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A56 partially closed after grass fire

Drivers using the A56 have been advised to allow extra time for their journey this morning following a grass fire.
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Police arrest four in firearms raid in Clitheroe and Nelson

Lancashire police have arrested four people on suspicion of firearms offences following raids in Clitheroe and Nelson.
Crime
Several roads were closed in Clitheroe

Armed officers at incident in Clitheroe

Armed officers are at the scene of an incident in Clitheroe, say police.

Crime

Lancashire man jailed after drug squad bust at Kendal Calling

A man from Lancashire has been jailed following a drug squad bust at Kendal Calling music festival.
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More delays and cancellations on Northern trains after timetabling change

Rail users are experiencing a second day of delays and cancellations following a timetabling change which was introduced on Monday.
Transport

Delays and cancellations on Northern trains

Users of Northern trains have been warned to expect delays and cancellations this morning following a major timetabling change affecting several services across the country.
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Forecasters at the Met Office predict that temperatures on Saturdaycould hit highs of 20C

WEEKEND WEATHER: Lancashire's royal wedding weather

Residents in Lancashire will be basking in glorious sunshine and warm weather during the royal wedding this weekend, say weather experts.
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Nigel Mungur, 40, a former immediate response officer with Lancashire Constabulary, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office PIC: Police handout

Former officer ordered to pay back £368,000 for accident data fraud

A former police officer has been ordered to pay back £367,772.50 after he was jailed for selling personal data from traffic accident logs.

Crime
Police say they were called to the court this morning

BREAKING: Court evacuated after 'bomb scare' in Manchester

Manchester Crown Court was evacuated following reports of  "bomb scare"  say police.
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The M65 has fully re-opened following emergency overnight bridge repairs

M65 reopens after emergency bridge repairs

The M65 has fully re-opened following emergency overnight bridge repairs, says Highways England.
Transport
The fault on the M65

Westbound M65 'closed until early hours' for emergency repairs

The westbound carriageway of the M65 has been fully closed to allow for emergency bridge repairs, says Highways England.
Transport

Alder Hey defends staff following abuse over Alfie Evans' case in open letter

The hospital caring for the desperately ill toddler Alfie Evans, has released an open letter to defend its staff against abuse it says they are receiving.
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The man has since been identified as 49-year-old Mohammed Amin from Bolton.

Police name man who died in M60 crash

A man who died in the collision on the M60 this morning has been named by police.
Transport
Traffic is reported to be slow in the area.

Delays on M65 after two-car smash

One lane has been blocked on the M65 following a two-car crash.

Transport
Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that the man died at the scene and two others were taken to hospital between junctions 18and 19.

Man dies in M60 crash

A man has died in a three-car crash on the M60, say police.
Transport
One of dogs found wearing baby jumper that had stuck to her weeping skin

Magistrate and her daughter convicted after allowing ‘Westies’ to suffer

A magistrate and her daughter from Leigh have been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to two West Highland white terriers.

Crime

UPDATE: Body found on track near Clitheroe

A person has died after he was struck by a train in Clitheroe, say police.
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A warm spell has been predicted to hit East Lancashire next week with temperatures climbing to the late teens. PIC: BBC

'Warm spell' predicted to hit East Lancs next week

A warm spell has been predicted to hit East Lancashire next week with temperatures climbing to the late teens.

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Volunteers in Whalley rally to stop floods

Local volunteers and the fire service worked for hours to prevent flood damage to properties in Whalley following a spell of heavy rain.
Environment
The accident happened on the westbound carriageway at junction 10 for Burnley during Tuesday morning's rush hour.

Lanes blocked on M65 after crash

Lane two is reported to be currently blocked on the M65 following a two-car crash.
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