO COME, CAMPAIGNERS WARN

The problem of fuel poverty will not be solved in the lifetime of a child born today on current rates of progress, campaigners have warned.

National Energy Action (NEA) is calling on the Government to invest more in energy efficiency and urgently improve conditions in privately rented properties to help tackle the illness and anxiety caused by the struggle to heat homes.

NEA's campaign, which is being backed by I, Daniel Blake lead actor Dave Johns, is highlighting that four million households in the UK still face the problems of living in a cold, damp home, affecting their life chances.

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